Jeff Elgin

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.

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Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Maximizing Your Franchise's Profit Potential

7 tips for making the most money possible from your franchise
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

10 Signs of a Great Franchise

Ways to determine whether your dream franchise will really help you succeed
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Buying a Tech Franchise

You don't need to be a techie to succeed as a tech franchisee.
Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business
Franchise Buying Guide

Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business

Why more entrepreneurs are choosing to expand their businesses by hooking up with a franchise
Franchises

From Serving Your Country to Owning a Franchise

How franchising provides assistance to veterans seeking to own their own businesses
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Is the Price Right?

How to determine whether a franchise is a good deal or overpriced
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 2

How to get the right price on a "used" franchise.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Passion Vs. Profits

What's passion got to do with buying a franchise?
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Do Ex-Execs Make Good Franchisees?

Turn your recent layoff into an opportunity to succeed.
How to Succeed as the First Franchisee
Franchise Buying Guide

How to Succeed as the First Franchisee

Three steps to navigate your way through a new franchise system--and thrive.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Finding a Franchise That'll Support You

Should you expect more support from a large franchise or a small one? We show you how to determine what's best for your needs.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Entrepreneurs as Franchisees

Do entrepreneurs make good franchisees? Our expert offers both the pros and the cons.
Franchises

How To Offer a Business Opportunity

If you're looking for a growth option that helps you to spread the idea of your business without the regulation of franchising or the work of multiple locations, offering a business opportunity might
Franchise Buying Guide

Will This Franchise Work In My Area?

Our expert helps you determine whether your dream franchise will succeed in your market.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Buying a Handyman Franchise

How can you tell if you're cut out to be a handyman franchisee? Our franchise expert helps you construct a plan.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Understanding the Franchise Territories Issue

What should you know about protected franchise territories? Our expert provides both sides of this important issue.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Writing the Franchise Business Plan

The 5 main elements every franchise business plan should have

Top 10 Franchise Money Questions Answered

How much money to buy a franchise? Where to get the funds? How long until I see a profit? Our expert tells all.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Top 10 Money Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

Want to know how much money it'll take to buy a franchise, where to get the funds and how long it'll take to make a profit? Our expert provides answers.

A Restaurant Franchise?

Have what it takes to be a successful restaurateur? Our franchise expert serves up some words of wisdom.
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Restaurant Franchise

Do you have what it takes to be a successful restaurateur? Our franchise expert offers some words of wisdom.

Buying a Foreign Franchise

Researching a franchise based outside the United States? Before you buy in, here are five questions you need to ask.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Ready to Commit?

About to buy a business but intimidated by the franchise license agreement? We explain what to look for before you sign on the dotted line.

Turn Key to Start?

More franchisors are offering 'turnkey packages.' What are these opportunities, and are they really ready to go?
Buying a Foreign-Based Franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Foreign-Based Franchise

What to know when researching a franchise based outside of the United States.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Are You Franchisee Material?

The 9 traits of a successful franchisee

Nine Things You Must Have for Franchise Success

Franchise companies are looking for people with the best chance of success. Here's how to get noticed.
Franchising Your Business

Should You Convert Your Business to a Franchise?

Consider these issues if you're thinking about turning your independent business into a franchise.

Buying a Franchise

You've found the perfect franchise biz and signed on the dotted line. Now what? Here's what to expect.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

After You Buy a Franchise

You've found the perfect franchise. You've signed on the dotted line. Now what?

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