The Franchise Agreement

The Franchise Agreement

When you have made the decision to look at franchising as a career option, the next steps are important. You need to find a franchise consultant to help you wade through the thousands of franchise opportunities available. You need to then discover what industry would...
Is a Master Franchise Right for Me?

Is a Master Franchise Right for Me?

Becoming a franchise owner is an exciting way to start a business. With a brand that is already known, and the training and support of the franchisor, franchising has become one of the best paths to success as a business owner. Now we’re going to discuss a form of...
Who Buys a Franchise? The Story of James E.

Who Buys a Franchise? The Story of James E.

Remember the old career adage of “40 years and a gold watch” where one worked for the same company for the entirety of their career, received a gold watch (or some other symbolic item) at their company retirement party, and went on to enjoy the rest of their years in...
What are Some of the Franchise Categories?

What are Some of the Franchise Categories?

You’ve heard that investing in a franchised business can be an attractive alternative to starting your own business from scratch. But did you know there are over 3000 different franchises to choose from? Once someone has decided to go the franchise route, the waters...
COVID-19 and Franchising

COVID-19 and Franchising

At the end of 2019, very few people had ever heard of a virus called COVID-19. A year later, it had changed the entire world. To date in the United States, 40 million people contracted the virus. Shutdowns occurred across the nation, and businesses suffered in the...
Security: Own a Business While Keeping Your Job

Security: Own a Business While Keeping Your Job

While owning a business and becoming your own boss has its positives, can have its negatives, as well. And one of those negatives is a potential lack of stable income while your new business gets its legs. There is an option, though, that appeals to many potential...
Franchising: The Basics

Franchising: The Basics

Thinking about leaving corporate America and striking out on your own? Becoming your own boss is an intoxicating thought and many consider it the American Dream. There are two ways to become your own boss: Start a business from scratch or invest in a franchised...
The Job Security Fairy-tale

The Job Security Fairy-tale

Not too long ago, the American Dream involved getting a job, sticking it out for 35 years, and retiring with a gold watch and a fat pension. Dream shattered That type of job security no longer exists. In recent years, corporate downsizing and departmental shifts have...
Five Characteristics of a Great Franchisee

Five Characteristics of a Great Franchisee

Have you decided that Corporate America no longer works for you? Is it time to escape the cubicle? More importantly, do you feel that you’re ready to make the leap to business ownership? The answer to that last question is a big one. When you make the jump from...
Family-Owned Franchises

Family-Owned Franchises

You may have dreamed about owning your own business, but have you ever dreamed of owning a business with your family? With family-owned businesses accounting for 62% of the nation’s employment, it has been a great option for many. Imagine growing a successful business...