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Buying a Franchise

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After Selling His Company for $50 Million, Leeward Bean Entered Franchising

After selling his scientific instrument company, Ocean Optics, in 2004, Leeward Bean was enjoying his well earned retirement when two of his former employees lured him out of it to help them launch a new business idea. Read how the experience eventually led to the creation of the Big Frog Custom T-Shirt franchise.

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Franchise Disclosure Documents Protect Those Who Take The Time To Read Them

Before you invest in a franchise, it’s essential to obtain and carefully review its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to ensure the system you are considering investing in is strong as well as ethical. This article features a quick overview of what FDD Items entail and why taking the time to understand each one is worthwhile.

FBR ViewPoints: Leeward Bean, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts

In this interview, Leeward Bean discusses why he “unretired” to become the leader of Big Frog T-Shirts, how their technology makes them a cost-effective solution for their customers, and what it takes to succeed in as a Big Frog franchisee.

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After Selling His Company for $50 Million, Leeward Bean Entered Franchising

After selling his scientific instrument company, Ocean Optics, in 2004, Leeward Bean was enjoying his well earned retirement when two of his former employees lured him out of it to help them launch a new business idea. Read how the experience eventually led to the creation of the Big Frog Custom T-Shirt franchise.

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How Much Does a Franchise Cost?

How Much Does a Franchise Cost? Wow… that’s a tough one! It’s similar to buying a car or a house – there is a huge range in price between various franchise opportunities. What’s important to understand are three key pieces of information related to cost: 1.) initial capital required, 2.) total initial investment, and 3.)

Franchisors

Ops Series returns in May

Work Keeping You Up at Night? Rest Easy with the 2016 Ops Series

We talk with franchise executives day in and day out about how to improve franchisee satisfaction, and the most common question I get, hands down, is: What are other brands doing to solve their challenges? It’s a great question. And one of the reasons I love working in the franchise industry is that so many

Ops Series returns in May

Work Keeping You Up at Night? Rest Easy with the 2016 Ops Series

We talk with franchise executives day in and day out about how to improve franchisee satisfaction, and the most common question I get, hands down, is: What are other brands doing to solve their challenges? It’s a great question. And one of the reasons I love working in the franchise industry is that so many

Ops Series returns in May

Work Keeping You Up at Night? Rest Easy with the 2016 Ops Series

We talk with franchise executives day in and day out about how to improve franchisee satisfaction, and the most common question I get, hands down, is: What are other brands doing to solve their challenges? It’s a great question. And one of the reasons I love working in the franchise industry is that so many

Effective Franchisee Vision Plans

Franchisee Vision Plans: The Most Effective Tool You’re NOT Using

Most franchise companies have a crystal clear vision of where they want to go. But the mistake many franchisors make is not requiring their franchisees to have their own vision. Implementing a franchisee vision plan program is the most effective way to set expectations and align franchisees’ goals with the goals of the organization. Learn how to start putting vision plans to work in your organization with these free resources.

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