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The Advantages of Owning a Franchise

Think about it. You can barely go anywhere without running into a franchise. Need tires on your car? Maaco and Grease Monkey are good options. Need your haircut? You’re probably familiar with Fantastic Sam’s or Great Clips. Need a gallon of milk? It might be convenient to visit 7- 11. It’s almost time to get your taxes done … consider H & R Block. So why is franchising so popular? A well-established business model. A franchise gives you a blueprint for achievement similar to a turn-key approach. The Franchisor works out the kinks — the ideas, brand, accounting system, site…

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What Is A Franchise?

By definition, franchising is the practice of using another firm’s prosperous business model, their expertise, ideas, and in the case of FirstLight HomeCare, their established name and branding. In return, you pay an initial fee to acquire this right and a percentage of gross sales throughout the terms of the franchise agreement. There are thousands of franchises across the U.S. today across all areas of business. Many of us know the big ones – such as McDonald’s and Wendy’s. The important thing to remember is that the Franchisor is selling way more than burgers – they are selling a proven…

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Is A New Business Opportunity On Your Bucket List?

At this time of year with a New Year approaching, we all tend to get a little reflective about our lives. I do sit down and write my goals for the next year, both personal and professional, which some might determine to be a bucket list. It’s like a road map, a blueprint to keep me on track. It keeps me focused. I highly encourage each of you to do this exercise – it only takes a few moments and can be enlightening. Having a bucket list reminds me what’s really important in my life. I don’t think of it…

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This IS Your Father’s Franchise

Remember those Oldsmobile commercials a few years back which boasted that the new models were not “your father’s Oldsmobile anymore,” in an attempt to attract a new generation of young professionals? Well at FirstLight Home Care, our philosophy is quite the opposite: we pride ourselves on being your Father’s franchise. FirstLight Home Care takes care of Moms and Dads, brothers or sisters, or anyone who needs some assistance to live more independently and remain in the comfort of their own home. We provide compassionate caregivers who can provide both companionship, transportation to various appointments, meal preparation, bathing and more –…

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What To Look For in a Franchise

Besides figuring out where your personal passion lies, you also need to look for key attributes in any type of franchise you are potentially interested in.  As we’ve mentioned in previous Q&A, you need to get to know each franchisor’s system: what do they offer in terms of support? What do the existing franchisees say? What does the unit economics look like and does it fit into your financial goals? However, the key attributes that you need to look for in any franchise are listed below. (Dane Carson with Business Opportunities Weblog originally compiled this spot-on list.) Select a franchising company that is…

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