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Step #2 – Begin your franchise search

As you start deciding which franchise is for you, there are dozens of sources to reference to gain valuable information about available opportunities. If you are searching for a retail opportunity in your own town, take some time to drive around and see what’s there. Use other helpful resources like YellowPages.com and Google to see what kind of marketing other businesses are doing … your future competition. Here are a few resources to find some of the available opportunities:

Aside from contacting third parties, you should also contact the franchisor who will be able to provide real world information about the franchise “straight from the horses mouth.”

Next up? Sifting through all the information. Stay tuned!

About the Author: Jack Burris

Jack Burris is president of Red Beard Marketing, a marketing, business development and brand consulting company based in Charlotte, NC. RBM is a full service firm, and we also happen to have a lot of experience in the franchise vertical [...]