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Building a successful pet grooming franchise

Happy dog getting washed

This article was featured in Franchise Connect Magazine, Issue 11. Franchise Beacon President Michael Peterson shares how to find your authentic selling voice.

Our top-ten tips for working from home

Author Michael Peterson

This was co-written with Mike Drumm, franchise attorney and founder of Drumm Law. Mike has been running a virtual company with many employees for 10 years, I have for 8. We wanted to raise our voices and see if we could help those of you that find yourself in a novel situation. We are facing […]

The top 5 reasons for franchise failure

His small business failed

What are the top 5 reasons for franchise failure? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some people even list the “coattail affect” as a reason that a perfectly sound franchise might go belly-up. The fact is, there are almost as many reasons for small business success or failure as there are small businesses. Some […]

Sanjay Gehani; Tech Background Leads to Leading a Preschool Franchise

Franchisor Sanjay Gehani

The Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Building Kidz Preschool Franchise parlayed his high-tech career into creating a high-touch franchise brand. I recently had the privilege of attending the first annual Building Kidz Preschool franchise convention in Foster City, CA. I sat down with Building Kidz Co-founder and CMO (and Foster City Councilman) Sanjay Gehani. […]

5 questions to ask before you franchise

What questions should you ask

5 questions to ask before you franchise There are many Benefits to franchising your business. However, before go writing that FDD, wait! If you skipped the question of “Should I franchise”, you need to take a step back! These five questions will help you know if you should franchise your business. Is my business right […]

Five things to consider before franchising your business

Checklist for franchising


10 Signs you should or shouldn’t franchise your business


Before you ask how to franchise a business, you should ask if you SHOULD franchise your business. Not all businesses will make good franchises, and not all business owners will make good franchisors (or franchisees, for that matter, but we cover that in a different article).