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Should You Buy a Food Franchise?

Posted on July 15, 2018 FranChoice Staff

If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, chances are you’ve considered one or any number of food franchises, and for good reason. Fast food franchises have changed the way America eats and are among the oldest and biggest franchises in the U.S.

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8 Criteria to Look for in a Great Franchise

Posted on June 25, 2018 Tom Scarda, Certified Franchise Executive

 

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Is It More Difficult To Get a Franchise Than To Get Into Harvard?

Posted on June 11, 2018 Tom Scarda, Certified Franchise Executive

According to The Washington Post's article  by Rachel Siegel on June 7 2018, yup, it's easier to get into Harvard than get into a Chick-Fil-A franchise. Is this a commentary on our education system or is it about the fact that the American, capitalistic dream is still alive and well in the United States?

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Does a Franchise Consultant Add Value?

Posted on June 11, 2018 Tom Scarda, Certified Franchise Executive

In 1999, my heart was set on buying a new, up and coming ice cream franchise. The location near my brother’s house in San Diego, had lines every evening. To my novice business mind, that spelled success and meant it was a great concept, too. By the grace of God, before plunging into buying that franchise, I found a reputable franchise consultant who schooled me on how to perform a proper due diligence on a franchise. I did not know my consultant or her background beforehand, but thank goodness, she was proficient in franchising and had 20 years of franchise operations experience before becoming a consultant.

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How I Learned to Fish in Catholic School

Posted on May 30, 2018 Tom Scarda, Certified Franchise Executive

The first day of 4th grade was profound for me. Sporting my new, crisp, freshly ironed Catholic school uniform, I could feel the excitement in the air as 20 boys, dressed just like me, filed into the classroom. The alphabetical seating assignments landed me in Alter Boythe second seat of the last row near the window. (Not great for a boy who day dreams a lot). As Brother Donald laid down the rules and regulations of his classroom, I stared wide-eyed at the class bulletin board. On that bulletin board, there was a saying that would change my life forever. It simple said, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for a life time.” To my 10-year old mind, that was the most philosophical thought that had ever been articulated. Little did I realize in that moment, it was my calling. 30 years later I find myself teaching people how to fish.

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