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Jeff Elgin

Jeff Elgin has almost 20 years of experience franchising, both as a franchisee and a senior franchise company executive. He's currently the CEO of FranChoice Inc., a company that provides free consulting to consumers looking for a franchise that best meets their needs. Elgin also has made numerous speeches to franchise industry groups and at conventions on topics ranging from development strategies to the value of growth for all stakeholders in a franchise company.

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Is Franchise Ownership in Your DNA?

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3 Sources of Franchise Financing

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Be Your Own Boss

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Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 1

Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 1

What you need to know when you plan to buy a "used" franchise instead of a new one.
June 4, 2008 in Franchise Buying Guide