Getting The Most Out Of A Franchise Discovery Event

Fiona Simpson Contributor Published in Forbes, Oct. 29, 2018 Discovery Events may come in all different shapes and sizes, but they are all based around the same principle : traditionally called “Discovery Days” because, in days before the Internet, prospective franchisees used them to “discover” a franchise brand they were interested in, they’re a great opportunity for any potential franchisee to find out more about a franchise opportunity on offer.…

How To Make Your Mark As A Franchise Owner

Bob House Contributor   I write about anything related to buying or selling small businesses Published in Forbes on October 23, 2018 The Great Recession of 2008 saw millions of Americans unemployed, financial institutions in bankruptcy and global markets in steep decline. Unemployment rates peaked at 10 per centand Americans lost nearly $16 trillion of net worth as a result of the financial crisis. In the midst of all the chaos,…

How To Successfully Define Your Franchise Goals

POST WRITTEN BY Terry Powell  Published in Forbes, October 23, 2018 Terry Powell is the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source,North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise. Getty Many people dream of starting their own businesses, and a lot of people follow those dreams through franchising. It’s a business model that people love, and for good reason. When you invest in a franchise, you’re investing in a proven business model.…

TRANSITIONING FROM CORPORATE EMPLOYEE TO FRANCHISE OWNER

by Nancy E Williams Published in Black Enterprise October 18, 2018 (iStock/atakan) The term “corporate America” often sparks negative reactions in people for various reasons. Employees often feel expendable, underpaid, and underappreciated. I both understand and empathize with these feelings, having worked in corporations for 20 years. However, there’s a lot to be said about the skills professionals acquire by working in a corporate environment that are invaluable—especially for an aspiring…

6 Reasons Why Startups Are Riskier Than Franchise Businesses

Franchise Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Jim Judy GUEST WRITER Consultant at Franchoice October 16, 2018 5 min read Published in Entrepreneur Deciding to open a business is only the first of many decisions that an aspiring entrepreneur has to make on the road to small-business ownership. For most business hopefuls, the process will include a risk assessment to determine how much risk they are willing to take in…

Franchise Cold Feet? Maybe It’s Time to Get Back to Class

AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: OCT 12th, 2018   If you’ve been considering becoming a franchisee in Canada but find yourself still a little unsure, it could be time for a little education outside of the franchise disclosure documents you’ve been studying. Some specific classes can help you on your journey as franchisee and give you something to do while you make your final decision.   A new language   Knowing a…

Five Things To Ask Yourself Before Opening A Franchise

POST WRITTEN BY Jim Judy, published in Forbes on Oct. 10, 2018   Getty Every day, thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs consider whether or not they should fulfill their dreams of small-business ownership by investing in a franchise. Many will look to franchising because they like the idea of joining an established brand. Some will want the security of the unparalleled support that franchise businesses offer. Lots of people get excited…

Franchise Royalty Fees : Percentage Versus Fixed?

Franchise Royalty Fees Fiona Simpson – Contributor Published  Oct 8, 2018 in Forbes At the end of last week I paid a visit to the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham (UK). As always, it was a great opportunity to meet with and chat to other franchisors, a chance to see which new franchise brands are emerging into the market and to listen to a number of speakers…

How To Find The Best Franchise Fit

Published by Ed Teixeira in Forbes on Oct 3/2018.      Individuals pursuing a franchise opportunity have about 3,000 franchises to choose from, however, by having a plan you’ll be able to narrow your choices down to the best franchise for you. There are numerous resources available that provide advice on how to select and evaluate a franchise. Resources include the Internet, International Franchise Association, the FTC and The American…