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Franchise Buying Guide

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.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On. One-of-a-Kind Franchises

If you're looking for a unique franchise concept, take a gander at these companies.
Franchise Buying Guide

Find the Right Franchise in 2007

Our 28th Annual Franchise 500® listing is here. Take a look--we're sure you'll discover which franchise is the perfect match for you.
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
Franchise Buying Guide

Finding the Perfect Opportunity

Owning a franchise or business opportunity is within your reach--it's just a matter of finding the right one.
Franchise Buying Guide

Setting Goals for Franchise Success

Before you buy a franchise, it's important to set goals so you can reach your financial and personal dreams.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Gurus Speak Out

Learn from the franchising legends who have built some of today's biggest brands.
Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 2
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying an Existing Franchise, Part 2

How to get the right price on a "used" franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Wine Hits the Franchise World

Entrepreneurs tap into America's taste for fine wine with new wine bar and retail store opportunities.
Running a Family Franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

Running a Family Franchise

Love, money, relationships, contracts... learn to navigate the complexities of owning a family franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Fast-Food Franchises Get Fresh

Which food franchises will be flying off the shelves in the near future? Ones that offer fast, healthy and fresh options.
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