Synopses & Reviews
Franchising provides "amazing" opportunities universally Just the idea of a franchisor training and guiding franchisees to operate a business successfully while continuing to provide ongoing support is "amazing." There are several thousand franchise opportunities in North America alone and - isn't this "amazing"? -- a new franchise startup occurs every day Among these opportunities there are many "amazing" brands. Some of the brands are well known and others are just emerging, but "amazing" brands stand out for different reasons. For example: - After building a business that focuses on the "happy side of pet care," Camp Bow Wow was acquired by VCA Animal Hospitals, the largest network of veterinary hospitals in North America. Today, 95 percent of Camp Bow Wow franchisees renew their agreements and 28 percent open additional units. Amazing - In Australia, Xpresso Delight has changed the way employees experience coffee in the office and now the brand is emerging in the USA and giving prospective franchisees an opportunity to operate a business part-time or full-time and without managing employees. Amazing - Who wouldn't be amazed by a low-cost opportunity that allows franchisees to build a business doing what they love to do and without travel? Sandler Training, a seasoned franchisor, attracts franchisees because "we give them their life back." - When young Nick Lopez left his home in Colorado to study in Michigan, he needed money. But he also needed time to study. With little money to invest in a business he zeroed in on painting million-dollar-plus houses. By the time he graduated, he had built a thriving business - LIME Painting - that he decided to franchise. Amazing - If you like the amazing feeling of a kid in a candy store - except now you'd be the owner operator - River Street Sweets-Savannah's Candy Kitchen is a family-owned, emerging franchise opportunity with a proven business model. Those are just several of the "amazing" stories you'll find in 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities Second Edition. Each of the 12 brands wrote their own chapter to tell you why they think their business is amazing. They invite you to request additional information if you're interested in investigating their brand should you see yourself as a franchisee. Please note that the book includes sponsored advertising information. Along with the 12 "amazing" stories, the book includes step-by-step instructions for investigating franchises and offers resources to help the reader pursue franchise opportunities. Readers will especially benefit from these chapters written by Dr. John P. Hayes: 17 Steps to Successfully Buying a Franchise, How to Investigate Before You Invest in a Franchise, and Funding Your Franchise Acquisition: Where Do You Get the Money? The book also includes key questions that should be asked prior to investing in a franchise. Franchising is not for everyone, and no one should invest in any franchise - even an "amazing" franchise - before completing proper due diligence. This book introduces readers to a proper due diligence process. Opinions expressed by Dr. Hayes in this book are his own.