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Is a Franchise a Profitable Investment? 5 Keys to Getting Your Money’s Worth   Author: Jenna Cyprus   
Considering the time investment, capital investment, and potential performance of the average franchise, can it be considered a reliably profitable investment?
5 Reasons to Invest in a Franchise    Author: Jenna Cyprus   
If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio, you’re not alone. Investors are turning to many unique opportunities, and franchises are among them.
Make The Most Of The Silver Dollar – Invest In Elderly Care   Author: Shaun Adams,   
There are a number of factors that have combined to make home care one of the most popular and lucrative franchising options available today.
Top 15 Small Business Lenders In 2014   Author: Blue MauMau   
According to data from Sageworks Bank Information, outstanding small business loans totaled $12 billion more in 2014 than the previous year, marking the first annual increase since 2010. 2014's small business loans increased 2 percent compared to the 0.5% drop in 2013 and the 4.3% drop in 2012, according to Sageworks.
Franchise Numbers Up 1 Percent per Year, but Unit Turnover Is Alarming    Author: Don Sniegowski, Blue MauMau   
New research shows that the turnover rate for franchise outlets in the United States over the last four years from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013 is 122 percent, with more leaving than opening.
What You Need To Ask Your Franchisor Before Selecting A Site   Author: Dale Willerton   
Here are some of the many questions that franchisees need to ask their franchisor in advance of even beginning the site selection process.
Top 9 Franchises To Invest In   Author: Laurie Kulikowski   
The list below represents franchise names that scored the highest in Franchise Business Review's annual franchisee satisfaction survey that polled more than 400 companies.
Big Name Restaurant Franchises Selling Off Real Estate Assets   Author: Jonathan Heller   
In the restaurant business, companies that own significant real estate are seeing the benefits of selling it, converting it into cash and simplifying operations in the process.
What's Being Lost In The Franchise Minimum Wage Debate   Author: Caroline B. Fichter   
In the national debate surrounding the minimum wage, advocates on both sides of the issue use small franchised businesses like sandwich shops as example of small businesses that will be affected by an increased minimum wage.
Washington State Mulls Electronic FDDs   Author: Blue MauMau   
Like most other legal documents, state law requires that Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) be delivered to prospective franchisees in paper format. Many of the reasons for this are relevant (security concerns, evidentiary purposes, etc.), even in a digital age, but now the state of Washington is considering allowing those documents to be transmitted electronically. The Federal Trade Commission has approved electronic transmission of FDDs and state organizations have paved the way in policy amendments, but the ruling is still out on whether those recommendations will be adopted. For more on this continue reading the following article from Blue MauMau.

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