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Cannabis Entrepreneurs: Know the Perils of 'Accidental Franchising'

Accidental franchises are a trap for the unwary -- and the trap is sure to attract cannabis entrepreneurs looking for a quick footing in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

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.

Greg Flynn Owns 1,245 Restaurants and Makes $2 Billion A Year. Here's How He Did It.

He bought his first Applebee's 20 years ago, and since then has redefined what's possible in the franchise industry. His philosophy: Be different, then go big.

The Best Franchise Brands Of 2019, By Category

We ranked the top categories to highlight the best 104 franchise brands.

Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2019

From fresh industries to the established spaces that show no signs of slowing down, here are the 10 franchise categories we believe will boom in 2019.

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Hurricane Maria Almost Destroyed This Entrepreneur's $300,000 Franchise Investment. Here's How She Moved Forward.

Post-hurricane, this Pita Pit franchisee in San Juan dealt with lack of food, gas, power and communication. Here's how she used a new mindset to move forward.
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The 9 Best Tech Franchise Opportunities of 2018

Check out nine technology franchise opportunities from the 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500.
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How Two Young Sisters Are Proving Themselves in the World of Franchising

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The 7 Best Franchising Opportunities for U.S. Veterans

If you've served in the military, these franchises offer extra incentives to invest.
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The 13 Fastest Growing Franchise Opportunities From Our Franchise 500 List

Use these rankings as a starting point for your own franchise research.
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The 150 Fastest-Growing Franchises

Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast -- and take their franchisees along with them.

More Women Are Entering Franchising -- and It's Changing the Industry

Women are buying franchises at a rate far faster than men. Now the industry is asking itself: Why?
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The Best Franchises for Any Budget

We ranked the top 50 franchises for three different budgets: less than $100,000; $100,000 to $500,000 and more than $500,000.
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3 Key Questions That Will Help You Decide If Your Business Can Be Franchised

If you're not sure that franchising is for you, answering these three questions could be all you need to do to decide.
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The 28 Facts Franchisees Need to Know About Real Estate Leases

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Franchising extends beyond Subway and McDonald's. There are nearly countless varieties of franchises available for entrepreneurs to buy, including some in some surprising industries. For example, franchise hotels, fitness centers, hair salons, auto-repair shops, convenience stores, tax-preparation services and cleaning services join the most well-known, name-brand quick-serve restaurants in the top 25 spots of the most recent Franchise 500 list from Entrepreneur.

Once you have determined that franchising is the best fit for your entrepreneurial appetite, it can be overwhelming to try to determine which brand is the best fit for you. Selecting a franchise operation often requires thorough and intensive research. Examine the franchise agreements, financial statements of the franchisor, earnings statements or sample profit-and-loss statements from a franchisee, trade-area surveys, public perception of the franchise and news stories in the local and national press about the brand. Also, have a clear understanding of what the franchisor considers proprietary and requires the business owner to purchase from it directly.