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Each year, we reveal the top franchises based on unbiased feedback from real franchise owners. Browse the lists and inquire to learn more about this year’s best brands.

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Is Small Business Ownership Right for Me?

Is Small Business Ownership Right for Me?

If you are a tenacious person with a strong vision and a desire to delight customers, small business ownership might be right for you and what better way to get going than exploring buying a franchise.

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Melanie Sweet Finds Her ‘Retirement’ Dream Job with Cruise Planners

Melanie Sweet Finds Her ‘Retirement’ Dream Job with Cruise Planners

Melanie Sweet opened her Cruise Planners franchise in Fort Worth, Texas in April 2020. Below are the excerpts from the Q&A interview she did with Franchise Business Review earlier this year. Read more about her story here.

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What a Franchise Disclosure Document Won’t Tell You

What a Franchise Disclosure Document Won’t Tell You

Franchisors are required to include a significant amount of information in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) What’s NOT included? Overt reporting on the health of the franchisor-franchisee relationship and franchisee satisfaction.

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Sub-franchising, Master Franchisees and Multi-Unit Developers: Making Sense of Franchising Beyond the Single Unit

Sub-franchising, Master Franchisees and Multi-Unit Developers: Making Sense of Franchising Beyond the Single Unit

In addition to single unit franchise ownership, there are other models such as sub franchising and area development that can allow a franchisee to control a larger territory and bring in additional revenue streams.

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Franchising In Review

Franchising in Review is a show about franchising, entrepreneurship, and an exploration of today’s top business opportunities. If you’ve ever thought about owning your own business, but haven’t quite figured out how to make that happen, this is the show for you.