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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barter and Trade Exchanges by Tom Chmielewski, Jerry Howell

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Chapter 17
Should You Franchise or Go Independent?
In This Chapter
◆ Weighing the pros and cons of joining a franchise vs. going independent
◆ Starting an independent exchange: what to expect
◆ Selecting the right software is key
◆ Training is essential
Now that you’ve determined whether you’ve got what it takes to run a trade exchange, it’s time to ask yourself some other pretty important questions. Your answers will determine a lot about your future. They will determine whether you get big or remain small, whether you make a lot of money, or just a little.
Before you jump into a trade exchange, know this: you won’t make any money for six months to a year. No one wants to join a trade exchange until someone else joins. Plus, experience shows trade ...

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