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Are you considering owning your own business or franchise and not sure where to start? West Star Franchise Group provides free franchise consulting services to assist you in making the best decision in buying a franchise, business or business opportunity. We represent over 500 of today's leading franchise opportunities and are well known in the industry for our professional approach by our franchise partners. Our primary goal is to help you navigate through the entire process and build a business for your family and you.

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Featured Franchises

Franchise Your Existing Business!

Do you have an existing business and ever wondered if it would make a good franchise? West Star Franchise Group can help you determine if franchising your business makes sense.
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Franchise Validation
The Real Power In Franchise Validation

There are many critical stages to researching a franchise and determining if it's truly the right opportunity for you, but few are as valuable as a stage called validation.

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Franchise Comparison
Top Down Vs Bottom Up Franchises

With over 2,000 franchise opportunities to choose from researching for the best opportunity can be a confusing and overwhelming task.

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Franchise Fee
Why On Earth Would I Pay A Franchise Fee?

In dealing with clients, without a doubt the most common objection to choosing to purchase a franchise is the concept of paying a franchise fee.

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Franchise News

Franchise Dictionary Magazine Articles by Jessica Melendez

Veterans aim for civilian success
Forward March: Veterans aim for civilian success as business owners

I am honored to work closely with men and women in the armed forces....

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Mom's Best Friend
Mom's Best Friend?

Many franchises cater to the needs of working mothers. For lots of career-driven women, the thought of going back to work after maternity leave can be exciting and overwhelming....

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PROS+CONS
THE PROS+CONS of an EMERGING BRAND

In my business, WestStar Franchise Group, time and time again I have heard, "Not that brand because it's too new, I want a more seasoned brand with tenure." ....

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Magic Moment
Magic Moment

What happens when the right person pairs with the right franchise. As a Certified Franchise Consultant, I often work with amazing people....

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Get ROLLING!
Get ROLLING!

Mobile businesses are changing franchising. Remember these lines from the song Proud Mary? “Left a good job in the city... Big wheel keep on turnin’”....

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Building Relationships
Building Relationships: Marketing your business at a local level

Relationships are the heart and soul of a business and crucial to its survival....

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Move Over, Guys!
Move Over, Guys!

Women step into the home-services field. Women are game changers in franchising and particularly in the home-services industry.....

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The Art of Matchmaking
The Art of Matchmaking

Not all perfect matches are about couples in love. The franchise industry has its own set of Cupids, otherwise known as franchise consultants, and they, too, are skilled in the art of matchmaking....

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Step out of your comfort zone
Step out of your comfort zone

I have often compared a franchise consultant to a psychologist because both professionals observe, interpret, and record the client's objectives and desired outcomes....

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Jessica Melendez on vetting franchisors
Q & A: Jessica Melendez on vetting franchisors

Working as a broker, I put together a template of questions for my candidates to use when talking to franchisors....

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