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What is an FDD? A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The FDD very clearly defines what the franchisor will do for you and what s/he expects of you. There are 23 important parts... View
Should I Buy a Franchise? When most of us think about franchises, we are referring to the business-based franchise like the top 500 franchises published in Entrepreneur magazine each year. Entrepreneur’s 75 different categories range from automotive to services, but they all have one thing in common—a... View
Selecting the Right Franchise In Part 1, you checked out your franchise options and decided to purchase a franchise. You have decided which one of the 75 franchising industries is right for you and have narrowed it down to maybe three or four different companies. The big decision now is to select the one franchise... View
Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks. View
How to Choose a Cash Advance Provider Taking the time to choose the right business cash advance provider can be tough–especially if your business needs cash immediately. Don’t make the mistake of rushing into a cash advance transaction with the first company you’re approved by–shopping around can give you... View
The Costs of Starting a Franchise Not all franchisers are created equal. Some are scrupulous, and others are not. Some give lots of training and support and are easy to work with, and others don’t. Some do not have problems with their network of franchisees and others have far too many.Before you get too excited and start... View
5 Tips for Writing a Business Plan For a Loan 5 Tips for Writing a Business Plan For a Loan View
Five Tips on Being Adequately Insured Are you properly insured? Find out by using these five tips brought to you by SCORE Mentors. View
Buying a Small Business—Facts All Potential Business Buyers Need To Know Here are the facts—80% of all business buyers never end up buying a business. Many factors contribute to this statistic, but by following the points below, you should be successful in locating and buying a business that interests you and completing the transaction. View
Do You Have the Mindset and Skills to be an Entrepreneur? You probably already know that starting a small business requires extensive research and analysis of many factors. But the one requiring the most critical assessment is often overlooked by many entrepreneurs. And, it’s as close as the nearest mirror. That’s because wanting to be an... View