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When you visit a franchise owner, be sure to ask these questions:

  • Tell me about supply arrangements for the business. Do you make your own arrangements, or are supplies handled through a buying group?
  • Is there an active franchisee council or owners association?
  • What do you think of the training you received when you were starting out?
  • Is the business seasonal? How do you handle the financial demands of the off-season?
  • Knowing what you know now, would you buy this franchise again?

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This article was originally published in the March 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Read All About It.

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