Entries for the ‘Franchising’ Category

Is a Pizza Franchise a Good Investment?

Photo Credit: http://www.eightsolid.com In June of 2003 I opened my first franchised pizza store here in Michigan. I went into partnership with my best friend from college. We had worked for 18 months planning our business, finding the perfect location, learning about the pizza business (him a lot more than me, as he went through […]

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Should I buy a franchise?

I know for a fact that there are a TON of you out there asking yourself this question right now…Should I buy a franchise?  So many folks are losing their jobs and getting laid off, it generally causes most all of us to consider “going it on our own!”  Being your own boss is great, […]

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Franchising For Cash Flow

 Over the past 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to buy, operate, and sell five franchised restaurants.  The restaurant businesses, and specifically franchised restaurants, have provided significant additional cash flow for my family (on top of my earnings as a financial advisor 2002-2006, and VP @ Private Equity firm 2007-present).   I think the key is to realize […]

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I’m writing an E-Book about Franchising

I’m excited to announce that I’m setting out to write an e-book guide that will walk people through the decision making process that EVERYONE should go through before they buy a franchise.  Buying a franchise is a HUGE decision.  I have bought, operated, still operate, or have sold 7 franchised businesses here in Michigan.  I’ve […]

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