The following is a guest post from FranchiseBrief.com.

Buying your own franchise is one way to break into the entrepreneurial ranks and become your own boss. Buying a franchise can be more expensive than starting a business “from scratch” but the success rate of franchises is generally higher than for startups as you are investing in a product with a proven track record and the franchisor generally provides training, marketing, support and other services to the franchisee.

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