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Andrew A. Caffey

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Information Please

Buying a franchise? The questions to ask, the people to see, the resources to use
December 2, 2008 in Researching a Franchise

Do Your Homework

The smart first step to buying a franchise or business opportunity: research right.
December 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Are You Franchisee Material?

We asked franchisors what they want in franchisees, and 4 qualities rose to the top. Find out if they're looking for you.
December 20, 2006 in Franchise Buying Guide

Finding the Perfect Opportunity

Owning a franchise or business opportunity is within your reach--it's just a matter of finding the right one.
October 10, 2006 in Franchise Buying Guide

Ask the Insiders

What franchisors want, common mistakes and the skinny on multiunit options: Our panel of experts tells all.
January 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Get Franchise Fit

Buying a franchise biz can be a real workout. This research routine will put some muscle on your franchise future.
November 1, 2005

Get Franchise Fit

We'll give you a research routine that will set you on the right track for your franchise future.
October 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Budget-Friendly Franchise

Looking for a franchise you can afford? We've got all the answers you need to do your homework -- and spend wisely.
September 16, 2005

Five Franchising Strategies

Owning and operating isn't the only way to build a franchise biz. Here are five other strategies to get you in the game.
June 21, 2005

A Tale of Two Opportunities

If you're considering buying a franchise or business opportunity, here's what you need to know before making your decision.
May 1, 2005 in Presentations

Cheap Sheet

Stumped by the task of finding the perfect budget-friendly franchise? We've got all the answers you need to do your homework right--and spend your money wisely.
February 1, 2005 in Researching a Franchise

Get in the Game

Think owning and operating is the only way to get involved in a franchise? Well, we can think of 5 strategies you can use to play the franchising game. Read on to find the one that fits you best.
January 1, 2005 in Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Funding Sources

Thinking of buying into a franchised business, but can't find the cash? Try these five common resources.
November 23, 2004

Franchise, Biz Opp and MLM: What's the Difference?

What you don't know CAN hurt you. Here's how to choose the entrepreneurial investment that's best.
November 16, 2004

How to Research a Franchise Opportunity

Your assignment: Buy a franchise. Step 1: Take our crash course in finding the right franchise for you.
November 16, 2004

Head of the Class

Your assignment: Buy a Franchise. Step 1: Take our crash course in finding the right franchise for you.
September 1, 2004 in Researching a Franchise

Netting a Winner

Before you chase down that business opportunity, make sure it's the right one for you. These tips will get you started.
May 1, 2004 in Presentations

All That Glitters

It's easy to be blinded by all the tempting opportunities out there. Keep these points in mind while doing your research, and you'll be sure to strike franchise gold.
February 1, 2004 in Researching a Franchise

Hey, Get a Clue!

Find out why the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular has been a franchisee's best friend for 25 years.
January 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Cloning Around

You've read about the companies in our Franchise 500. Now find out how to join them by franchising your own business.
January 1, 2004 in Franchising Your Business

Playing It Right

As an entrepreneur, taking risks is part of your nature. But when it comes to franchise research, it doesn't pay to gamble. Keep these points in mind before choosing a franchise.
October 1, 2003 in Researching a Franchise

Just the FAQs

Got questions about researching and buying a franchise or a business opportunity? We've got answers.
June 1, 2003 in Researching a Franchise

Stick to the Path

Get your trip down franchise-buying lane off on the right foot with a little how-to help.
January 1, 2003 in Researching a Franchise

Can You Spot Me Five?

Can't find the cash? Have you tried these 5 common resources?
January 1, 2003 in Franchise Buying Guide

Good Buy

So you think buying a franchise is the best path to your business dreams? Now you need directions to the right choice of opportunity.
November 19, 2002 in Franchises

On a Mission

Any business opportunity purchase demands careful investigation. What's at stake? Only the keys to an entrepreneurial kingdom.
August 1, 2002 in Startup Basics

Information Not Included

5 great questions not answered in the UFOC
April 22, 2002 in Researching a Franchise

Read All About It

Everything you need to know should be in this one document, but where?
January 1, 2002 in Franchises

Watch Out!

Hey, suckers! Here's how to not throw your money away on a get-rich-quick scheme.
January 1, 2002 in Researching a Franchise

Age Issues

Blaze a new trail or go with old reliable? That's what you have to decide before you buy a franchise.
January 1, 2002 in Researching a Franchise