Franchising Vs Company Owned Expansion

While business owners are always confronted with the options of whether to expand their businesses through franchising or through own stores, we help them analyze and […]

Is It Safer to Buy a Franchise or Start Your Own Business?

As many first-time business owners find out, there is a high failure rate for independent, non-franchise businesses. Franchising provides a proven system and the support of […]

Should You Sell Franchises or Build a Chain?

Just because a particular business can be franchised does not mean it should be franchised. Any business owner who is considering expansion would be well advised […]

Should You Buy a Franchise or Start Your Own Business?

Marc was facing a point in his life when he felt he needed more than just a paycheck. He wanted a job where he could call […]

Retail Franchising VS. Corporately Owned Branches

Last week we visited the first Starbucks location in Seattle, Washington (original location was actually a few doors down, but moved). Starbucks has a very strict […]

Franchise vs. Company Owned Benefits

Deciding whether you should franchise your small business to accelerate expansion and supply more capital or if you should maintain a company-owned model depends on numerous […]

Chain Vs. Franchise

As a business grows there are many strategic decisions that must be addressed. One of the decisions that the parent corporation must make is whether it […]

Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Franchising vs. Traditional Business

Going into business for yourself is a major life decision. One path is to start your own business or buy an existing one. Another is to […]

Franchising vs. Owning Your Own Business — pros and cons

Question: My husband and I have many years of experience managing restaurants for a local franchisee of a prominent restaurant chain. We have been able to […]