[franchise] Blog Posts


8 Reasons Buying a Franchise Makes Sense (and Dollars)


Is choosing a franchise the right business opportunity for you? Franchising allows you to leverage a proven business model with a structured approach to the work while still maintaining autonomy. Thus, a franchise opportunity can give you the best of both worlds as far as business opportunities go.

Here are eight reasons buying a franchise makes sense (and dollars):

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in franchise, franchise financing, business

Post Your Photo To Facebook For A Chance To Win!

Benetrends wants to know how we’ve helped you achieve your dreams of owning your own business. Please submit a picture of your business or franchise to our Facebook page for a chance to win a month’s off our administrative fee ($120 value). We are looking for pictures with the business owner(s) and/or staff out in front of the establishment holding up a sign stating, “We couldn’t have done this without Benetrends!” Best picture wins! Let’s see what you’ve got!

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Facebook, franchise, General, owning your own business, Benetrends, small business dreams

International Franchise Expo 2012: Connecting Entrepreneurs With The Right Franchise

Thousands of business owners and hopeful entrepreneurs will be attending the 21st Annual International Franchise Expo (IFE) in New York this weekend - June 15th-17th at the Javits Center.The conference offers seminars and symposiums, covering all aspects of the industry, from franchising a current business to learning about financing options.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in franchise, franchise business financing, General, sba business loans, small business loans for women, Benetrends, business start up loans, franchise loan, franchising, International Franchise Expo, start up business loan

Funding a Franchise: Why Crowdfunding is Not Your Best Option

Funding a Franchise: Why Crowdfunding is Not Your Best Option

By: Dallas Kerley, Chief Development Officer, Benetrends

Crowdfunding has been a growing buzzword among entrepreneurs for several years. In fact, platforms like Kickstarter continue to gain media attention — especially with recent successes such as the Reading Rainbow campaign that quickly went viral. With all the hype around such hugely successfully campaigns that have raised millions of dollars in a short amount of time, it’s worth asking the question: Is it right for franchisees?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k), Entrepreneurs, 401k/IRA business funding, franchise, franchise financing, franchise funding, General, SBA, sba business, Benetrends, business start up loans, business startup, entrepreneur, financing for business, financing startup business, franchise loan

The Entrepreneurship Story of Benetrends President/CEO

Benetrends President/CEO Rocco Fiorentino knows what its like to be an entrepreneur and franchise owner. His unique story and perspective on how (and why) he started on his path to entrepreneurship at a young age was featured in a recent interview with Executive Leaders Radio.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Entrepreneurs, franchise, General, Rocco Fiorentino, Small Business Owners, Benetrends, Company, entrepreneur, leadership, small business

Returning Vet? Consider Opening A Franchise.

As more and more veterans are returning home from active duty, they’re faced with the question, “What should I do with myself?” With a shaky economy and elevated unemployment rate, opening up their own franchise seems to be an attractive choice.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Entrepreneurs, franchise, General, Benetrends, franchising, IFA, veterans, VetFran
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