All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘business startup’

Franchise Risks: Are they safe investments?

Franchising costs and poor information can cause high failure rates. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, entrepreneurs investing in a franchise may not be making the safe investment they think they are making! Factors would-be franchisees should carefully investigate include: 1) Total costs, including upfront franchise fees and normal startup costs for that specific business (e.g., equipment, real …

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Start a Business! A Cure for America’s Challenged Middle Class

The American middle class is no longer the richest middle class in the world. So say the authors of an April 22, 2014 NY Times article.  Data can often be interpreted in several ways to reach a variety of conclusions.  We won’t touch on the politics of the topic, but one thing struck us here at Outpost Retail Systems- Possibly the best …

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