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The Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises

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It’s that time of year, again. The team over at Franchise Direct has put together their annual Top 100 Global Franchises report. Franchise Direct puts a lot of time and effort into each and every report they do. A lot of research…deep research, is done at headquarters, and the results are always top-notch. I linked to the 2013 Top Global Franchises report last year, and this year I’m ... Read More

Free Franchise Tips: Read My #dailyfranchisetip On Google+


(The current background image located on my Google+ Page) If you'd like to get snack-sized franchise tips, consider this to be your official invite to receive them for free, Monday-Friday. But, there's a catch. You have to have a Google+ account.   #dailyfranchisetip I'll be writing my #dailyfranchisetip from the rear study of my Castle in the morning, and posting them on my ... Read More

Franchise Q And A: LegalZoom® Franchise Startup Chat On Twitter

  Do you have questions on franchising? Join us on March 20th at 11:00 AM, PST, 2:00PM, EST, for a Franchise Q And A Tweet-Chat-sponsored by LegalZoom®. Small business expert, and USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, is my co-host, as I field questions on franchising via Twitter.   LegalZoom® Franchise Startup Chat On Twitter If you've never participated in a Tweet-Chat, ... Read More

New Franchise Owner Wishes She Would Have Done It Sooner

If I had $500 handed to me every time someone I helped got into a franchise business and told me  they" wish they would have done it sooner,” the website you’re now on would be running from a more powerful server. Seriously: Today’s potential franchise owners are a nervous bunch…and rightly so. Most of them take a long time to make their decisions. That’s because buying a franchise is a big ... Read More

Franchise Opportunity Directory Gets A Total Makeover

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If you're looking at franchise opportunities or business opportunities, the Franchise Biz Directory is worth checking out. Here's why: 1. It's my website...I own it and run it 2. It's just been totally revamped 3. It has a snazzy new design 4. It features franchise resources galore 5. It features over 100 (and growing) franchise news and advice articles   The Franchise ... Read More

Check Out The Franchise Business My Client Just Opened

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Otto Beatty is pretty-well known in the Columbus, Ohio small business community. Look I didn't really know that until we got to know each other, but, I know that now. The reason we got to know each other had to do with Otto contacting me one day, via email. The email:  “Read your outstanding book.  I took the franchise personality test you provided. Would love to talk to you about ... Read More

7 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Franchise Using Your 401(k)

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(This post about using your 401 (k) to buy a franchise is courtesy of Guidant Financial) If you're looking to buy a franchise and fulfill your dreams of entrepreneurship, your first thought may be that you’ll need a loan. But there are other ways to finance that new business, and retirement funds are a popular option. Maybe you need a few reasons to consider using this franchise financing ... Read More