Despite an abundance of readily available information regarding the topic of franchise ownership, some commonly held misconceptions persist. For hopeful business owners, debunking the most prevalent myths surrounding franchise ownership can open up a world of possibilities. If you’re interested in becoming your own boss, but are unsure of whether franchise ownership is a good [...]
This list of the top ten franchises for sale and small business opportunities received the most interest on the Franchise Solutions website for August, 2008: Subway – Deli Fast Casual Food and Healthy Sandwiches Adult Startups Business – Adult Themed Business Opportunities DVD Now Kiosks – Automated DVD Rentals and DVD Kiosks The Tilted Kilt [...]
Franchisors may offer their own financing programs, or they may have a partnership agreement with a lending company. The lender is familiar with the franchise concept and would be familiar with the brand, which makes it easier to get funding from their partner company. If a franchisor doesn’t offer financing, you can research a wide [...]
Ready to grab a piece of the fun, exciting and glamorous multi-billion dollar cosmetic market?! If so, a Merle Norman Studios franchise offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to own their own business selling its own full line of skin care and color cosmetic products. Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios develops, manufactures and distributes its own, top of [...]
I stumbled upon this helpful checklist for starting a small business from the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). It’s a very useful tool before you go too far down the road towards starting a business. I call it a checklist, they call it the Small Business Readiness Assessment Tool! Good luck!