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The Top Ten Red Flags To Watch Out For When Buying A Franchise

Franchising is one of those topics that almost everyone is aware of but very few people understand.<p>I’ve been focusing on this subject quite a bit lately, due to the launch of Forbes’ “2018 Best and Worst Franchises to Buy” feature, as well as the release of my latest book, “The Enlightened …

Small Business

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 …

Franchising

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 …

Customer Service

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

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 franchise-industry advocacy organization.<p>Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to …

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 …

Small Business

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>Check Out This Home-Based …

List-Worthy

Franchise Chains Slashing Fees -- Opportunity for Entrepreneurs, or Red Flag?

It’s a season of dealmaking in the franchise world, as chains strive to attract enough new owners to keep growth plans on track. Aspiring owners continue to find it tough to scrape together the money to buy a franchise, and many chains are responding with discount offers.<p>To name just a few …