Author Archives: Michael Kupfer

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The Worst Franchise Attitude… and How to Avoid It

The Worst Franchise Attitude… and How to Avoid It

If you’ve done some research on buying a franchise, you’re probably starting to hear and read some of the same sentiments over and over as various experts prepare you for franchise ownership. Among the most common, and indeed one of the most important, is to “follow the system.”


Russ Russell’s Franchising Career Sets Sail With Cruise Planners

Russ Russel began his career as a Cruise Planners franchisee while holding down a full time job. Learn how he did it and what his franchising experience has been like.


Top Sports and Fitness Franchises for Kids

With child obesity rates at an all-time high, parents are pouring more money than ever into fitness and exercise programs for their children. Franchising has been closely following this trend, with dozens of new sports and fitness concepts coming onto the scene each year, as well as many established child services franchise companies launching new

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Food & Beverage Franchises: Businesses You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Business Models and Concepts Although food and beverages are at the heart of every concept within this franchise category, there are countless investment options, business models, and types to choose from. A prospective franchisee can choose to run anything from a van-based, delivery business to a full-service restaurant—with dozens of other business types in between.


The Melting Pot Franchisee Dave Chantrell Started as a Server during College

Did you know? The Melting Pot is one of Franchise Business Review’s Top 40 Food & Beverage Franchises of 2017! What type of business experience, education, and/or skills did you have prior to becoming a franchisee that you found particularly helpful? Having joined the Melting Pot as a server while attending the University of Virginia allowed me