Leigh Bodden, a former NFL cornerback has signed on to become a new owner of Retro Fitness, America’s swiftly growing fitness chain. Bodden plans to open clubs throughout Washington D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia, with more to follow across the East Coast. Read More
I'm not saying that franchise ownership is totally risk-free. What I am saying is that your financial risk can be mitigated if you do several smart things. Read this franchise blog post to find out what they are and learn how to increase your chances of success as a franchise owner. Read More
The most successful franchise owners are those who are realistic about the amount of work it will take to be successful. Six or seven day work weeks, a bigger capital investment than you might think, and a lot of frustrations along the way are part of the growing process for any business. But, can y Read More
Are you a visual? Do you like to learn about things in a visual way? If so, Pinterest offers just that. For example, if you've been thinking of starting a business... Read More
According to a survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, there is a real senior franchise boom taking place today. Back in 2007, the percentage of franchise owners at least 55 years of age was roughly 20 percent. Today, in 2013, statistics show that 28 percent of all franchise owners in America Read More
A huge franchisee association has just signed on with a Multi-Level Marketing company. I'm not sure how comfortable I am with this. That's because MLM companies have been known to come and go. They don’t exactly have terrific reputations. Is there a potential for damage here? Read More
Opening up a brand-new franchise business would do wonders for your local community. You'd create a few jobs, and other local area residents would benefit from your new business. So, should you open one? Read More
Today's franchise business owners really need to watch their expenses. Business expenses can add up really, fast. If your franchise business processes payments with credit cards, read this money-saving blog post. Read More
Franchising has yet to really emerge in the crowdfunding game, but as equity-crowdfunding continues to pick-up speed, this could be something to look forward to in the future. What are your thoughts on pairing crowdfunding and franchising? Would you support a franchise? Read More
In an uncertain economic environment where finding a job, much less a career, can be both strenuous and stressful, many smart and savvy working professionals are yearning for the opportunity to be their own boss. Have you ever considered buying a cleaning franchise? Read More

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