Archive for November, 2012



Which Franchise Markets Are The Best?

The most profitable markets or industries in franchising are the ones least affected by the lousy economy that has marked the past few years. No matter how bad the economy, what are consumers still spending money on? One area of the economy that is somewhat recession proof is child care and related areas. People will [...]

6 Facts on Starting a Franchise Business

Thousands of people are getting involved with franchises. If you’re thinking about becoming one of the many franchise owners, there are 6 facts to know before you jump in: 1. Franchising opportunities are everywhere When most people think franchising, they think fast food, but virtually every industry has begun offering franchise opportunities. Whether your passion [...]

Franchising and Entrepreneurial Veterans

According to the International Franchise Association’s 2012 Veterans in Franchising Study, the industry has given more than 64,000 vets, military spouses and wounded warriors job opportunities in the past year. Also 4,314 new veteran franchise owners entered the industry since 2011, and were 30% more likely to have hired a veteran than a non-veteran owned franchise. [...]

A Fork in the Road

 Changing careers is inherently risky, and the transition from a stable position to an entrepreneurial venture is especially hazardous. For those determined to ditch the 9 to 5 and start a business in a field they’re passionate about, there are ways to make the move more of a calculated risk than a blind leap. It [...]