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A mother and daughter team brings a much needed child care service to their area

The absence of good quality child care facilities prompted Shanie Carmon and Judy Bartholomew to start their own franchised child care center (with a little help from their spouses). Read More...

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FASTSIGNS® Reports Unprecedented Growth With Record Signing Of 63 New Franchise Agreements In 2016

Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Increases Year-Over-Year Sales For Fifth Consecutive Year; Ranks #1 in Category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® Read More

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Child-Related Franchise Report 2016

Over 20% of people in the U.S. are under 18. As a result, children-related franchises are a major -- and profitable -- segment of franchising. Read this report for trends and stats, as well as information on key parts of the franchise buying process.

Auto Franchise Industry Report 2016

Auto franchises cover all products and services purchased after the initial sale of a vehicle. Read all about the industry, which is shifting back into high gear, in this report.

Business Services Franchise Industry Report

When business owners need advice and/or support, they turn to business services franchises. Read more about the industry that may be the most diverse in options for prospective franchisees.

Fitness Franchise Industry Report 2016

Are you good at developing relationships and passionate about helping people get fit? The fitness franchise industry could be a match for you. Read our report about trends and options for ownership to learn more!

The Cost to Start a Franchise and Financing Options

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Guide to Buying a Franchise

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Franchises for Women

Enterprising women are smashing through business's "glass ceiling", and the world of franchising is no different. Women can discover franchise opportunities ideally-suited to their needs, be it less risk, less financial capital or greater time flexibility. Our research shows that women display characteristics better-suited to franchising than men. Follow the link for the most exciting franchise opportunities for women. Read More

Financing Your Franchise

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Planning Ahead: How to Bounce Back After a Bad Hire

Don't let an hiring mismatch set you back for the long run. Here are some tips for bouncing back after a hire proves to not be a good fit for your franchise.

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