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Tips on Reading a Franchise Disclosure Document: Item 2

On an earlier blog post, we examined Item 1 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and explained its meaning. As the series “Tips on Reading a Franchise Disclosure Document” continues, it is only natural to go in order and examine Item 2. Remember, opening a franchise is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. An important step in the franchise selection process is conducting due diligence and carefully reading the FDD. While this may look like a cumbersome document, we are making it

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How a Travel Franchise Can Maximize an Event Sponsorship

2016 is on track to be an incredible year for CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. To build upon the excitement within the travel industry surrounding the launch of the Dream Vacations travel franchise in the second quarter of 2016, CruiseOne has decided to be the official show sponsor of the 2nd Annual Travvy Awards, which is presented by travAlliancemedia. CruiseOne / Dream Vacations is making history and changing the face of the home-based travel franchise industry! Sponsorship of an event is a huge investment of money, time and

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Larkin Frazier

Meet One of CruiseOne’s ‘Vetrepreneurs’

Article from TravelPulse: Travel has long been considered a great second-career option but not one that necessarily comes to mind for former military personnel. CruiseOne’s “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest is changing that. Created three years ago,  the contest has since awarded $250,000 in free CruiseOne franchises—each valued at $12,500—to 20 military veterans, said Tim Courtney, vice president of network development  and  ambassador of veteran affairs for CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. “With approximately 250,000 service members transitioning out of the military each year, we strive to

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Top 5 Reasons To Use Travel Agents

While many people think the invention of the Internet has made travel agents obsolete, the opposite is actually true. Yes, it is fun to research vacation options and it can be easy to book online; however, the endless search results and multitude of options make it a very overwhelming experience. Working with a travel agent is like having a real-life Google or Siri at your fingertips; but instead of just giving a tremendous amount of options, he or she can narrow down the choices for you and

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Five Military Veterans Win Home-Based Travel Franchises

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 5, 2015) – Five military veterans with a passion for travel were recently recognized as the 2015 winners of the fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. Hosted by nationally recognized military-friendly cruise franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, Operation Vetrepreneur awards free travel franchises each valued at $12,700 to five deserving U.S. military veterans, for a total value of $63,500. “Every year I am impressed by the

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Mark Grishman

Cruise One ‘zee operates from home, with twins

Working from home is the highest career goal for some—freedom from rigid schedules, a more lenient dress code, no commute. Others fear the loss of social contact or the omnipresent temptation of the fridge. Mark Grishman knows both sides of the coin. During a long career as a CPA in Dallas, he was a master of long commutes and frequent, extended work travel. As his 40th birthday approached with kids on the way, he and his wife, Ellen, a pediatric endocrinologist, wanted a drastic life change that

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Best for Vets: Franchises 2016; 42 brands with benefits

Are you compatible? Do you share similar values? Can you depend on them for support? How have their other relationships gone? Are they in it for the long haul? Are you? Important questions when you’re trying to find a spouse, for sure. But you should also have these things in mind if you’re considering a franchise. You can always transfer out of a bad college or put in your two weeks’ notice at a bad job. But pick the wrong franchise and you could be stuck for

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Juggling It All, Life as an Online Travel Agent

By Janet Harris, CFE –  Senior Franchise Development Specialist, CruiseOne Managing your work-life balance can be difficult with just one job, but for those with multiple jobs, it can be even more formidable. If you have launched a part-time business, such as an online travel agent, here are some tips for handling common challenges as you grow your online travel agent business while juggling a day-job, family and/or the business of modern life. • Utilize travel agency technology to access your booking system and clients when you

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Why a Travel Franchise?

By Lynda Webster, CruiseOne Franchise Development Specialist This is a great question that seems to get a lot of attention, especially in the Summer months when people are going on so many vacations with friends and family. Many of the prospects that I speak with tell me that the reason they are interested in learning more about travel franchise ownership is because they are the “go-to” person anyway when friends and family start their travel plans…and they want to get paid for doing it! I agree! If

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Tips on Reading a Franchise Disclosure Document: Item 1

As you embark on your journey to franchise ownership, reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Documents (the “FDD”) is one of the most important steps. The FDD summarizes specific sections of the Franchise Agreement and other relevant information in plain English to make it easier to read; nevertheless, it still can be difficult to understand. An FDD is the window into a franchise organization. Every franchise system is required to have this document and all are identical in how the information is presented to a prospective buyer. Whether you

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