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Friday, May 05, 2006

Computer Consulting: Should You Buy a Franchise?

Starting your business is a big decision, and trying to decide between going it alone or buying a franchise can be even more difficult. Going out on your own means a huge time investment but little overhead. Let's look at the pros and cons of buying a franchise.

The Pros

* You get the trappings of being part of a larger company.

* You get a peer support network that's built into the organization.

* You get a lot of tools and resources.

* You have people to go to with problems.

The Cons

Well, the cons are pretty much the opposite of this. Plus, you need a lot of capital to open a franchise. But, it does mean that it may not take you six months to get contacts and fill up your billable time. Choosing between your options can be tough and should definitely take the time you need to make the decision.

To learn more about buying a franchise, read the complete article (link above).

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