Tag Archives: franchise

Rules Franchisees Must Follow

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In franchising it’s all about the rules. That’s how the business model was setup. And because of that, it works. To that end, it’s fair to say that if you become the owner of a franchise, it would behoove you to follow the rules. Because doing so is a proven way to increase your chances of success. That said, if you’re thinking about buying a franchise, you need to ask yourself…

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Pieology Franchisee Goes Local First

A Pieology pizza made to order.

It’s mid afternoon at Pieology in Edinburg. The lunch rush has thinned out, yet the build-your-own pizza restaurant is still busy with mostly Millennial-aged customers. Come back the next day in the noon hour. It will likely be employees from the nearby hospital and medical offices on Trenton Road who are enjoying their break and lunch at Pieology. In the evening hours, families with young children often push the tables…

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Three Ways to Spot Franchise Trends

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If you’re going to start investigating franchise opportunities, there are a few questions that will undoubtedly come up. They are: “What franchises are ‘hot’ right now?” “What are the ‘up and comers?’” “Are there certain segments in franchising I should be looking into?” Here, you can get the answers so you can search for franchises that are in line with some of the current trends taking place in the U.S. How…

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How to Get Past the Fear of Buying a Franchise

Before I share my ideas on how you can get past your fear of buying a franchise, I need to address this issue: It’s perfectly normal to have feelings of fear when you’re thinking about buying a franchise. Let’s see if I can help alleviate some of these fears for you. Transition Fears You’re probably worried about the transition you’ll be making if you decide to move forward with the franchise…

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Three Things All Successful Franchisees Do


If you want to become a successful franchisee, there are certain things you need to do. Clearly, some of them need to be done before you sign your franchise agreement. They include choosing the right franchise, doing thorough research, and arranging the right type of financing. The other things you need to do should happen after you become a franchise owner. In this post, I’m going to share three things that all successful…

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How Long Does It Take to Start a Franchise?

Purchasing a franchise involves many steps — and a lot of time and effort. But, if you’re organized, and you’ve taken the time to learn all you can about franchising, you’ll be able to speed up the process. Keep reading to learn how long it will take to start your franchise business. Purchasing Steps: 1. The Search Typically, you’ll visit several different franchise opportunity websites until you narrow it down…

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How Much Energy Do You Need For a Franchise?

Franchises like Veronica Barrera-Cuellar's locations of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (as featured in the Nov. 2017 edition of VBR) are big business in the Valley. (VBR)

There’s hard work, and there’s really hard work. Owning and operating a franchise business falls under “really hard work.” Are you prepared for it? Owning a Franchise “If it was so easy, everyone would do it.” That’s a true statement, especially when it comes to being the active owner of a franchise business. Most franchises require their owners to be active — to be working in the business. But some, like these, don’t.…

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