Category Archives: Franchises

Information on the best and worst franchise investments by William Bruce, president of the American Business Brokers Association.

Best and Worst Franchises Listed by SBA Loan Defaults

This is an article by William Bruce containing a list of the best and worst franchises as ranked by SBA loan default rates. Continue reading

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Some Franchises Are Not Qualified for SBA Guaranteed Loans

The following information and list of franchises that are are ineligible for SBA financing are taken directly from the Small Business Administration website. Note that franchise transfer issues are the most commonly cited problem in disqualifying franchises for SBA financing. Continue reading

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What is a Franchise REALLY Worth? How to Value any Franchise.

What are franchised businesses really worth? This listing gives quick valuation estimates for over a hundred franchises. Continue reading

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What Is a Master or Regional Franchise?

Sometimes called regional franchises, a master franchise is a special type of franchise agreement that gives an entrepreneur the exclusive rights to sell or open a given number of franchises in a large geographical area. Stated another way, it is the owning of the rights to develop a franchise system within a territory. The territory can be a metropolitan area, an entire state, several states or a whole country. Continue reading

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Latest Survey of American Attitudes Toward Restaurants

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47 percent of American adults say they are going out to eat less often than they were six months ago. While that finding shows little change from January, it’s down 10 points from November 2008. Continue reading

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What is a Restaurant or Bar Worth? How to Estimate Value.

Certain situations require a formal, fully documented business appraisal. However, what we’re talking about here is not a formal appraisal but rather the informal methods of quickly approximating the value of the restaurant or bar. All of the guidelines we’ll quote are averages derived from hundreds of completed transactions reported to regional and national databases. There are two methods of quickly approximating the value of a business …
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How to Analyze a Business You’re Considering Buying

Let’s say you’re serious about going into business for yourself and have identified an attractive business that is for sale. You’re interested in investigating the opportunity. What’s next? How do you check it out? Continue reading

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