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  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   2 days 10 hours 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   1 week 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   1 week 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   2 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   2 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   2 weeks 5 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   3 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

  • Teeth Whitening Business   4 weeks 19 hours ago

    Do anybody know it you have to have a certified whiten teeth in California

  • Teeth Whitening Business   4 weeks 2 days ago

    Hi,
    My name is Scott and I've been in the teeth whitening business for 9 years very successfully. I can help you start your business. call me at 561-313-8264 if you want.

  • MAACO   5 weeks 3 days ago

    In the last 10 years Maaco has churned over 1,000 franchisees. They only have 500 shops? 200 are established. Good luck, Churn and burn - Franchise is crap - consider buying a quiznos or blimpie or curves - pretty much the same thing - Good luck,

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   7 weeks 3 days ago

    ts ssc results is an franchise which is runned by the great businees man in india he invest $100k he seen lots of return profits but we need to know more details before we move on to

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   7 weeks 3 days ago

    too bad....some REAL good news about successful UPS stores would be appreciated.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   8 weeks 1 day ago

    In the process now w a FAILED brand. We overcame their untested/tanking brand and lack of support. And after 10 years and 7 with them being of Nothing but a hindrance; they can keep you trapped with no way out but to lose a ton of money or everything you have. It is heart wrenching how unfairly positioned the System is for a law breaking ; shady; sloppy Franchisor. FTC Good Faith and Fair Dealing Act's even when Obvious were broken; or black and white letter law on increased fees beyond CPI are being broken...a supposedly good atty will not guarantee a judgment against their actions much less reimbursement. How about FINES by the States so large that these morons won't just take their chances that no one will File an Action? Apparently; our wonderful lawmakers and attys think it is ok for a Failing Brand to keep Franchisee's Legally Trapped with a Crooked/ Corrupt Franchisor. Some zee's have spent their kids college $ and life savings while trying to fight thru it. My heart aches for those with such a story. How do these Franchisors, and their legal team as well as the Franchisee Atty sleep at night??? I Couldn't do it if my life depended on it. What I can and will do now is fight them with all that I have. I am not fighting just for me, but for all the families who's financial lives they have ruined and the ones hanging on by a thread. I may not get all I want; but they will have to answer for their actions and will be caught in their shameful act.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   8 weeks 3 days ago

    I have owned my own (Successfull) business for 20+ years and I still put in 200%, you have to.

  • Does anyone have any information on Environmental Waste Solutions Franchises?   8 weeks 5 days ago

    Do it yourself.

  • PMD Furniture Direct Switches to Franchising   9 weeks 14 hours ago

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  • Filta Fry   11 weeks 1 day ago

    Any updates about Filta would be greatly appreciated.

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   11 weeks 2 days ago

    I would be interested in receiving information about your offer/product.
    Thank you,
    Terry Vance

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   11 weeks 6 days ago

    Hello Franny. I would like to know if you have heard of the franchise called Burgerim and if you have any information on them.
    A recent opportunity came up for me to get into the franchise and I would like to know what people are saying about them.
    Please and thank you.
    Kayvan
    You can reach me at kayvan.hayati@gmail.com

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   12 weeks 4 days ago

    I owned and operated a quite successful Mail Boxes Etc. store for over 10 years...UNTIL UPS bought the brand. MBE was sold down the river by its then-CEO, Jim Amos. UPS never understood the Mail Boxes Etc. concept, all they wanted was a lot of dropoff locations. Which they got, at a bargain price. MBE store owners got the shaft.

    Call Hankes, or at least get a referral from him for another legal. Many of us MBE owners who sued UPS actually got a decent settlement. As result of UPS' actions in destroying the MBE brand, I will NEVER use UPS ship anything again, ever!

    Ex-Mail Boxes Etc. Owner

  • Franchise Horror Stories   12 weeks 5 days ago

    I had a similar experience with Subway. I was the "fair haired boy" for 9 years beating all their expectations. Then when I wanted out they turned the tables. I had fund a suitable buyer for my contract and Subway then terminated my contract so they could collect the buyers payment. I couldn't sue them because of a clause in the framchise contract that forces you to their arbitrator. The deck is of coursed in their favor as they use this arbitration for hundreds if not thousands of cases and I would only use them once. It took them a year to decide the case and although they ruled in my favor they did not allow any damages. A real collusion between Subway and the American Arbitration Association in NY.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   12 weeks 5 days ago

    The simple facts are these. Franchising is, and will never again be, what it was at one time. Regardless of concept it is today's multi-unit franchisees who have been with systems for a very long time are those that are most successful. Whether one is considering an emerging franchise or an established one the days of maximum EBITDA and real cash flow are over. Today, investing in a franchise is no less then, in most cases, buying yourself a job. Even then due to the costs of doing business, rules, regulations, rental prices for space, cost of goods, service business trends, and the next newest thing cast serious infection on the industry in general. Why the pursuit by little known or even well established franchises to international markets? A rhetorical comment really. When you can pay 1/8th the wage amounts in other countries and avoid reporting actual sales while paying far less in taxes you can be sure that's where the crowd is headed. Franchisors continue to tighten their franchise agreements to hold you personally liable in nearly every instance, blanket you with post term covenants that could and will cause you financial ruin, and have figured the very many ways to manipulate the FDD so that even your due diligence will be skewed in their favor. While true there are some successful and prospering brands and services they are today anomalies and not the rule in franchising. No matter what the IFA would have you try to believe Franchisings best days are now visible in the rear view mirror.

  • Anytime Fitness or Snap Fitness   13 weeks 1 day ago

    How I sold my franchise was to just sell everything. I found a group that wanted to start their own gym with no franchise fees. I sold everything to this group. I even sold the carpet and the mirror. They tore that place down to any empty shell. I got just enough to cover my shitty lease with Main Street. They were an awful group that charged me 11% interest and even after paying on the equipment for 3.5 years, I still owed 62k of the original 122k. There is no way to sell it as Snap did 0 to help me and they were pissed when I sold the equipment and was able to escape. I ended up losing 75k on my invest and feel lucky it wasn't more. I should of gone with Visiting Angels. I probably would have been less screwed and still owning it today.

  • Anytime Fitness or Snap Fitness   13 weeks 1 day ago

    I opened in 2006 in Illinois when the number of open stores was under 200. I was told 24 hour tanning and 24 hour gyms were legal in Illinois with no attendants. I received a letter in the middle of 2006 saying I was opening an illegal gym from Ms. Madigan, the current Attorney General. I was sent three letters in all and Snap did nothing. They told me it was my problem to check local laws, even though they had sold many licenses telling all franchisees that it was legal. I got lucky since at that time Blagojevich was just indicted and she forgot about me. Also, Iwas told that at my grand opening, a Snap Rep would be there to help me with the final details. No one showed up and the location they told me was good, turned out to be terrible. The recession and the high fees killed my gym by late 2009. I closed in November 2009. I lost everything and Snap still wanted their money for the remailing 15 months. I made the biggest mistake of my life and can't believe I signed that crap agreement. From what I hear, the agreement today is twice as long and twice as bad. I feel sorry for all the buyers of a Snap and can't believe even one id still open. I had a great personal trainer and good members, but the fees, competition and lack of help from Snap eventually killed it.

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