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True Confessions

What it's really like to be a franchisee?

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This story appears in the January 1996 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You've been talking about buying a franchise for years. Your spouse, family and friends have heard it all-from last year's plans to purchase a sandwich shop to your latest interest in mobile auto detailing. But this year you're really serious-whether it's because your boss is getting on your nerves or because you're just feeling the urge to be your own boss.

Whatever your reason, if you're considering becoming a franchisee, chances are you're wondering, Will owning a franchise be all it's cracked up to be?

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