Franchising is an excellent opportunity to be your own boss, but with the support and backing of an established system, community and brand. But it’s not for everyone. Find out if franchising is right for you.
What makes a franchise owner great is not easily defined, for each franchisee brings with him/her unique abilities and skills. This year, we analyzed our research from over 27,000 franchisee surveys, across more than 300 leading brands, to identify the best of the best in franchising today. We narrowed our search to just a few hundred candidates — successful franchise owners very much worthy of the title of Rock Star.
Ready to get serious about entrepreneurship? Learn more about what it takes to succeed as a franchise owner.
Mikaela Walker, Dream Vacations franchisee used a credit card to purchase her franchise and says she loves the freedom that comes with owning her own business.
Cynthia Perthuis, is a multi-unit owner with Senior Care Authority franchises in NY and FL. Her only regret? She wishes she had bought more territories. "This is the best job I have ever had," she says.
Excited about buying your first, second or third franchise? It’s time to start planning.
Your retirement funds can lead to franchise ownership. Learn how 401(k) business financing, a.k.a. Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS), funds your dreams without tax penalties
The franchise agreement is a legally binding document. Know what you are signing, before you sign, with the franchise agreement 101. And take a look at a real sample from WildBirds Unlimited.
Congrats! You’ve taken the leap into franchise ownership. Now the real work begins. Here you’ll find resources on growing your business.
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.
Find out what you need to know about transferring a franchise business. And, learn why it's so important to consider your exit plan before you even invest in your first franchise.
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Photo credit: Jen Short Photography (https://jenshortphotography.com) Kristen Martyn describes herself as a fifth-generation entrepreneur, so it’s no surprise that she and her husband, Cameron Hogarth, have been successful as owners of a family-owned Wild Birds Unlimited franchise.