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Andrew A. Caffey

30 Recent Stories

Determining How Franchisors Treat Their Franchisees

Find out by getting the franchisor to answer these five simple questions.
July 30, 2001 in Hands On

Red-Flag Franchises

Getting a weird feeling about that franchise investment? Check this list of warning signs to see if the company has some strikes against it.
June 25, 2001 in Franchises

Watch Your Step

Common mistakes prospective franchisees make
April 16, 2001 in Researching a Franchise

How To Spot A Scam

The top 10 warning signs of a shady franchise or business opportunity scam
March 12, 2001 in Researching a Franchise

Step By Step

How to find out whether a franchise is right for you
January 12, 2001 in Franchise Buying Guide

Presidential Secrets

It's time to research some franchises. Grab your UFOCs . . . and your history book?
January 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Secondhand Store

Destination: Buying a used franchise? Here's how to make the right moves.
December 1, 2000 in Franchise Buying Guide

Research A Franchise

Is that franchise right for you? Here's a step-by-step overview to help you answer that question.
October 1, 2000 in Franchise Zone

Different Worlds

How to choose between a franchise and a business opportunity
June 19, 2000 in Franchise Buying Guide

Mystery to Me

Is that a business opportunity you see or just another attempt to grab your cash and run? With a little sleuthing, you can separate the money-makers from the money-takers.
April 28, 2000 in Presentations

Analyze This

Sure, you can buy a franchise in almost any industry you're interested in, but it still pays to take a closer look before you leap.
January 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Getting Answers

Don't let a franchisor's decision not to disclose earnings figures discourage you. There are ways to find out what you need to know.
March 1, 1999 in Researching a Franchise

Now You're Cooking

What are the ingredients for franchise success? Our secret recipe for satisfying your entrepreneurial appetite.
January 1, 1999 in Franchise Buying Guide

Have No Fear

The thought of reading a franchise agreement got you shaking in your boots? Knowing what to expect can make it less intimidating.
December 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A Closer Look

Is that new franchise or biz op a ground-floor opportunity--or a flash in the pan?
November 1, 1998 in Researching a Franchise

Myth vs. Reality

Buying a franchise needn't be scary--once you separate fact from fiction.
October 1, 1998 in Franchises

Shop Around

Eight steps to choosing the perfect business opportunity
September 1, 1998 in Presentations

World of Opportunity

Franchise, business opportunity or MLM? What you don't know can hurt you. Here's how to choose the entrepreneurial investment that's right for you.
July 1, 1998 in Franchise Buying Guide

Shop, Look & Listen

How to size up a franchise before you buy
May 1, 1998 in Franchise Buying Guide

Read All About It

Find the answers to your franchise questions in the UFOC.
March 1, 1998 in Magazine

Q & A

Watch Your Step
February 1, 1998 in Magazine

Check It Out

How to be a crack gumshoe when investigating a franchise.
January 1, 1998 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Get The Facts

What does business opportunity regulation mean to you?
July 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A Step in the Right Direction

How to find the business opportunity that's best for you.
June 1, 1997 in Presentations

The Buying Game

Don't get taken by surprise when purchasing a franchise.
January 1, 1997 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchises That Offer Creative Financing

Programs designed to make buying a franchise easy
September 1, 1996 in Magazine

Reality Check

The 9 things you must know before buying a business opportunity.
July 1, 1996 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Rebirth Of Business Opportunities

How regulations and smarter consumers have changed the face of opportunity offering
June 1, 1996 in Magazine

The Future Of Franchising . . . Today!

Five trends that will carry franchising into the 21st century
February 1, 1996 in Magazine

It's Showtime

Tips for attending a franchise trade show
February 1, 1996 in Entrepreneur Magazine