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Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings
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Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings

Even with 130 Dunkin' Donuts and six Wingstops, these wing kings aren't done yet.
How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You
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How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You

Take your time and develop a strong sense of how franchisees feel about each aspect of their marketing program before you decide to buy in.
Buyer Beware: Franchise Warning Signs
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Buyer Beware: Franchise Warning Signs

What to look out for when researching a franchise opportunity.
Five Questions to Ask Franchisees Before You Become One
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Five Questions to Ask Franchisees Before You Become One

When researching a franchise purchase, don't overlook your best source of information: current and former franchisees.
Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success
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Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success

Making big bucks in the franchise world isn't a sure thing. It takes skill and hard work, but for the willing it can pay off.
Is Multi-Concept Franchising for You?
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Is Multi-Concept Franchising for You?

Not every franchisee has what it takes to juggle more than one brand, but those who do can reap big rewards
How Three Franchisees Bounced Back from Floods and Fire
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How Three Franchisees Bounced Back from Floods and Fire

Three franchisees bounced back from floods and fire. Here's how.
Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?
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Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?

You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor.
Matching Franchisors With Investors
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Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
How Risky is That Franchise?
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How Risky is That Franchise?

5 simple tests to determine whether a franchise opportunity is too risky for you
4 Key Questions for Prospective Franchisees
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4 Key Questions for Prospective Franchisees

What to ask when you're researching a franchise opportunity--and how to get the answers
The Big Time
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The Big Time

Multiple-unit ownership has taken over the franchise world.
Franchise Buying Guide

Need Financing? 249 Franchises Ready to Help

Think about starting up one of these franchises if financing is one of your biggest obstacles.
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Should 'Franchisee' Be Your Next Job Title?

If you're looking for work in this market, buying a franchise might be a better option.
Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds
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Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds

If you're having trouble getting franchise financing from the traditional sources, consider this alternative.
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Franchise Ownership in the New Economy

Before investing in a franchise, consider how the franchisor has reacted to the recession.
Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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