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Is a Martial Arts Franchise a Good Fit for You?

Fitness franchises have been a hot topic in the franchise industry for several years and numerous reasons, including the lower start-up costs, low overhead, minimal employee requirement, and of course, the semi-absentee business model.  While much of my focus has been on the increasing popularity of fitness boutiques, one fitness model dedicated to character development …

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If your resolution is to start a new business, don’t wait until the new year

Want to get in better shape in 2019? There should be some great deals on gym memberships in January. Just want to lose some weight? Definitely wait until you’re past the holiday season to get cracking on that one.   These and most other resolutions are just fine being put on hold until we get …

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Why now is the best time to consider opening a boutique fitness franchise

If you’re like the thousands of Americans warming up to the idea of owning one of the hot up-and-coming boutique fitness franchises, the time to move is now.   That’s because the industry is booming, and areas are filling up. Even emerging brands with less than 100 units open are turning franchise candidates away in …

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Unemployed? Seeking New Opportunities? You should Try Franchising

The current economic boom has seen unemployment rates plummet to levels not seen in decades, but that doesn’t mean those currently unemployed should only focus on finding a new job. Unemployment is scary, but when considering a new life as an entrepreneur, it can also be exciting. Not sure which path you want to take? …

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Why spring is a great time to revisit franchise opportunities

Spring has arrived in many parts of the country and is coming quickly to others. It’s the annual period of renewal, making it an exceptional time to jettison the old and usher in the new. For people considering saying goodbye to life as an employee and hello to a new chapter as a small-business owner, …

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Jim Judy, Franchise Business Consultant, accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Forbes Coaches Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches [Raleigh, NC (February 1)] — Jim Judy, one of the country’s leading experts in franchise businesses, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Jim Judy joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who …

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Are Franchises Less Risky Than Startups?

As a franchise consultant, I get this question regularly from candidates trying to decide if they should explore entrepreneurship through franchising or try opening an independent business. Traditionally, franchises have been considered safer bets than startups because franchise businesses offer unmatched levels of support along with proven business models of success.   However, do a …

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