Franchise industry insiders...the people who are actually in franchising, look at franchise rankings in a much different way than say, prospective franchise owners. Take me, for instance: I hardly ever take franchise rankings seriously. Most franchise professionals don't either-but you won't be able to easily get them to admit as much, publicly. Let's dig in to franchise rankings a bit...and my feelings about them. Franchise Rankings: Locker Room Conversations Some of the
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Top Franchise Lists There are: Top 50 franchise lists. Top 100 franchise lists. Top 500 franchise lists. Even lists of the top 10 franchises. My point: There are certainly lots of lists these days. It can be hard to figure out what's what with some of them. Are Franchise Lists Important? Yes and no. Yes, because they can serve as a good starting point if you're at the beginning of your franchise opportunity search. No, because not all of them will be
My Psychic I just finished my annual session with Fiona Franslam, my psychic. This year's one-hour-in-person session was quite revealing..... (Disclosure; Fiona sometimes serves as my part-time virtual assistant. All I have to do is think of her, and she appears. It's a little thing we have.) Now that I've satisfied all of the FTC requirements for a post like this, it's time to get serious. The first question you probably have is this one; "Joel, where did you come up
Top 10 Franchise Lists Are Exceedingly Popular. Here's a Top 20 Franchise List... Forbes.com Top 20 Franchises Forbes.com, with Robert Bond's help, stacked up 400 operators that require less than $100,000 to open a new location, have been in business for at least five years and are opening new units now. Then they plucked the top 20 by applying a weighted formula based on comparable metrics. If you're thinking about being your own boss-and buying a franchise to do so, check out the list below.