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Working with Vendors

Make a Vendor List  Start off by making a list of vendors with whom you've already had relations. Ten vendors would be a good number to start with. Add to...
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What’s With the Long Lines at Popeyes? How to Open a Popeyes Today!

In Brief: Lines are out the doors and down the street for Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich. The chicken chain’s success is turning the heads of...
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How Does a Franchise Work?

In Brief: Franchising revolves around the franchisor-franchisee relationship. The franchise model offers many unique advantages for both the franchisor and the franchisee. Franchising differs from traditional business...
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The Power of a Brand: The Pros of Franchising to a Franchisor

In Brief: Franchises offer franchisees a strategic identity that is not only effective, but it also has a cumulative market impact. Franchises offer the independence of small...
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57 Million Americans Belong to a Gym! Why is the Fitness Industry Growing So...

In Brief: Aproximmately 57 million Americans belong to gyms. The Fitness Industry brings in $31 billion annually in the U.S. Americans feel more pressure than ever to get in...

Did You Know?

Franchise Fun Facts Franchising has had a compelling history from the start. Learn about the most interesting, fun, and surprising franchise facts. From the history of franchising to celebrity franchisees...
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Types of Franchising

In Brief: Initially, franchising’s greatest appeal was as an opportunity for an individual to control their own destiny and secure their future. In recent years, that model...
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Considering the Start of a Business? What is the “Business Model”: What to Consider?

In Brief: Several different types of business models are available for entrepreneurs to use. The rise of the Internet has enabled home businesses to rise in popularity. The brick and...
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Want to Open a Sports Bar? Here’s How You Can Get the Party Started!

In Brief: Sports bars are a popular restaurant staple in the United States. To open a sports bar is a multistep process. The first step is to create a concept...
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Key Franchise Terms That All Entrepreneurs Should Know

In Brief: There are several key franchise terms you need to know before buying a franchise. Royalty fees refer to either a fixed or variable fee that...