Diamonds in the Rough: Are Emerging Franchises a Possibility or a Liability?

2017 Facts & Figures Report Published on April 27, 2017

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You want to own and operate a healthy franchise so you can achieve financial success. That makes sense. But, which franchise will you choose? You probably think that investing your money in a popular franchise system is the way to go. Well, our results may surprise you.

Franchise Grade offers you the Facts & Figures Report “Diamonds in the Rough: Emerging Franchise Systems Have Potential for Growth”. Although emerging franchises are individually small, they represent a large number of franchise opportunities.

Franchise Grade is the leading franchise research company in the world. Our goal is to be the first to introduce you to industry trends affecting your investment decisions. This is how we do it – our database – which includes:

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  • 4 thousand franchise systems

Franchise Grade data scientists study our database to discover and analyze relevant content with the intention of educating franchising stakeholders and introducing them to key opportunities.

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About the Author: Jeff Lefler
As the CEO of, Jeff understands that there is no Silver Bullet or sure-fire, simple way to pick a guaranteed franchise system winner. However, by using a little science and a lot of hard work, Jeff and the team at have developed a sophisticated research, analysis and comparison model to help potential investors and existing Franchisees assess a realistic value for any franchise system relative to others. It's called a Franchise Grade. With over fifteen years of small business experience and ten working in franchising as a multi-unit Franchisee, consultant and Franchisee Association President, Jeff has a good understanding of the level of hard work, dedication and commitment that drives a successful franchise system. As part of his ongoing involvement with the industry, Jeff also served as a Member of the Strategic Committee of the International Association of Franchisees and Dealers. Get in touch with Jeff to see how your system measures up.
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