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Questions to ask when attending a Franchise Expo

Attending a Franchise Expo is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered in regards to what is involved in opening and operating your own Franchise. To make the most of your time at the show, you should go prepared knowing exactly what things you want to learn.    Use...Read More

By Leslie Lawrence | Posted November 21, 2011

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Finding the Business you want at a Franchise Expo

Deciding to open a business is a big decision!  Before diving in, it is important to do your necessary due diligence.  An important part of the research process is meeting face-to-face with the franchisor.  The fastest, easiest and most economical way to engage in an initial...

By | Posted November 14, 2011

Financing Your Franchise Through The SBA

Buying into a franchise is one of the quickest and easiest ways to jump into the business world - especially for potential entrepreneurs that may not have the skills or creativity to develop their own business concept. Buying into a franchise can also give a new business owner a huge leg up on...

By Joseph Lizio | Posted November 09, 2011

SBA Small Business Loan Eligibility Requirements

Most small businesses are , subject to certain exceptions, eligible for an SBA loan. The specific rules regarding are found in a series of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that the SBA has promulgated to guide SBA Lenders as well as in Title 13 Parts 120 and 121 of the Code of Federal...

By | Posted September 14, 2011

Finding the Right Location for Your Franchise

One of the hardest things to decide on when starting yourbusiness is location. Your contract with the franchisor may include a certain geographic location but within that territory, there could be thousands of potential sites. How does one go about choosing the right location? The best way to go...

By | Posted July 28, 2011

Seven Steps to Choosing the Right Franchise

There are several things to think about when looking to purchase a franchise, and with so many opportunities to choose from, how do you go about selecting the right one for you? The following considerations can help narrow down your list of potential businesses and guide you in selecting a...

By | Posted May 19, 2011

Is Franchising Right For Me?

When determining whether or not franchising is the right path to business ownership for you, first consider whether or not you believe you will be able to abide by a franchisor's system. Becoming a franchisee essentially means conforming to a pre-set system, so you must be willing to follow a...

By | Posted December 14, 2009

How To Find The Best Franchise Opportunity Right For You

Online cookbooks are one of my favorite ancillary benefits of today's current technology. I've never been great in the kitchen, but once I found that I could find step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of food, I no longer had to worry about my own pitiful culinary sense, because someone...

By Jon Clem | Posted February 03, 2009

7 Easy Tips To Help You Purchase A Hotel Or Motel Franchise Business

With the recent slump in the economy, many entrepreneurs are weighing their options very carefully before jumping into a new investment or business opportunity, yet the fact that many are choosing to wait to see what happens to the economy could give the prospective business owner a jump on the...

By | Posted August 22, 2008

Credit a Problem? A Franchise Could Still Be For You!

In our ever-increasingly cashless society, a good credit score has become as much of a status symbol as the new Mercedes that you lease with it.  Like it or not, your credit impacts your ability to buy a house, a car or even get a loan to start a new business, but what creditors aren't always...

By | Posted May 19, 2008