Devlin Smith

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Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise-Me-Downs

Franchisors are refranchising their company-owned units and selling them to you. Is that a good thing?
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New

Things popping up and sitting up (arf!) in franchising today
Magazine

Pacific Medical

Just what the doctor ordered: a medical billing business
Presentations

Parties Victorian

Build a business around tea time . . . and Victorian times.
Franchise Zone

Should You Be the First Franchisee?

Yes, but only if your gut (and your due diligence) says so.
Big Idea

Employees? Just a Click Away

Through a partnership with gotajob.com, Ramada is making it easier for franchisees to find employees.
One on One

The Royal Treatment

A former pilot for the Saudi royal family and a girl from Texas find happiness and success with The Maids franchise.
Magazine

Happy & Healthy Products Inc.

With Fruitfull bars, you'll see the fruits of your labor every day.
Presentations

Janzer Architectural Products

The Post Office might be losing money, but you can still profit from decorative mailboxes.
Big Idea

Franchise Now Offers Pay Card Program

ServiceMaster's new service moves employees away from using check-cashing services.
Franchise Zone

Can Franchising Be Learned?

Formally educated people may make for better franchisees.
Franchise Zone

A Franchising Pro Returns

As the founder of two successful concepts, a postal service and a photo franchise Tony DeSio offers insight into the past, present and future of franchising.
Franchise 500

Hi, I'm a Master Franchisee

You've heard the term, but do you know what it means?
Day In The Life

Take Flight

Snip N' Clip franchisee Larry Fox has discovered the best place to manage his stores is in the air.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Selling Point

If you've got sales experience, GlobeNetix is sold on you.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Industry Update

Two Franchise 500 franchisors face bankruptcy.
Magazine

Wild Ranch Enterprises

"Getting the butterflies" can be a good thing.

The Future Of Dotcom Franchises

In the wake of the shakedown, how are dotcom franchises staying afloat?
Franchise Zone

Is Refranchising Working?

It's one of the hottest strategies in franchising, but is it really benefiting franchisors and franchisees?
Franchising Your Business

True Conversion

Own a business? Want to convert it to a franchise? Here's what you should know.
Big Idea

Support System

A new Web site helps franchisors and franchisees find services and business solutions.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Friendly Takeover

One franchise wasn't enough for Molly Maid.
Franchise Zone

Benefits Of Co-Branding

A franchisor explains why companies are putting two brands under the same roof.
Franchise Zone

Selling Franchises On eBay

In this age of e-commerce, is auctioning franchises online the next step for franchising?
One on One

Can You Own a McDonald's Location?

This franchisee finds out whether it's still possible to buy into the prestigious fast-food chain.
Franchises

Older And Wiser

An ex-corporate exec discusses the advantages of age and experience in buying a franchise.
Franchises

Young Gun

This new kid on the franchise block says he's more "aggressive" than older franchisees.
Franchise Zone

Merger of Mail/Shipping Giants

How will UPS' purchase of Mail Boxes Etc. affect franchisees?
Big Idea

Marketing Innovation

The Entrepreneur's Source mails pamphlets, postcards--even socks--to prospective franchisees.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Wish Upon A Car

When is a reference to cars and lemons a good thing?
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