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Oct

06

2020

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Is a Home-Based Franchise Right For You?

America’s Best Franchises offers many different home-based franchises for you to choose from. Before you dive into these opportunities, we encourage you to evaluate whether or not owning a home-based franchise is right for you. Owning a Home-Based Franchise Life as the owner of a home-based franchise has a lot…

Apr

21

2020

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The Resale Process: Buying from a Franchisee

A franchise resale refers to a prospective franchisee purchasing a franchise location from a current franchisee instead of directly from a franchisor. Franchisees choose to sell their franchise locations for a variety of reasons. Often, they’re ready to retire. Other times, they want a less hands-on business or are moving…

Apr

23

2019

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Franchising Basics: Understanding Franchise Territories

While researching franchise opportunities, you’ll come across many using verbiage similar to “ask about exclusive territories” or “protected territories available.” It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that “territory” means no other franchisees in your franchise system can open a location in your exclusive/protected geographic area. Unfortunately, that’s not always…

Mar

26

2019

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Franchising 101: What Is a Master Franchisee?

If you’re a more skilled and seasoned business executive with big dreams, area development might be for you. Multi-unit franchisees are also considered area developers; the franchisor requires the area developer to open a certain number of units by a specific date. Not only do area developers pay less per…

Mar

19

2019

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Buying a Franchise: 3 Benefits of Ownership

More than 30 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years of being open. This is largely due to the fact that start-up business owners have to figure out how to effectively run their business along the way. That’s why many entrepreneurs turn to franchising; it offers the…

Mar

12

2019

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Benefits of Home-Based Franchises – Rise of the Solopreneur

There’s no longer a stigma against those who work from home. In fact, 43 percent of the United States workforce works remotely, while nearly 50 percent of small businesses are home-based and generate more than $400 billion per year. Forbes says the rise of the solopreneur means increased interest in…

Feb

26

2019

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The Basics of Franchising: What You Need to Know

Franchising is when a franchisor grants a franchisee the rights to sell their products and/or services. The two enter an agreement that allows the franchisee to use the franchisor’s methods, operations, systems, brand name and other intellectual property to grow their business. Franchisors often provide ongoing training to support the…

Feb

19

2019

Franchise vs. Startup: What’s Your Entrepreneurial Journey?

Owning your own business can be an exciting, liberating and lucrative experience. But it’s a big change to go from corporate employee to head-honcho, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you get started. And it all depends on the kind of business you want to own….

Feb

12

2019

Franchise business owners looking at blueprints for new store build. Franchise ownership for both single- and multi-unit franchising.
Single-Unit vs. Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership

Single-unit franchise ownership is much different from multi-unit franchise ownership. The two types of operators often have different business goals and priorities. So, how do you decide which is right for you? As always, America’s Best Franchises has got you covered with all the pertinent details to help you make…

Feb

05

2019

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Glossary of Franchise Terms

Considering franchising as a business opportunity? Like most industries, franchising has its own language. Familiarizing yourself with the lingo before beginning your search for the perfect franchise can help ease the research process. Absentee Ownership: An absentee owner uses a manager-run model where they hire someone to manage day-to-day operations….

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