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How Franchisors Can Build Brand Recognition

In a recent study by the research team at Franchise Grade has indicated that 71% of franchise systems have 100 or fewer franchise units.

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The #1 Reason You Are Scared to Open Your Own Business

Owning a business is hard. Each venture has its differences – different customers, different go-to-market strategies, different business partners.

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How Much Money Can “X” Franchise Make?

How much money can I make? This is the first question most people ask when they’re looking at a franchise investment. How much money can a franchise make?

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How Franchise Brokers Can Distinguish Themselves

Franchise brokers can add more value to their services and distinguish themselves by providing information on the market of the franchise location.

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Franchisings Biggest Problem – Consumer Driven Investing

A good consumer experience is not a reason to invest in a franchise. It skews the decision-making process of a prospective franchisee from start to finish.

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Franchise Systems are Stretching for Growth

Franchise buildout options in Item 7 have become more common. In 2017, there are 299 franchise systems in our database with multiple buildouts.

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The 6 Most Common Careless FDD Errors

We see careless and common mistakes limiting the marketability of your FDD. These mistakes negatively affect the credibility of your franchise opportunity.

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Franchisors Should Have Key Competitor Statistics

Franchisors operate in a highly competitive environment it’s critical that franchise development staff have as much data on their competitors as possible.

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The Importance of Benchmarking Franchise Performance

Benchmarking your franchise system against your franchise category, franchise sector and individual franchises requires the right data.

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The Most Successful Franchises Know Their Competitors

At Franchise Grade, when speaking with top franchisor executives about their success, we noticed how much data they have on franchise competitors.

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