A former top UPS Store franchisee founded Franchise Chatter in 2011 with one simple goal: to provide entrepreneurs with the most relevant information about a wide selection of franchise opportunities so they can make informed decisions based on objective data and analysis.
Franchise Chatter has a laser focus on what every entrepreneur wants to know: the profit potential of hundreds of franchises across dozens of industries. The analysis Franchise Chatter makes available to paid members is grounded in the financial performance representations found in Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Documents each franchising company is required to file.
Choosing a franchise is one of the largest purchasing decisions an entrepreneur can make. You want to do everything you can to get this decision right, but trying to find objective franchise information, whether online or offline, that goes beyond the marketing-speak of the franchisors vying for your attention is both challenging and time-consuming.
Resources such as Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises don’t give you the full picture because they don’t hone in on the core reason you’re going into business for yourself: to make money. This is the primary focus of Franchise Chatter. You need hard data objectively analyzed, not the winners of a popularity contest.
Through our exclusive list of America’s Most Lucrative Franchises, our Platinum subscribers also learn which franchises meet three gold-standard thresholds: average sales-to-investment ratio of at least 2:1, average revenues of at least $1 million, and average operating income of at least $100,000.
While profit potential analysis is the main course on the Franchise Chatter menu, additional courses to satisfy the appetites of information-hungry entrepreneurs include data about franchise costs to shed light on the total estimated initial investment necessary to start the business, and the ongoing franchise fees in the form of royalty fees, marketing fees, cooperative fees, and so on.
Since a significant percentage of entrepreneurs choose a restaurant or other food franchise, Franchise Chatter also publishes relevant content related to fast-food menus, new menu item reviews, fast-food nutrition, and healthy fast food.
It’s all topped off with other useful content, such as interviews with successful franchisees and top franchisors in our exclusive Q&A articles.
All this related content, and the core profit potential analysis, make a Franchise Chatter subscription an essential step on your journey to franchise success.