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FTC Smacks The Entrepreneur’s Source over Buyer Deception

Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source talks about smart investing
Founder Terry Powell talks about franchise buying on YouTube

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While franchise brokerage/consultant firm The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) promotes its image as "helping people improve their lives," the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found otherwise after launching an investigation into the firm's business practices regarding privacy and security.

What Was Learned from a Failed FroYo Franchise?

A Menchie's store in Louisville is auctioned off
A Menchie's frozen yogurt store in Louisville is auctioned off. Photo/bmm

28-year old A.J. Russo has already had to deal with failure of his business, a Yofresh Yogurt Café franchise in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

The Most Profitable Industries

What are the top industries filled with companies that have the highest average net profits compared to just about everyone else? According to one researcher, skill and capital intensive firms create industries with the highest net profits.

Sports Team Franchises To See Strong Growth; Fast Food Not So Much

Growth in professional sports franchises & key related industries

SANTA MONICA, Calif. —If you want to own a franchise, research shows that the boats rise a little faster for sports team owners. If you can afford one, professional sports team franchises will be one of the strongest growing sectors compared to other sectors tied to sports.

Interview: Teixeira Says Franchise Buyers Should be Careful Investors

Author and franchise consultant Edward Teixeira
Author Edward Teixeira, photo/teixeira

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Ed Texeira, founder of a consulting firm and the publisher of the online site Franchise Know How, has just released his newest book, the Franchise Buyer’s Manual. His primer provides advice for prospective and existing franchisees.

10:22 minutes (4.15 MB)

Five Tips for a Successful Franchise

No one said running a business was easy. Beginning a franchise business is hard work no matter what type of product or service is being sold. Yet with planning, focus, a solid network and the right training and support tools, business owners can position their company for continued growth and success. 

SBA Loan Failure Rates by Industry, 2000-2009

The Small Business Administration has provided to Blue MauMau its newest list of failure rates of small business loans sorted by NAICS industry codes from October 1, 2000 until September 30, 200

9 Worst Industries to Start a Business

Data: SBA loan failure rate from 10/1/00-9/30/09 Chart/bmm

WASHINGTON D.C. — Video shops, electronics stores and bookstores have some of the highest failure rates, according to a report given to Blue MauMau by the Small Business Administration.

Considerations for Forming a Business Entity with Multiple Partners

When starting a new venture with business partners, it is crucial to fully negotiate and document each partner’s agreement and understanding with respect to the financial and managerial ri