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Franchise Owners: Tell Us Your Story Some of the best advice for those looking to buy a franchise comes from those who have done it themselves. Here's your chance to help.

By Kate Taylor

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Some of the best advice for aspiring franchisees comes from those who have been in their shoes. That's why Entrepreneur created Franchise Players, a Q&A-style column where franchise owners of all stripes are asked to share their experiences.

Whether you've been in business for 20 years or 20 months, we want to know what led you to buy your franchise, how you did your research and what challenges you encountered along the way.

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If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, answer the questions below and email them to ktaylor@entrepreneur.com for a chance to be featured. Please also tell us a little bit about who you are and why your story stands out.

Name:

Franchise owned (location):

Q: How long have you owned a franchise?

Q: Why franchising?

Q: What were you doing before you became a franchise owner?

Q: Why did you choose this particular franchise?

Q: How much would you estimate you spent before you were officially open for business? (Please give us a cost breakdown.)

Q: Where did you get most of your advice/do most of your research?

Q: What were the most unexpected challenges of opening your franchise?

Q: What advice do you have for individuals who want to own their own franchise?

Q: What's next for you and your business?

Related: This Wings-Loving Regular Became a Franchisee to Save His Favorite Restaurant From Closing Up Shop

Kate Taylor

Staff Writer. Covers franchise-related trends and topics.

Kate Taylor is a staff writer covering franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants, franchisee profiles and food trends. Get in touch with tips and feedback via email at ktaylor@entrepreneur.com or on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

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