Starting a Business Beats Looking for Jobs

The Economy A job search under any circumstances is no treat – rewriting your resume at least a dozen times, job searching on the Internet day after day, and landing maybe two interviews for every hundred openings you dig up. Why get trapped in the rat race if you don’t have to? Starting a Business Trumps Job Searching Looking for jobs can be a very shortsighted process. Long gone are…

FastSigns Named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 200

FASTSIGNS is one of the stronger business to business franchises in our portfolio.  It is well suited to an owner who has the management skills for a production shop style business and can effectively do business to business sales.  This franchise has one of the highest franchisee satisfaction ratings out there. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is entering 2016 with another pat on its back. The worldwide franchisor for the more than…

Little Known Secret That Can Make a Franchise Forture

We’ve all heard about fortunes being made owning franchises, but most people have not heard about the ultimate way to make a franchise fortune. It’s called a Master Franchise or Area Representative Franchise. It is simply the owning of the rights to a franchise territory. This territory can be a metropolitan area, an entire state, several states or even a country. The Master Franchisee assists the franchise company in developing…

Franchise Advice: Why So Many Businesses Fail – And How to Avoid It!

According the SBA more than half of all new business will fail within their first four years of operation. In contrast, over 85% of all new franchises who invest in well established, quality franchise will survive for more than 6 years. While no new business venture comes with a guarantee for success these statistics do show that chances of success with a franchise start-up are considerably greater than an independent…

Evaluating the Franchise Fee

What is a franchise fee? A franchise fee is a one-time fee charged to a new franchisee when purchasing a franchise. Franchise fees can range from a few thousand dollars to over $50,000 depending on the franchise, with an industry average currently around $30,000. Franchise fees are usually paid at the time of signing a franchise agreement and in most cases, non-negotiable, at least in the case of single unit…

Why Invest in a Franchise

With so many different franchise opportunities to choose from these days choosing which franchise presents the best opportunity for you is not always the easiest task. Before deciding which franchise is best for any particular candidate I think it’s important to decide if going the franchise route period is the best option. Just like any business, a franchise is not always the best option for some people, but for most…

Rule of the 99%

Did you know that only 1 out of every 100 people that research buying a franchise actually do so? Despite the fact that over 90% of all franchisees consider their business a success and answer “yes” to the question, “if you had it to do all over again – would you?” still 99 out of 100 people choose not to pursue their dream of owning their own business. Obviously owning…