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What is an FDD? A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The FDD very clearly defines what the franchisor will do for you and what s/he expects of you. There are 23 important parts... View
Selecting the Right Franchise In Part 1, you checked out your franchise options and decided to purchase a franchise. You have decided which one of the 75 franchising industries is right for you and have narrowed it down to maybe three or four different companies. The big decision now is to select the one franchise... View
Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks. View
How to Choose a Cash Advance Provider Taking the time to choose the right business cash advance provider can be tough–especially if your business needs cash immediately. Don’t make the mistake of rushing into a cash advance transaction with the first company you’re approved by–shopping around can give you... View
The Costs of Starting a Franchise Not all franchisers are created equal. Some are scrupulous, and others are not. Some give lots of training and support and are easy to work with, and others don’t. Some do not have problems with their network of franchisees and others have far too many.Before you get too excited and start... View
Do You Have the Mindset and Skills to be an Entrepreneur? You probably already know that starting a small business requires extensive research and analysis of many factors. But the one requiring the most critical assessment is often overlooked by many entrepreneurs. And, it’s as close as the nearest mirror. That’s because wanting to be an... View
Earn Green By Going Green Green business is an area of incredible opportunity and growth right now. A green business, for our purposes, is a business that either sells environmentally-friendly products and/or runs its business in an eco-friendly manner. These are also sometimes called sustainable businesses. View
Location, Location, Location Searching out a location for this wonderful business you’ve been enthusiastically planning might seem to be a daunting task. Where do you start? What factors make this location better than that one? Who will help you? Although I certainly don’t have all the answers, I have been... View
Moving Beyond Your Home Office Home sweet home—as a home-based business owner, that perennial country sampler phrase encompasses your world. From sharing lunch with your kids in the kitchen and your hallway commute to your linen closet-cum-storage room, your home is your life. So why would you ever give up your home... View
Qualifying for a Business Cash Advance A business cash advance is a financing option for businesses. Many seek a business cash advance when they don’t have the time or favorable credit history necessary to qualify for a traditional bank loan. Qualification for a business cash advance isn’t based on credit history –... View