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Buying a Franchise Tips

September is all about how to buy and promote a franchise in Business Accelerator's latest issue

Madison, Wis. (Sept. 10, 2013) - This week, Business Accelerator launched the September edition of its online publication focusing on buying a franchise.

Featured articles include:

  • Turning your retirement funds into startup capital
  • How to use social media to market your franchise
  • Four ways to becoming a top-performing franchise
  • Do you have what it takes to run a franchise – leadership lessons from Michael Melton

The edition also features visionaries Soledad O'Brien, founder and CEO of StarFish Media Group, Kathy Ireland, founder of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. They sat down with BA to discuss their entrepreneurship journeys.

BA will also broadcast a 'live webcast' from the International Franchise Association.

  • Thursday, Sept. 26th
    9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. CST
    Featuring Miriam Brewer, director of education and diversity at the International Franchise Association. Her webcast will focus on diversity in franchise recruitment.

BA is a free virtual toolbox of resources from successful business visionaries, designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs build their businesses.

Every month, the Business Accelerator Publication features key content including building a brand, lessons in leadership and business costs. October's issue will feature the Best of the Best: Advice from America's best small businesses.

"BA provides different around-the-clock entrepreneurial instruction geared toward the individual entrepreneur or business owner's needs" said Francisca Brown, multicultural marketing manager with American Family Insurance. "The franchise issue is an invaluable resource for individuals who need assistance in what to look for in buying a franchise."

As a provider of commercial insurance products, American Family developed this resource to help all business owners not only survive, but thrive. The new online format of BA allows entrepreneurs across the country to take advantage of this free resource.

With BA's Virtual Toolbox for the avid entrepreneur, the cost of running a business just became more affordable.

For more information or to register, visit

Interested in learning more about protecting your business? The My Business Learning Center offers online resources for preventing loss and employee safety tips. Or visit our Business YouTube Channel

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers business insurance in 19 states. American Family Mutual Insurance Company is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company. Web:; Facebook:; Twitter: Google+

Sandra Spann, American Family Insurance
Office: (608) 242–4100, ext. 32881