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  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   23 hours 30 min ago

    ATM CARD THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY
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  • Franchise Horror Stories   2 days 2 hours ago

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  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   2 days 4 hours ago

    I've heard so much about this blank ATM card but doubted if it was real due to numerous comments all over the internet which makes it difficult to know the real hacker. I decided to go on the internet when i read so many testimonies of certified online hackers on how they've helped so many people with this blank ATM card & though i was curious, but i realized that giving a try wouldn't hurt. I contacted this online hacker who instructed me on what to do and how much i need to pay for the card to get to me, without hesitation i did and waited for the card to be delivered, i was nervous of losing my money but to my greatest surprise i received an email which was my tracking number to my shipped card. For the past two days now i have withdrawn $10,000,00 without any trace. If you need an ATM card contact ATM, send an email to: certifiedonlineatmhackers.org@gmail.com

  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   2 days 18 hours ago

    I've heard so much about this blank ATM card but doubted if it was real due to numerous comments all over the internet which makes it difficult to know the real hacker. I decided to go on the internet when i read so many testimonies of certified online hackers on how they've helped so many people with this blank ATM card & though i was curious, but i realized that giving a try wouldn't hurt. I contacted this online hacker who instructed me on what to do and how much i need to pay for the card to get to me, without hesitation i did and waited for the card to be delivered, i was nervous of loosing my money but to my greatest surprise i received an email which was my tracking number to my shipped card. For the past two days now i have withdrawn $10,000,00 without any trace. If you need an ATM card send an email to: certifiedonlineatmhackers.org@gmail.com

  • Franchise Horror Stories   1 week 8 hours ago

    I owned a senior care franchise for 6 years before selling it in 2016. My experience with my franchisor was actually very good. I invested knowing I would have to work hard which I did and I became very successful in the business. I did find that I WAS the business though so I could never be absentee and senior care is 24/7 with no weekends or holidays off. You never know when a senior is going to need care and to be successful you have to be able to respond quickly. In this business, not just the franchise, I became married to my cell phone. I could never be away from it due to the unknown nature of employee call offs or short notice care needs. This is the part I got tired of and made the decision to sell. I also found that I didn't require much, if any assistance from corporate and I got tired of paying royalties and ad fund fees every month. I knew going in though that this was required so I don't blame the franchisor for it. It's just part of the game. Once the business was established, I found that I could take a day off or a weekend, as long as I had my cell phone with me. Some weekends were very quiet while other weekends, my phone exploded. Again, this is the nature of the industry, not the fault of the franchisor. I wouldn't blanket the entire franchise world as being bad as I had a very good experience and gave me the experience to open my second business. Good things: Franchisor was there for assistance if I needed it. They were very helpful in working with me to sell my franchise when I made that decision. Very responsive to any questions or suggestions from the field. Made an effort to connect other owners to offer support and share ideas. Bad things: I don't feel like I got the advertising support that I was paying for. I could have used those dollars locally to do better things. That's my only negative thought about my franchisor. My new business is not a franchise so I no longer have to pay royalties and ad fees but I have better sense of what is needed to be successful from my franchise experience. Bottom line is don' go into a franchise thinking you will be successful and make money just because you are associated with a franchise. It takes hard work and dedication on the part of the owner. Once you get the business up and running successfully, you can the enjoy the benefits of being a business owner. More money. Flexible schedule. No boss telling you what to do. Signed, Happy with My previous franchise experience.

  • MAACO   1 week 20 hours ago

    Thank you for the informed unbiased assessment.
    Any possibility of calling you to talk further before I invest in this endeavor
    I have serious reservations 609 277 6651
    John

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 2 days ago

    In answer to your last question, the rankings of franchises/ businesses have virtually nothing to do with reality. It is simply a pay to play system in which the franchisors/ corporates pay to advertise in them and get positive spin for their money. Follow the money. The old "whoever pays for a study, gets the results they want".

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 2 days ago

    I also was a MBE franchisee who chose not to convert to UPS and I am still successful on my own. After all the negative on this forum I can't believe you would even remotely consider the possibility of investing in this franchise. Yes there is a chance you could be fortunate and become one of the minority who makes a decent living. The vast majority do not. This business model is slowly on it's way out. Having UPS as your name will not help this. I was lucky that I was able to build my printing business from day one as a Mail Boxes Etc. twenty years ago. It has always and still is over 50% of my business and is much more profitable than shipping. With the UPS Store name that will not happen for you although they will tell you to have to do more printing to make money. The UPS name screams shipping not printing. Believe in the posts that you see here and on other websites.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 3 days ago

    Nowadays I tend to follow these discussions but rarely post.  This question, however, is interesting despite the anonymity of the author.

    Business is rarely easy.  Most business decisions are made with imprecise information.  While history remains the best indicator of the future, similar circumstances can result in different decisions which is why so many tend to believe history is not an indicator of the future.  A good business decision requires that one sift through fact, fiction and hypothesis prior to making a decision.  If the decision is a good one they are successful.  They have a level of business acumen that others do not possess.  In fact, most business ventures are not successful.

    Some may say I am no longer in touch with the industry and unqualified for providing advice to current and prospective UPS Store franchises so here are a few facts from my experience.

    • Franchise rankings are frequently a form of marketing and usually should be construed as such.  They offered no influence on my decisions.
    • Opened a Mail Boxes Etc. (subsequently purchased by UPS) in 1998.  It was a great business decision with no regrets.
    • When UPS purchased MBE and rebranded I refused to convert and was part of a lawsuit (2001).  Again, this was a great business decision with no regrets.  Most of my peers who had converted to The UPS Store eventually closed up, went bankrupt or simply disappeared.  A few managed to sell.  Refusing to rebrand was a great business decision with no regrets.  I subsequently received calls from numerous UPS Stores saying they made a mistake by converting to a UPS Store.
    • Sold in 2011.  Another great business decision with no regrets.  Made more than enough money every single year to support a family and buy a house.  Many years the income earned was considered "impossible" by less successful UPS Store owners.

    I can provide many reasons for the decisions made in 1998, 2001 and 2011 and specific strategies for remaining highly profitable.  Bottom line is that I made some good business decisions and have no regrets.

    Good luck with your business decisions.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 4 days ago

    To be honest, I have been thinking about opening a UPS Store. However, having read the reviews here I started to have cold feet. So it's either that those who complain are indeed a bunch of lazies who though that money will just flow without doing much, or UPS corporate is a real monster that competes with its franchises.. Another possibility is that you guys are trying to deter anyone from opening a store to avoid competition. Who knows ..... I will get insulted for this I know, it's just that I have no idea what to think, especially that UPS ranks among the best franchising opportunities almost everywhere ...... why the hell is that ?

  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   1 week 5 days ago

    I'm so happy to see that folks are still interested in the ATM business.

    I've been in the ATM business since 2009 myself, I have permanent placement ATMs and mobile ATMs. I've also been training folks how to start their own profitable, successful ATM businesses since 2011.

    I posted above a few times. And yes my training price has increased but it's because I listen to my potential customers about what they want in a training program and give it to them!

    And I do now have a training that includes your first ATM (of course, that's at a higher cost.)

    But the cool thing is that I know the in's and out's of this business and have been teaching people the in's and out's of the biz since 2011 and NOTHING that I can teach you, even my highest training package now that INCLUDES an ATM costs as much as just the ACFN franchise fee alone. 25K! That doesn't include all of their extra fees that they charge you on top of that.

    However, if you'd always wanted to become a franchisee, you have money and aren't concerned about how soon you'll recoup your investment, then by all means become an ACFN franchisee. I know at least they will train you in this business and that's all I want for folks because there can be a lot of "screwing" that goes on in this business. So in my opinion, even tho ACFN may charge a great deal of money, at least you'll get trained.

    And as far as my reputation goes, please feel free to google me. I've trained people for over 6 years now and I have never had anyone say anything negative about my training! (Of course the longer I do this, the more I'm sure that will change. As you can't please everyone.)

    Good luck everyone and may you live happily off of passive income!

    Carey Buck
    ATMBusinessBlueprint.com

  • Franchise Horror Stories   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Thanks a lot for your post !

  • Anytime Fitness or Snap Fitness   3 weeks 1 day ago

    One thing that is an absolute fact of life is that complainers are quick to take action while those that like something rarely take the time to compliment. I see nothing but negative feedback on this site regarding Snap Fitness franchises. I have owned one since 2011. The support we receive from Snap Corporate is actually overwhelming - hard to absorb it all and take advantage of it. One reviewer said the billing software was no good. May have been true a few years ago but their Fitware system is excellent and easy to use. I was a member of Anytime Fitness and have been inside several other Anytime Fitness clubs. There is virtually no difference between the two - same concept, same look and feel and similar equipment. I have heard many horror stories about franchises in general but at least in my experience that is not true of Snap Fitness

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   4 weeks 5 days ago

    Do you know what the failure rate is for Mac Tools Franchise?

  • Coffee News   7 weeks 1 day ago

    She Passed away: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?pid=173907552

  • Foot Solutions - Horror Story   7 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi,
    I am a footwear retailer in Pakistan by the name of English Boot House Pvt Ltd(www.ebhshop.com) and we are looking to purchase franchise from footwear solutions. Can I have your contact details.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   8 weeks 1 day ago

    HELLO, IM IN THE MIDDLE OF OPENING UP AN UPS STORE, YOUR REVIEW WAS JUST ABOUT THE ONLY POISITIVE ONE, WANTED TO KNOW IF I COULD HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFO , WANTED TO AS YOU SOME QUESTIONS. PROMISE TO NOT TAKE UP TO MUCH OF YOU TIME. JUST FEEL LIKE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE LOOKING INSIDE OUT THE BUSSINESS CAN HELP ME CUT A LOT OF RED TAPE.

    MY EMAIL: NCONSUELA@GMAIL.COM

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE.

  • MAACO   9 weeks 5 days ago

    As long as nobody holds the owners of Maaco / Driven Brands accountable for selling crap, for their own personal gain. they will just keep pumping and dumping. Hint: everyone pays 10K+ for a "Grand Opening" Reality - everyone gets a 50 dollar banner and then forgets about the 10K because they are losing their butts trying to make their new Maaco looser work.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   13 weeks 2 days ago

    Hello. Where can one go to find out info on a smaller franchise such as how many franchisees they have, any negative/positive news, avg. costs and earnings. I can easily find info on the LARGE Franchises but very tough to find out info on the smaller ones. I can always find their websites but I am looking for third party info that may not be biased.
    Thanks.

  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   14 weeks 3 days ago

    The Company guarantees the location for NEXT 10 YEARS. Meaning if location don't perform they replace it with another location. It cost company money (Sales, Marketing, Technology, Tech Support, Operations) each time new location is secured. So, even if they do charge couple hundred bucks for each location that it is still worth it. You will spend more money in phone bill by doing it yourself.

  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   14 weeks 3 days ago

    I find it very easy to pick up a phone and call any department in the company. You can try yourself - call the main the office line and ask for any department - see how quickly your call is answered.
    Emails are answered within few hours and I can easily make my drops from their app. I personally know many franchisees who are making good money doing this part time.

  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Franchise Buyers   15 weeks 4 days ago

    I like this quote that you have written out right here regarding legalities. My wife and I are always trying to do the opposite of this and be legal people. This is why people need franchise attornies because there are a lot of people who are trying to beat around the bush too much. Thanks for the post! http://www.mohajerian.com/franchise-distribution/

  • Coffee News   15 weeks 4 days ago

    I'm sorry. I truly want to buy a Coffee News franchise...but feel kind of cheated. I was under the impression that you could at least modify content to the extent that some of the things not suited to your area would be replaced. Like CN had a database you could pick and choose from for trivia. Like no Santa Claus trivia in March maybe. Some of the content is so out of touch with certain demographics, to the point of being insulting.

    After spending all this time on paperwork and speaking with sales guys...turns out CN online resource is just blurbs on how to sell ads. No database. No customizing for your territory. Unless you live in a mostly senior, Christian, Caucasian demographic, it'll be difficult to make CN work. Maybe retirement homes in Florida, a bunch of Prairie Home Companion areas? When I asked questions or suggested more relevant content, I was treated rather rudely.

    Like I said, I'd love a CN franchise. What you wind up doing though is marketing, selling, paying for printing, and distributing someone else's idea of a "happy" paper and pay for the privilege of doing so.

  • MAACO   15 weeks 6 days ago

    They have spent the last 4+ years, buying, acquiring, expanding, but the one thing they have not achieved is growth?? Maaco had more franchises in 1998 then when the current group took over. These jokers have acquired, sold and re-sold 1,000 franchise licenses - for net growth of - hold on -zero.

    Good Luck

  • Franchising Needs Better Government Regulation   16 weeks 6 days ago

    Couldn't agree more. You will work like a dog and you will produce blood, sweat and tears just like an independent entrepreneur but you really don't own your own business. The Franchisor controls EVERYTHING and during your term they can change the requirements of someone buying the franchise to where NO ONE WILL WANT TO BUY your business years later. That is what's happened to me. New person bought the whole franchise system and then with the help of her "guru" consultants they have changed everything and jacked up fees and requirements so much that no one wants to buy a new franchise or a resale. So my contract is ending in about a year and the past 7 years will be for practically nothing because I can't resale my franchise business and I refuse to re-sign the new 10 year deal that is LOADED with one-sided mandates. My business professors were wrong--franchises are not a higher guarantee of success. Probably the reason their statistics show being in business longer than an independent business is because the franchisee is an indentured servant/serf who is under contract and paying royalties. You stay open longer because you are under contract! Not necessarily because you are more successful