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Our Franchise Expert: Pete Gilfillan

Pete is the President of Winning Franchise Solutions, a nationally-recognized franchise consultant and the international best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF.

Hundreds of executives like you have become successful franchise owners with Pete’s help. Many have kept their corporate day jobs while building a rewarding business on the side, and you can, too.

  • What is Franchising?

    franchise-button-Pete-GilifillanMost of us can name some well-known franchises off the top of our heads—McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts—but do you really understand what is franchising?

    What is franchising?

    Franchising is a business model. While we tend to think of fast food restaurants when

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  • Funding a Franchise Business: How to Leverage Available Capital

    US-money-Pete-GilfillanThere it is. After numerous searches of available franchises, you finally found one to sink your corporate teeth into.

    It has everything that you always wanted; there is a great franchise system and brand recognition set up, the franchise is in

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  • Is Starting a Franchise Right for You? Know Your Skills and Strengths

    ability-on-laptop-Pete GilfillanThe skills and strengths you bring to a business can help determine if starting a franchise is right for you. We all have talents and abilities that stand out—and there are a core set of strengths that especially lend

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  • The Franchise Agreement: 7 Points to Be Crystal Clear On

    vector-man-magnifying-glass-Peter GilfillanOne of the most important documents you will sign as a new franchisee is the franchise agreement. That document defines the relationship between you—the franchisee—and the franchisor. Before you sign on the dotted line, note these seven points to

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