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  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   6 days 11 hours ago

    Sounds Like Great But Little Disappointed Welcome to the Ups Tracking Website Track Ups Couriers & Parcels By Entering the Ups Tracking Number Track Ups Global Mail Tracking
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  • Nothing is Sweet about Candy Bouquet!   1 week 2 hours ago

    You can't expect the absolute best of the best from small shops based around candy and floral. Ar we really going to expect high quality POS systems from small businesses and mom-n-pop shops?

  • Franchise Horror Stories   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Anna, did you ever write this paper? I used to own a franchise and now I am a consultant helping people buy franchises that are suitable for them. If you'd like opinion I'd love to share; if you wrote paper, I'd like to read.

    Elaine

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Do you have any pics ? of the machines you make ?

  • Foot Solutions - Horror Story   3 weeks 23 hours ago

    I am looking at making an investment in this company. Can anyone who has experience with them please contact me at tefp99@gmail.com

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   3 weeks 6 days ago

    I hope you didn't sign on the dotted line.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   3 weeks 6 days ago

    Still a big fat no!!! Run far and fast

  • CertaPro Painters: VERY High Franchisee Failure rate   4 weeks 3 days ago

    I purchase a franchise about 20 years ago. I was told very similar ideas, but it does not work. Painting business is not a cookie cutter business. The fact that you are going to different locations and have to solve issues that can not be anticipated. Painting is just not that simple. Do not fall for their lies. I had to give up my franchises and ended up going to court to defend myself. I have started several businesses in construction and other businesses since my Certa franchise experience. The overhead cost and limitation by the franchise system just don't work in a construction/painting setting. DON'T FALL FOR THEIR LIES. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON A FRANCHISE. YOU WILL BE COMPETING WITH SMALL BUCKET PAINTERS. THEY CAN WORK FOR NEXT TO NOTHING AND WIN THE JOB EVERY TIME, WHILE YOU HAVE TO PAY FRANCHISE FEES AND MARKETING COST THAT WILL TOP 20%. NO WAY TO MAKE MONEY.

    I settled my lawsuit and had to pay them some money to go away. I am certain even their coaches could not make money running a franchise. During my 2 year as a franchise owner they had many failures which they blamed on the franchise owners. Which was not true. It has been a long time for me, but I just don't want anyone to fall for their lies and lose money. Go out on your own and save the money. Ask a local painters to help you. Call your local Sherwin Williams and ask them to recommend a local painting company that can help you. It will significantly increase your chance of success. You do not need their training It was not worth the money. Just buy that painters a few lunches and dinner and spend one month working with him. That will work much better.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   5 weeks 1 min ago

    Where can i purchase this book?

  • MAACO   5 weeks 1 day ago

    Initial Public Offering Guy has left the company.

  • MAACO   5 weeks 1 day ago

    I wonder why none of these franchising corporate rock stars never leave their jobs to own the franchises they sell? They just seem to move around every couple of years pumping their resumes with all kinds of non-quantifiable accolades. They all move around as a crew. Why are a bunch of Burger King failures - they are all former executives of Burger King - traveling as a corporate crew? Why do none of them invest in the franchises they are managing/selling? What do they know that we do not?

  • MAACO   5 weeks 1 day ago

    These folks are typical scam artists. Ten years ago the big thing was rebates. You pay up front, only to find out later that you did something? wrong that disqualifies you for receiving the rebate. Bumper special for 129 after 50 dollar rebate. Who falls for that rebate crap anymore? The hacks that run corporate Maaco just keep recycling old bait and switch campaigns. Do you know how hard it is to "up-sell" customers on this crap?

    When you go to buy into Driven Brands the powers that be will be selling you on their ability to innovate and how they are taking things to the next level. The reality is they are just a bunch of overpaid hacks trying to sucker you into an outdated business model.

    Your business fails, they still make their bonus. Rebate on you franchise fees? Good Luck!

  • Franchise Horror Stories   5 weeks 2 days ago

    Here's the reality of buying a franchise. You can do all the research and ask all the questions you can think of, but if you ever have to face your franchisor in court, you don't have a chance. They have more money and can litigate you into the ground. Even if you are in the right. Don't buy a franchise unless you are prepared to lose everything you have worked for all your life !

  • Teeth Whitening Business   5 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi I also live in Frisco and wondered how this turned out. I was thinking of getting a mobile setup...I know this is 4 years old so wondering if your still doing it.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   6 weeks 2 days ago

    Research will only get you so far when there is a systematic way of obfuscating what the buyer needs to know.

    Education for franchise buyers tends to be supplied by sellers who want to train the franchisee how to be an easier mark. Does the Asia Pacific Centre rank franchise brands? Which brand's average franchise makes the most profit? Does a site or service rank contracts? Is a site afraid to do so for fear of offending potential franchisor clients. Does it make its money from the buyer, or does it receive kickbacks from the franchisor? Does it score which sectors are on a downward trajectory and which ones look strong?

    Research will only get you so far when the education you are getting is supplied by franchisors and franchise sellers.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   6 weeks 5 days ago

    There are multiple websites and organisations offering invaluable tips and advice to anyone looking to buy into a franchise. Each of these strongly recommend doing as much research as possible prior to signing on the dotted line. The Asia Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence (https://www.franchise.edu.au/) even offers a free online Pre-entry Franchise Education course aimed at helping you to understand the due diligence process and to create realistic expectations.

  • Jazzercise Franchise????   7 weeks 13 hours ago

    What happens if you don't make the cut at the audition? Do you lose $2000??

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   8 weeks 6 days ago

    Everytime I read this Blue MauMau - I notice that the majority of the articles are from 2011 and earlier. Is this a credible site or just a place for you to post advertising and make money off the advertising?

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   8 weeks 6 days ago

    Please don't do it, for your sake, your familys' sake, your savings sake. DON'T DO IT.
    I have been tracking Real Deals since I bought one in 2008 and closed in 2011. Every Single Store that is open today is NOT any one of the owners who were open in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and now. They have ALL closed or been resold for a fraction of the price of only inventory on hand. There are now new franchisee's where there never were and NO Franchisees where there were. This means every single one of these franchisees and their families lost their life savings. Every One, except of course the ones owned by the Franchisor Family consisting of Five Sisters, their husbands and nuclear family.
    Open your own store, make your own connections with vendors, do your homework. This company is a tightly held family Ponzi Scheme. Nothing more. There are at minimum, SIXTY of us who all share the exact same experience. We are the original franchisees, and the first, second, third, and fourth round franchisees. We all went broke due to a complete failure of the franchisors to run a competent business. Of course that's giving them too much credit for just being stupid, when we wish that was the case. They are calculating, lying, manipulating, and charming as any sociopath. I don't care if it's 2011, or 2025, the scheme is the same. It's a failure of a business model with charming sociopaths at the helm. Their only goal is to separate you from your money, and they are quite adept at that.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   8 weeks 6 days ago

    Please don't do it, for your sake, your familys' sake, your savings sake. DON'T DO IT.
    I have been tracking Real Deals since I bought one in 2008 and closed in 2011. Every Single Store that is open today is NOT any one of the owners who were open in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and now. They have ALL closed or been resold for a fraction of the price of only inventory on hand. There are now new franchisee's where there never were and NO Franchisees where there were. This means every single one of these franchisees and their families lost their life savings. Every One, except of course the ones owned by the Franchisor Family consisting of Five Sisters, their husbands and nuclear family.
    Open your own store, make your own connections with vendors, do your homework. This company is a tightly held family Ponzi Scheme. Nothing more. There are at minimum, SIXTY of us who all share the exact same experience. We are the original franchisees, and the first, second, third, and fourth round franchisees. We all went broke due to a complete failure of the franchisors to run a competent business. Of course that's giving them too much credit for just being stupid, when we wish that was the case. They are calculating, lying, manipulating, and charming as any sociopath. I don't care if it's 2011, or 2025, the scheme is the same. It's a failure of a business model with charming sociopaths at the helm. Their only goal is to separate you from your money, and they are quite adept at that.

  • Franchise Horror Stories   8 weeks 6 days ago

    My opinion about franchising has not changed.  People be careful.  It has been almost 10 years since we opened a franchise.  We went through franchise fraud, financial hell and survived it.  Remember there is no way out of financial hell except to go through it.  I still believe franchising can be dangerous to your financial health.  Make sure you get to know the franchisor.  Signing a contract is just like a relationship.  You wouldn't marry someone usless you know them.  Get a franchise lawyer, a good CPA.  Solidfy the franchise agreement.  I am confident your zor will be against it.  If they are, you've got your answer.  DO NOT DO IT!!!! 

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   9 weeks 1 day ago

    What came out of your situation?

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   10 weeks 10 min ago

    danny can help you with information give me a call 908-864-7954

    brett

  • Teeth Whitening Business   10 weeks 14 hours ago

    I would like to start a teeth whitening business. Did you have to get any training?

    Thanks

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   10 weeks 22 hours ago

    John,

    I have looked into the Filta Fry concept and after allot of research, it sounds like the Franchise stands the only thing to gain. I am interested on the servicing end of it and what you think would be my best approach if I did get into this industry? I have cash on hand and would be able to start off immediately with 7-10 locations that a friend of mine owns as a bar and grill owner. I like that you have obviously found a way to sustain a profitable business.

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.