In this episode, I have a candid discussion with well known author, franchise writer & blogger Carol Tice on what she has learned over the years and more specifically what potential franchise owners should know BEFORE they buy a franchise.Carol provides incredible insight on the risks associated with franchising. The danger of working with new and inexperienced franchisors. And a number of other great nuggets to help people looking to get into franchising.
Carol is a southern California native, who now lives on an island near Seattle with her husband and three children. In more than 15 years of reporting on businesses large and small, including numerous franchises, she’s gone on more than 100 business trips, filing stories from Anchorage to Atlanta. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, Wall Street Journal, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and many others. More than 1,000 of her articles are floating around the Internet. Carol has an incredible new book: The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring. In this book, you will find outstanding and numerous tips to help you shave costs from every aspect of your business.