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am i right for franchising

Am I right for franchising?

With more than 3,000 brands and over 700,000 franchise units in the United States, clearly, there are lots of people who are right for franchising. But are you? There’s no easy way to know for sure until you start to go through the franchising process, preferably with a franchise consultant like me who can help…

What does a franchise consultant do?

If you’ve ever been in the market for a home, you’ve probably engaged a realtor to guide you through the process. For most of us, working with a realtor to find our dream home is a no-brainer. Think about the value they bring! They help you figure out what you’re looking for in a home.…

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How would you like to emerge when America reopens for business?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has been devastating on many levels and has certainly impacted our daily routines.  Keeping our social distance has been challenging for sure, but hope often provides reassurance that this will pass. We don’t know when our country will return to some semblance of normalcy, but any of us who lived through the…

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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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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