Andrew A. Caffey

Determining How Franchisors Treat Their Franchisees

Find out by getting the franchisor to answer these five simple questions.

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.

Watch Your Step

Common mistakes prospective franchisees make

How To Spot A Scam

The top 10 warning signs of a shady franchise or business opportunity scam

Step By Step

How to find out whether a franchise is right for you

Presidential Secrets

It's time to research some franchises. Grab your UFOCs . . . and your history book?

Secondhand Store

Destination: Buying a used franchise? Here's how to make the right moves.

Research A Franchise

Is that franchise right for you? Here's a step-by-step overview to help you answer that question.

Different Worlds

How to choose between a franchise and a business opportunity

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.

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.

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.

Now You're Cooking

What are the ingredients for franchise success? Our secret recipe for satisfying your entrepreneurial appetite.

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.

A Closer Look

Is that new franchise or biz op a ground-floor opportunity--or a flash in the pan?