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Mar

05

2019

Woman trying to avoid making a mistake when choosing a franchise opportunity.
6 Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Franchisee

You finally found the golden franchise opportunity right for you. It’s exhilarating, especially since you spent so much time looking for the perfect fit. There’s so much to look forward to. But be forewarned not to let the excitement of owning a business blind you from the reality of it…

Feb

26

2019

Woman learning about the basics of franchising.
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

Browse this glossary of franchise terms.
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….

Jan

22

2019

6 must-read books before buying into a franchise. Woman in book store looking to purcahse best franchise books.
6 Must-Read Books Before Choosing a Franchise Opportunity

So, you’re browsing franchise opportunities and quickly find yourself overwhelmed by all the choices. Who would blame you? There are thousands of franchise opportunities spanning more than 100 industries in the United States. We get it. Not to mention, the stack of franchise brochures and Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) piling…

Jan

15

2019

What to Expect When You Purchase a Travel Agency Franchise
What to Expect When You Purchase a Travel Agency Franchise

For those looking for the magical sweet spot between “I wanna be my own boss” and “I want to travel more,” owning a travel agency franchise can be a perfect arrangement. It offers freedom in your employment, and freedom in your leisure. And, as an added bonus, the two will…

Jan

08

2019

Franchisor and franchisee going over franchise disclosure document (FDD) together.
Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD): What You Need to Know

Prospective franchisees typically receive a Franchise Disclosure Document after requesting more information about a franchise or during the Discovery Day process. But this 100- to 200-page legal document is more than just an intimidating pile of papers; it can mean the difference between your success or failure as a franchise…

Dec

18

2018

Business partners searching for the best franchise opportunity on America's Best Franchises
Choosing a Franchise Opportunity: 10 Steps to Franchising

So, you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin. While franchising has crossed your mind, you’re still not sold on the idea. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place, America’s Best Franchises, where we’re all about helping you choose the right franchise opportunity for you. Here’s…

Dec

11

2018

Man choosing a franchise opportunity on America's Best Franchises, asking himself, "Is franchising right for me?"
7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Franchising (Is Franchising Right for Me?)

If you’re considering franchising as an alternative to your 9-to-5, you’ve come to the right place. But wait! Before you make any rash decisions, like quitting your job, there are a few things you should consider, first. Yes, franchising is a great way to own your own business because it’s…

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