Buying a Business

What about owning a business that only operates at certain times of the year—say a tour boat line in Canada?  I saw an article recently about owning a seasonal franchise and it prompted me to put together my own list of pros and cons to...

Note: We updated this article in August 2014 with new data, and while the points in the Sunbelt Texas article are still valid, I think it’s fair to say that no one still associates Tiger Woods with positive celebrity branding! If you’re anywhere near my age,...

There are generally four ways to become a business owner: Start your own business; Take over a family-owned business; Buy a franchise; and Buy an existing operating business. Each option has its own level of risk. Start your own business. As 65% of start-ups fail, this...