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Why the Top 100 Franchises List Deserves Your Attention

For the fifth year in a row, Franchise Gator has released their list of the top 100 franchise opportunities for the coming year. The list is put together to assist future franchisees in identifying strong brands worthy of their investment. What is the Franchise Gator Top 100? Since 2002,...Read More

By Staff Writer | Posted February 28, 2018

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How an S Corporation Saves Franchisees Money

Forming an S Corporation Allows Franchisees to Save on Payroll FICA Taxes Whether you’re buying an existing franchise or taking your own business and turning it into one, franchisees know that it’s a requirement to incorporate a franchise. While LLCs and Corporation tend to be the most...

Posted January 26, 2018

Founder of The Franchise Blueprint, Aubrey Janik, Discusses Franchising

Thousands of would be franchisees pass through Franchise Gator each month. Some have the guts and drive to follow through, while others have a tough time making the leap. A smaller handful have no question about how owning a franchise plays a part in their professional future. Such is the case...

By | Posted December 07, 2017

Gratitude is Key to Good Health, Happiness and Success

Seeing as Thanksgiving is this week, I thought it might be a good idea to touch on the concept of “gratitude”. Why gratitude? Because gratitude is the single most important factor in both health and happiness (and business). Have you ever run into those people who are always griping about...

By | Posted November 20, 2017

2017 State of the Franchise Industry

There may be no better time to explore becoming your own boss by opening your own franchise. Branching out can be scary, but according to the latest numbers from the International Franchise Association (IFA), the franchise industry is still experiencing positive growth. The IFA’s Franchise...

By | Posted June 19, 2017

Eric Bell of Franchise Gator Discusses Why Franchising May Be a Good Fit for You

Topics of Discussion: How to know if business ownership is right for you? How to know if franchising is the right path vs owning your own business. Benefits of franchising. What types of franchises are out there that are not obvious. Click here to listen to the full podcast online. Franchise...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted June 14, 2017

3 Lessons from Successful Franchisees

It’s true that the franchises that tend to succeed over the long haul come from tried and true sectors: restaurants, hotels, senior care,home services. That almost any concept can be franchised is also true — kid yoga, crime scene clean-up, doggie makeovers … if you can conceive it,...

By | Posted May 25, 2017

What the Top 10 Franchises Have In Common

This year, Franchise Gator published its third annual Top 100 list which provides prospective franchisees with a reliable source for evaluating the multitude of opportunities available. When it comes to investment decisions, focusing on risk is key – specifically, determining factors that will...

By | Posted September 27, 2016

When Enough Is Not Enough

As a franchise coach, I have worked with a large variety of folks over the past 15 years - some wealthy and some not. There are obvious reasons for starting a business when you are not especially wealthy, but what about those folks who are wealthy enough to retire? At what point is enough not...

By | Posted September 22, 2016

Finding the Perfect Franchise, Part 2: The Educated Franchisee

How do you find the perfect franchise for you? In this article, Part 2 from The Educated Franchisee, we will discuss five approaches to choosing the perfect franchise. 1. Passion Approach "Do what you love." If only it were that simple. If that was all it took, everyone would be happy...

By | Posted September 13, 2016

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