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April 4, 2013
Will Buying a Franchise Give You Work/Life Balance?

Work/life balance is a frequent topic of conversation when I am talking to someone about buying a franchise. But what does work/life balance mean?  Is it more time with your family?  Is it the freedom to build your own schedule? 

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March 12, 2013
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

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February 18, 2013
Staffing and Buying a Franchise

When buying a franchise, regardless of which franchise concept you acquire, at some point you will want to hire additional help and delegate to others.  A good franchisor has a solid staffing model in place to help you plan how

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February 12, 2013
Supplies and Buying a Franchise

When buying a franchise, keep in mind that almost every franchise concept involves some kind of required purchases to run the business such as equipment, cleaning products, uniforms, yogurt, drinks, etc. that are essential to the specific franchise model.  To

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February 10, 2013
Operations Support and Buying a Franchise

Continuing the series on fees versus the value received when buying a franchise, let’s look at operations.  A franchise is a series of systems and processes that taken together form the basis of the business. When it comes to operations

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February 6, 2013
Technology and Buying a Franchise

In this Blog series we are discussing the on-going fees you pay to a franchisor versus the value you get when buying a franchise.  To reiterate the key point:  When buying a franchise, you are buying a system for doing

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February 4, 2013
Marketing Support and Buying a Franchise

As this is my first Blog post, let me introduce myself.  My name is Steve Cox.  I am a franchise owner with i9 Sports where I am also in charge of developing new franchises.  This Blog is intended to provide

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January 24, 2013
The Street: i9 Sports – A Top Franchise Opportunity for 2013

Interested in buying a franchise? If you’re like most prospective franchise buyers, you’re looking for the next “big thing” and want to know what the current top franchise opportunities are. Following consumer trends is one of the best ways to

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December 4, 2012
MSN: i9 Sports Making Youth Sports Fun Again

MSN’s Business on Main recently featured i9 Sports as the nation’s first and fastest growing youth sports franchise and highlighted our focus on putting the fun back in youth sports. “There was a time when youth sports were synonymous with

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October 31, 2012
Entrepreneur Magazine: i9 Sports Making Youth Sports Fun Again

As safety concerns for youth athletes grow across the country, Entrepreneur Magazine recently featured i9 Sports not only as one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, but as a company who is putting the focus of youth sports

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