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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...Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted June 19, 2017

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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

Business for Sale: Own Your Own Pizza Restaurant

You’re passionate, you’re motivated, you’ve set your goals, and you’re ready to go. You’ve done your research and you know that the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry, which includes the fast food segment, is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% for the next several years.  Now...

By Staff Writer | Posted September 09, 2016

What's Stopping You? Part 1: The Educated Franchisee

Oh...fear. It is true. Fear, anxiety and the unknown stops all of us sometimes. But properly harnessed, fear can also motivate us. You need to learn how to leverage fear. How do you use fear? Get educated. Fear is driven by the unknown, so change the unknown into a known. Know the risks....

By | Posted September 06, 2016

Success in Three Easy Steps

As a Franchise Coach, I mainly deal with entrepreneurs and people who want to run their own business. I am commonly asked share my “secrets” to success. If you Google “secrets to success”, you’ll get 145 million responses in about two-thirds of a second! Moreover, this is such...

By | Posted March 21, 2016

The Key to Success: Courage & Fear

Many future entrepreneurs dream of success, and the financial and personal rewards often associated with success. These would-be entrepreneurs buy and read countless “self-help” books and articles designed to guide or point them in the right direction. But in the end, the answer is not in...

By | Posted March 08, 2016

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