Finding Opportunities in Fast-Growing Franchises

A would-be entrepreneur can go into business for himself or herself using one of several different tracks. He or she could build a new company from the ground up with a carefully laid-out business plan and a significant amount of hard work. Alternatively, a prospective business owner could purchase an existing company and continue to […]

Calculated Risks: The Future of Fast-Food Debuts at Missouri McDonald’s

For many business owners, “good enough” is a phrase that means nothing. This type of owner is always looking for new ways to grow the business, attract new customers, and increase the satisfaction of existing customers. Depending on an individual’s ambition and willingness to take risks, even a franchise owner—who often have less room for […]

Tips for Buying a Business from a Naperville Business Attorney

For a first-time business owner, the prospect of buying a business can be quite overwhelming. You may not be certain where to start, what to do next, or even if you are making the right choice. That is why it is so important to work closely with an experienced business lawyer. A knowledgeable attorney can […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise, Part 1: Franchise Pros

What do McDonald’s, GNC Live Well, Tim Hortons, and Meineke Car Care Centers all have in common, besides being nationally recognized brands? They are all among the most successful franchises in the world. A franchise is a business structure that permits private owners to buy the rights to open and run locations of a much […]

Talk to Other Franchisees before Buying a Franchise

Starting your own business can certainly be a rewarding experience. Many prospective business owners, however, are hesitant to develop a company from the ground up, creating a niche or serving an unfulfilled need in the local community. Instead, they look toward purchasing a franchise, allowing them to own and operate a business with an established […]

5 Tips for Buying a Franchise

If you are an entrepreneur who has always wanted to start their own business, buying a franchise can be a good, less risky, alternative.  It is often much easier to begin with a pre-made business plan and brand name recognition, but your success is ultimately up to you. Here are five tips for buying a […]

Trendy business- start a franchise

Frozen Yogurt – a.k.a. fro yo, has been the rage, then not, then a rage, once more. Its boom started in the 1980’s. Almost every mall, corner and storefront was frozen yogurt. However, ice cream shop rise of 24% (Agricultural Marketing Resource Center) from 1998-2003 declined the fro-yo craze. Coffee shops became the place to […]