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Buying a franchise

Buying a Franchise?

Before you take the plunge into buying a franchise business there are some must dos. The first on the list is to educate yourself about what you are really getting into. Research, reading and talking to people is a great start. Luckily for budding franchises there are very good resources – Start with the website…

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Is buying a Franchise really for you?

Anyone going into business should spend some time engaging in a little navel gazing and examine (honestly) your attitudes, capabilities and goals. There are no guarantees of success just because you are buying a franchise business. A significant percentage of franchise failures are the responsibility of the franchisees themselves. Reasons for failure can include: The…

Franchising

Going into Franchising

If you are considering franchising your business model or acquiring a franchise business, there is a lot of homework you need to do before you embark on this journey. Utilise the many resources available to ensure you fully understand the concepts involved and educate yourself before you make the leap – it may save you…

Are you getting the best franchise deal?

When pursuing a franchise opportunity, many franchisees are overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved and often forego the opportunity to negotiate better terms under a franchisee agreement, simply because they are in a rush to get the deal done. Also, many franchisees simply assume that franchisors have a “take it or leave it attitude”…

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The Importance of Registering your Name as a Trade Mark: Do your homework and get in fast!

Imagine this.  You have started your own business, picked the perfect name and done all the right things including registering that name as a Business Name.  Your first year of business has gone well, until you discover a rival company using your name to market their business.  You have secured the business name, which means…