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Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees
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Why 'Captain America' Types Make the Best Franchisees

Not everyone has the personality to be a franchisee. Here's what you should know before you make the jump.
Joe Prusha
This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House
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This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House

As part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, Michelle Obama gets Subway to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Catherine Clifford
Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?
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Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans
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75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.
Tracy Stapp Herold
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites
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A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
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807 Franchise Opportunities

Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Papa Murphy's, Wingstop Expanding Franchises to the United Arab Emirates
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Papa Murphy's, Wingstop Expanding Franchises to the United Arab Emirates

Two U.S. restaurant franchises, Papa Murphy's and Wingstop, announced plans this week to expand in the Middle East, starting with the UAE.
Kate Taylor
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New Franchise Concept Puts Unused Gift Cards to Use

Gift Card Monkey sparks a new retail concept -- putting gift cards that would otherwise be forgotten to use for consumers and merchants.
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200 Top Global Franchises

Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
Tracy Stapp Herold
From Brain Injury to Inspiring Entrepreneur
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From Brain Injury to Inspiring Entrepreneur

Greg Marischen opened his Brain Balance Achievement Center franchise after physical and occupational therapy changed his life.
10 Growing Franchise Industries
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10 Growing Franchise Industries

From old standards like hamburgers and fitness to up-and-coming categories like children's entertainment, these 10 industries are attracting new entrepreneurs and consumers.
Tracy Stapp Herold
227 Franchise Opportunities For Less Than $50,000
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227 Franchise Opportunities For Less Than $50,000

Franchise opportunities in almost every industry imaginable, from automotive services to food to senior care -- and all of them can be started for less $50,000.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Top 100 Homebased Franchises
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Top 100 Homebased Franchises

Want a business you can feel comfortable with, minus the cost of a storefront or office? These franchises may be just what you're looking for.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013
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Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
Catherine Clifford
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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