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31 Questions to Ask When You're Buying a Franchise May. 28, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"My wife and I are thinking about a franchise. We've met with the franchise executives at their 'Dis... Read More

Bring Prisoners Over to the 'R' Side May. 10, 2019

The Outlaw

Just last week, the Republican-controlled Florida legislature voted to impose restrictions on 1.4 mi... Read More

When You've Bought a Franchise but the Numbers Don't Add up Dec. 25, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"A partner and I invested in a franchise last year. The franchise offers a variety of healthy foods,... Read More

From Welfare to 'Franny' Dec. 05, 2018

Classic Zig Ziglar

Eva Young teaches us some lessons in commitment, hard work and determination in her efforts to leave... Read More

Building Your Business, One Square At a Time Sep. 25, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was laid off from a corporate management job last year. Having decided not to return to corporate... Read More

The Right Way to Exit a Franchise Sep. 11, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

A lot of corporate executives who have been downsized, especially those in their 40s and 50s, are lo... Read More

The Dangers of Buying an Early-Stage Franchise: Part 1 of 2 Aug. 14, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"My husband and I have been looking to buy a fast-food franchise for some time. The problem is that ... Read More

Should You Be a Guinea Pig for a New Franchise? Sep. 19, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was downsized from a corporate job about a year ago. I have never run my own business before, but... Read More

Before You Buy a Franchise: Part 1 May. 23, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

If you have downsized from a corporate job or are in your 40s, 50s or 60s and looking for a new care... Read More

Some Business Advice for a Newly Minted Franchise Mar. 25, 2014

Succeeding in Your Business

"We have just set up a new franchise for our fast-food business. "We have followed all of the necess... Read More

Sonic Feb. 12, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We were vacationing in Miami and stopped at a Sonic drive-in to order lunch. I was s... Read More