• Alignment

    The first step in making a successful franchise investment is to determine whether the business model is a good fit for you. This can be determined by looking for alignment in three key areas: your personal and financial goals , your skill set, and the franchise offering. If there is alignment in ...
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  • Deciphering Franchise Rankings

    The abundance of franchise rankings available in the industry can be a bit overwhelming. This is especially true for someone trying to use this information to help make the life-changing decision of deciding which franchise to invest in. So far this month, franchise rankings have been released by ...
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  • Part 2 Going Deeper in Validation: How Item 20 Insights Can Improve Your Sport Clips Validation Process

    Part 2 Going Deeper in Validation: How Item 20 Insights Can Improve Your Sport Clips Validation Process Buying a franchise is a big decision. It is important to make it an informed one. Knowing the right questions to ask is a good place to start when beginning any validation process. Franchise ...
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  • What To Expect When Attending Discovery Day

    Attending Discovery Day is an important step in making an informed decision about whether to invest in a franchise. The main purpose of these events is to provide validation and affirmation. Having done your due diligence up to this point, Discovery Day is a chance for you to see the entire ...
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  • Continuity Rate: One of the Most Important Numbers to Understand When Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity

    When considering investing in any franchise opportunity, the brand’s continuity rate should be a big factor in your decision. This metric is a key indicator as to the health of the franchise system and whether it is a system worth considering. While rapid growth can be a positive sign, having ...
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  • How the Sport Clips Discovery Process Helps Candidates Prepare for Success in Franchising

    One of the foundational elements to a solid franchise system lies in its franchisees. The franchisee selection process is an essential building block in that foundation. Having closed an average of fewer than two stores a year over the last six years, we have identified key characteristics that help ...
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  • Why Franchise?

    Opening a business takes a lot of hard work. Stepping out into ownership is a big responsibility that comes with a great deal of risk. But what if you didn’t have to do it alone? What if you could have a safety net? Investing in a franchise gives you the benefit of belonging to a larger ...
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  • Five Things Potential Franchisees Should Do Before Signing

    Due diligence is crucial when deciding to buy a franchise. No one knows that better than Pete Lindsey. Twenty-four years ago he began his career as a franchise owner. Today, he is Vice President of Franchising at Sport Clips Haircuts. From owning a single business to helping thousands of people ...
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  • Three Types of Franchise Ownership

    Buying a business franchise is one of the most trusted ways for you to venture into business for yourself. You have the backing of an established brand and an accompanying network of resources. A successful franchise model will provide you with well-documented systems, a strong support team, and a ...
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