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Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps

A guide for becoming a successful new franchisor
Franchise Buying Guide

8 Franchise Ownership Myths

Forget the hype and stake your claim to all the rewards franchising has to offer.
Franchise Buying Guide

Do Veterans Make Better Franchisees?

They have qualities any business owner can take to heart.
How to Research a Franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

How to Research a Franchise

One of the most important parts of buying a franchise is doing your homework. So get out there and grill the people who know the franchise best.
Franchise Buying Guide

Warming up Franchisees

How to get franchisees to tell you what you need to know.
Franchise Buying Guide

Turn it Up in the Down Turn

Bad economy? Forget about it. Why now is a great time to buy a franchise.
Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 1
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 1

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

He Said, She Said

Our experts weigh in on the ups and downs of buying a franchise fresh out of college.
Franchise Buying Guide

Super Sleuthing

Doing your due diligence before buying a franchise involves some detective work. Here's how to uncover what you need to know.
Buying a Franchise Versus a Business Opportunity
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Franchise Versus a Business Opportunity

How to tell the difference between a franchise and biz opp and determine which is the better fit for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Franchise After 55

Why more people 55 and up are buying franchises. Our expert helps you decide if it's the right move for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

The 3 Secrets to Franchise Success

Important steps to take before buying a franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

Taking the Plunge into Franchising

A former Navy diver discovered security in surveillance systems.
Franchise Basics
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Basics

Are you thinking about buying a franchise? We've got all the information you need to help you decide whether franchising is right for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Funding Options

You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative.
Franchise Buying Guide

The Wide World of Franchisees

Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.
Franchise Buying Guide

Offbeat Franchises

Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

Open for Business: 9 Retail Franchise Ideas

In the retail realm, there's something for everyone--you've just got to find your niche. To help you wade through the choices, we've selected 9 ideas as a sample of what retail franchises can offer.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On...Top Maintenance Franchises

There's a never-ending need for businesses that offer cleaning and fix-it services. Buying a maintenance franchise will help you clean up the profits.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight on ... Franchises That Cater to Kids

Think business can't be fun? We'll change your mind with these 10 kid-friendly franchises.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On... Fresh-Food Franchises

Fast food gets fresh with healthy alternatives and new franchising opportunities.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On... Sports Franchises

If you love sports and want to be involved 24/7, a sports franchise might just be the ticket.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On. Ice Cream

Old-school ice cream is given a new twist with these intriguing franchise opportunities.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On. Top Business-Service Franchises

Help other companies do business better with a business-service franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Are You Franchisee Material?

We asked franchisors what they want in franchisees, and 4 qualities rose to the top. Find out if they're looking for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

Hot Franchising Trends for 2007

Which types of franchises boast standout growth? Here's what's happening in the industry.
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