Acceler8Success Cafe Thursday 3.28.19


Acceler8Success Cafe is Your Daily Resource About Entrepreneurship & Business Ownership!

Today’s Featured Topic: Franchising

FEATURED ARTICLE: How to Vet Franchisors and Predict Your ROI on a Franchise Business

While every item on the franchise disclosure document (FDD) is important, some may be more important to you than others. One of the big-ticket items you should be paying attention to is money: what you must put into the franchise and what you get in return.

It would be wonder­ful if there were a simple calculation to figure out your cost ben­efit, but there just isn’t. Unfortunately, because the FDD is such a complex document, many prospective franchisees try to simplify it, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the items dealing with fees and services (Items 5, 6, and 8).

Frequently, prospective franchisees will focus on either the franchise fee or the royalty and compare it to the competitors’. At a quick glance, the lowest fee seems the most attractive. Unfortunately, that’s the equivalent of going to a used-car lot and buying the cheapest car you can find.

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Franchising in the Tech Era: ‘Alexa, I Want a Burger and Fries’

Growing Focus In Franchising Beyond Financial

Welcome to Franchising & You! If you’re interested in learning more about owning your own business and considering franchising as the path to business ownership, then this podcast 🎤🎧 is right for you. If your interest is in expanding your portfolio of businesses and franchises, then you’re in the right place. And, if you’re a current business owner exploring whether or not to franchise your business, then Franchising & You is right for you.

Franchising & You airs Saturdays at 9:30 AM EDT / 8:30 AM CDT and is sponsored by Benetrends Financial, Spadea Lignana and Retail Solutions. Access all segments of Franchising & You on-demand HERE.


We do choose our own destiny. It comes down to choices we make, action we take and the commitment we follow through on to achieve our goals. There is no time like the present to make things happen and to make each and every day count. #Acceler8Success

Benetrends Financial, Spadea Lignana & Retail Solutions

Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 3.11.19

FEATURED ARTICLE: How One Entrepreneur Went From Waiting Tables to Owning Over 80 Restaurants

Dawn Lafreeda, Owner of Den-Tex Central and judge on Elevator Pitch, discusses her journey in the food service industry, from her beginnings waiting tables to owning over 80 full-service restaurants across the United States, and shares advice for those who want to own their first franchise.

Lafreeda and host David Meltzer discuss topics such as finding the right business partner, the benefits of becoming a franchisee, building an infrastructure that provides advancement opportunities for loyal employees and how technology is helping to streamline the restaurant business. The pair also converse about the ongoing controversy surrounding the tipping of restaurant servers.

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Acceler8Success Cafe digital edition is your daily resource about Entrepreneurship & Owning Your Own Business!

5 Recession-Resistant Franchise Sectors You Should Consider During an Economic Downturn

These 3 FDD Items Really Matter

Leave Your Mark: Two Brands, 90 Units, 40 to Come

Is Multi Unit, Multi Brand Ownership The Future Of Restaurant Franchising?

One McDonald’s Franchisee’s Journey from Fry Cook to Lifer

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How This Entrepreneur Created A $1.1 Billion Company At 22 Years Old

How Small Business Can Survive Against Big Guys

Small Business Hiring Breaks Record

Cannabis is America’s Fastest-growing Job Sector — But Can Feel Like a ‘Boys’ Club’

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Acceler8Success Cafe Thursday 2.28.19

Acceler8Success Cafe digital edition is your daily resource about Entrepreneurship & Business Ownership!

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