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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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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…

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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Go Ahead and Indulge! Why You Don’t Have to Wait to be a Multi-Unit Franchisee

Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to franchising, it can also be a mistake.   That’s the message I have for some franchise candidates when they are missing the opportunity to launch their own franchise empire but are being too cautious by considering only one unit. While in many circumstances beginning a franchising …

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