Buying a Franchise vs. Buying a Stock Portfolio: Why Not Choose You?

If your day is consumed with thoughts about wanting a better retirement but you don’t know where to turn, you’re not alone. Historically, Americans...

Franchisees: Understanding Your Exit Strategy

You need an exit strategy. It’s as plain as day, yet most new franchisees never address the idea of leaving their business one day....

Food Franchises Trending in 2017

Food Franchises and Restaurant Franchises are designated as either Quick Service, Casual Dining, Upscale Casual, Fine Dining or Fast Casual formats. Which restaurant format...

Top 10 Regrets Franchisees Have After Starting a Franchise

If there’s one thing we hear a lot at America’s Best Franchises, it’s “I wish I’d known THAT before I bought my franchise.” “THAT” can...

Choosing Which Law to Use When Creating Your Franchise Agreement

It might sound funny to read, “Choose which law you want to enforce,” but for franchises expanding outside of their state of origin, there...

Should Groupon Be Part of Your Franchise Marketing Strategy?

Understandably, increasing your sales and number of customers is a top priority when marketing your franchise. And while there are many strategies to do...

The Most-Litigated Issues in the FDD

As franchisors, we all strive to sell units quickly. Especially for franchisors just starting out, the main focus tends to narrow in on closing...

4 Things Franchises Can Teach Independent Business Owners

While running a franchise and running an independent business are two sides of the same coin, there are many differences between the approaches that...

How to Do Your Own Franchise Research Before Buying

When buying a franchise, you want to be absolutely sure that the brand you buy into is the right fit for you. Sure, a franchisor...

What Franchise Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year: tax time! In reality, nobody loves tax season. It’s a head-scratching time of year, and entrepreneurs and franchise...

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