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NPI/GPI Prepares to Celebrate 30 Years by Remembering First Franchisee

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI It will soon be 30 years since I sold the first NPI franchise. I am pleased to say that franchisee, Clyde Yost, is still with us. The first franchise is certainly the hardest one to sell. You are selling your idea, and at that point, no one other than you Continue Reading »

Starting a Property Inspection Business: Franchise or Independent?

When starting a business, every entrepreneur faces a crucial decision: franchise or independent? Either business model can succeed or fail. Sometimes it depends on the type of business, sometimes on the entrepreneur and sometimes on sheer luck. National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have training business owners in the home and commercial property inspection Continue Reading »

Should You Consider Owning a Franchise?

As you’re exploring options for starting your own business, you’ve probably come across some franchise opportunities. Exactly what is a franchise? Simply put, it’s a way of offering services and/or products by a franchisor with a specific set of guidelines and an existing trademark in place. When a company has been founded and is doing Continue Reading »

Is Franchising Right for You?

You want to start your own business, but you don’t necessarily want to start from square one. You’re looking for a proven business model with technical and marketing support. And, you might not be certain what business or industry is right for you. Enter a franchise, where all of the groundwork has been done for you. Continue Reading »