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Welcome to my blog! Here, I’ll post about news from the world of franchises, address important industry topics in detail, and answer some of your questions. I hope you’ll read and comment and contribute to the discussion.
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Today the Augusta Free Press ran a story on how to finance your franchise. You can find the story at this link on the AFP website. I’ve also summarized their take on franchise financing here: When you need financing, royalty fees, working capital, and inventory, you have options. First, though, you have to get your […]Read More
Finding the best franchise fit is exactly what I specialize in as a franchise matchmaker. I have a wide variety of franchise opportunities for you to consider. I also have a number of tools, both quantitative and qualitative, to help find the best fit for you. My experience as a franchisee, as a master franchisee, […]Read More
I’m grateful this week for a new recommendation from Andrew Aronson, a friend and former colleague, of my services as a franchise matchmaker. Andrew and I worked together through his business, Franchise Logistics. They specialize in finding and facilitating introductions between franchises and individuals who wish to own their business incorporating their skill-sets, financial means, lifestyle […]Read More
Key Differences Between Home-Based and Brick-and-Mortar Franchise Options The latest, Part 7, in my franchise matchmaker educational video series on the franchise industry, Home-Based vs. a Brick-and-Mortar Franchise, can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmLiCMcW8mA&t=5s Here, in just over three minutes, I cover key differences between them. One of these franchise options may be […]Read More
Passive Franchise Ownership in Franchising This is a three-minute video, the sixth in Kim Marinoff’s Franchise Red Flags series of 11 educational videos on the franchise industry. Its title is “Passive/Semi-Passive Ownership in Franchising.” Here, Kim shares her franchise consulting expertise to inform you about key factors in passive franchise ownership, or semi-passive franchise ownership […]Read More
My latest video is on “Understanding a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).” What’s a Franchise Disclose Document? Learn more here, in just over three minutes. View this video on YouTube. Find my YouTube channel with this and other important franchise-related videos here. Kim Marinoff presents “Understanding a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD),” including key areas to pay […]Read More
There is a basic minimum in the franchise industry when it comes to commercial dignity, equity and fairness. The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers House of Delegates adopted and promulgated the Franchisee Bill of Rights on June 6, 1996, and works to promote awareness and acceptance of these rights among the franchising community and the […]Read More
Levels of Entry into Franchising What are your options when deciding to enter franchising? When you’re looking to get into the franchise industry, you have some options to consider. There are three franchise levels to consider: single-unit ownership, multiple-unit ownership, and regional development or master franchisee. Find this video to Kim Marinoff’s YouTube […]Read More
What should you ask an existing franchisee? This is Part 3 of my 11-part series of educational videos to teach you all about the franchise industry, and about working with a franchise consultant. In just under four minutes, learn about the questions you mush ask existing franchisees when you are vetting a franchise opportunity. Franchise […]Read More
Here are the important questions you must ask when evaluating a franchise. Franchise education video 2 of 11, Questions to Ask a Franchisor, by Kim Marinoff. This is Part 2, “Questions to Ask a Franchisor,” of my 11-video series on franchising. This series is designed to help you learn more about the franchise industry, and about every […]Read More