Franchise Warning: Solera Distributors

Franchise Warning: Solera Distributors

Before you fall in love with that exciting new franchise concept, it pays to familiarize yourself with franchise regulations and see whether your new squeeze is cheating on you. For instance, the FTC prohibits promises of success or profits in … More »

BEN & JERRY'S Franchise Start Up Costs

BEN & JERRY’S Franchise Start Up Costs

Ever daydream about owning a Ben & Jerry’s franchise Scoop Shop? Or wonder what it would cost? Well, here are the estimated start-up costs for a typical Ben & Jerry’s franchise (supplied by the company).  Contrary to what many believe, … More »

AAFD Franchise Tip #7: Evaluate Return on Investment

AAFD Franchise Tip #7: Evaluate Return on Investment

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD) is a non-profit organization that  acts to educate the public regarding fair franchise practices, quality franchise opportunities, and to expose the unethical practices.  The AAFD recommends that individuals considering franchise opportunities should look … More »

Franchise Evaluation Criteria

Franchise Evaluation Criteria

IFA’s Criteria for Evaluating Franchise Opportunities The International Franchise Association recommends considering the following factors before choosing a franchise opportunity: Costs: • How much money will this franchise cost before it becomes profitable? • Can I afford to buy this … More »