If you're looking to start a business, you might have considered franchising. But first, what is a franchise, and how do you start one? What are the benefits and risks of franchising? We'll go over them in this article.

Franchises

What Is a Franchise?

If you're looking to start a business, you might have considered franchising. But first, what is a franchise, and how do you start one? What are the benefits and risks of franchising? We'll go over them in this article.

By Joel Libava |

Buying a Business

There are some benefits to buying an existing business if you’re not as interested in starting a business from scratch. The key to buying a business? Doing the right research so that you can be confident that what you see is what you’re going to get.

By Nolo |

Should I Open a Franchise or Start a Business?

Many wonder: Should I open a franchise or start a business? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here's what to consider before taking next steps.

By Kenneth Burke |

How to Start a Franchise Business

A lot of people are drawn to franchising. If it’s right for you, it can be a road map to profitable business ownership. You can get in on a great idea or successful business that has a track record of success and a strong brand, and still run the business yourself. Franchise expert Joel Libava...

By Angelique O'Rourke |

Thinking About Buying a Franchise? Consider These Pros and Cons

Like any other business, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a franchise. Does starting your own business yield more long-term rewards, or is buying a franchise a better choice? To find out, we asked eight founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) their thoughts on the subject. Here are their answers are below. Q: I’m thinking about buying a franchise....

By Scott Gerber |

Your Business Lives and Dies by Its Differentiator

It’s also called your secret sauce, and sometimes your competitive edge. Your differentiator is what makes you different from your competitors.

By Tim Berry |

The History of Franchising As We Know It

The franchise model has been called the greatest business model ever invented. But, how did it begin? How did franchising start?

By Joel Libava |

How to Choose a Franchise That’s Right For You [VIDEO]

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that's right for you. Here's how.

By Bailey Koharchick |

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If you're looking to start a business, you might have considered franchising. But first, what is a franchise, and how do you start one? What are the benefits and risks of franchising? We'll go over them in this article.