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The Next Steps

You've decided to take the plunge. Now what?

This story appears in the March 2008 issue of Start Up.

Making the decision to buy a franchise is only the first step. The next is narrowing down hundreds of franchises to find the one that's right for you. Start by determining what you want as a franchisee, advises Jeff Elgin, founder of FranChoice Inc., a company that provides consulting to consumers looking for a franchise. Are you OK with working nights and weekends, or would you prefer regular office hours? Do you want a service-oriented business or one that is product-oriented? What kinds of tasks and industries do you find most appealing? The answers to these questions will help you focus your search for the best type of franchise for you.

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