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Help! My Franchise Is Failing
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about what franchise companies should be doing to help franchisees be successful in the business.
Friendly's Bankruptcy: A Lesson for Any Franchisee
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how to handle business when your parent company has filed for bankruptcy.
Beware of 'Song Birds' When Doing Homework on a Franchise (9/9/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how to receive useful information from current franchisees of a franchise business you are researching.
How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You (8/10/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how to tell if a franchisor's marketing program is a benefit to franchisees in the system.
Franchising Can Be a Win-Win (8/7/11)
Jeff Elgin contributes to an article in USA Today about how franchising can be a beneficial businses model for entrepreneurs.
Will Dunkin' Go the Way of Burger King or McDonald's? (7/29/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how changes in ownership structure can affect the franchise company's franchisees.
Five Questions to Ask Franchisees Before You Become One (6/15/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about the best questions to discuss with current franchisees while doing your franchise research.
Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success (5/27/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how to be successful and prepared to make the most of franchise ownership.
How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market (4/29/11)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about finding the perfect franchise business - even if it isn't a hot brand name.
Three Franchise Trends to Watch in 2011 (12/27/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about the hottest trends that are sure to hit the franchise industry in 2011.
Which Is Better: A Job or a Franchise? (11/15/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about looking towards franchise ownership versus finding a job.
How Risky is That Franchise? (9/28/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about whether or not buying a franchise opportunity is too risky for you or not.
4 Key Questions for Prospective Franchisees (9/28/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about the right questions to ask when researching franchise businesses.
Should 'Franchisee' Be Your Next Job Title? (5/26/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about bipassing the job market and becoming your own boss through franchising.
Franchising ROI: What's Reasonable? (5/6/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about weighing the odds of a franchise investment.
Finance Your Franchise With Retirement Funds (4/23/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about franchise financing options available to franchisees.
Thanking Veterans Is Great for Business (4/7/10)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about the possibility of veterans as franchise owners.
FranChoice Launches New “Awkward Conversation” Campaign to Provide Additional Employment Resources for Displaced Executives (3/27/2009)
In an effort to reach more people who may find franchise ownership an antidote to joblessness, FranChoice has positioned itself as an additional resource for recently unemployed executives.
VIDEO - Fox Business News Interview With Jeff Elgin (January 2010)
FranChoice CEO Jeff Elgin was interviewed by Jenna Lee of Fox Business New about “Franchising in 2009.”
Small Business Franchise Owners Reach for Success Despite Gloomy Economy (1/26/2009)
A number of resourceful entrepreneurs decided to make lemonade from the lemons of 2008 by purchasing their own businesses with the help of franchise companies.
Five Reasons to Buy a Franchise in 2009 (01/08/2009)
Did you know that a depressed economy can actually be an advatange to starting a franchise business?
FranChoice Donates Electric Cart to the Denver USO (12/09/2008)
Franchise referral company believes in giving back to those who serve our country.
Spur your Local Economy With Home Improvement! (12/2/2008)
FranChoice suggests you work with your local franchisee to get the best pricing and customer service on your holiday home update projects.
Holiday Blues? Maybe You Need a Career Change! (11/25/2008)
There are many reasons people may feel sadness around the holidays but dissatisfaction with a career ranks pretty high on countless lists. If it's time for a career change, maybe you should consider franchise ownership.
Need a Job? FranChoice Suggests Buying a Franchise (11/18/2008)
The nation's unemployment rate is at its highest in 14 years (6.5%). One alternative may be to replace a lost job with franchise ownership.
FranChoice Offers Franchise Financing Tips for a Tough Economy (11/11/2008)
The current economy makes finding financing more difficult but there are still many ways to finance your new business.
How to Buy a Franchise in a Down Economy (11/4/2008)
Despite the uncertanity on Wall Street, buying a franchise today can be a smart move but only if you follow a few rules.
Sign of the Times (3/17/2008)
FranChoice was interviewed about the explosion of franchises in the marketplace. “It’s absolutely growing and exploding beyond belief,” Kiser-Block said. “There are more than 3,000 franchisors around the country today."
Be A Millionaire Franchisee (2/20/2008)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about how being a franchise owner can help you reach your financial goals -- even if your goals are to "hit the big time!"
A Look at High-Performing Franchises (2/12/2008)
FranChoice was interviewed about the senior care trend in franchising.
The Wall Street Journal
Watch the trends to find franchise success (2/4/ 2008)
The (NFIB) member magazine, MyBusiness, Trend Tracker article suggests you consider what's hot and what's not before you commit to a franchise business. FranChoice was interviewed to determine which areas of the country are considered high-growth markets for franchises.
Hundreds pack with care for troops (9/10/2007)
FranChoice shows support of the men and women in the Armed Forces by sending care package to troops currently deployed overseas.
10 Signs of a Great Franchisee (12/11/2006)
Jeff Elgin, CEO of FranChoice, writes for Entrepreneur.com about ways to determine whether your dream franchise will really help you succeed.
Finding the Perfect Franchise Fit (7/31/2006)
Douglas MacMillan interviews Lori Kiser-Block of FranChoice about the importance of finding the right franchise. "You must evaluate the business based on the risks you are willing to take, how hard you want to work, how many hours you want to work, and what kind of environment you want to work in," says Kiser-Block.
Many franchises have arisen that cater to the soaring home market. (3/7/2006)
The housing boom has been beneficial to many franchise companies. Americans are wiling to spend more on their homes - both for their own enjoyment and for profit when they sell.
Elgin Helps Others Attain Their Dreams (7/1/2005)
Jeff Elgin, founder of FranChoice, compares the franchise broker business to a dating service. Clients are looking for "the one;" anything else is a disappointment.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Should You Consider Franchising? (4/5/2005)
Running a franchise business takes dedication and long hours. Do you have what it takes to be a successful franchisee?
Franchising 101 (2/21/2005)
Striking out on their can be intimidating so women often look to franchises, rather than starting their own businesses from scratch, to find greater freedom to balance life and work. Here's a primer on finding the right franchise opportunity.