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Franchising: CNBC’s ‘Inside’ Look at it

Franchising: CNBC’s ‘Inside’ Look at it

CNBC just broadcast a show highlighting five Franchise Brands.  The official title is ‘Behind The Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising.’  The show had three story lines. One was about Franchisors doing a good job of growing and maintaining a brand (Proctor & Gamble and Five Guys), … Read entire article »

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West Coast Franchise Expo Begins today

For those of you who have never attended and are not familiar, the West Coast Franchise Expo kicks off today in Downtown Los Angeles at the Convention Center.  The West Coast Franchise Expo features many franchise brands that are looking to sign up new franchisees. … Read entire article »

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Unhappy Franchisees

I am sure there are more of these, and that most franchise brands have their own franchisee run website for gripes about the franchise, but is a resource to hear some horror stories to educate yourself on things to watch out for when getting into a franchise network.  That is the one thing I have noticed in my years as a broker, so many people get into a business or franchise without knowing all of the relevant facts, and like they said on G.I. Joe, knowing is half the battle.  What you don’t know will lead to horror stories like the kind you will find on … Read entire article »

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West Coast Franchise Expo

Been wondering how to make it BIG TIME in business.  One way is to own and operate a Scalable business.  Some franchise concepts lend themselves well to being a scalable concept.  The West Coast Franchise Expo is coming up in less than two months.  I have been to it the last two years and I recommend it highly.  There are typically quite a few franchisors that are exhibitors at the show, the vast majority of which from whom you can get a lot of insight.   Also, you can be in control of your experience there, as you can talk to whichever Franchisors you want for as long oas you want.  Definitely make sure to review the list of franchisor exhibitors and do some homework on them, so you can ask informed … Read entire article »

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