One in every 12 businesses in the US is a franchise - here are 6 advantages franchises provide: 1. Longevity: over 90% of franchised businesses remain in business after 7 years, vs. less than 20% of independent businesses after 7 years! 2. Training and support: with most franchises, previous industry experience is not a requirement. [...]
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In dealing with clients, without a doubt the most common objection to choosing to purchase a franchise is the concept of paying a franchise fee. To many, especially those that have never owned a franchise, the concept of paying a franchise fee can be puzzling, overwhelming and sometimes even borderline insulting. Before I address the [...]
With over 2,000 franchise opportunities to choose from researching for the best opportunity can be a confusing and overwhelming task. Before deciding which franchise is the best fit for you, it’s important to determine which franchises are best for anyone and truly provide a proven successful business model. While there are many factors used in [...]
There are many critical stages to researching a franchise and determining if it’s truly the right opportunity for you, but few are as valuable as a stage called validation. This article will explain what validation is and what questions to ask, but also how to really read between the lines, filter your responses and truly [...]
In Mark McCormack’s book, “What they Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School” he discusses a study conducted of Harvard MBA grads between 1979 and 1989. Graduates were asked if they had set clear, written goals for their future. 84% had not, 13% said they did have goals but surprisingly only 3% had actually written [...]
- Nation's Leading Residential Cleaning Company Offers Chance to Win $500 Gift Card for Mom - Molly Maid, a Neighborly company and the nation's leading residential cleaning franchise, knows what all the hard-working moms out there deserve this Mother's Day – someone else to clean her family's home. Today, the company announces its Mother's Day [...]
- Nation's Leading Property Maintenance, Repair and Improvement Company Celebrates National Pet Month with Pet Shaming Photos, Damage Repair Tips - Did you come home to find that your pet destroyed the house AGAIN? The nation's leading property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman, a Neighborly company, shows all kinds of pet owners they [...]
- Award-winning Franchisor to Offer First Responders 50 Percent off Franchise Fee, a Savings of $23,750 - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it is offering a new franchise development incentive to fuel additional growth throughout the U.S. FASTSIGNS now offers a reduced franchisee [...]
- National staffing franchisor expands their footprint by adding new locations in several underserved areas - AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has announced their plans to open new locations in three major markets across the United States. Each location will be owned and operated by a current AtWork franchisee with operations in adjacent [...]
- Middle East under development with future growth planned for Europe and beyond - Venture X, the premium membership-based workspace and community for entrepreneurs and businesses is now expanding around the world with agreements in place for development in the Middle East and North Africa. This significant expansion follows the company's initial international foray into [...]