Franchise Articles

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    6 Up-and-Coming Franchises Worth a Look

    by on September 19, 2014

    Franchising isn’t for everyone. Some entrepreneurs prefer to have complete creative control over every aspect of their companies, while others enjoy the structure of having an established business model and proven processes that come with a franchise. Ongoin…

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    How to Franchise Your Business

    by on July 18, 2014

    Are you interested in growing your business while minimizing risk and responsibility? Franchising your business may be the solution. Referring to an arrangement in which a business affords one or more parties the right to operate using its brand and name, fran…

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    The Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise

    by on July 17, 2014

    Franchise businesses involve the transfer of rights to market a parent company’s products or services in a given location. In exchange for marketing rights and resources, the franchisee pays various fees and royalties to the franchisor. While many entreprene…

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    6 Big Red Flags to Avoid When Buying a Franchise

    by on July 17, 2014

    Sometimes called “chain businesses,” franchises are licensed by parent companies to utilize their trademarks, operational methods and resources. In exchange for selling its products and services, the franchisee (i.e. the owner of the storefront) pays fees …

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    5 Resources to Research and Buy a Franchise

    by on June 25, 2014

    Even if you don’t have an idea of your own, you can still honor your entrepreneurial spirit by purchasing a franchise of an existing business. From Subway to McDonald’s to 7-Eleven to The UPS Store, there are numerous options for franchisees. The u…

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    Disenfranchised: How to Get Out of a Bad Franchising Agreement

    by on April 4, 2014

    Buying a franchise can be a lot like getting married: Your courtship is blissful, so you seal the deal and then enjoy a fruitful honeymoon period. But then, at some point, the relationship sours — and you decide you want out.

    As in divorce, leaving is rarel…

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