Franchise Buying Guide

Smart Tips for Successfully Navigating the Initial Franchisor-Franchisee Interview

Once you have a few franchises in mind, you'll be talking to a franchise rep from each company. Here's the skinny on how that phone call should go.

Mark Siebert

· 5 min read

The Acid Test: Will Franchising Your Business Be Profitable or Not?

Don't jump into the franchising field until you've determined if both you and your franchisees can turn a profit.

Mark Siebert

· 6 min read

How This Franchisee Went From Employee to Owner

Alex Lamkin worked his way up at Any Lab Test Now to take over the very location where he started his career.

Kate Taylor

· 4 min read

A Franchisee Who Supports Veterans Beyond the Battlefield

Michael O'Neill runs his JDog Junk Removal and Hauling franchise in accordance with the Soldier's Creed.

Kate Taylor

· 4 min read

From the Air Force to a Tea Franchise

Karen Laban's career path is one that few people could possibly replicate.

Kate Taylor

· 3 min read

Why We Opened a Different Take on the Classic Salon Franchise

MY SALON does not sell hairstyles -- it sells real estate.

Kate Taylor

· 6 min read

Why Knowing What Was 'Under the Hood' at This Franchise Convinced Me to Become a Franchisee

Darren Krerking never thought he'd go from working at corporate to being a franchise at City Wide Maintenance, but when the opportunity presented itself, he couldn't say no.

Kate Taylor

· 4 min read

Why I Franchised KLA Schools

Education and entrepreneurship are part of Roberto Ortega's family legacy.

Kate Taylor

· 5 min read

How the Navy Prepared Me for Franchising

Curt Maier's background as a nuclear naval submarine officer gave him the skills needed as a Murphy Business Northwest franchisee.

Kate Taylor

· 6 min read

The Journey from Citibank to a Garage Flooring Franchise

Michael Iannuccilli left the world of corporate finance to become a Global Garage Flooring and Design franchisee.

Kate Taylor

· 4 min read

How a Long Wait in Line Made This Franchisee Understand Demand and Provide a Solution

While waiting for a blowout, Hiedeh Honari realized that San Francisco could use more blow dry bars. So, she took action.

Kate Taylor

· 3 min read

How This Couple Went From Customers to Franchisees

After a great experience with DirectBuy, David and Kathie Weishaar decided to become franchisees themselves.

Kate Taylor

· 5 min read