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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
In franchising, the hamburger restaurant sector continues to do well. Franchisees and industry experts share insider tips on getting your buns in the door.
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By Laura Tiffany |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
What sets the best food franchises apart from the rest? Consider these 5 factors before you buy.
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By Joel Libava |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Not all franchises are created equal. Here are five warning signs that signal when a franchise may not be right for you.
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By Laura Tiffany |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
What sets the best food franchises apart from the rest? Consider these 5 factors before you buy.
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If becoming involved with a fresh name and product that's unfamiliar to most Americans piques your interest, take into consideration the below do's and don'ts.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising Your Business and Franchises
Your service business is thriving — but is it ready to be franchised? Take these 6 steps to find out.
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By Andrew A. Caffey |  Filed In: Franchises
Sub-franchisor, master franchisee, area developer -- what does it all mean? Here's a closer look at common types of area representatives.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
If you are buying a franchise, don't believe these common misconceptions about franchising. Our experts unveil the real truth. v
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
If you are buying a franchise, don't believe these common misconceptions about franchising. Our experts unveil the real truth. v
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By Laura Tiffany |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Yes, you can run a franchise with your sibling or parent without ruining your relationship. Here’s how.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Economic uncertainty still weighs heavy, but the franchising industry's key players are actively working to make the best of difficult times -- and some are succeeding!
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
A franchise that costs you a little can make you a lot -- if you follow these six tips.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
Are you a military veteran considering buying a franchise? Learn how other vets did it, and what resources are out there to help you succeed.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Should you buy a franchise -- or go the independent route? These 40 reasons might sway your decision.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
If you are considering buying a franchise, be sure to read this crash course on the basic terminology, facts, and information you should know beforehand.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Should you buy a franchise -- or go the independent route? These 40 reasons might sway your decision.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
Think you're ready to be a franchisor? Make sure you're prepared to overcome these common hurdles to growth.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Economic uncertainty still weighs heavy, but the franchising industry's key players are actively working to make the best of difficult times -- and some are succeeding!
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
For Amy Clegg, converting her independent staffing firm into a franchise was the perfect solution. But is it the right step for all independent business owners?
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By Andrew A. Caffey |  Filed In: Franchising
While a brand is completely intangible, it can be your franchise's most valuable asset. Franchisors and franchisees should follow these steps to protect it.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
If your franchise business relies on local customers, try these tactics to get on their radar.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Knowing how to deal with a crisis is important in franchising, as one wrong step in one location can cause a chain reaction throughout the entire system.
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By Andrew A. Caffey |  Filed In: Franchising
How can you make your franchise program stand out from the rest? These seven qualities will attract prospects and help you close the sale.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
When it comes to franchise success, what you learn may be more important than where you learn it.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising Your Business and Franchises
Your franchise may be successful in your native country, but can it work in the United States? Here are three strategies that non-U.S.-based franchisors have used successfully.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Being part of a well-known franchise system has its pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know before you invest.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Buying a franchise with a partner can help -- or hurt -- your business. Be sure you understand the advantages and disadvantages before you buy.
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By Laura Tiffany |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
These five factors can make -- or break -- your food-service franchise.
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By Michael Seid |  Filed In: Franchising
Franchise expert Michael Seid reveals the number one secret to becoming a successful franchisor: Learn how to do it badly.
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By Laura Tiffany |  Filed In: Franchises
What do you do when you’re ready to retire from your franchise? Having the next generation take over can be a smart move. Here’s how to smooth the way.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Is there room for change in franchising, and, if so, to what extent is change a good thing?
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By Andrew A. Caffey  |  Filed In: Franchising Your Business and Franchises
These 5 common errors can capsize a new franchisor. Here’s what you need to know before selling your first franchise.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Being prepared and, more importantly, qualified, is the way to be successful in financing.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Being prepared and, more importantly, qualified, is the way to be successful in financing.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchises
Tap into the support network of other franchisees in your system — and watch your business grow.
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By Ken Walker |  Filed In: Franchises
By working to enhance understanding of franchising’s economic impact, IFA and the franchise industry are making a difference on Capitol Hill.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Start from scratch, take over an existing location, or convert an independent business -- which option is best for you?
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Do you have what it takes to help a foreign franchise succeed in the United States?
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
There are certain key qualities that define the ideal franchisee. Find out if you measure up.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Change in a franchise system might be for the better…or it might be for worse. Learn how to read between the lines and determine how change might affect your franchise investment.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
Can you make a year-round living from a seasonal franchise business? Find out what experts and franchisees say.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
Has the thrill of being a franchisee worn off? Veteran franchise owners offer 12 tips to help reignite your commitment and excitement.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
When investing in a franchise, terms like “franchise agreement,” and “royalty fee” may sound a bit foreign at first, but as you wade through the franchise-speak, pay close attention to one term in...
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Buying a Franchise and Franchises
Do you have what it takes to help a foreign franchise succeed in the United States?
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Michael Seid
By Michael Seid |  Filed In: Franchising
Franchise expert Michael Seid reveals the number one secret to becoming a successful franchisor: Learn how to do it badly.
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By Sara Wilson |  Filed In: Franchising
The core of any franchise’s success is a tried, tested, and perfected system. Even in such a well-oiled machine, however, there's often room for franchisees to innovate.
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Use these Web resources to research franchise investment laws and find the names and contact information of the state agencies regulating franchises.
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Use these Web resources to research franchise investment laws and find the names and contact information of the state agencies regulating franchises.
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By Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton |  Filed In: Franchises
With the economy looking up, hair-care franchises are doing better than ever.
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By Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton |  Filed In: Franchises
With the economy looking up, hair-care franchises are doing better than ever.
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