WHAT DO YOU EARN? Six Tips to Achieve Franchising Results

Wed, Mar 17, 2010

WHAT DO YOU EARN? While most people don’t like to discuss openly what they earn for a year’s work, I was shocked recently to see how little people are paid for a 2,200 hour work year. Parade Magazine (the Sunday insert in many newspapers) recently profiled what Americans earn. If you skip the celebrities, politicians …read more

THE MOST COMMON QUESTION WE GET

Tue, Jan 12, 2010

EVERYMAN’S QUESTION “I’ve decided I want to own my own business, and I’m pretty sure that I want the ‘safety net’ of a franchise, but I’m not at all sure what industry I want to be in. Can you help?” These are the opening words of phone calls I receive several times a week. As …read more

WHERE DO FRANCHISORS COME FROM?

Wed, Dec 16, 2009

WHERE DO FRANCHISORS COME FROM? If this sounds like a question from your five-year-old, you know how the Doctor feels. However, I think this is a very good question when asked by a prospective franchise buyer. The answers are as diverse as you might expect. Colonel Sanders ran a successful restaurant for many years and …read more

FINDING YOUR FRANCHISE

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

FINDING YOUR FRANCHISE Some good sources for franchise opportunities include Entrepreneur, Successful Franchising, and Franchise Times magazines. Entrepreneur (and its sister publication, Business Start-ups) also promote many business opportunities. Remember, these are typically NOT overseen by the Federal Trade Commission and, in my judgment, are very poor alternatives to a franchise. Most will not give …read more

PREPARING FOR BEING A FRANCHISE OWNER

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

PREPARING FOR YOUR ROLE AS A FRANCHISE OWNER This week my phone rang with a call from a sharp lady from one of Atlanta’s upper income suburbs. She is interested in buying a new or existing franchise so that she can reduce the time she spends on the road. Last year she logged 40,000 total …read more

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