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Franchise Buying Guide

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.
Franchise Buying Guide

A Recipe for a Rich and Happy Life

A look at Great Harvest Bread Company, one of the happiest franchised empires around
Franchise Buying Guide

Desert Oasis

Profits are no mirage for this New Mexico fast-food mogul.
Franchise Buying Guide

Bargain Hunters

In search of the ridiculously inexpensive franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

Fun With Funding

If you left your creativity somewhere with your coloring books, you're not ready to find financing in the post-dotcom era.
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying in Bulk

Whether good or bad, the surest way to quick growth--for you and your franchisor--is a multiunit deal.
Franchise Buying Guide

Cash Course

The millionaire club grows every year--just think of a franchise as the secret handshake that gets you in.
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Previously Owned Franchise

An Express Personnel Services franchisee shares his experiences with buying an existing franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise-Me-Downs

Franchisors are refranchising their company-owned units and selling them to you. Is that a good thing?
Franchise Buying Guide

Is That Opportunity Legit?

Be your own boss, yes, but be smart about how you get there.
Franchise Buying Guide

Evaluating New Franchises

Proceed with even more caution.
Franchise Buying Guide

Disagreeing With Your Franchisor

Know your rights--and limitations--in disputes with franchisors.
Finance Your Franchise
Franchise Buying Guide

Finance Your Franchise

This is it. You're ready to begin your franchise dream. Only one thing is left: Finding the money you need.
Franchise Buying Guide

Interview Both Sides of the Franchise Equation

You've researched your franchise choice on paper. Now get some real world information by talking to the franchisor and visiting current franchises.
Begin Your Search
Franchise Buying Guide

Begin Your Search

Start your journey to franchise ownership by assessing your needs and exploring your options through research and a visit to a franchise trade show.
Franchise Buying Guide

From Business Owner to Franchisee

Consider these issues when making the move from independent business owner to franchise owner.
Franchise Buying Guide

Step By Step

How to find out whether a franchise is right for you
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying an Existing Franchise

Thinking about purchasing a franchise owned by someone else? Make sure you do your research.
Franchise Buying Guide

Making the Transition

How one person survived the leap from corporate employee to franchisee
Franchise Buying Guide

Secondhand Store

Destination: Buying a used franchise? Here's how to make the right moves.
Franchise Buying Guide

The Right Stuff

Are you cut out to be a franchisee? Take this quiz and find out.
Franchise Buying Guide

Ready For Takeoff

When is a good idea a marketable idea? For would-be franchisors and franchisees, the answer to that question makes all the difference in the world.
Franchise Buying Guide

Different Worlds

How to choose between a franchise and a business opportunity
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