Buying a Franchise

Expert Michael Seid's top ten reasons for becoming a franchisee, with pros and cons, are essential reading for anyone considering investing in a franchise opportunity. By Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide A better title for this article might be...
It is essential to make certain that you have adequate capital to not just open your new business, but also to operate your business through break-even. By Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide You need to be prepared to make...
Franchise brokers are paid their commission only when you buy a franchise from one of their clients. The simple answer is that franchise brokers are hired by franchise companies to sell you a franchise. If you are looking at franchise...
"Red flags" or indications that further investigation may be prudent before you commit to a franchise investment. The decision to invest in a franchise is a life-changing event. It is incumbent upon every prospective franchisee to thoroughly investigate a franchise...
Your decision to purchase a franchise should be based upon two broad understandings. First, you should have an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of franchising. Second, you should have an understanding of the franchise you want, and how to...
Buying an existing franchise can be a great opportunity, but remember that you still have to do your homework before you make a commitment. By Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide Established franchisee-owned businesses routinely come on the market and,...
It's recommended to limit your demands to things that provide you with real benefit but do not impact the ability of the franchisor to obtain consistency. By Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide Franchising is intended to be a method...
Many franchisees enter a system intending to exit within a set period of years, and evaluate franchise systems accordingly before making their investment. By Sean Bock, Vice President of Development, Fun Brands The franchising world does a wonderful job of...
Just because a brand doesn’t have a long, established history doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t develop into a strong and successful brand. By Andrew Seid, Consultant, MSA Worldwide When most people think of a “franchise,” they tend to think...
Considering selling your franchise? This article explains some of the important differences between an asset sale vs. a stock sale. By Cheryl L. Mullin, JD, LLM, Mullin Russ Kilejian PC So you’ve operated your franchised business for several years, sales...