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Are You Franchisee Material?

The process of becoming a franchisee is a complex process that should be pursued very carefully. There are many factors to consider, and much due diligence to undertake before making the decision to invest in a franchise.

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Union Challenges to Franchising in the U.S.

Facing shrinking membership, U.S. labor unions are now challenging the franchising model of independent businesses.

Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Franchise

Or, 'Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Well-Designed and Managed Franchise System' - because not every franchise system is a success!

7 Warning Signs When Buying a Franchise

Investing in a franchise is life-changing. Here are seven “red flags” or indications that further investigation may be prudent before you commit.

Five Areas to Evaluate before Buying a Franchise

Franchising is not for everyone, nor is every franchise opportunity equal. Before you jump on the franchising bandwagon, consider these 5 areas.

Evaluating a Franchisor's Services

Don’t rely on a franchisor’s outside sales broker or even an inside salesperson as your only source of information about the franchise’s services.

Bridging Strategy and Execution

How to avoid 'execution pollution' when it comes to implementing your strategic plan.

Training Execution in Franchising: Problems and Solutions

Franchisors may spend hefty resources on training programs but still find unit-level results falling short, due to problems with training execution.

Adding New Products or Services to Your System

New products or services should be introduced proactively as part of a well-structured system program, rather than reactively to franchisee demand.

Vicarious Liability

Definition of Vicarious Liability as used in franchising

Validation

Definition of Validation as used in franchising

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