Business Online Journal
By: Bizop Team
Published: February 27, 2017, 11:33 pm
If you are looking for a franchise to invest in, there are a lot of different criteria to choose from. One of the ways you can compare franchises is by looking at which are currently growing the fastest. RELATED: TOP NEW FRANCHISES TO INVEST IN  Many of these franchises are quickly spreading across the country, and this is due to a lot of reasons, including their unique products, growing brand recognition and smart development plans. Similar to past years, the fastest growing franchise types this year were the following: Restaurant Concepts Fitness Centers Beauty Salons For restaurants specifically, the fastest (Read more...)

By: Bizop Team
Published: February 9, 2017, 3:36 am
The Key Differences in Buying a Business vs. Buying a Franchise Source: The Support Network When you’re buying an established business, you’re surrounded by your own support network. Your family supports you on your new endeavor. You might be a part of a mastermind that supports you as you plan new goals and a new direction. You will probably also have a transition team that stands alongside you to support you while the reins get handed over to you. With a franchise, you have all of this and more. The roots of the support network with a franchise (Read more...)

By: International Franchise Association
Published: May 10, 2016, 10:00 pm
Franchising is uniquely situated to address the problem of poverty in America and affect serious change by encouraging employment for those who need it most, according to Azim Saju, Vice President and General Counsel for HDG Hotels. Saju submitted a statement for the record today on behalf of the International Franchise Association to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, which held the first in a series of hearings to address a problem plaguing our nation: poverty. “The economic numbers for franchising are impressive, but even statistics cannot capture the true story of franchising: the ability for any individual to (Read more...)

By: Editorial Staff
Published: April 29, 2016, 8:00 pm
Thinking of buying a franchise? Well, you are jumping into a sea of endless possibilities. There are thousands of franchises out there and choosing one can often be more confusing than starting with your own business concept. While franchising seems like a great idea, it’s not as easy as you think. Searching online for possible franchises to purchase only leads to endless lists from franchise directories where people pay to include their business. So, I thought I would take the time to pull a few out of those lists to give you my unbiased opinion. I based my list (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: March 8, 2016, 1:40 am
Opening a franchise could give you a chance to use your business skills and find a new source of revenue. Unfortunately, it’s not usually as easy as getting and accepting an offer. Make sure you follow these four pieces of advice so you can avoid common mistakes when becoming a franchisee. Don’t Make Hasty Decisions When Choosing an Opportunity A lot of people think that opening a franchise eliminates, or at least reduces, the risk associated with starting a new business. This is often reinforced by companies that only tell potential franchisees about success stories even though there are (Read more...)

By: Dane Carlson
Published: February 17, 2016, 3:50 pm
We have put together the best franchise opportunities to own in 2016.   If you are interested in starting your own business than look no further than our list of great performing franchises.If you are interested in any of these franchises, just click the request info box and you will received more information on the franchises and next steps for getting started.   (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: February 17, 2016, 1:25 am
Exclusive list of the 2016 top franchises for sale.  Our list of the best franchises will give you the opportunity to start your own business with the most potential.Every year we carefully select franchises that are growing in popularity and with a wide range of investment levels.  We searched thousands of franchises to bring you are list of top performers for the money.   You can request information from each of the franchises to get details on their franchise and how to get started.SlipDoctorsMin Investment: $10,000 Slip Doctors’ passion for this business grows out of the fact that slip-and-fall injuries (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 29, 2016, 7:17 pm
Once again, things are looking up for the franchise industry. After five solid years, growth is once again on the horizon. The International Franchise Association (IFA) 2016 State of the Industry Report, done by forecasting firm IHS Economics, indicates a positive outlook for the franchise industry. More specifically, the franchise industry is set to grow by 1.7 percent in 2016, bringing the total number of US franchises to 795,932.Speed Bumps That Could Get in the WayMany in the industry, however, are a little less confident as hurdles like rising wages and the Affordable Care Act could stump (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 28, 2016, 6:43 pm
According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for U.S. military veterans fell to 3.6 percent in 2015 ­— its lowest level in seven years.For the men and women who have entered life after service the lower unemployment numbers reflect both a nationwide effort to specifically hire veterans as well as veterans taking matters into their own hands — through entrepreneurship.Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs With an amazing work ethic, strong leadership, the ability to be effective team members and work well under pressure, the skill set of military veterans can (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 25, 2016, 7:19 pm
A new year is here. If you’ve been thinking of becoming your own boss, why wait? Now is the perfect time for a change. There are plenty of franchise and business opportunities out there… you just need to take the next step. If you fall into this category, we’ve compiled a list of helpful events in 2016 for you to check out. Get planning… your future awaits!Feb. 4 Small Business Expo (Houston) The Small Business Expo is the perfect opportunity to make connections and develop your small business network with like-minded professionals. At the Small Business Expo (Read more...)