Business startup vs. a franchise: comparing the risk factor

If you want to be your own boss and are comparing the prospect of a business startup vs. a franchise, be sure to take a look at the relative risks. A business startup can be risky business. According to data from the Small Business Association, 20 percent of small businesses fail in their first year…

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Researching a franchise: 4 things you can’t find online

If you’re interested in becoming a business owner, you may be in the process of researching a franchise. Starting the process online can be useful. There’s a lot of information available to help you explore the wide range of options. But to get a fully informed view of which businesses are right for you, you’ll need to…

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