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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...Read More

By Eric Bell

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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When it Comes to Business, Teach Your Children Well

When I was growing up, entrepreneurship was the norm in our household. Dad always ran his own business. Mom worked in the business a few days a week. My sister and I helped on the weekends. Like most family businesses, my father enjoyed some exceptional years and a few lean years. He was smart and...

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How Your Retirement Account Can Finance a Franchise (ROBS)

What is a Rollover For Business Startups (ROBS)? A Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) is a tax-free and penalty-free way to transfer money from your retirement account into a new business. A 401(k), traditional IRA, 403(b), and many other retirement accounts are eligible (Roth IRAs are not...

5 Lessons to Learn from Top Successful Individuals in Business

America is the land of opportunity - and those opportunities have many forms. One way people build up and achieve their dreams is through investing in a franchise. Money, of course, is the top motivator for this type of investment, but taking on the challenge can be attractive as well. The largest...

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