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The  Franchise Crash Course is almost ready! Can you help us out?

We're so close to finishing our long-awaited Franchise Crash Course, and it'll be coming out in a few weeks.

But before we release the course we want to make sure we've covered everything that's important to you.

Can you take 2 minutes to let us know the most important things we NEED to cover in the course?

You can take the 2 minute survey here (and get a little more detail on the course).

Thanks!

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Female NASCAR Driver Learns Life Lessons and Transitions to Succesful Franchisee

[Matt Wilson, FranchiseHelp]: Hello everybody. This is Matt Wilson coming from FranchiseHelp.com. I am here with Deborah Renshaw-Parker,former NASCAR driver and Apricot Lane Boutique franchisee. Deborah is coming to us from Bowling Green, Kentucky, where she owns an Apricot Lane franchise. We want to pick her brain a little bit. Thanks for coming on the show.

What Does a Franchise Search Look Like

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 idea of what everyone else is looking for. How the typical search goes before they connect with a franchise. What type of franchises people are typically looking for. And the most common reasons why people want to open a franchise.

How Much Money Can My Franchise Make?

That said, working out the numbers can be challenging if you don't have the proper guidance. Getting to the bottom line requires a basic understanding of franchise accounting, a willingness to do a bit of digging through FDDs / UFOCs (more on these below), and the ability to perform some simple arithmetic to build a basic set of financial projections (your mini business plan in numerical form).