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NBA All-Star Ray Allen and Wife Are Opening an Organic Fast Food Restaurant
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NBA All-Star Ray Allen and Wife Are Opening an Organic Fast Food Restaurant

The establishment will be the first of its kind in the country.
Lindsay Friedman
How This Pizza Company Grew to Become a Bigger Slice of the Pie
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How This Pizza Company Grew to Become a Bigger Slice of the Pie

Marco's Pizza rises to the top of the pizza chain.
Tracy Stapp Herold
How Much Ongoing Support -- and What Kinds -- Should You Provide to Your Franchisees?
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How Much Ongoing Support -- and What Kinds -- Should You Provide to Your Franchisees?

Learn the type of support you should provide to help ensure your franchisees' success.
Mark Siebert
The One Element Your Franchise Can't Afford to Ignore
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The One Element Your Franchise Can't Afford to Ignore

For most successful franchisors, quality control is at the heart of franchisee success. Find out what elements need to be top quality if you want to succeed.
Mark Siebert
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The Legal Risks of Owning a Franchise

Find out what typical legal potholes you could run into as a franchisor, so you can better protect yourself and your company.
Mark Siebert
The 23 Items Your Franchise Disclosure Document Must Include
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The 23 Items Your Franchise Disclosure Document Must Include

Although an experienced franchise attorney can help you craft a complete document, as the franchisor, it helps to know what your document should outline.
Mark Siebert
Uncharted Territories: Understanding a Franchise's 'Territorial Rights'
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Uncharted Territories: Understanding a Franchise's 'Territorial Rights'

Should you grant exclusive territories or let every "every franchisee for himself" be your motto? These tips can help you decide.
Mark Siebert
Franchise Fees: The Money Question That Can Make or Break Your Franchise
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Franchise Fees: The Money Question That Can Make or Break Your Franchise

The single most important aspect of your business plan are the fees you charge your franchisees. Discover how to charge enough on the initial fee and royalties to make money without scaring away potential franchisees.
Mark Siebert
How to Choose the Best Structure for Your Franchise Company
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How to Choose the Best Structure for Your Franchise Company

Learn the pros and cons of each franchise structures offers so you can pick the one that will work best for you.
Mark Siebert
Should You Open a Second Location Before You Franchise Your Business?
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Should You Open a Second Location Before You Franchise Your Business?

A franchising expert weighs in on the question.
Mark Siebert
The Acid Test: Will Franchising Your Business Be Profitable or Not?
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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
Entrepreneur's Franchise Forecast
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Entrepreneur's Franchise Forecast

Our list of the top 10 trending categories for 2016.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Is Your Business Franchisable?
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Is Your Business Franchisable?

Before you decide to franchise your business, take a look at these factors that make a business a good candidate for cloning.
Mark Siebert
The 4 Disadvantages of Franchising
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The 4 Disadvantages of Franchising

Franchising isn't right for everyone. Take a look at our rundown of the drawbacks of franchising your business.
Mark Siebert
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A franchise is way for companies to expand their business by licensing the rights to third-party retailers or individuals -- or franchisees -- who then can use the franchise’s logo, name and business model.  

There are three different kinds of franchises. They include:

  • Distributorships, such as with Toyota, which licenses the right for a third party to sell the parent company product.

  • Trademark licensing, which allows companies to buy the right to use the parent company’s trademark along with their own brand, such as what Coca-Cola licenses to other companies.

  • Business format franchises, such as Subway, which offer its franchisees the right to sell its goods and/or services using its business model.

Popular franchises: Some examples of popular and well-known franchise models are in the food industry -- many which have gone international -- such as McDonald’sSubway and DominosStarbucks, which is commonly thought to be a franchise, is not. 

For more information about top franchise businesses, check out Entrepreneur's "2015 Franchise 500 Rankings," or get the Entrepreneur Franchise 500.