What’s Your End Game: Franchising May Play a Role

Every business owner has an end game in mind. You started their business to be independent, remove any glass ceilings and to pursue your passion. At some point in your lifespan as a business owner your focus shifts from just making money to how to work less and make more money, ultimately leading to an end game (at…

Dangers of Franchising Your Business Too Soon

This might be hard to do, but imagine you are looking to buy into a franchise. You find something that looks promising and you buy into the concept. As a new franchisee your expectations are that you are buying into a program that is already figured out. You are under the impression that all you really have to do is learn all the…

How to Start Franchising Your Business & How it Will Affect Your Future

Does this sound like you? “I have been thinking about franchising my business but I want to have some idea how it will affect my future. I am concerned about giving up control, the people who will be operating my business and will I be able to succeed as a franchisor?” These questions are valid…

Are Franchisees Considered Employees?

We all know what franchising means. It sounds good right? Grow a business, have multiple locations, recognition, branding, etc. But do you fully grasp what the franchising relationship is really about? Are franchisees employees? Can a franchisor directly control the franchisee’s business? There are all kinds of misconceptions surrounding franchise relationships such as: the franchisor dictates the franchisee’s operation, franchising is…

Key Points to Building a Successful Franchise

Your business is doing great, you now want to grow and know franchising is your path. You begin to wonder, “What does it take to build a successful franchise program?”   Successful franchises are made up of a bunch of different elements that all lend to their success. Keep in mind franchising is not just about your business…

Can My Business be Franchised if it Requires a License?

As you are thinking about franchising your business, you may be under the impression that you cannot franchise your business because operating it requires a special license. Perhaps you are thinking that your industry is so specialized that franchising may not be applicable to your type of business. Luckily for you this myth is FALSE!    The…