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Also called “franchise consultants,” franchise brokers assist franchise buyers with several things. One thing they do is help buyers identify opportunities that may be a fit. But, they do something else, too. Read this to find out what "it" is. Read More
Social media marketing for franchisors can't be a part-time gig. It's way too important. Read why, and get some help with your own franchise social media marketing today. Read More
From The Franchise Interview: "The UPS Store is the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. We have over thirty years of experience franchising, and it shows in the quality of our centers, franchisees and operations." Read More
They can, but there's no guarantee of their success. Veterans are trained, disciplined, focused and they already know how to obey rules.
The ability to follow the rules goes a long way in franchising. That’s because the franchise business model is a rigid one; there are a lot of rules. Read More
Kevin Sirois Jr., COO of The Handmade Pie Co. LLC. Big Boy Restaurants International executives Keith Sirois Sr., and David Crawford are investors in a brand new franchise company. They purchased the franchising rights of the Achatz Handmade Pie Company. Read More
What kind of home-based franchise are you looking for?
For example, there are home-based franchises that may be good for someone looking to make a part-time income. If that’s all you want out of a home-based business, fine. Just don't waste your time reading about this one. Read More
n case you didn’t know, spending on pets in the U.S. is huge. It’s risen from $41 billion in 2007 to an estimated $59 billion this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. If you love dogs…or pets in general, maybe you’d like to have a slice of the pie. Read More
You do know about HSBC, right? I actually didn't, until I started digging in and do some research. HSBC actually has a dedicated UK based Franchise team that focuses on helping entrepreneurs franchise their businesses. And, they lend money to entrepreneurs, too. Read about this massive bank. Read More
Most of the people I talk with focus on earnings; it’s totally natural to want to know how much you’ll make as a franchisee. But, you need to know more. You need to find out if your vision of being a franchise owner for the franchise concept you’re interested in is realistic. Read More
This is an article about control. The control you have in the story you tell. It's also about where you tell it. The bottom line: Do you control the place where you tell your story? In other words, who's website is it? Read More

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