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What's a DBA and Why Does It Matter to a Franchise?

Many entrepreneurs new to starting a small business know there are a few legal procedures they must accomplish before they can open up shop. Some of the primary ones include incorporating or forming an LLC to protect their assets, obtaining employer identification numbers (EINs) if they plan on...Read More

By Deborah Sweeney | Posted May 08, 2018

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The Increasing Role of Private-Equity Firms in Franchising

Those who are familiar with the business side of franchising may know that private-equity firms have viewed franchises as attractive investments. Due to several recent high-profile examples of private-equity companies purchasing franchises, this growing relationship has come into greater focus as...

By | Posted April 04, 2018

5 Franchise Industries to Invest in (That Aren't Fast Food)

More often than not, when we think about franchises we immediately think of fast food restaurants like Subway, McDonald’s, or Dunkin’ Donuts. However, with more than 750,000 franchises currently in business in the United States in 2018 it’s safe to say that the majority aren’t...

Posted March 27, 2018

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,...

By Staff Writer | Posted February 28, 2018

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

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