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Choosing The Right Franchise

Are you thinking about investing in a franchise and don't know where to start? There are so many franchise opportunities to choose from. The process of choosing the right franchise is complex, but don't be rushed into a decision; take the time to do your research carefully before you invest.

MSA Seminars at 2014 International Franchise Expo, Javits Center, NYC
MSA will conduct several seminars for emerging and established franchisors at the 2014 International Franchise Expo in New York, June 19-21, 2014.

What is a Franchise?
Franchising, Franchisee, Franchisor, brand, buying franchise, franchising basics

Are You Ready to Be a Franchisee?
Only you can determine whether becoming a franchisee is right for you. It’s a personal decision. Here are three major preliminary questions you’ll want to ask yourself before investigating franchising further.

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?
Each franchise has its own financial requirements, but there are some common costs that all franchisees will have. Learn where to find the information.

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

Franchise or Business Opportunity? Making the choice
On the surface they may seem similar, but business opportunities (Biz Ops) and franchises are quite different.

How to Understand a Franchisor's Financial Performance Representation
Understanding the importance and limitations of Financial Performance Representations when evaluating a franchise investment

Start-Up Costs: Determining your initial franchise investment
Buying a Franchise, New Franchisees, Franchise Costs, Business Investments, Start-Up Costs, Cost of Franchise, Business Plan, Business Financing

Is Every Franchise Going to Be a Success?
Be careful when investigating franchise opportunities, and also examine whether you are more cut out to be a franchisee or to start your own business.

How Do You Spot a Franchise Opportunity to Avoid?
Selecting the right franchise is important. But avoiding the franchise scams is essential. Learn how.

Thinking Long-Term when Selecting a Franchise
What to ask when selecting a franchise about the franchisor's support for re-selling your franchise in the future

Advantages and Disadvantages of Joining a Mature Franchise System
When you invest in a mature, well-managed franchise system, the advantages outweigh the negatives - if - franchising is right for you.

Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Franchise
Perhaps a better title for this article would be 'Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Well-Designed and Managed Franchise System,' because not every franchise system is a success.

Understanding the Franchise Agreement
Study your Franchise Agreement thoroughly before signing on the dotted line... it is not the same thing as the FDD, and is a legally binding contract.

Buying an Existing Franchise
Buying an existing franchise is a great way to become a franchisee, but as with any investment, you need to do your homework and due diligence.

The 2014 International Franchise Exposition
The International Franchise Expo is one of the largest franchise expos in the world and will be held in NYC June 19th-21, 2014 at the Javits Center.

How to Find a Franchise with Good Return on Investment
How to find a franchise with good return on investment or ROI.

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.

For Franchisees
Essential information for those considering buying a franchise, and for new franchisees.

Large Franchises vs. Small Franchises
Large franchises vs. small franchises. When deciding which franchise is right for you, you may wish to take into account the advantages and disadvantages of large franchise versus small franchise systems.

The Franchise Discovery Day
Learn about the franchise discovery day. What is a discovery day with the franchisor and franchisee? Discovery Days are designed to allow the franchise candidate and franchisor to meet face to face.

10 Fundamentals of Social Sector Franchising
Social Franchising, Social Sector Franchising, CFWshops, HealthStore Foundation, International Franchise Association Social Sector Task Force, BOP

Steps to Take After You Choose Your Franchise
Steps to take after you choose a franchise. Once you have chosen which franchise is right for you, your job has just started. The process of investigating and buying a franchise should be done very carefully.

Federal Trade Commission - 8 Tips to Avoid a Business Opportunity Scam
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers 8 tips to help you avoid buying into a business opportunity scam.

Mary Tomzack - Guest Franchise Author
Mary Tomzack, is the author of the widely read Tips & Traps When Buying a Franchise. She is also the Advisory Board Chair of FranchiseHelp.com, a leading resource for information on franchise opportunities and business opportunities. FranchiseHelp was recently named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the most useful sites for entrepreneurs.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Franchise Agreement and FDD Provisions
One Franchisee Lawyers Perspective on evaluating Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs)

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