Setting Up a Franchise Can Be Hard. Beware of Gimmicks!

Just when we thought we had heard of all the games and gimmicks in the franchising industry we recently learned of a new twist that is being rolled out by some companies that are trying to do franchise development work.  These companies are now offering to franchise your business for “no money upfront”. Instead, they…

What to Look for in a Franchise Development Company

During the many years we have been franchising businesses we have witnessed some really crazy gimmicks from companies that are offering franchise development services.  We encourage you to be super careful who you talk to about franchising your business (read our President’s warning message). There are many things to look for in a franchise development company…

Know the Difference Between a Franchise Advisor, Consultant & Broker?

When looking at the franchising industry, there can be some confusion in terminology. Who does what and what are the deliverables? There seem to be various players. Titles that are often loosely used, co-mingled and poorly defined are Franchise Consultants, Franchise Advisors, Franchise Brokers and Franchise Developers.  So let’s break them down and see what…

Do I Really Need Someone to Manage My Franchise Sales?

You have decided to franchise your company and as you research into franchising, you are faced with several decisions. Franchise development is by far the most important; however, you realize that franchising is another business and that soon you will need to manage the franchise sales side of that business. Is managing franchise sales as…

There Are NO Stupid Questions about Franchising!

The decision to franchise is a big one. Are you asking the right questions? Over the last few years so many “drop ins” have entered the franchise development industry. Be watchful of deception out there and make sure you are talking with franchise developers. You need to ask the right questions about franchising to ensure…