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Franchise Buying Guide

How Risky is That Franchise?
Franchise Buying Guide

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
Franchise Buying Guide

4 Key Questions for Prospective Franchisees

What to ask when you're researching a franchise opportunity--and how to get the answers
Losing the Dream, but Saving the Store
Franchises

Losing the Dream, but Saving the Store

The recession is driving mom-and-pop businesses to transform into franchises.
The Big Time
Franchise Buying Guide

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.
Franchise Buying Guide

Should 'Franchisee' Be Your Next Job Title?

If you're looking for work in this market, buying a franchise might be a better option.
Franchising ROI: What's Reasonable?
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Franchising ROI: What's Reasonable?

How to determine whether a franchise investment makes financial sense
Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds
Franchise Buying Guide

Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds

If you're having trouble getting franchise financing from the traditional sources, consider this alternative.
Startup Basics

Franchises & Biz Opps: What's the Difference?

Tips for deciding which route is right for you
Franchise Buying Guide

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
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps

A guide for becoming a successful new franchisor
Dirty Jobs: the Secret to Success in 2010
Franchises

Dirty Jobs: the Secret to Success in 2010

If you're searching for a recession-proof franchise, consider getting into the business of 'dirty jobs.'
Growth Strategies

When the Little Guy Goes Big

Turning a small business into a franchise can look like a good idea in this economy. Here's how to figure out if it actually is.
Franchises

Blinkin' Brilliant

How one man's half decorated house led to a holiday business that's now surging.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Refranchising: Should You Buy In?

Consider these factors before buying a company-owned franchise unit.
Franchises

Power of the Piggy Bank

A list of franchises that cater to kids--and their parents
Franchise: Freedom or Fantasy?
Success Stories

Franchise: Freedom or Fantasy?

If you're thinking about ditching the corporate world for a franchise, author Mitchell York has the reality check you need.
Buying a Franchise Coach Jeff Elgin

Get in the Driver's Seat

Love cars? That love might just make you the perfect franchisee.
Franchises

10 Reasons to Purchase a Franchise

From name recognition to funding advantages, we've gathered the best reasons to become a franchisee.
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.
Franchises

The Anatomy of an FDD

We break down your most tedious--and valuable--franchise research tool into digestible bites.
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.
Information Please
Researching a Franchise

Information Please

Buying a franchise? The questions to ask, the people to see, the resources to use
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.
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