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Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Buying Guide

Secrets to Success

Yes, you can be a successful franchisee--our insiders and experts tell you how.
Franchise Buying Guide

Trend Watch: Child-Focused Franchises

If the increasing popularity of education services, toy stores and kids' gyms is any indication, you can be sure the children's franchise industry is growing big and strong.
Franchise Buying Guide

Can Franchising Be Taught?

What do you really learn at one of the nation's top seminars on being a franchisee? Meet a franchisee who benefited from the course.
Franchise Buying Guide

10 Things Every Franchise Owner Should Know

If you're thinking of buying a franchise, you need to ask yourself these questions before jumping in.
Franchise Buying Guide

When Franchises Merge: What You Need to Know

What to do if your franchise company merges with another and you're left to cozy up with a former competitor
Franchise Buying Guide

When Franchisors Break Promises

Can a franchisor renege on its promises? How to make sure you get what you paid for.
Franchise Buying Guide

Minority Matters

Pick a resource and get all the help you need to overcome your obstacles.
Franchise Buying Guide

Can You Spot Me Five?

Can't find the cash? Have you tried these 5 common resources?
Franchise Buying Guide

Are You Ready to Be a Franchisee?

Our experts reveal everything you can do to improve your chances for success before you buy a franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Regional vs. National Franchise Systems

How to decide which is best for you
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Roadblocks

Our tips for dealing with the real-life scenarios you'll face when investigating and investing in a franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

How the Government Protects Franchisees

You're not completely on your own while searching for a legitimate franchise. Certain regulations ensure franchisees' interests are protected.
Franchise Buying Guide

A Hamburger by Any Other Name...

How important is product in your search for the perfect franchise?
Franchise Buying Guide

Choosing a Legal Form for Your Franchise

Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC...know the option that's best for you before you buy a franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Keep Thinking

Follow the lead of these franchisees who took their ideas to the corporate office and changed the way their franchises did business.
Franchise Buying Guide

In the Money

True stories of "how I got my franchise start-up capital"
Franchise Buying Guide

Corporate Climbers

What do you do when the next rung of the corporate ladder isn't enough motivation for you? These entrepreneurs transferred their climb to the world of franchising.
Franchise Buying Guide

Uncommon Currency

You really, really want a franchise. But you just don't have the money to buy one. Where can you turn? We hear franchisors have some tricks up their sleeves.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Registration States

Find out if your state regulates franchises.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchising: What You're Actually "Buying"

And what happens when the contract runs out
Franchise Buying Guide

Are You a Leader or Follower?

Answer a few questions to see whether operating an independent business or a franchise is right for you.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Terminology

Get a handle on the terms before you invest in any opportunity.
Franchise Buying Guide

In Capital Letters

There are three things you simply have to know before financing a franchise: S-B-A.
Franchise Buying Guide

Finding Franchise Financing

All you have to do is go to the bank, right? Wrong. First you must explore all your financing options.
Franchise Buying Guide

Is Franchising for You?

Some questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge.
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