The Role of Patents in Franchising

The other day we talked with a business owner whose up and running business was centered around a unique product that he created. He had a dilemma. He wanted to patent his “widget” AND he wanted to franchise his business, but he didn’t know which one to do first! Okay, first, let’s clarify what a…

Making Sense of the Franchise Fee and Territory

There’s a common misconception out there that when a person buys a franchise, the franchise fee that is paid by the person buying a franchise is contingent upon the size of the territory that is awarded. While this is currently not the case, there was a time years ago, when franchisors charged a fee just…

Myth – People Buy a Franchise Just for the Name

“Isn’t the reason why most people buy a franchise is just for the name?” We get asked this question quite often. And given that there are many established franchise “brand names” in the world, it can seem daunting to an emerging franchisor with a business name that no one knows yet! First of all, it’s…

Do I Need All Parts of The Franchise Maker Process?

Yep, the process to franchise your business can be a bit intimidating, complicated and overwhelming so we are here to make it easy for you. Our franchise development program provides you with all of the different pieces and professionals necessary in order for you to start offering franchises nationwide. Now you may be asking yourself,…

Does It Make Sense to Start Franchising Your Business?

You have probably been struggling with the thought, “is franchising my business a good idea?” At some point you may have contacted us to inquire about franchising and perhaps you are still not sure if this is the right path to grow your business. In a nutshell franchising is about helping other entrepreneurs be successful…

Why Our Franchise Development Fees are Less

The Franchise Maker was born out of our President’s passion to help business owners get to another level of growth through franchising by making the process easy and affordable. Prior to starting The Franchise Maker in 2005, Dave Waldman (our President) came from the franchise industry and had worked with some very large successful franchising…