How Do I Determine if a Business Opportunity is a Franchise for Sale?

There are two types of opportunities, business opportunities and franchises. You may wonder how you can tell the difference between these. One way to tell the difference between the two is whether or not you will have to pay any royalties to the company.

Google+ Best Practices for Franchises

Google+ is becoming an increasingly significant component to the success of local franchise businesses trying to obtain more customers through Google. Here are ways to generate brand awareness and bring your local franchise businesses more potential customers.

The Hidden Benefits of Auto Repair Franchise Ownership

Obviously, auto repair franchise owners benefit from consumers making repairs on their cars, instead of buying new or used cars. However, you might not be aware of some of the not-so-obvious advantages to owning an auto repair franchise.

3 Ways to Business Ownership Freedom

Generally speaking, there are three ways to go into business for yourself, including starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business to run, or investing in a franchise opportunity. One of these three options has a much higher rate of success over time.

How to Keep Business Franchise Opportunities from Floundering

You shouldn't assume franchises are fail-safe. They're a wonderful way for professionals to build thriving small businesses, but there are some icebergs out there potential franchise owners need to avoid. Here are five:

5 Industries Set to Perform in All Economic Environments

Proven business models, forecasted revenue results and a myriad of financing options have become the attractive calling cards of a paradigm shift in thinking—one that rests squarely with self-reliance. We look to franchise concepts that perform well in any type of economy. Below is our All-Star list.

Why an FDD Should Be Your Guiding Beacon

With over 3,000 choices of franchise concepts in the marketplace today, your options for owning your own business are limitless. But not all franchises are created equally. So, how will you be able to gain the necessary piece of mind that the opportunity you intend to pursue is legitimate?

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise Business

When entrepreneurs begin talking with franchise systems, they tend to ask pretty standard questions. But the higher you go in the building, the more pointed and detailed the questions get, and they're critical for a franchisee candidate to ask before signing the franchise agreement.

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