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Expansion is expensive and time-consuming. By franchising your company, you can reach new locales without having to closely manage the new operation.
If you want to open your own franchise business, the key is to find one that fits your long-term interests.
Before you sign a franchise agreement, you should have a clear understanding of what it is and what it obligates you and the franchisor to.
Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to open up a ready-made business that has branding and processes already in place.
Looking to expand your business? Turning your small business into a franchise might help. Read advice from franchising experts in our article.
Home-based franchising offers the freedom of entrepreneurship without the risk.
Want to own a business that's part of an established brand and market? Franchising might be the right option for you.
You don't need to have a great idea of your own to start a part-time business. Here's why part-time franchise ownership is a great entrepreneurial opportunity.
From beef jerky to crime scene cleanup, here are some unusual franchises you might not have heard of yet.
Owning a franchise doesn't have to be extremely expensive. These opportunities are all less than $100,000 in total investment costs.
Want to open a business but not sure where to start? Opening a franchise might be the right option for you.
Determined to find a way to manufacture apparel in the U.S., one former jeans salesman builds a business on American values - and materials.
Franchising has always been a popular way to start a business with lower risk. Here's why this path to entrepreneurship is growing, and how it will evolve in the coming years.
Think your small business is ready to become a franchise? Ask yourself these four questions before making a decision.
Say the word “franchise,” and what comes to mind for most people are those fast-food chains. But that’s not where the franchise action is.
If you want to get into the franchise business, here's what's looking promising for 2012 and beyond.
Are you ready to make the changes required by new government regulation?
Know what you want (and don't want) to do before you start looking