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

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
10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs
Franchises

10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Make a list of the scariest variables founders confront. Those are mostly solved for you when you open a franchise.
John Rampton
The Rules and Regulations of Being a Franchisor
Franchises

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
This Franchise Took 'Work at Home' to a Whole New Level
Franchise Players

This Franchise Took 'Work at Home' to a Whole New Level

Amy VanderMolen loved selling on eBay. So she made her hobby her business.
Entrepreneur Staff
Guide to Small Business Ideas
Business Ideas

Guide to Small Business Ideas

You want to start your own business. What business idea is right for you? Let's review three common ones.
Carolyn Sun
4 Reasons Why Former Employees Make the Best Franchisees
Franchises

4 Reasons Why Former Employees Make the Best Franchisees

If you've worked for a franchise for a length of time, you've got a leg up on becoming an owner.
Rick Bisio
20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000
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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

Think you can't afford to be your own boss? Think again.
Entrepreneur Staff
How One Man Made It His Business to Give Back
Sports Businesses

How One Man Made It His Business to Give Back

An Amazing Athletes franchisee does well by doing good.
Tracy Stapp Herold
How to Motivate Franchisees After the Grand Opening
Control What You Can

How to Motivate Franchisees After the Grand Opening

The balloons are popped; the banners are gone. How do you keep the momentum going?
Kyle Zagrodzky
Move Over, Philly Cheese Steaks: This Franchisee Is a Booster for the Benefits of Jamba Juice
Franchise Players

Move Over, Philly Cheese Steaks: This Franchisee Is a Booster for the Benefits of Jamba Juice

Andreana Chryssos wants to sell Philadelphia to her franchise's selection of nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Entrepreneur Staff
Meet the Ambitious Franchisees Who Turned Modest Investments Into Bustling Businesses
Franchises

Meet the Ambitious Franchisees Who Turned Modest Investments Into Bustling Businesses

Low-cost franchises are proving lucrative for those willing to put the time and energy into building them up.
Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding
Franchises

Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding

ApplePie Capital serves up a fresh financing model.
Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'
Franchise Players

Why Franchisees Should Allow For Three Years Until Business 'Clicks'

Don't expect immediate entrepreneurial success when you open a franchise, says Darren Williams.
Kate Taylor
How Do You Size up a Potential Franchise? Schmooze.
Choosing a Franchise

How Do You Size up a Potential Franchise? Schmooze.

The six types of franchisees you must talk with to assess whether a particular system is right for you.
Rick Bisio