5 Encouraging Facts to Know About Multi-Unit Franchising

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. The popularity of the multi-unit franchise is no longer up for debate. Data from some of the leading market researchers in the franchise industry has analyzed this trend and found strong evidence that owners with more than one location are more popular than you think. It is … Read more

4 Reasons to Become a Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. As a business owner, what’s better than a profitable website? Two, three or even dozens of profitable sites. For franchisees and candidates who want to apply or go home, a multi-unit empire can be a useful way to significantly increase your area, income and portfolio. Most multi-unit … Read more

5 Things to Do Before You Franchise Your Business

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. As a business owner with several years of success and a value proposition that resonates with your target audience, growth and expansion is likely to be your top priority. You may already have multiple sites – which are also working fine – and want to explore how … Read more

4 Lists of Franchise Rankings You Don’t Want to Miss

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. Let’s face it: Americans are obsessed with order. All you have to do is take a look at the hotly debated top 25 football leagues to see how enthusiastic fans can get. We are a very competitive community, and our love of listings and ratings satisfies our … Read more

Searching for a Franchise for the First Time? Here are 6 Tips to Consider

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. With over 3,000 different franchise concepts to choose from, an extensive search to find the perfect match for your goals, income potential, and lifestyle can make you chomp on a bit to get started. But before you do that, pull the reins and make sure you’re straight … Read more

5 Ways to Finance a Franchise

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. Franchises come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of financial commitment. Finding a franchise opportunity that is just right for you is the most important factor – and closely follows that up with paying for it. How will you secure the funds to cover initial franchise fees, … Read more

6 Tips to Prep for Your Discovery Day

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. Discovery Day, also known as a “team meet,” is one of the final steps in the franchise’s investigation process. In pre-Covid times, a face-to-face meeting was assured, usually at corporate headquarters, between the franchisor and the (prospective) franchisor. For some brands, it still is, but more than … Read more

7 Things Not to Miss in the FDD

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. Aside from the Operations Manual itself, no other document in the franchise investigation process is as important as a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Just like the franchise industry itself, FDD adheres to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, which state that property candidates must obtain at least 14 … Read more

How Ace Handyman Services Capitalized on the ‘Do It for Me’ Economy to Jumpstart Its Growth

Andy Bell puts his good luck to work. In 2001 he ran a small business called Handyman Matters and won $50,000 worth of legal services from a trade contest. He used the windfall to draft a franchise disclosure document and operations manual, which eventually helped him start franchising his company. Then, in 2019, just months … Read more

With People Stuck at Home, Energy Bills Went Up, and Koala Insulation Stepped Up Its Game to Meet Demand

When people were stuck in their homes at the height of the pandemic, their new home renovation activities were notorious for driving demand for a wide range of home services. But it also meant people’s energy bills went up — and when they began looking for ways to cut costs while staying warm, Melbourne, Florida-based … Read more