Franchise How-To

5 Ways a Franchise Can Grow Fast

Learn from the ways these franchises boosted their bottom lines.

Claire Zulkey and Madison Semarjian

· 12 min read

What Should Franchises Look for in a Law Firm?

Whether you're a franchisor or a franchisee, follow these experts' words of advice.

Hayden Field

· 3 min read

How to Find the Best CRM for Your Franchise

Find the software that will keep you -- and your customers -- happy.

Hayden Field

· 4 min read

How to Find the Right Payment System

In a mobile economy, being able to simply process credit cards is no longer enough. Here's what to look for as you search for a payment-system provider.

Hayden Field

· 3 min read

What Franchises Should Look For In a Marketing Firm

Reaching customers (and potential franchisees) is part art, part science. Three industry vets offer advice on finding a marketing and social media firm that strikes the right balance.

Hayden Field

· 3 min read

What Franchises Should Look for In a Bank

Industry vets offer up advice on finding the financial and lending partner that works for your business.

Stephanie Schomer

· 4 min read

Why These 3 Advisors Paid to Say 'No' Are Your Best Allies When Buying a Franchise

Talk to these three people -- who are more likely to tell you 'no' -- before handing over your hard-earned cash for a franchise business.

Mark Siebert

· 5 min read

23 Questions to Ask a Franchisor When You Meet Face to Face

Navigate 'discovery day' with this list of questions that will make sure you learn all the essential information you need before you shake hands.

Mark Siebert

· 4 min read

How to Vet Franchisors and Predict Your ROI on a Franchise Business

If you pay peanuts, you may get monkeys. Learn where to dig and why so you can outweigh costs with benefits and find the best franchise opportunity for you

Mark Siebert

· 5 min read

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

Never Buy a Franchise Without Researching These 5 Sources

Once you've narrowed your franchise choices to a few – or a few dozen – it's time to investigate these informational options.

Mark Siebert

· 6 min read

Which Franchise is Right For You? Follow These Steps

In this excerpt from The Franchisee Handbook, by iFranchise Group CEO Mark Siebert, learn how to narrow the field to boost your chances of success

Mark Siebert

· 13 min read