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COOKIES BY DESIGN Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

June 2, 2014

The Cookies by Design franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Cookies by Design is one of the worst franchises? 

Why or why not?

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Cookies by Design franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Cookies by Design included the following assessment:

No. 4 Cookies by Design

Turns dough into cookie bouquets and baskets for holidays and various occasions.

Average Initial Investment: $162,250

Initial Training Hours: 72

Growth rate: –14%

Continuity: 48%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with $150,001 – $500,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1 Dippin’ Dots

Concept:  Franchisees sell flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice at inline locations, carts and mobile units

#2 Steak Escape

Concept:  Franchisees serve cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries mostly at quickservice food court and airport locations

#3 Commission Express

Concept:  Franchisees works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.

#4 Cookies by Design

Concept:  Franchisees turn dough into “cookie bouquets” and gift baskets for holidays and various occasions.

#5 Dream Dinners

Concept:  Franchisees teaches in-person meal prep and sell measured ingredients for consumers to take home.

# 6 Avalar

Concept:  Franchisees provides training and HR support for expanding real estate and mortgage businesses.

#7  DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Concept:  Franchisees offer remodeling plans and provides financing in some locations.

# 8 Golf Etc.

Concept:  Franchisees operate golf stores that sell and repair golf equipment

#9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees operate quickservice Japanese cuisine in strip center and mall locations

#10 Great Steak & Potato Company (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees sell cheese steak & potatoes in mall and strip centers quickservice units

 

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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COMMISSION EXPRESS Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

June 2, 2014

The Commission Express franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Commission Express is one of the worst franchises? 

Why or why not?

Please share a comment below.

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Commission Express franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Commission Express included the following assessment:

No. 3 Commission Express

Works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.

Average Initial Investment: $231,900

Initial Training Hours: 30

Growth rate: –15%

Continuity: 41%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with $150,001 – $500,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

 

#1 Dippin’ Dots

Concept:  Franchisees sell flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice at inline locations, carts and mobile units

#2 Steak Escape

Concept:  Franchisees serve cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries mostly at quickservice food court and airport locations

#3 Commission Express

Concept:  Franchisees works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.

#4 Cookies by Design

Concept:  Franchisees turn dough into “cookie bouquets” and gift baskets for holidays and various occasions.

#5 Dream Dinners

Concept:  Franchisees teaches in-person meal prep and sell measured ingredients for consumers to take home.

# 6 Avalar

Concept:  Franchisees provides training and HR support for expanding real estate and mortgage businesses.

#7  DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Concept:  Franchisees offer remodeling plans and provides financing in some locations.

# 8 Golf Etc.

Concept:  Franchisees operate golf stores that sell and repair golf equipment

#9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees operate quickservice Japanese cuisine in strip center and mall locations

#10 Great Steak & Potato Company (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees sell cheese steak & potatoes in mall and strip centers quickservice units

 

 

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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STEAK ESCAPE Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

June 2, 2014

The Steak Escape franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Steak Escape is one of the worst franchises? 

Why or why not?

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Steak Escape franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Steak Escape included the following assessment:

No. 2 Steak Escape

Serves cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries at units mostly found in food courts and airports.

Average Initial Investment: $393,450

Initial Training Hours: 154

Growth rate: –16%

Continuity: 37%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with $150,001 – $500,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

 

#1 Dippin’ Dots

Concept:  Franchisees sell flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice at inline locations, carts and mobile units

#2 Steak Escape

Concept:  Franchisees serve cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries mostly at quickservice food court and airport locations

#3 Commission Express

Concept:  Franchisees works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.

#4 Cookies by Design

Concept:  Franchisees turn dough into “cookie bouquets” and gift baskets for holidays and various occasions.

#5 Dream Dinners

Concept:  Franchisees teaches in-person meal prep and sell measured ingredients for consumers to take home.

# 6 Avalar

Concept:  Franchisees provides training and HR support for expanding real estate and mortgage businesses.

#7  DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Concept:  Franchisees offer remodeling plans and provides financing in some locations.

# 8 Golf Etc.

Concept:  Franchisees operate golf stores that sell and repair golf equipment

#9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees operate quickservice Japanese cuisine in strip center and mall locations

#10 Great Steak & Potato Company (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees sell cheese steak & potatoes in mall and strip centers quickservice units

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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DIPPIN’ DOTS Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

June 2, 2014

The Dippin’ Dots franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Dippin’ Dots is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Dippin’ Dots franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Dippin’ Dots included the following assessment:

No. 1 Dippin’ Dots

Sells flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice.

Average Initial Investment: $182,000

Initial Training Hours: 31

Growth rate: –16%

Continuity: 44%

Franchisor Support: D

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with $150,001 – $500,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

 

#1 Dippin’ Dots

Concept:  Franchisees sell flash-frozen beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice at inline locations, carts and mobile units

#2 Steak Escape

Concept:  Franchisees serve cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fresh-cut fries mostly at quickservice food court and airport locations

#3 Commission Express

Concept:  Franchisees works as a pay advance for realtors, turning unpaid commissions into cash.

#4 Cookies by Design

Concept:  Franchisees turn dough into “cookie bouquets” and gift baskets for holidays and various occasions.

#5 Dream Dinners

Concept:  Franchisees teaches in-person meal prep and sell measured ingredients for consumers to take home.

# 6 Avalar

Concept:  Franchisees provides training and HR support for expanding real estate and mortgage businesses.

#7  DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

Concept:  Franchisees offer remodeling plans and provides financing in some locations.

# 8 Golf Etc.

Concept:  Franchisees operate golf stores that sell and repair golf equipment

#9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees operate quickservice Japanese cuisine in strip center and mall locations

#10 Great Steak & Potato Company (Kahala)

Concept:  Franchisees sell cheese steak & potatoes in mall and strip centers quickservice units

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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MARK GOLOB LAWSUIT: Why PA Needs Anti-SLAPP Senate Bill 1095 [UPDATED]

May 30, 2014

UnhappyFranchisee.Com strongly supports Pennsylvania anti-SLAPP legislation and Senate Bill 1095 sponsored by PA State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia), especially in light of our $35,000,000 Mark Golob lawsuit.

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UPDATE:  PA Defendant Sean Kelly, represented by California attorney Peter Lagarias, has defeated the $35M lawsuit under the CA anti-SLAPP and been awarded attorney fees.  This lawsuit demonstrates why Pennsylvania residents need anti-SLAPP protection by the Commonwealth.  Read more here:

$35,000,000 Lawsuit Backfires on Health Club Franchisor

Mark Golob v Sean Kelly (UnhappyFranchisee.Com) Lawsuit Documents

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will held a public hearing on Senate Bill 1095 at 9:30 a.m. on April 24 at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., Philadelphia.

According to Senator Farnese’ website:  “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (“SLAPPs”) are often used against civic organizations, individuals and various groups to deter them from speaking out on a public issue. The lawsuits impose the burden and cost of an ongoing legal defense. Farnese’s legislation would allow those who are wrongfully sued to more easily have their case dismissed or recover attorneys’ fees.”

Here is the letter we sent today to Senator Farnese in support of PA Senate Bill 1095.

 

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Dear Senator Farnese:

I would like to offer my story and this written testimony in support of Senate Bill 1095 and the crucial need for anti-SLAPP legislation in Pennsylvania.

I am a professional business writer and web publisher who works from my home in Lancaster, PA.  Drawing on my 25 years of franchise industry experience, I publish several informational websites that provide free guidance to individuals considering starting a small business through the purchase of a franchise.  My most popular website is UnhappyFranchisee.ComUnhappyFranchisee.Com is the only information source that enables current and former franchisees to share their experiences and provide candid, unsanitized, insider advice to those about to risk their homes, savings and financial futures on franchise investments that typically run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

UnhappyFranchisee.Com has received dozens, if not hundreds, of messages from individuals and families from Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. thanking the site for keeping them from making potentially devastating financial decisions.  As you would imagine, disreputable, fly-by-night and/or failing franchise organizations peddling high-risk and doomed business opportunities want these warnings to disappear to keep future victims uninformed and unwarned.  In the past 7 years, I have been threatened, bullied, cyber-attacked and served with two SLAPP lawsuits.

Last year, I was served with a $30,000 defamation lawsuit (BEAUTIFUL BRANDS INTERNATIONAL LLC, v. SEAN KELLY Oklahoma District Court County of Tulsa No. CJ-2013-2344) over an innocuous comment about a failing franchise company.  The Plaintiff’s CEO later admitted he filed to vindictively coerce me to remove non-defamatory content about his company.  The Plaintiff dropped the lawsuit and apologized, but left me with approximately $15,000 in legal fees to out-of-state attorneys.

Currently, I am battling a $35,000,000 defamation suit that, in my opinion and the opinion of every 1st Amendment expert I have consulted, clearly meets the definition of a SLAPP (Golob v. Kelly, California Superior Court, County of Mendocino, Case Number  SUUK CV PO-1463543).  While we have only filed our initial arguments and our motion to strike, I have already incurred over $30,000 in legal fees to out-of-state attorneys and related costs.

Pennsylvania Business Owners & Residents Are Under Attack by SLAPPs

In a conference call with his attorney Nikolaus Reed, the Plaintiff Mark Golob who filed the $35M lawsuit against me openly admitted that his intention was to force me to remove all references from my website about him and his failed franchise company.  Since much of the content is in the form of 3rd party comments (for which I, as a web publisher, am not liable under Section 230 of the United States Code) on posts published in 2008 (well outside the 1-year statute of limitations for defamation), the Plaintiff and his attorney filed a lawsuit based on the untrue allegation that I published a post in January, 2014 that contained defamatory statements about him.

The claim that I published a blog post about the Plaintiff in 2014 is a lie, and the Plaintiff did not provide me or the court with a copy of the alleged defamatory publication.

Despite the utter preposterousness of a defamation lawsuit filed without proof that defamatory statements exist or ever existed, I have had to incur more than $30,000 in legal costs (thus far) defending against this blatant and cynical attack on my 1st Amendment rights.  While the alleged publishing took place in Pennsylvania, my fate rests with a California court on the other side of the country.  I did not challenge jurisdiction because California has enacted relevant anti-SLAPP legislation while Pennsylvania has not.

In my opinion, the Plaintiff and his attorney didn’t even waste time fabricating an even remotely plausible argument, as their fabricated claim is having the desired effect of causing me financial hardship and threatening  my ability to operate my PA-based corporation and earn a living.  With effective anti-SLAPP legislation in place, such corporate bullies would have to think long and hard before attacking Pennsylvania residents with such tactics.

We Need Senate Bill 1095 to Defend Pennsylvania Citizens, Pennsylvania Businesses and the Freedom of Speech

As a Pennsylvania citizen, business owner and taxpayer, I am distressed that the laws in my home state do not protect me from those who are perverting the civil court system to engage in corporate bullying and personal vendettas.

I am distressed that the SLAPP lawsuit I am facing may result in closing down my site, and depriving Pennsylvania residents with critical information that could save them from financial devastation.

I am distressed that I have had to rely on out-of-state attorneys and courts to defend my rights.

Most of all, I am distressed that Pennsylvania currently does not have effective anti-SLAPP legislation to ensure that those who can afford expensive law firms and mean-spirited, vindictive lawsuits are able to deprive those who can’t of their fundamental right to freedom of speech.

I believe passage of Senate Bill 1095 will help to protect the fundamental rights of Pennsylvanians and penalize those who seek to pervert the civil justice system for their own gain.

Thank you,

Sean Kelly

Owner, Relentless, Inc. (A PA Subchapter S Corporation)

Publisher, UnhappyFranchisee.Com

 

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FASTFRAME Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

May 29, 2014

The FastFrame franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that FastFrame is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The FastFrame franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for FastFrame included the following assessment:

No. 10 FastFrame

Builds custom frames and mats for your photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

Average Initial Investment: $127,950

Initial Training Hours: 128

Growth rate: -15%

Continuity: 46%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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ERA REAL ESTATE Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

May 29, 2014

The ERA Real Estate franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that ERA Real Estate is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

Please share a comment below.

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The ERA Real Estate franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for ERA Real Estate included the following assessment:

No. 9 ERA Real Estate

Walks clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

Average Initial Investment: $133,800

Initial Training Hours: 17

Growth rate: –12%

Continuity: 41%

Franchisor Support: D

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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TAGS: ERA Real Estate, ERA Real Estate franchise, ERA Real Estate franchise complaints, Worst franchise, Forbes Worst franchises, franchise, franchising, Unhappy Franchisee

HOUSE DOCTORS Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

May 29, 2014

The House Doctors franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that House Doctors is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

Please share a comment below.

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The House Doctors franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for House Doctors included the following assessment:

No. 8 House Doctors

Delivers handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

Average Initial Investment: $74,500

Initial Training Hours: 41

Growth rate: –16%

Continuity: 33%

Franchisor Support: B

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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CURVES Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

May 29, 2014

The Curves franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Curves is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

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Also read:  CURVES: Curves Posts on Unhappy Franchisee [UPDATED]

(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Curves franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Curves included the following assessment:

No. 7 Curves

Offers strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

Average Initial Investment: $48,663

Initial Training Hours: 15-38

Growth rate: –18%

Continuity: 39%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE CURVES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY?  DO YOU THINK IT’S ONE OF THE WORST FRANCHISES… OR NOT? SHARE A COMMENT BELOW.

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TAGS: Curves, Curves franchise, Curves franchise complaints, Worst franchise, Forbes Worst franchises, franchise, franchising, Unhappy Franchisee

ALL TUNE AND LUBE Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

May 29, 2014

The All Tune and Lube franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that All Tune and Lube is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The All Tune and Lube franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for All Tune and Lube included the following assessment:

No. 6 All Tune and Lube

Provides tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

Average Initial Investment: $139,550

Initial Training Hours: 160

Growth rate: –17%

Continuity: 25%

Franchisor Support: B

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

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