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Ed Teixeira COO, Franchise Grade

About Ed Teixeira

Ed Teixeira has over 35 years of experience in the franchise industry. He is the Chief Operating Officer for the leading Franchise Market Research firm in the industry. Ed consults with selected clients that are considering franchising their business and has testified as an expert franchise witness. He has served as a corporate executive for franchise firms in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries and was also the franchisee of a multi-million dollar home healthcare franchise. He has transacted international licensing in Europe, Asia and South America. Ed is the author of Franchising from the Inside Out and The Franchise Buyers Manual, which has been endorsed by The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a rare distinction. He has spoken before various groups including the International Franchise Expo and the Chinese Franchise Association in Shanghai, China. Ed has grown franchise networks from the ground up and over the course of his career has been involved with over 1,000 franchise locations and has launched franchise concepts from existing business models.

He has conducted franchising workshops and published personal interviews with numerous franchisors. Ed has conducted seminars, written numerous articles on the subject of franchising and has been interviewed on TV and radio.

Recent Posts by Ed Teixeira

Franchise Candidates Need to Dig Deeper When Buying A Franchise

A common approach recommends that before a prospective franchisee invests they should review and validate the information disclosed in the Franchise Disclosure Document and obtain feedback from franchisees.

Prospective Franchisees Know Your Choices

To identify the best franchise investment opportunity for you, every prospective franchisee needs to know the choices they have before making a premature decision.

How to Profile and Choose your Board of Directors

Some business owners prefer to have an advisory board rather than a formal board of directors. Franchisors should understand the differences between the two types of boards.

The Dangers of the Isolated Franchisee

The isolated franchisee can face several challenges because of being alone in a large market area, especially if it’s a significant distance from franchisor headquarters and other locations.

Building Strong Franchise Relations

Franchise relations is used to refer to the state of the relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees, which can range from positive to negative.

One of the Most Important Items in the Franchise Disclosure Document

When considering a franchise opportunity, a key component of the franchise evaluation process is reviewing the Franchise Disclosure Document.

Franchisors and Franchise Candidates Should Focus on Five Important Areas

Whether it’s a franchisee operating a franchise or a candidate evaluating a franchise, when the franchisor and franchise candidates focus on the following five areas, the potential for a successful franchise system will increase.

Evaluate a Franchise as if You’re Planning to Sell in Five Years

In addition to the questions and items that should be a part of any franchise evaluation process the five years selling approach will place more emphasis on the following areas.