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Why Does a Trademark Matter to a Franchise?

Franchisees have a lot on their plate before they invest in purchasing a franchise. They need to interview with a franchisor, thoroughly read the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), incorporate the franchise to save on payroll FICA taxes, and file for a Doing Business As name (DBA). Trademarks...Read More

By Deborah Sweeney | Posted October 22, 2018

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A Quick Primer Inside the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Before a franchisee makes the decision to invest in a franchise, they must thoroughly read the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This document is typically provided to the franchisee by a franchisor once the franchisee has completed and submitted in their application. The FDD contains extensive...

Posted August 13, 2018

What's New in Franchise Financing for 2018

To the outsider, franchising may appear static. However, to those of us who specialize in this sector, we know that franchising is constantly changing and evolving. These evolutions not only require staying up to date, they necessitate changing strategies to offer effective, and current, advice...

By | Posted July 10, 2018

What Franchisees Need to Do Before Interviewing with a Franchisor

Franchisees who are serious about buying a franchise already know that they’ll need to undergo an interview with a franchisor before they can sign the franchise agreement and make the investment. Much like any interview, franchisees know they can’t walk in unprepared. They have to do their...

Posted July 02, 2018

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...

Posted May 08, 2018

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

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