franchising

Post image for Evaluating a Franchise’s Fine Print

Be sure the business you’re buying is a strong, profitable brand with an untroubled history. Picture this: It’s Day One of your business. You have a business plan. Your operations manual is in place. You know your suppliers. Your branding has already been done and the business model has been tested, so you know it’s […]

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Post image for Basic Training: L is for Leave Franchising to the Professionals

Franchising can seem like the goose that laid the golden egg. Have an idea, get a system, roll it out, let other people pay you for it. Sit with your feet up sipping mai-tais by the beach, and watch your bank account go ka-CHING.Now for the reality check. Creating a franchise that other people pay […]

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  “When you’re not fishing, be mending the nets.” ~ Irish proverb I look down at my Staples® five-subject spiral notebook, slowly filling with notes and ideas and jottings about how I run my business. Summer is usually a quiet time for my business. It gives me time to “mend the nets.” To look carefully […]

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