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Author: Jane Stein

Helping people in various stages of reinvention discover the possibilities offered by business ownership through franchising. Being self employed can provide satisfaction AND security and provide a path to wealth creation. My goal is to help you identify business opportunities that meet your interests, skill sets, and income needs. Sometimes the goal is to relocate. Sometimes it's to break free of corporate shackles. Whatever your motivation is, I provide a step by step process of due diligence to determine if you are ready to invest in yourself.

The Inside Scoop on Researching Franchises

The Road Ahead - Franchise Due DIligence Process

The REAL way to research and understand franchise models Many people are not aware that franchising, and franchise sales in particular, are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The good news about that is that a tremendous amount of information will eventually be disclosed to you in the form of the Franchise Disclosure Document.  …

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5 Fun Franchises You Can Start for Under $50K

This post was originally posted on and written for Jen Monks – The Life Wise Lady.   I work with women  every day who are DYING to get out of their 9 to 5 straight jacket.  They frequently say they have always wanted to own their own business, but the time was never right… until …

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Franchise of the Month – Redbox+

This month’s feature is a VERY unique business that has a patent in the not so sexy container and portable toilet industry.    On most construction sites contractors are required (by law) to have a waste container and porta toilet.  For contractors, this results in the need for two vendors, two invoices, two pick-ups and multiple …

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She Owns It – Barb Moran of Moran Industries

Moran Industries was formed in 1990 when the Moran’s acquired Mr Transmission, which was the beginning of their entry into the franchising world. Over the years Mr. Moran’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident as he built the original business around automotive resale & wholesale and eventually saw the need for automotive and transmission parts and repair …

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Franchise of the Month – Athletic Republic

This month’s FOM is one that will be of interest to anyone who was either in competitive sports or who’s children were.  You probably would do (or did) anything to help your kid raise his level of ability.  Now there is a unique business model focused on just that.  For a variety of sports. Sports-performance …

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