Archives for March 2013

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Why All the Kids Franchise Opportunities?

If you are researching franchises you might be asking why all the kids franchise opportunities?  Youth sports franchises, birthday parties, mobile gaming, jump houses, tutoring, early childhood development.  You name it and there is a kids franchise opportunity to serve it.  Are you wondering if all the kids franchise opportunities are a trend that will go away?  Are you concerned that the market may be over-saturated? I would answer no and yes to those questions. The world has changed dramatically.  We have gone from a world where kids could head out the back door on Read More →

Buying A Franchise Check List

Your Criteria for Buying a Franchise?

Back in 2007 when my wife and I decided to pursue buying a franchise, I was excited about the opportunity to hit reset on our careers.  We started researching franchise models, but were quickly overwhelmed.  There were literally thousands of concepts.  Kids franchises, sports franchises, restaurant, service, etc., etc.  We decided that to get anywhere, we had to get our decision criteria down on paper.  My wife and I brainstormed our “must haves”, “nice to haves”, and “can't haves” and came up with a list that looked something like the following criteria for buying a Read More →