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Taking on the Franchise Doubters

Entrepreneurs are both dreamers and doers. They have the drive to succeed that a lot of other folks lack. You probably know a few in your own circle of friends. But even as they yearn for success, aspects of their plans, hopes and dreams are subject to the doubters. These doubters are more often than [...]

Are You a Good Fit for Service-Based Franchises?

Many entrepreneurs believe that franchising provides them with the best option to own a business of their own. Of course, there are many reasons, not the least of which is the advantage of following a proven business model designed to provide the best chance of success and sustainability. Once they’ve been convinced, a second question [...]

By |2021-01-15T20:38:30+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , , |

Using Franchising to Diversify Your Ownership Portfolio

Any investment broker or financial planner who advises clients usually has one primary directive, no matter the situation. And that directive is for investors to diversify their portfolios. It’s a fundamental and sound practice because it mitigates your overall wealth strategy, regardless of the current economic climate. Some assets in your portfolio that are earning [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:21:08+00:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

The Emotional Connection to Owning a Business of Your Own

As a business owner, do you have to love the product or service you’re providing to customers? Many entrepreneurs are under the impression that this is a key factor when going into business for themselves. It’s why some begin the franchise investigative process with preconceived notions of the type of company they see themselves running. [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:21:09+00:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Tips on Getting a Fresh Start in 2021

Happy New Year from the FranNet Family! We certainly hope your holidays were both memorable, meaningful and safe, especially for those who had to forego typical family visits. That was just one last reminder that 2020 was a challenging year like no other. And, while we’re not out of the woods yet as it pertains [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:21:10+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Thriving through Covid: 2021 is Here…Ready to Go?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in 2021, starting with one basic fact. It’s no longer 2020. We’ve been through an unimaginable year that most, if not all, will be more than happy to forget. A global pandemic, a battered economy, the fight for social justice and a bruising election gave us all [...]

Thriving through Covid: Franchising Year in Review

It’s not uncommon to see the typical “Year in Review” takes as December enters its final week, but 2020 has been anything but. Nevertheless, industries across the broad spectrum of commerce and business are trying to make sense of this year—and franchising is no different. Tallied amidst the backdrop of a once in a hundred-year [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:21:12+00:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , , |

Thriving through Covid: The Twelve Days of Franchising (A Holiday Take)

Hey, the work week is winding down and Christmas is literally right around the corner. As if the music on the radio, the endless Santa commercials and holiday parties aren’t enough, we’re hijacking the FranNet “Thriving through Covid” blog today to bring you even more Christmas cheer. Presented as a true tongue-in-cheek exercise, we give [...]

Thriving through Covid: 4 Things to Look for in a Good Franchise

With literally thousands of different concepts to choose from, entrepreneurs can be forgiven if they can’t decide which industry—let alone which franchise—to go with to start a business of their own. Much like reviewing a horse-racing preview guide, they can turn to many sources to narrow down the field. The top-five, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and [...]

Thriving through Covid: Meeting Financial Requirements for Franchising

Many entrepreneurs have a misguided notion that franchising is cost-prohibitive, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. With literally thousands of franchise concepts to choose from, there’s a business out there for all budget levels. During this edition of our “Thriving through Covid” blog series, we’re going to look at how to meet the [...]