Question about buying a franchise

Cultural FIT When Buying A Franchise

What is Company Culture and how do You Fit in? Would you feel comfortable attending an annual conference where one of the activities is careening down a mountain with a crash helmet trying to beat someone’s time or attend a meeting where one of the activities is attending a professional baseball game?  Both franchises are …

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Question about buying a franchise

College v Franchise

With the cost of a college degree surpassing the annual rates of inflation and the job market is so weak due to a poor economy, it is no wonder why so many young adults graduate with an average debt of $30,000.  The researchers also note that student debt figures could be misleading because colleges/universities may …

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Freedom

Owning a Low Cost Franchise

Did you know you can own a low cost franchise business where you actually enjoy working? Low cost franchise opportunities do exist and offer a great introduction into franchising.  These opportunities can be great for the candidate looking for something part-time, with minimal money to invest, can be a passive business, minimal or no employees …

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Corporate Visit

Our First and Only Corporate Visit At the time it seemed to be a waste of time. We understood the concept – non-medical in home care for seniors. We knew it was going to involve managing a lot of people. We knew they had a system in place and other franchisees were successful even though …

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More Research

Were we being too hasty? We had only visited 1 franchise and there was one more like it we knew about. Why not look at the competitor? What was their corporate culture like? We seemed to fit in with Comfort Keepers. Calls were made to some of the franchisees, we asked my Dad, who is …

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Time for a change

In the beginning

We never looked back We bought our first franchise (YTD we have owned 6) back in 2001 pre 911. The economy was about to go through a Tech Bubble and we lived in Northern Virginia – just about a perfect storm. There is never a perfect predictorIn th of how outside conditions can influence your …

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