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Posted on Jul 24, 2015

A Break Down of Franchise Royalty Fees

When you first start your franchise you typically pay a franchise fee upfront. This will cover a variety of things that depend on the franchise you're dealing with, but often it will go towards initial training, marketing, and the rights to use the franchises logos, names, systems, and products. But...

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Posted on Jul 22, 2015

Franchise Financing Options

Recently I've received a few questions from our users about what their options are when it comes to financing their franchise. So I figured it might be a good idea to put together a quick post outlining some of the options out there for financing your new franchise.One of the most common financ...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-07-16

What Does a Franchise Search Look Like

Image title People often start off their search for franchises and aren't really sure what they want. They might know a facet of what they want, but they're not certain about everything they need to look into or think about. I thought it might be helpful for anyone interested in opening a franchise to get an id...

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Posted on Jul 10, 2015

To Franchise or Not To Franchise?

Image title It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur or start their own small business but some people seem to be wary of opening a franchise (check out Eli’s discussion on marketing being a “franchisee”). They want the challenge, the freedom of being their own boss, the opportunity to make something ...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-07-09

Why I Have an Issue with the Forbes Franchise Rankings

Top Ranked Franchises Under $150K I think that franchise rankings are an awesome tool for helping potential franchisees find which franchises are good for them and which aren’t. They’re also super useful for helping existing franchises get a benchmark for how they’re doing relative to their competition. So I was excited when I saw t...

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Posted on Jul 08, 2015

EY Recognizes Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CEO Roland Dickey Jr. as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Southwest Region

Image title (Dallas, Texas) EY announced Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., as a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Southwest region. The group of leading entrepreneurs, recognized for taking the road less traveled to launch new companies, open new m...

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Posted on Jul 07, 2015

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Opens 33 New Units in First Half of 2015, Saves 1.5 Million Gallons of Water

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has opened a total of 33 new units in the frst sixmonths of 2015 and saved 1.5 million gallons of water, once again anchoring itself as one of the fastest-growingand greenest carpet cleaning companies in the country. “We continue to make signifcant pr...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-07-07

Franchises for the Summer

Image title I hope everybody had a great 4th of July. We’re now officially two weeks into summer and that means that it’s the perfect time for you to start a summer franchise. Here are five great franchise choices that will position you for success this summer and beyond.Kono Pizza- Pizza in a cone is more than...

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Posted on Jul 01, 2015

Franchise Disclosure Documents

The Franchise Disclosure Document(FDD) and its older counterpart the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) is a document describing the relationship between franchisor and franchisee which sets forth particular terms and conditions for the relationship. As of 2007 the Federal Trade Commission c...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-29

What is a Franchise Consultant

Users going through our site often come across this term “Franchise Consultant” and seem puzzled by what it means. It’s not the easiest idea to understand and a quick search online doesn’t seem to make it that much clearer. The Wikipedia article for “Franchise Consultant” starts by saying “'Franchis...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-24

A Few Thoughts After IFE 2015

Image title Last Friday I went up to the Javits Center with other members of the Franchise Help team to check out the International Franchise Expo. It was my first IFE and going into it I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I got there. I might do a more detailed write-up in a few days if there is interest, b...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-23

What Would You Do with $25,000?

Image title Have you ever had one of those days when you were just kind of fantasizing about what you would do if you had a crazy amount of money? I had one of those a couple of weeks back when I was looking for a new apartment. I decided to go onto an NYC realty site and take a look at what paying an absurd&nb...

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Posted on Jun 18, 2015

10 Franchises All Female Entrepreneurs Should Know About

Image title It’s been a few years since we posted this list, and I think it’s definitely time it got updated. Since we last posted our list of 20 Franchises All Female Entrepreneurs Should Know About the number of franchises owned by women has continued to grow. And more and more franchises are now focusing on ...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-17

It's Almost Here! The International Franchise Expo Starts Tomorrow

Image title It’s almost here. The 2015 International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center in NYC that is. For those of you who don’t know about the IFE, it’s the largest franchise expo of its kind. More than 450 franchises are descending into New York City for the weekend to try to convince potential franchisees...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-16

Why Are Other People Opening Franchises? And Why Should I?

Why Are People Opening Franchises? Since the mid 90’s the number of small businesses in the US has been growing - and fast! It makes sense why - it gives you an opportunity to do something more interesting, to have more flexibility, and to be your own boss. Beyond just small businesses in general, franchises have been seeing particul...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-15

What's Going on With Food Franchise IPO's?

Image title What’s been going on with fast food IPO’s over the past year?? Seriously - it doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me (or to some others it seems). I mean I get it, the food market is going strong, but still this seems crazy. After Wingstop’s Friday IPO success there are now 8 food companies...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-11

5 Hot Food Franchises for This Summer

Image title People are always asking us what food franchises they should open. And with summer right around the corner, right now might be the best time for you to open your very own food franchise. Every franchisee is different, so these recommendations might not be the perfect fit for you, but without further...

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Posted by Tim Gilboy on 2015-06-09

Why Doesn't Chipotle Franchise?

Burrito and Chips I’m a huge Chipotle fan and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I love a big fat carnitas burrito with every possible topping (is that even the right word for what you put on a burrito?) on it, especially guac. But every time I’m outside of New York I wonder why there aren’t more Chipotles out there. Sure ...

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Posted on Jun 02, 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gains Operational Insight across 500 Stores with Advanced Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse solutions provider iOLAP Inc. has combined Syncsort’s DMX data integration software with Yellowfin’s BI platform and Amazon Redshift for data warehousing to provide one of America’s most successful food chains, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, with deep operationa...

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Posted on May 22, 2015

Cruise Planners named Hot Franchise for Veterans, offers military discounts

 Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Named a 2015 Hot Franchise for Veterans™, Offers 30 Percent in Savings to Military Community Coral Springs, Fla. — May 21, 2015 — G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civ...

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