“Any business that operates via a proven, successful, and potentially transferable system is a good candidate for franchising. Take a look at what is involved to decide if franchising would be the best way to protect your unique concept and grow your business.
WHAT TO EXPECT
No business is too small to avoid or ignore protecting itself from other businesses using its name, product, service or invention, and consequently, reaping the same benefits. There are ways to protect your business from copy cats, and this Business Builder will describe and explain each one: patents, copyrights and trademarks.”
– I am really not a believer in buying a franchise. The reason is that I feel the benefit of being a franchisee is not significantly greater then starting your own business. There are cases when you should buy an franchise, such as if you want all of the planning done to you and want to keep that “I have a job” feeling. I do believe that it is a good idea to franchise your own business, if you can. There can be great benefits for you if you are successful and like anything else there are processes that you should follow. This article is pretty detailed on these steps. Check it out! -ed.