What is a franchise?

A franchise is an agreement or license between two legally independent parties which gives a person or group of people (franchisee) the right to market a product or service using the trademark or trade name of another business (franchisor).  It provides the franchisee the right to market a product or service using the operating methods of the franchisor, for these rights the franchisee is obligated to pay the franchisor.  The franchisor has the obligation to provide rights and support to franchisees.


How are Coffee News® franchise opportunities determined?

Coffee News® franchises deliver high returns because we choose our franchise opportunities strategically and with care. Communities with populations of at least 40,000 can usually support at least one Coffee News® franchise, but entrepreneurs in communities with populations as low as 5,000 can also succeed if their community has the right characteristics. During the discovery process, Coffee News® will work with you to determine how many franchises your chosen community can support.


How can I find out if a Coffee News® franchise is currently available?

After you fill out our form one of our Franchise Development Advisers will contact you and research all of the areas you are interested in. Or you can call us directly at 207-941-0860.


If there are no Coffee News® franchise opportunities in my country, can I develop one?

Yes! Just fill out the form or Contact us to speak with our International Franchise Development Director about affordable international franchise opportunities.


How do you determine the price of Coffee News® franchises?

The price of a Coffee News® franchise opportunity depends on the community you choose to franchise and how much income you would like your business to earn. During the discovery process, Coffee News® works with you to help you determine the areas that will bring you the financial freedom you desire. In the United States and Canada, for as little as $10,000, you can make money from home with Coffee News®.


What are the Coffee News® franchise fees?

Franchise fees are determined by the number of franchises you own, the size of your territory and the country you are in. We offer volume discounts on franchise fees, so you are not penalized as your publishing area grows.


Can I finance my Coffee News® franchise?

Coffee News® does offer financing opportunities. Be sure to ask about them when you talk with one of our Franchise Development Advisors. Coffee News® USA is proud to offer special financing for veterans. Contact us to learn more about how Coffee News® USA helps veterans start a business.


Can I sell my Coffee News® franchise?

Yes! Coffee News® publishers build real equity. A Coffee News® franchise can be sold like any other small business, and when you are ready to retire we will help you find a buyer.


How much experience do I need to make money from home with a Coffee News®  franchise?

A background in sales will allow you to make the most of Coffee News® franchise opportunities. Are you a self-starter with great people skills? Do you enjoy networking and community involvement through local, professional and service organizations? Coffee News® publishers need to be comfortable selling advertising to small and medium-sized businesses. Coffee News® takes care of the rest!


I don’t know anything about writing copy, designing ads or printing a newspaper. How will I create my Coffee News®?

Don’t worry—if you can sell an ad, you can make money from home with Coffee News®. The Head Office provides the content. You provide your local “What’s Happening” section. Coffee News® Printing offers ad design, layout and printing services. Depending on where you are on the globe, you can take advantage of some or all of their services. They print and ship over 1.5 million copies of Coffee News® each month and pass the bulk savings onto individuals like you.


How do I price ads in Coffee News®?

You, as the publisher, will set the ad rates for your edition(s) of Coffee News®. However, we will assist you in determining appropriate rates for your community that will drive sales and generate profits for you and for your advertisers.


Will I receive Coffee News® training?

When you become a Coffee News® publisher, you join the Coffee News® family. You also join a 24/7 support network dedicated to making sure every one of our publishers succeeds. From Coffee News® College to international conferences, to one-on-one guidance from our most successful and experienced mentors, to access to our International Publishers Support Forum, Coffee News® is an affordable franchise that comes with an incredibly high level of support.


I have a question that isn’t answered in this FAQ.

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