Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett is a freelance writer.

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How to Read a Franchise Disclosure Document

A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. Here's how to read between the lines.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Franchise 'Discovery Day'

Prospective franchisees often begin their journey at Discovery Day events -- but not everyone makes the cut.

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The Outlook for Franchising in 2011

Consumer spending and hiring aren't expected to increase much in 2011. But for some franchises, it will be a different story.

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Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?

You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor.

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How I Did It: Three Franchisee Success Stories

These franchise owners share something in common: An indomitable spirit, which makes their personal stories so enlightening.

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By the Numbers: The Census Report on Franchises

A first-time review by the U.S. Census Bureau dissects franchising, one stat at a time.

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