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What do you need to know to franchise a business successfully? Start by asking yourself these questions to figure out if you're ready to start a franchise.
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Delivering the same high-quality product or service consistently is a huge challenge. The only way this remarkable consistency can be accomplished in a franchise is by using a business system.
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When hunting for a great franchise investment, it is important to talk to business owners who have already made the plunge you're considering.
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When you are looking for the funds to buy a franchise business, there are many avenues to explore. Franchise expert Jerry Pollio explains some of the most common.
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Starting your own business may not be as difficult as you think. Why not start out small by purchasing a microfranchise?
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Never underestimate the importance of hiring a good franchise attorney. When you're looking to buy a franchise, an attorney's advice isn't free -- but it is priceless.
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You should be getting help from franchise headquarters. During your franchise research, here's a question to ask to find out if you will.
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Franchise expert Joel Libava explains how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could impact franchise business owners across the country.
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if you're looking at franchises in what appears to be a crowded sector, how can you determine which ones you should focus on? Joel Libava offers these five tips.
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In an uncertain economic environment where finding a job can be stressful, many smart and savvy working professionals are yearning for the opportunity to be their own boss.
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As you dig into your franchise research, make sure you focus on finding happy and unhappy franchise owners.
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Do you have an effective online marketing strategy in place for your franchisees? If not, they may take matters into their own hands and launch "rogue sites" that can turn off customers.
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Don't kid yourself -- the decision to become your own boss is a big one. Franchise expert Joel Libava outlines three important steps to determine if you're ready to take the leap.
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The franchise you're thinking of buying may have an amazing track record. However, if it's in the wrong area of the country, that terrific track record could go right out the window!
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As you search for a franchise to own, please don't make the mistake of assuming that you know exactly what the franchise businesses does -- or what the franchise owner's role is.
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It's true: Focusing on the franchise fee is foolish. That's because it's only one facet of the equation. Read why.
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At the heart of any successful franchise evaluation is the process where you contact existing franchisees to learn firsthand about their experiences in the franchise system as business owners.
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One professional franchise consultant considers buying his own franchise, and shares the steps he is taking as he researches various franchise opportunities and performs the necessary due diligence.
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Franchise consultants can be an invaluable resource for would-be franchisees, but here are a few things you should know before using one.
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Buying an existing franchise business is a viable option to business ownership. Learn the key things to consider before purchasing a franchise resale business.
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