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Franchising Info

A concise breakdown of fundamental franchise topics into easy-to-read and engaging articles.

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Advantages to the Franchisee

In Brief: A key advantage of franchising is the benefit of operating a business with an established and publicly recognized trademark. One of the hardest aspects of opening an...

Pros and Cons of a Franchising Relationship

In Brief: A key advantage of franchising is the benefit of operating a business with an established and publicly recognized trademark. One of the hardest aspects of opening an...

Did You Know?

Franchise Fun Facts Franchising has had a compelling history from the start. Here are some fun facts about franchising that may surprise you. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates...
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Introduction to Franchising

In Brief: According to the American Bar Association, there are three main elements that define a franchise under both federal and state franchise laws. Whether or not a business...
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A Business Franchise: Is it right for you?

In Brief: Business franchises provide a vast array of services that most franchise owners rely on to keep their company afloat. Whether it be accounting, printing, shipping, or event...

Trademark Law Basics

In Brief: Typically, a trademark is used to protect brand names or logos that are used on goods or services. Therefore, a franchisor usually uses a trademark to protect...

Gaining National Exposure for Your Business

In Brief Creating a strong identity for products or services is a driving force behind the success of any franchise. A strong identity reassures customers that they will receive...
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Initial Franchise Training and Support

Initial Training Among the most important tasks for any franchisor is training new franchisees. For both the franchisee and franchisor, a thorough training program is critical for a successful...
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Building a Thorough Franchise Business Plan

Whether you’re a franchisor or franchisee, writing a clear and thorough business plan is one of the best ways to boost your franchise experience. A business plan encourages you...
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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...