Jeff Elgin


Three Franchise Trends to Watch in 2011

A forecast suggests good news may be ahead for the industry.

Grow Your Franchise

Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.


Should 'Franchisee' Be Your Next Job Title?

If you're looking for work in this market, buying a franchise might be a better option.


Franchising ROI: What's Reasonable?

How to determine whether a franchise investment makes financial sense


Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds

If you're having trouble getting franchise financing from the traditional sources, consider this alternative.


Thanking Veterans Is Great for Business

Franchises are finding that veterans make fantastic business owners.


License to Thrive

Medical franchises are just the latest in a long line of franchise opportunities that recruit licensed professionals as franchisees.


Dirty Jobs: the Secret to Success in 2010

If you're searching for a recession-proof franchise, consider getting into the business of 'dirty jobs.'


Refranchising: Should You Buy In?

Consider these factors before buying a company-owned franchise unit.


Get in the Driver's Seat

Love cars? That love might just make you the perfect franchisee.


Looking for a Great Business Idea? Stay Home

A tour of the typical home reveals numerous opportunities to start a home services franchise.


5 Franchise Marketing Essentials

Look for these qualities before you make an investment.


10 Things About Franchise Contracts- Part 2

Part two in the series of understanding the ins and outs of a franchise agreement contract, and how to protect yourself.


10 Things About Franchise Contracts- Part 1

Reading the fine print and asking questions can save you from franchise calamity.

Business Ideas

Recession-Proof Franchises

They're out there, and ready for you to take the reins.