One of the most common questions prospective franchisees have when looking at a franchise opportunity is: How much money can I make in this business? It's a reasonable question, but getting to the bottom line requires a bit of digging... More »How Much Money Can My Franchise Make?
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Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. With more than 50 years of experience, the Kumon franchise system offers a time-tested model for success. Franchisees benefit from joining a network of 26,000 individually owned and operated centers in 47 countries – more than 2,100 in North America alone.Kumon’s personalized approach helps children learn math and reading concepts based on their ability rather than their age or grade. ... More »What Makes Kumon One of the Most Lauded After-School Enrichment Companies in the Country
With more than 400 locations in 45 states and eight Canadian provinces, Pillar To Post is the largest home inspection franchise company in North America and was the first to bring technology to the home inspection business with electronic inspection reports.As the housing market begins to recover, homeowners clearly recognize the importance of hiring a certified home inspector. A recent survey released by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) found that 88 percent of all U.S. homeowners believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury. ... More »How Mike Bahr Went from Pillar to Post Employee to Franchisee in 3 Years
Following up our article on the Top 10 Most Famous Franchise Founders of All Time, the FranchiseHelp.com team turns its attention to a more contemporary subject: today's billionaire franchisors. Scouring the ranks of living billionaires, we worked to identify which masters of megabucks amassed their tremendous wealth through franchising (that is, as a franchisor). While not an exhaustive list, the rundown below profiles five titans of industry with franchise roots and net worth levels between $1.3 and $6.5 billion. ... More »5 Billionaire Franchisors and How They Did It
Make no mistake, franchising your business is a major undertaking, from documenting systems, to setting investment parameters, to addressing legal concerns, and more. FranchiseHelp breaks the process of creating a franchise down into an essential to-do list for the prospective franchisor. More »A Checklist for Franchising your Business
The famous hamburger chain White Castle, known for its square-shaped greasy sliders and for being the first fast-food burger chain, was immortalized in the 2004 stoner buddy romp Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. White Castle's restaurants, modeled after the Chicago Water Tower and traditionally made of porcelain, reflect a clean and consistent aesthetic that speaks to the quality of the food that consumers can expect from each and every visit to this elusive den of tasty sliders. ... More »Why Doesn't White Castle Franchise?
Deven Klein is the co-founder, COO, and General Counsel of Athena Learning Centers, a community of year-round Learning Centers where children go to improve their math and reading skills.Deven worked for Kumon North America, Inc. for almost 16 years. He started the Legal Department from scratch and served as VP and Corporate Counsel for 10 years. He then led the Franchise Recruitment and Development Department at Kumon for 5 years. ... More »How Athena Learning Centers is Filling the Void in Supplemental Education
Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in vehicle appearance and protection services. Ziebart offers superior products and services to enhance and protect the appearance of vehicles and offers a diverse business model in growing industries. Specializing in professional automotive detailing, window tinting, paint, fabric and rust protection, sprayed-on bed liners, glass repair, scratch repair and accessories, Ziebart is recognized as the No. 1 franchise in the automotive appearance services category byEntrepreneur magazine. ... More »Automotive Detailing is a $36b Market - How Ziebart International is Capturing Its Share
Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in vehicle appearance and protection services. Ziebart offers superior products and services to enhance and protect the appearance of vehicles and offers a diverse business model in growing industries. Specializing in professional automotive detailing, window tinting, paint, fabric and rust protection, sprayed-on bed liners, glass repair, scratch repair and accessories, Ziebart is recognized as the No. 1 franchise in the automotive appearance services category byEntrepreneur magazine. ... More »Automotive Detailing is a $36b Market - How Ziebart International is Capturing It's Share
With a family of over 800 franchise owners, the Cruise Planners/American Express franchise is one of the largest privately-owned, nationally recognized, and continually awarded travel franchises in the country. With no inventory to buy, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no mandatory monthly fees, and no travel experience required, Cruise Planners/American Express' home-based business model offers would-be entrepreneurs a low-investment, low-risk opportunity that can yield high returns. ... More »Interview with Dan Hicks, Director of Franchise Development for Cruise Planners/American Express
With 32 offices in 11 states, the Solar Universe franchise is the nation's leader in solar, one of the fastest growing industries with 109% compound growth in 2011. Solar Universe has a comprehensive business plan and support that allow individuals and independent solar companies to have speed to market and instant credibility with customers from day one. In 2011, Solar Universe was ranked number 1 in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. ... More »Interview with Dusty Ansley, VP of Franchise Development for Solar Universe
The Resume Hut Franchise started creating success stories for its clients over twenty-six years ago in 1986. The company began by helping people prepare compelling resumes that would get them noticed and interviewed. Beyond that, The Resume Hut helps its clients win the job, and coaches them to succeed in their careers.The Resume Hut has earned its reputation through outstanding results and the quality of its work -- whether that work is an entry-level resume or a sophisticated CEO marketing plan. ... More »Interview with Neil Pritchard, Owner and President of The Resume Hut
Founded in 1992, the CruiseOne franchise is now one of the leading travel retailers in the country. As part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), CruiseOne maintains its position as a premier vacation supplier, providing millions of people access to the world's most fascinating destinations through its 775 franchise owners. This year, Entrepreneur Magazine named CruiseOne one of its Top 50 franchises, out of over 4,000 operating franchise systems worldwide. ... More »Interview with Tim Courtney, CruiseOne's Director of Franchise Development
A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections franchise is a residential and commercial home inspection franchise, operating in Canada and the United States, South America, and Europe. They have Regional Master and Unit Franchises available worldwide. Their core business is to assist, comfort, and protect home buyers and realtors during the purchase or sale of real estate by providing a third party, comprehensive, detailed report on the condition of a property prior to closing. The inspectors of A Buyer's Choice are all fully certified, insured, and present themselves professionally. ... More »Interview with Bill Redfern, CEO of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections