Franchise Opportunities

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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The Top Traits of Successful Franchise Owners

The Top Traits of Successful Franchise Owners

'Franchise King' Joel Libava claims he has cracked the code to what makes a successful franchise owner. Find out if you have what it takes.
Who You Gonna Call. . . Lice Lifters?

Who You Gonna Call. . . Lice Lifters?

Sometimes you dream up business ideas, other times they find you. Here's the story of a franchise business dedicated to stomping out lice.
The Hottest Sectors for Franchising

The Hottest Sectors for Franchising

Our annual Franchise 500 listing reveals 14 sectors where franchising is booming with opportunity. Here's a look.
The Top New Franchises of 2012

The Top New Franchises of 2012

New franchises are holding their own against older competition
Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment

Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment

A hydroponic equipment outlet brings production of medical marijuana to light.
Chicken-Wing Franchises Take Off

Chicken-Wing Franchises Take Off

Buffalo Wild Wings, Wingstop and other chains report a growth spurt, thanks to cheap prices and changing consumer tastes.
Hot Franchises: It's Boom Times for Movers

Hot Franchises: It's Boom Times for Movers

The economy hasn't kept Americans from changing addresses or stashing their stuff, and that's good news for moving and storage franchises.
Franchise Slashes Fees to Spur Jobs

Franchise Slashes Fees to Spur Jobs

Anago Cleaning Systems founder David Povlitz is lowering the price for its master franchises to $35,000 to help promote self-employment.
One-of-a-Kind Franchises to Start

One-of-a-Kind Franchises to Start

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