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Best Business Advice From Our Franchise Owners

Are you considering investing in a home and commercial property inspection business? National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections offer fantastic opportunities with a top-ranked franchisor. But don’t just listen to us — here’s some practical business advice and commentary from our franchise owners. Jim Vaughn, NPI Franchise Owner, Cape Coral, Florida “With a franchise, Continue Reading »

Should I Start My Own Business or Buy a Franchise?

You have reached a point in your life that brings you to making a decision about your career. You know what kind of work you want to do, and you know you want your own business. Now you are down to the final decision of choosing to start a business or buy a franchise. What Continue Reading »

What You Need to Know Before Signing a Franchise Agreement

When you decide to become an entrepreneur, making the investment in your financial future can be a big decision. Your thought process should be thorough and precise before you make the final choice about how you will invest your money and time. Some people may choose to start their own businesses and create their own Continue Reading »

Choosing the Right Franchisor

Do you find yourself thinking that you are just not where you want to be in life? Maybe your daily work routine is too monotonous and you need to do something else. Or have you come to the conclusion that you really want to make an investment in your life, to discover and flourish your Continue Reading »

What to Know Before You Buy a Franchise

You made your decision and have evaluated the franchise you want to purchase. You are ready to make the investment and complete the required training to start your business. Before you make a final commitment, you should check out two things: the FTC and the FDD. Let’s look at what each of these acronyms stand Continue Reading »

When Choosing a Franchisor, Consider These Things

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have been training and supporting franchise owners for a long time — nearly 30 years — and we always have our ears open as to what our competitors in the property inspection franchising industry are doing. We also pay attention to what other Continue Reading »

Teach Yourself to Think Differently

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI We have to think and make many conscious decisions every day, even if it’s deciding what color socks to wear or what to have for dinner. The question I pose is this: Can we teach ourselves to think from a business perspective of solving problems and coming up with great Continue Reading »

National Property Inspections, Inc.: The Genesis of a Franchise Business

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI New franchisees oftentimes ask me how I first started National Property Inspections, Inc. Hopefully the following information will be helpful for anyone thinking of starting any type of business and certainly to someone thinking about franchising their business. Just to preface things a little, when I first started this business Continue Reading »

What Makes a Successful Franchisee?

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI It’s hard to quantify everything that’s important in a successful franchisee — for example intelligence, providing quality service, having a positive attitude and sincerely wanting to help people. However, if these attributes are not present, then it’s just a matter of time before a drop in sales is inevitable. And, Continue Reading »

What Does It Take To Become a Successful Franchise?

If you’re interested in starting your own business, you may decide that a franchise is the way to go. After all, why reinvent the wheel when franchisors have proven marketing and business plans and methods? Sometimes a franchise concept is just not designed for success. Other times franchisees may choose poor locations for their businesses. Continue Reading »