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.

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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...

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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....

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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.

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What is a Franchise?

Many of the stores and restaurants that you see every day are franchises. But, the answer is a little more complicated than that.

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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?

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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.

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Lessons Learned: How Picking the Wrong Franchise Turned Into a Loss

An entrepreneur chose a franchise that was a bad fit for him, and lost his money. These are his takeaways from the experience, and his advice on how not to repeat his mistakes.

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