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Three Franchisees Discuss How They Decided on Franchising

The decision to enter the franchise industry can be exhilarating, but also intimidating: With such a diverse array of franchise opportunities, how does one know which opportunity is right for you? It's critical that you do your research, and understand all of the pros and cons.  The mission...Read More

By Staff Writer | Posted June 11, 2019

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The Entrepreneur's Guide To Success With BrightStar CEO, Shelly Sun

What’s more important: growing your business quickly or right? Part of an entrepreneur’s job is to set ambitious goals. But when does a goal become more about profit, and less about increasing quality? Navigating the choppy waters of starting your own business can feel impossible. So how can...

By Staff Writer | Posted March 28, 2018

"I just realized corporate America wasn't for me. Now, I still work a lot but it benefits me and my family directly. Bruster's provides a strong infrastructure and the best products that create the ability to serve large volumes of customers. All you need to do is execute!" – Colleen...

By Staff Writer | Posted April 24, 2017

Ask a Franchisee Series, Part 2 of 4: Glenn Keller of Kitchen Tune-Up

Every year, more and more entrepreneurs are looking into franchising as way to start their own business. Although there are plenty of articles written, very few capture the franchisee’s point of view. In our new series, Ask a Franchisee, we are looking to change this. Miss our first article? Read...

By Ben Baggett | Posted August 23, 2013

Ask a Franchisee Series, Part 1 of 4: Bill and Nancy Allen of BrightStar Care

Here at Franchise Gator, we’re always looking for ways to help educate entrepreneurs on franchising and starting their first business. In our newest series, we've decided to switch things up and learn more about franchising from the franchisee’s point of view! In Part 1 of our 4 part series,...

By Ben Baggett | Posted August 21, 2013

Q&A with Wild Bird Centers

Over 25 Years of Success! In 1985, George Petrides, Sr. followed his passion and opened the first Wild Bird Center store in Cabin John, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.  George's vision was to serve wild bird hobbyists with quality products and expert advice in an atmosphere where...

By Ben Baggett | Posted April 23, 2013

Considerations Before Franchising - A Different Philosophy

A franchise consultant since 1985, Mr. Siebert founded the iFranchise Group in 1999 as an organization dedicated to developing long-term relationships with successful franchisor clientele. He is an expert in evaluating companies, structuring franchise offerings, and developing franchise...

By | Posted September 04, 2012

CEO Brings Compassion and Expertise to the Non-Medical Home Care Field

David Goodman, Founder and President of Companion Connection Senior Care and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), has spent his entire professional life helping seniors and others to live with dignity in their own homes while receiving the care they need in order to remain living independently. Over...

By | Posted September 04, 2012

Is it a good idea to start a franchise business during these uncertain economic times?

QUESTION: I was wondering if it's a good idea to start a franchise business during these uncertain economic times? Thank you, Confused in Colorado ANSWER: Dear Confused: The answer to your question is a resounding yes! By looking at opportunities that offer products or services that are...

By | Posted March 23, 2010

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