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Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise

Many people dream of being an entrepreneur. By purchasing a franchise, you can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition while benefitting from training and ongoing support to help you succeed. However, like any investment, purchasing a franchise is not a guarantee of success....Read More

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The 5 Keys to Getting a Business Loan

BoeFly, the online exchange that successfully connects business borrowers with the over 1000 participating lenders, has analyzed the financing requests posted on its marketplace and has identified the following key elements necessary for obtaining business loans on the best possible terms: 1....

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How to Figure Your Franchise Income

When looking to buy a franchise, one of your biggest questions will likely be “How much money can I make?” Although it’s probably the main concern for prospective franchisees, it’s also the most difficult to determine because there are so many variables involved. Franchisors can...

By Suzanne Musial

How to Find a Franchising Mentor

Beginning franchisees may have thoroughly researched the franchise process and the particular franchise they decide to buy, but many questions often remain as they take the first steps into franchising. Every day there are more decisions to make and things to learn, and finding a franchising mentor...

By Suzanne Musial

5 Easy Ways To Identify a Strong Franchise Opportunity

When looking for a franchise opportunity, how can you tell whether the one you want is a strong one? Here are 5 characteristics of a strong franchise opportunity that will help you know when you have found something worth pursuing. 1) Location is favorable. The phrase "location, location,...

By Suzanne Musial

Evaluating the Market Potential of a Franchise

When identifying a franchise opportunity that you are interested in pursuing, it is important to go through an evaluation process to determine whether the opportunity has a good chance of being successful. A franchise is a business prospect that should not be entered into lightly. Taking a little...

By Suzanne Musial

How To Use Social Media To Evaluate a Franchise

The franchising world is beginning to recognize the importance of social media for marketing. "Franchise King" Joel Libava expects that social media will become "the way we all do business" in the near future, and franchise groups and forums nationwide are focusing...

By Suzanne Musial

What Does It Take to Become a Successful Franchisee?

Operating a successful franchise requires business savvy and dedication. There are numerous qualities that make for an ideal franchisor, and in order for a business to prosper, business leaders must possess the necessary skills to manage the franchise effectively. Though operating a franchise is an...

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Get Customers Before They Even Walk in with Outstanding Curb Appeal

Despite commonly being told not to judge a book by its cover, all of us form first impressions when we encounter new faces, places, and ideas. Despite potentially being introduced to new information down the road, science confirms that even facts don't change first impressions. New studies...

5 Ways Franchise Owners Can Save Money On Equipment Financing

 Are you interested in owning that sub shop? Or do you have your eye on the ice cream franchise down the street from you? For most franchises, equipment financing is an important part of the startup process. Equipment purchases make up anywhere from 30-70% of a franchise’s operating costs....

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