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What It’s Like Being Retired: A Week In The Life

A lot of people ask me how I spend my days, and I struggle to answer. When I say I wake up late, spend time outdoors, surf the web, and spend time …


Focusing On The Franchise Fee Is Foolish

It’s foolish to focus on the cost of <b>the franchise fee</b>.<p>That’s because the difference between a $25,000 franchise fee and a $35,000 franchise fee is …


Don't Use Google To Search For A Franchise

I know you want to.<p>I understand.<p>I know that <b>Google</b> is <i>The Place</i> for information.<p>But, it’s not the place for you. Please don’t use Google to search for …


3 Ways To Avoid Getting Stuck With The Wrong Franchise

Looking for a franchise opportunity that fits you is a lot like looking for a piece of hay in a stack of needles. It’s easy to get stuck with the wrong franchise and end up bleeding your savings away.<p>Fortunately, there are some things you can do during your franchise search to protect …

The Franchise King – Men In Kilts

Why Start a Men In Kilts Franchise?<p>#1: The Men In Kilts Brand<p>The Men In Kilts brand gives us a distinct edge over competitors. The power and fun of …

Small Business

Men in Kilts

I Kept My Career While Building a Supercuts Business.

Understanding Earnings Claims in the Franchise Buying Process

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Banks are coming back to the table to work with franchise businesses, but not fast enough, according to a new report released today by the Washington, D.C.-based International Franchise Association, a …

Small Business

IFA President Steve Caldeira on 2013 Convention

How To Be A Franchise Owner

It’s pretty simple, actually.<p>Yet, so many people I come into contact with complicate it.<p>I’ll make it easy for you.<p>Start off by making a commitment to …

Unhappy Franchisee

(<i>A very unhappy franchisee</i>) <br>You need to find an unhappy franchisee. (<i>More than one if possible</i>)<p><i>They’re</i> the ones you need to talk to.<p>I’m going to tell …


The Top 100 Global Franchise Systems

They did it again.<p>For the 5th year in a row, the team at <b>Franchise Direct</b> has gathered an incredible amount of data.<p>This data-on <b>The</b> <b>Top 100 Global</b> …