How to buy a successful franchise

When it comes to some of the most recognizable businesses in the world, many of the top companies are owned by successful franchisees. Cold Stone Creamery, Subway, McDonalds, Home Hardware and many others license the use of their names and brand identities to small business owners who are willing to pay a few dollars in order to take advantage of owning a business that has already been established. However, owning a franchise is significantly different than starting a business from scratch.

While there are many benefits to running a business that comes with a pre-established customer base and a step by step operation manual, there are also a number of obligations that a franchisee must meet. In order to ensure that your franchise business has the best possible chance of success, there are a few things that you should do before you sign on the bottom line. Continue reading “How to buy a successful franchise”

Five charities for cats and cat lovers

The love and attention that you give your cat creates a special bond. Over time, cat lovers learn how to understand their feline friends and enjoy spending time with them as much as dog lovers enjoy the company of their canines.

Unfortunately, not all cats get this love from humans. There are many unwanted, abandoned, neglected and feral cats out there in need of care and places to live. Humans who love cats have established many charities with the goal of giving these cats what they need to have healthy, happy lives whether in a permanent home, at a special facility or as part of a feral colony well cared for by humans who understand the specific needs of each kind of cat. Continue reading “Five charities for cats and cat lovers”

Is a merchant cash advance the right financial product for my business?

If you were to ask any business owner what their number one concern is when running their businesses, 10 out of 10 would say working capital. Businesses across all industries and of all sizes often struggle with having enough cash on hand to operate their businesses without relying on the use of credit facilities. However, a merchant cash advance can provide an influx of cash without going into debt. Continue reading “Is a merchant cash advance the right financial product for my business?”

Keeping your small business clean on an environmental level

Small business owners have a lot to worry about from making ends meet to greeting the next customer through the door. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook items that don’t have to do with the bottom line. The environment should also be a consideration, and a business must comply with industrial regulations. With a business attorney Orange County CA by your side, you can adjust the environmental impact of your workplace to adhere to all local laws. Continue reading “Keeping your small business clean on an environmental level”