Author Archives: Michael Kupfer

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No Bun Unturned: Finding the Right Fast Food Chain

No Bun Unturned: Finding the Right Fast Food Chain

To folks unfamiliar with the true scope of franchising, fast food restaurants are the cornerstone of franchise ownership. Not surprisingly, we receive many queries about specific fast food brands from the ubiquitous McDonald’s, Subway, and Dairy Queen to more regional favorites like White Castle, Culvers and Aroma Joes.

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Where Are the Big Name Brands?

We sometimes receive questions from franchise seekers about why we don’t have certain big name franchise brands listed on our website. The answer is not the same for each brand, but it’s important to note that the brands we DO feature meet several criteria:

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How Profitable Is Franchising?

In many cases, a franchisee’s personal income is significantly lower than the profits that their business might generate. This is due to a variety of things including loan payments, required business reinvestment, and taxes; all of which get paid out business profits before a franchise owner can ‘pay themselves.

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Infographic: VetFran Helps Veterans Find New Careers

A new report prepared by Franchise Business Review for the International Franchise Association (IFA) highlights the effect that the VetFran initiative has had over the past 4 years. Since 2011, over 200,000 U.S. military veterans have started careers in franchising, including employment at franchise businesses, franchise ownership, employment at the corporate franchise level, and employment

Entrepreneur Mag Asks, 'Would You Make a Good Franchisee?'

Entrepreneur Magazine was on-hand at the IFE (International Franchise Expo) event in New York City. While there, they spoke with several different franchisors about what it takes to be a successful franchisee. The video above features some of these conversations, and reiterates a common theme: Franchising is not for everyone. That being said, there are some excellent

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