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What Choice Do I Have? »

By: Jim Isenhour

Most people receive their monthly natural gas bill from their local utility, open it up, look at the total cost, get mad about it, and then write a check for the total amount. Since most of you have always relied upon your local utility to supply the natural gas for your business, you do not believe that you have a choice. WRONG! In most locations around the United States you do have a choice.

Opinions, Insight And Perspectives On Franchising »

By Paul R Segreto

Social Media has certainly proven to be a fantastic medium to cross-reference opinions, insight and perspectives. I often utilize Social Media to gain varying thoughts from both within and outside the franchise community.

Debt Consolidation Franchise Businesses - Prospects In This Fragile Economic State »

By Steven Roberts

As there is an unnatural rise in the federal debt level in the US, an increasingly large number of people are turning to debt relief companies for help. While there are people who are looking for authentic debt consolidation firms for help, there are some other class of people who are pondering over the prospects of opening a franchise debt consolidation business.

Franchise Agreements - 6 Things To Do Before You Sign One »

Lesley D'Arcy

Before you become a franchise business owner, you need to do your homework. After all, starting a franchise is a lot of work. You need to make sure that you're making the most out of your time!

Financing Options For Franchise Expansion »

By: Stephen J. Sheinbaum

As the economy starts to turn around, franchisees often find themselves in need of funds to expand. As consumer demand increases and expansion makes more sense, the challenge of how to finance growth can create new dilemmas.

Exploring Franchise Opportunities: Get The Answers YOU Need! »

By Paul Segreto

Transitioning corporate executives and other individuals that may be exploring franchising as a career alternative often ask me to help them outline questions to ask franchisees and franchisors as they're doing their due diligence. Here's how I advise them...

Startup Or Franchise: The Choice Is Yours! »

By: Paul Segreto

Owning and operating a small business was once the exclusive domain of the risk takers of the business world. The true entrepreneur had a distinct flair for creativity, innovation and vision. He, and I emphasize "he", knew how to operate outside-the-box. He knew how to make things happen. Many times, this individual had little choice as he knew from an early age he would be responsible for shaping his future and for making it on his own. Formal education was usually limited and often just a far-fetched dream. Corporate life was not even an option. Besides, he couldn't be told what to do, how to do it and when to do it. No way. No how.

Franchise Social Media - Beyond The Basics »

By Paul R Segreto

What is Franchise Social Media? Basically, it's more than just social media. It's the application and utilization of social media within a franchise environment. Sure, many of the same principles apply. But, franchising is different than most small business models. It's unique in many ways beyond the typical B2B or B2C model. There are specific disclosure laws that are a major part of the franchise candidate recruitment process. Even from a consumer proposition standpoint, the integrity of the entire franchise organization must be considered. And, one cannot discuss social media in a franchise environment without touching upon guidelines, policies and procedures, and brand uniformity.

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