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Our in-depth directory of articles about buying and owning a franchise our business opportunity will help you make an informed decision before you purchase a business and will help you grow your new franchise to meet your goals. View available articles below, or use our convenient search tool to search by keyword or subject that interests you.

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The Best Franchise Articles from

To help you wade through the volumes of information available to you, and get you started in the right direction, we've pulled together a list of some of the most popular, and frequently read franchise articles. view this article »

An Apples-and-Oranges Look at Franchises and Business Opportunities

Franchises and business opportunities are both businesses you can own, but there are significant differences between the two that you should know in order to decide which one is best for you. We've outlined those differences here to help you choose. view this article »

Steps to Buying a Franchise: A Consumer Guide

When you buy a franchise, you often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed. But purchasing a franchise is like every other investment: there's no guarantee of success. view this article »

MFV Director says NYC should make IFE the biggest franchise show within 3 years

The International Franchise Expo (IFE) moves to New York City this year. The franchising industry's premier event brings thousands of business owners together with hundreds of exhibiting franchisors and industry suppliers. view this article »

Get a Jump on Business Ownership Plans for the New Year

If your goals for 2012 include owning your own business, you should get started early. If you take care of preliminary plans now, your business could be running, or almost running, in time to capitalize on the hype of the new year. view this article »

Make Every Day a Spa Day- Own an Established Spa Franchise

As people juggle mounting stress, they're increasingly seeking small indulgences. Spas, which boast serene atmospheres, and offer pampering beautifying treatments and wellness services have become a popular choice among time-crunched consumers. view this article »

Reaping the Rewards of his Hard Work…and Giving Back to the Community through Franchise Ownership

Motivated by the desire to reap the rewards of his hard work, David Thomas turned to, where he discovered the Conspire! drug testing franchise concept, which he now owns. view this article »

Join at the Premier Franchising Event in the South, January 2012!

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the FRANCHISE EXPO SOUTH, the premier franchise expo serving the Southeastern US, Latin America and the Caribbean. view this article »

The WCFE is the West Coast's Premier Franchising Event, Nov. 4-6, 2011

Big brands are targeting the West for expansion! The WCFE is the West Coast's Premier Franchising Event. November 4-6, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center view this article »

3 Reasons Why Now is an Ideal Time to Become a Franchise Owner

If you're interested in pursuing franchise ownership, now is an ideal time to turn your aspirations into action. With the economy improving, the franchise industry is poised for substantial growth, and franchise businesses are expected to continue to flourish. view this article »

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