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semi-absentee franchise

Best of 2020: Not sexy, but semi-absentee and super successful!

You’re interested in franchising, so let’s kick off the year with a new feature highlighting interesting franchise opportunities! Here’s an emerging service brand with a patented product that’s growing exponentially. It’s easy, doesn’t require much time or labor to run and has some amazing territories still available. It’s in the booming construction and waste management …

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multi-brand franchising

What is Multi-Brand Franchising?

Franchise candidates are often presented the opportunity to become a multi-unit franchise owner when in discussions with a franchisor. Most of the time, the option is to open multiple units of the same brand. However, it’s also possible to become a multi-unit franchise owner that owns different brands, whether they are operated by the same…

single unit or multi-unit franchising

Single Unit or Multi-Unit Franchising? Which is right for you?

Is single-unit or multi-unit franchising right for you? Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no wrong answer. Both roads have their advantages, and both have their challenges. Like most things with franchise business ownership, the right answer depends on you. Before we dig in, let’s review the differences between the two. Single-unit …

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martial arts franchise

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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hair care franchise

Industry in Focus: Hair Care

In a period of unprecedented prosperity, it’s difficult to imagine needing a business that is recession-resistant. However, the economy will continue to experience cycles so owning a franchise able to weather tough times should be a priority for aspiring small business owners. That’s one of the many reasons I encourage franchise candidates to take a…

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