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SALINAS, CA/USA - JANUARY 4, 2104: Chipolte Mexican Grill Sign. Chipolte is a chain of  casual dining restaurants specializing in burritos and tacos.

Is It a Franchise? A Guide to Popular Restaurants’ Growth Strategies

Is It a Franchise? A Guide to Popular Restaurants’ Growth Strategies

When prospective entrepreneurs take notice of a growing brand, they may have aspirations of opening a franchise location of their own to capitalize on the apparent potential. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell from looks alone whether a given brand is actively offering franchise opportunities.


Essential Questions to Ask Franchisors and Franchisees Before Investing in a Franchise

Investing in a franchise is not something to do without first finding out all there is to know about the opportunity you are interested in. One of the best ways to do so, is to ask both the franchisor and franchisees pointed questions and then analyze their responses


How to Get Started in Franchising

Regardless of your business experience or skill set, if you are thinking of owning a franchise, here are some things you need to consider.

Victoria Schafer owns a TSS Photography franchise with Southern Ohio as her territory.

Considering Franchising? Follow These 5 Tips From Successful Female Franchisees

To help get you started when it comes to identifying a franchise you’ll enjoy owning that can meet both your personal and financial objectives, Franchise Business Review asked a group of successful female franchisees who work in a variety of industry sectors – travel, senior care, cleaning, paint & sip, and photography – to share their thoughts with you.

Andrea Joyce owns a Dream Vacations franchise in Somers, NY.

5 Ways to Achieve True Work/Life Balance Via Franchising

Franchising enables you to take control of your careers by allowing you to own a business, with many added benefits someone starting on their own would not enjoy. Learn how the franchise model can help you achieve work/life balance.


3 Reasons Why Women Excel as Franchisees

Three leading franchisors were asked what they feel are key ingredients to the secret success sauce women in franchising have. Read what they said.


Why Franchising Makes $Cents

According to the International Franchise Association, there are 780,000 franchise establishments that produce $890 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, which makes one thing clear – franchising is a path many people take. Take a look at some of the reasons why.