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  • In the franchise world, I’m often watching trends in what types of businesses are becoming popular and successful. Take the frozen yogurt trend for instance; it’s still going strong. New franchises are opening every day. It will be interesting to see how long the buzz in frozen yogurt...
  • Let’s say that you just signed your franchise contract, and you’re ready to get your new retail franchise or food franchise up and running. You've put hundreds of miles on your car doing some preliminary checking for that perfect franchise location...and you have a few places in...
  • My feeling is that you should go “all in” if you’re going to become the owner of a franchise business someday. There’s a lot to learn before you open for business. There’s a lot to do, too. ·        You have to research the...
  • Some people who are interested in becoming owners of a franchise business enthusiastically bring up the fact that they’d like to open more than one franchise.Let’s find out what’s involved.Choosing and Investigating a Franchise First off, you have to choose, investigate and buy...
  • If you’re convinced that you have enough money to invest in a franchise, are right for the business model of franchising and have done a thorough self-analysis, it’s time for you to find a few franchises to start investigating. Fire Up Your Computer Grab your favorite beverage, and...
  • You’re interested in a franchise or two. You want to learn more about the opportunity. Who will you be talking to at headquarters? Franchise SalespeopleIf you guessed a franchise salesperson, also known as a franchise development representative, you guessed right. And yes – you are...
  • Are you thinking of purchasing a franchise someday?If so, you’re going to be focusing on things such as finding a franchise that’s a good fit for you, doing research, scouting out potential business locations and getting a small business loan.*In other words, you’re going to have...
  • If you’re going to do a serious search for a franchise this year, please don’t make the mistake of not involving family members. Would you like to know why? Read on.   A Big Decision The decision to become the owner of a franchise business is a big one. It’s not to be...
  • Sometimes, the best-laid plans don’t pan out.Take business ownership, for instance. Think about how many businesses are started and closed in the US every year. Not every business makes it. But, every small business owner wants to make it. Why else would someone risk their money, and commit...
  • If you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a franchise-type of business, there’s something you need to know about franchising…and you may not like it. Now, what I’m about to share probably won’t be a game-changer if you’re really bent on buying a franchise,...

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