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The 2 Most Important Steps in Deciding If Franchising Is a Good Fit for You
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The 2 Most Important Steps in Deciding If Franchising Is a Good Fit for You

Although you might be able to make a profitable go of it, franchising isn't for everyone. Here's what to consider before you jump in.
Mark Siebert
Is Your Business Franchisable?
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Is Your Business Franchisable?

Before you decide to franchise your business, take a look at these factors that make a business a good candidate for cloning.
Mark Siebert
Channel Your Inner Pioneer and Sign Up With an Emerging Franchise
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Channel Your Inner Pioneer and Sign Up With an Emerging Franchise

Even McDonald's started as a new brand. Entrepreneurs who get in on the ground floor of a growing chain can potentially reap great rewards.
David Nilssen
The Rules and Regulations of Being a Franchisor
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The Rules and Regulations of Being a Franchisor

Before you can decide if you should franchise your business, read this to find out exactly what you're getting yourself into.
Mark Siebert
5 Questions to Help You Determine the Right Franchise for You
Choosing a Franchise

5 Questions to Help You Determine the Right Franchise for You

Are you passionate about the product? And will you have fun, learn and build wealth? Then you've found the right fit.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Are People Your Passion? Here Are 111 Franchises That Might Suit You.
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Are People Your Passion? Here Are 111 Franchises That Might Suit You.

Pick your passion from our list of top personal-service franchises.
Tracy Stapp Herold
This Franchisee Has Long Been in the Telemarketing Biz, But His Heart 'Called Out' for Pretzels
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This Franchisee Has Long Been in the Telemarketing Biz, But His Heart 'Called Out' for Pretzels

"When you show up to a gathering with a party tray, you're the favorite person at the event," says David DuCoin of Philly Pretzel Factory's product.
Entrepreneur Staff
The Top Global Franchises
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The Top Global Franchises

Could these worldwide franchises be your passport to the future?
Tracy Stapp Herold
10 Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business
Franchising Your Business

10 Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business

From startup costs to legal docs, to vetting franchisees, here's what you need to know before putting your brand in someone else's hands.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
More Than 200 Franchise Opportunities for Less Than $50,000
Franchise Opportunities

More Than 200 Franchise Opportunities for Less Than $50,000

Don't let cost prohibit you from owning a franchise. Check out these options.
Tracy Stapp Herold
From Wall Street to Main Street: This Franchisee Is Generating Profits in a Whole New Way
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From Wall Street to Main Street: This Franchisee Is Generating Profits in a Whole New Way

Robert Shingleton moved from a $2 billion arbitrage portfolio to ownership of 14 sub sandwich restaurants, and he hasn't looked back.
Entrepreneur Staff
5 Things You Must Know About Franchising -- But That You Won't Find Online
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5 Things You Must Know About Franchising -- But That You Won't Find Online

In order to get a full, three-dimensional view of which business is right for you, you'll have to look beyond the Internet.
Anna Wilds
5 Key Franchise Ownership Trends in 2015
Starting a Franchise Business

5 Key Franchise Ownership Trends in 2015

Why "become your own boss" looks better than ever.
Rick Bisio
Franchise Opportunities

Franchising extends beyond Subway and McDonald's. There are nearly countless varieties of franchises available for entrepreneurs to buy, including some in some surprising industries. For example, franchise hotels, fitness centers, hair salons, auto-repair shops, convenience stores, tax-preparation services and cleaning services join the most well-known, name-brand quick-serve restaurants in the top 25 spots of the most recent Franchise 500 list from Entrepreneur.

Once you have determined that franchising is the best fit for your entrepreneurial appetite, it can be overwhelming to try to determine which brand is the best fit for you. Selecting a franchise operation often requires thorough and intensive research. Examine the franchise agreements, financial statements of the franchisor, earnings statements or sample profit-and-loss statements from a franchisee, trade-area surveys, public perception of the franchise and news stories in the local and national press about the brand. Also, have a clear understanding of what the franchisor considers proprietary and requires the business owner to purchase from it directly. 

 

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