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Discover everything you need to know about running, managing, buying, or selling a business franchise from experienced business experts.

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

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4 Ways to Ensure Mold Doesn't Deter Your Business Reopening
By Brian Miller | November 05, 2020

As businesses reopen after lockdown, many are discovering their premises have been taken over by mold. Here's how to protect your business, building, employees and customers from mold.

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The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2020
By Max Freedman | October 06, 2020

Franchises are a way to own and run your own business, without having to put in the legwork to determine what to sell or how to market it.

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Achieving the Ideal Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
By Don Daszkowski | August 07, 2020

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is unique and takes effort from both sides. Here's what both parties can do to forge a successful partnership.

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Are There Any COVID-19-Proof Franchises Out There?
By Don Daszkowski | July 10, 2020

While there's no guaranteed COVID-proof investment, some sectors are better positioned than others. Here are eight franchise business areas that have done well through the pandemic.

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How to Transition From Your 9-to-5 Job to Full-Time Franchise Ownership
By Nathan Resnick | June 24, 2020

Does your day job leave you exhausted at the end of the workweek? If so, franchising might be a good opportunity for you to be your own boss.

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Should You Buy an Existing Franchise?
By business.com editorial staff | May 01, 2020

There's an alternative to launching a new franchise: Buy an existing one.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Franchise?
By business.com editorial staff | April 22, 2020

It's possible even on a budget, but you need to know your options and obligations first.

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Commercial Real Estate Lessons From McDonald’s
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Small business owners can learn from the McDonald's business model of owning their own business real estate.

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Transitioning From Corporate America to Franchise Business Ownership
By Jim Judy | January 28, 2020

The thought of leaving the corporate world for business ownership is both exciting and frightening. These steps can help you decide and prepare.

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The Ultimate Local Franchise Marketing Guide
By Guy Sheetrit | November 17, 2019

Franchising is regarded as one of the most effective methods of expanding a business, with impressive success rates. However, underlying the successes of most franchises are marketing struggles...

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5 Reasons Why Franchising Could Save Your Retirement Plans
By Eric Stites | October 28, 2019

Franchising is a solid option for people who are looking to better prepare for retirement. Here's what you need to know before making this decision.

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How to Turn Your Small Business Into a Successful Franchise
By Luke Fitzpatrick | July 24, 2019

Franchising your business can be a rewarding experience when done right.

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How to Know if Franchising Is Right for You
By Josh Cohen | May 09, 2019

You should answer these questions before deciding to be a franchise partner.

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The Best Social Media Management and Monitoring Tools of 2020
By Saige Driver | January 08, 2019

Looking for the best and most affordable social media monitoring tools? We have expert reviews and feature comparisons of the top social media analytic tools.