You don't have to start your own business from scratch to be a business owner! From fast-food restaurants to hardware stores, there are ample opportunities to buy your own franchise. Learn how to do it, and discover which franchises provide the best return on your investment.
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How Franchisors Support Franchises
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The Difference Between Single Unit and Multi-Unit Franchise Owner
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What Is a Franchise Fee?
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What Is a Franchise Agreement?
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What Is a Franchise Area Developer?
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The Common Franchise Costs for Opening a New Location
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If You Own a Franchise, You Need This Marketing Advice
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Franchise?
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What Are the Responsibilities of a Franchisee?
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Reasons to Franchise
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Things You Need to Know About a Franchise
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How to Franchise Your Business: An Overview
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How to Deal With Failure in a Franchise System
Finding a Franchise With Good Return on Investment
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Investing in a Mature Franchise System
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Learn About the Starbucks' Corporate Structure
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What Are the Pros and Cons of a UPS Store Franchise
Exterior of a Chipotle restaurant on a busy city street.
Chipotle Mexican Grill's Humble Beginning
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Learn About the Life and Times of Red Lobster Founder Bill Darden
DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 24: In this photo illustration, a McChicken sandwich sits with typical Dollar Menu items sold at a McDonald's restaurant on October 24, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's has announced it will make changes to its low-priced Dollar Menu, which includes items like coffee, small fries, hamburgers and apple pies. The new menu, dubbed the Dollar Menu and More, will offer some higher priced options such as the grilled Onion Cheddar Burger and a McChicken sandwich.
Here Is a List of the Most Popular Food Franchises and Opening Costs
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Learn All About Tom Monaghan, Founder of Domino's Pizza
Opening a McDonald's: Franchise Costs and Requirements
What's Required to Open a McDonald's Franchise?
Ray Kroc founded McDonald's
Ray Kroc and the McDonald's Phenomenon
Dave Thomas
How Dave Thomas Built KFC and Wendy's
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Domino's vs. Pizza Hut Franchise
Papa John's Pizza restaurant
A Review of Papa John's Pizza Franchise and What It Takes to Open
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Burger King and Its Storied Past and Evolution
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Frank and Dan Carney – Founding Brothers of Pizza Hut
The sign on a Boston Market resturaunt is shown August 7, 2007 in College Park, Maryland.
Evolution of What Started as Boston Chicken
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The Facts on Where Fast Food Breakfast Got Its Start
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The Story of S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A's Founder
Fast-Food Chicken Restaurant Chick-Fil-A Opens First Store In Manhattan
Chick-Fil-A Franchise Costs
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How to Bring Your Franchise Concept to the United States
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The Delicious History of Dunkin' Donuts
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Coca-Cola and Franchising
A man wearing traditional local clothes carries a tray of food from a McDonald's fast food restaurant in the City Center shopping mall in West Bay district on October 24, 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
How American Fast Food Franchises Expanded Abroad
Master Franchising Structure
What Are Franchise Relationship Structures?
Sonic Drive-In Restaurant
What You Need to Franchise a Sonic Restaurant
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How Do You Buy a Dunkin' Donuts Franchise?
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What You Need to Know When Opening a Pizza Hut Franchise
ESCONDIDO, CA Subway store
What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Subway Franchise
Three Kuwaiti customers ordering at the counter of a Kuwait City Burger King franchise
Pros and Cons of Buying a Burger King Franchise
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Wendy's Franchise History, Information and Costs
A sign for the popular convenience store chain 7 Eleven on the corner of the awning above gas pumps appears with a clear blue sky and power lines in the background.
Here's What to Know About the Costs of Buying a 7-Eleven Franchise
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Here Is a Look at the Costs of Opening a Dairy Queen Franchise
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Thinking of Opening a McDonald's Franchise?
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Requirements to Open a McDonalds Restaurant
Taco Bell restaurant
Learn About the Pros, Cons, and Costs of Owning a Taco Bell Franchise
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The Little Gym – Franchise Information and Costs
UPS Posts Positive Quarterly Earnings, And Forecasts A Strong Holiday Season
UPS Store Franchise Review, Information and Costs
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