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Grand Opening Tips for Franchisees

Ready to jump-start your franchise business? First things first: open with a bang. A successful grand opening generates what business owners love most: word-of-mouth and loyal customers. Here are a few expert tips for planning your Grand Opening: 1. Fit It Into Your Budget Work the grand opening into your initial budget so you cover…

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3 Secrets of Millionaire Franchisees

You may be a future empire builder, or you may want to own a select number of franchise locations with healthy financial returns.  There are many paths to becoming a millionaire, and many franchise concepts that may get you there.  But the bottom line is that becoming a millionaire is not  just about the franchise…

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Happy Franchising! A positive outlook for 2013

2012 was a great year for franchising. We saw an overall improvement in business ownership for the first time since the recession. And we’ll continue to see that trend going into the New Year. According to IHS Global Insight, the number of franchise establishments in the United States is forecast to increase by 1.4 percent…

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4 Ways you’re Hurting your Shot at becoming a Franchise Owner

Mistakes that hurt your credit score: Lending has made its (almost full) return. Loans are becoming more available, and all in time for you to start your own franchise business. Hold on, there’s more. Before the bank gives you a stamp of approval for a small business loan, they’re going to be examining your credit…

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Avoid these financial mistakes when starting any franchise business.

It’s so easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the idea of starting their own business that their financial priorities drop and they’re left with headaches, heartache or financial loss. We’re making sure this doesn’t happen to you. We’ve teamed up with Lene Steelman, Kiddie Academy’s Controller and VP of Accounting, who helps franchisees…

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