Best Franchising Courses

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31 Startup Business Model : Best Course for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to build next billion dollar innovative business model

Created by Navdeep Yadav - Product Manager and an MBA Graduate


Students: 76077, Price: $19.99

Students: 76077, Price:  Paid

31 Types of Startup business model course is specially designed by analyzing more than 500 Startup unicorns and big tech companies worldwide.

This course is helpful for Entrepreneurs, Product Managers, Growth hackers, and Management students to build a business model framework for the venture in the future. We will be starting our journey with a basic definition and business model canvas and then switching gears to some advanced topics like network effect, hook and bait kind of business model. The last section of the module will further help you in understanding various strategies used by companies on a large scale.

Module 1 Business Model Basics

  1. Business model definition

  2. Business model canvas

  3. Business model design

Module 2 31 Types of Startup Business Model

1. Subscription Business model - Netflix & Shopify

2. Freemium Business Model - Canva

3. Pay as you go business model - AWS

4. Affiliate business model - Amazon

5. Network effect business model - Uber

6. Two-sided platform business model - Airbnb

7. Three-sided platform business model - Uber Eats

8. Umbrella business model - Amazon prime

9. D2C(Direct to Consumer) business model

10. Marketplace business model - Amazon

11. Edtech business model - Udemy and SkillShare

12. Gatekeeper business model - Google

13. Franchises business model - KFC

14. Ecosystem business model - Apple

15. Horizontal expansion strategy - Foxconn

16. Vertical expansion business model - Unilever

17. Octopus business model - OYO

18. Open source business model - Opera

19. Peer to Peer business model - OLX

20. Razorblade business model - Nestle

21. Space as a service business model - Wework

22. Brokerage business model - Robinhood

23. Dark kitchen business model - Doordash

24. Dropshipping business model - Shopify

25. Crowdsourcing business model - Kickstarter

26. API licensing business model - Stripe

27. Next Section

Module 3 Startup Business Growth Metrics

  1. Startup Growth Metrics Intro

  2. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) in Startup

  3. Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) in Startup

  4. Monthly Reoccurring Revenue (MRR) in Startup

  5. Unit Economics in Startup

  6. Contribution Margin in Startup

  7. Retention Rate and Cohorts in Startup

  8. Churn Rate in Startup

  9. Market Size for Startup

Module 4 Business Model Case study

  1. Amazon Undefeatable Business Model

  2. Shopify –The Power of ecosystem

Business Model Innovation: Differentiate & Grow Your Company

Use these simple innovation strategies for your business model to accelerate the growth of your business

Created by Pavel N. | Business | Innovation | Video - Reverse Engineering Successful Business Strategies


Students: 34590, Price: $109.99

Students: 34590, Price:  Paid

This course will give you plenty of practical business strategies and examples to improve any business!

In this course you will learn about Business Models: what are the different components of a business, it's "system", how it works. The Business Model Canvas is a great tool to map out and get an overview of how a business works.

You will also learn about business model innovation strategies and especially the "new" types of innovation used by startups and large corporations such as Design, Customer Niches, Sales & Delivery Channels, Customer Engagement, Processes and Revenue Models. They will help you to find new sources of growth for your business and differentiate from competition. We will illustrate all these innovation techniques using dozens of recent examples from startups, small and medium businesses and large corporations. 

This course is divided in three big parts:

1) Introduction to Business Models
2) Business Model Innovation
3) Revenue Models

For all the innovation strategies that we mention, we provide dozens of examples of startups, small and medium businesses and large corporations how they apply them. This Business Model Innovation course will give you many strategic insights into some of the best and most innovative business practices. You will be able to analyze any business, whether it is your own, the company you work for, or any other company, and brainstorm innovative ideas to accelerate its growth using business model innovation techniques.

(Disclaimer: The "Business Model Canvas" tool used in some parts of this course is used under Creative Commons license and attribution goes to Strategyzer. This course has no affiliation with and is not endorsed by the authors of the Business Model Canvas.)

Note: There are now "copycat" courses of this course. Some "instructors" used a similar name, content structure and examples. But as you can see from the amount of students and reviews, this is the true original course.

✅ Created by Business Disruptors


In order to come up with the content for this course we worked with, analyzed and reverse-engineered many tactics of successful and innovative companies. You'll see examples from Airbnb, Uber, Tesla, Twitch, Amazon, Spotify, Buzzfeed, Facebook, Google, Apple, Dyson, Reuters, Virgin, Tinder, Nintendo and many others!

Here are some of our reviews:

★★★★★ "The best course I have ever taken in innovation.I thank the authors for providing this very useful online Mooc."

★★★★★ "Amazing content! Very clear. Wonderful examples of how strategies have been implemented by extremely successful companies. Throughout this course, I went back through my business model canvas and strategized how I could innovate in each of the 9 areas."

★★★★★ "Enjoyed this course! Well done. Great brainstorming questions for new and mature business owners."

★★★★★ "Really good course. I can recommend it to all new entrepreneurs!"

★★★★★ "Very relevant topic, nice to look at slides, concise & brief explanation - no fluff"

Set up and Run a US Business in 2021

How to easily start a US Company from the comfort of your home, be it the US or elsewhere avoiding expensive legal fees

Created by Miguel De Vega, Ph.D. - Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor, Executive Board Member


Students: 2209, Price: $89.99

Students: 2209, Price:  Paid

If you haven't got a company you can set it up in the US, even if you are a foreigner. If you have a foreign company, you can create a US company to establish your presence in the US market and increase your brand reputation, because:

  • Fact 1: Nobody will take you seriously in business unless you have a company.
  • Fact 2: You get most credibility in business with a US-based company.

The problem is that setting up a US company is very costly. It can easily amount to $10,000 and above, since corporate lawyers are extremely expensive.

The Good News

Setting up a US company is actually not that complicated and expensive, you just have to follow some easy steps and understand some basic concepts. Instead of having a corporate lawyer explain them to you (charging hundreds of dollars / hour), you can take this course! It contains:

  • a hands-on approach on the best legal practices
  • with a step-by-step guide to create your company in a few hours
  • on a few hundred-dollar budget
  • in plain English
  • with 37 lectures with videos, instructions, quizzes and checklists
  • and templates for all the necessary legal documents

A Foreigner-Friendly Course

If you don't live in the US, I'll teach you how to set up your own US company without ever having to travel to the US in a special set of lectures I've prepared for foreign entrepreneurs. You don't need a US visa, green card or residence permit. You don't need to have a US address or US phone number either.

  • More than 1500 satisfied students
  • 4.7-star rating

Don't take my word for it. Hear what others have to say...

Adelina COJOCARU: "After taking this course I finally know what I'm doing. I know what needs to be done, what decisions need to be made and their impact on my business. Most importantly, I know now that I can do it myself and save all that money on legal fees."

Juren Strnik: "The instructor is knowledgeable about the subject and explains it in plain English. The fact that he's created several companies gives you peace of mind as he's able to point out several gotchas along the way."

Francesc Sanahuja: "I have the feeling that it just saved me much more time, trouble and hours of frustration than I can image! Good invested money!"

Alberto Fernandez: "I've read many things about starting a company in the US. But I'm a foreigner and I didn't know it was possible for me to start one. Now I know that it is possible, that I don't have to fly to the US, and that there are some things and traps you really have to be careful with as a foreigner"

Why I Made This Course for You

I'm a serial entrepreneur and over the years I've started 4 companies and helped many other entrepreneurs establish their own. Setting up my companies without a lawyer has saved me thousands of dollars, but it has costed me many hours of reading legal stuff, talking to corporate attorneys, calling the IRS, etc. I have worked through all this information and summarized it in a digested version for you. I would like to share the acquired knowledge in this course to save you not only your money, but also your time.

If this sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend making this investment in yourself.

Start a Business: Buy a Winning Franchise, Just Like Us

Step-by-Step Roadmap to realizing your financial & lifestyle dreams. We did it and YOU CAN TOO!

Created by Mark Dresdner - Award Winning Franchisee, Serial Entrepreneur, MBA


Students: 1901, Price: $19.99

Students: 1901, Price:  Paid

You want to CONTROL YOUR DESTINY. You want to be your own BOSS.

Start a Business: Buy a Winning Franchise, Just Like Us will be your roadmap to successfully finding and owning a franchise business.  

  • Want to realize your financial and lifestyle dreams through owning your own business?
  • Do you want to dramatically increase your likelihood of success starting a business?
  • Are you seeking a step-by-step approach to finding the right franchise business for you?

Why are we qualified to teach you?

Clark, Mark, and Dan created this course as way to share their collective 75 years of experience starting, building, and selling companies. Their education includes business programs at Kellogg, Northwestern and Harvard.

They have a myriad of franchise ownership experience:

  • Rookie Franchisee of Year award for first year as a franchisee
  • Franchise Advisory Council member for a US national franchise, representing the franchisees
  • Sales and Marketing committee member for the #4 Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine (the only franchisee invited to the committee)
  • Strategy consultant to the CEO of a leading US franchse

Being in front of the camera is not new for us. You might recognized Dan, as starred in Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice.

Students have left many 5 star reviews for course, like these:

I have managed businesses with multiple locations and now I'm taking the plunge to start my own. What I like about this course is that it's filled with things I didn't even know existed, the advice is practical, the instructor breaks it all down and makes it clear and easy to follow. I definitely recommend it. Janet R.

This is a really practical course. It provides the confidence and knowledge to find a franchise and go through the process to owning one. This course stands out to me because it not only covers the business side but also addresses the emotional aspects of taking the brave steps to becoming a business owner. Some of the content is focused on the US market, but most of it applies to my market in Australia. I am looking forward to using this fountain of knowledge to finally becoming a business owner. Michelle T.

We’ve been where you are right now

We have all been explored ways to start a business. We have considered hundreds of business opportunities, including many franchises. And we have experienced the emotional roller-coaster that is holding you back from realizing your full potential.


We have learned how to dramatically increase success with buying a franchise that is right for you specifically. We worked out, though our own challenging experiences, how to destroy the emotional roadblocks that prevent 99% of people from starting their own business. And we want to show you exactly how you can do it too.

We will provide a roadmap to buying the right franchise for you. It will dramatically increase your success and save lots of time. Most people fail to complete the process of starting their own franchise. They get lost in the process or fail to muster the courage.

This course will be your jungle guide:

  • Getting ready emotionally
  • Finding franchise opportunities
  • Evaluating franchises
  • Securing financing
  • Navigating legal documents
  • And much more ....


With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying our course.

Let’s do it! 

Buy a winning franchise in 100 days. Become a franchisee building financial freedom and lifestyle you desire. 

The 2021 Complete Extensive Course On Buying a Franchise

2021 Expert advice and knowledge to help you decide if franchising is for you and how to select the best franchise

Created by Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO - Instructor & Management Consultant


Students: 1523, Price: $49.99

Students: 1523, Price:  Paid

Are You An Entrepreneur Who Wants To Buy An Existing Business?

Are You A Current Franchise Owner Looking to Expand?

Do You Not Fully Understand the Pros and Cons of Buying Into a Franchise?

Do You Want To Learn How To Buy a Ready Made Business?

Are You Thinking About Buying a Franchise But Not Sure If It's For You?

If You Answered "Yes" To Any Of The Above, Look No Further.  This Is The Course For You!

*** Updated in January 2021 with new content! ***

Enroll today and join the 100,000+ successful students I have taught as a Top Rated Udemy instructor!

Three reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:

  1. You get lifetime access to lectures, including all new lectures, assignments, quizzes and downloads

  2. You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoroughly! 

  3. You will are being taught by a professional with a proven track record of success!

  4. Bonus reason: Udemy has a 30 day 100% money back guarantee if for some reason you don't enjoy the course!

Recent Review:

Andrew N. says "I never knew there were so many considerations when it comes to buying a franchise.  After learning everything in this course I feel far more ready to really look and evaluate some franchise options.  A very frank and honest course about all the pros and cons of franchising, appreciate the instructors knowledge and insight."

Why You Should Take This Course With Me:

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to own your own business?  One that already has a built in formula for success?  Welcome to the world of franchising! Franchises offer a great opportunity for someone with the entrepreneurial spirit and capital available to start a business that already has effective branding, marketing and a product or service that's recognized.  Often stores you probably frequent yourself are part of a franchise.  

What We Do In The Course:  

  • Learn how franchises work at a high level

  • Learn what are the opportunities available (its more than just restaurants!)

  • Learn if you are a suitable franchise owner

  • Obtain the skill set to determine what business is right for you

  • Raising capital - when you don't have the money yourself

  • Legal and finalizing the deal

  • Training yourself and your staff

  • Site location - how to select

  • Merchandising and supplies - how it all works

  • Working with the franchise parent and other franchisee's

  • How to attract and keep customers

  • Hiring, firing, training and other staff related concepts

  • Growth - acquiring additional franchises

  • Selling your franchise

  • And much more! We cover a lot of information in this course!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  


About The Instructor

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, financial reporting, small business and CRM systems.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course on Udemy. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

Straight Talk About Franchising

What I Learned and You Need to Know - A Comprehensive Guide to Making a Choice and Putting It Into Action

Created by Cynthia Readnower - Straight Talk About Franchising


Students: 1166, Price: $79.99

Students: 1166, Price:  Paid

  • This course is based on one franchise owner's experiences in the quick casual dining segment of the franchise industry, although it's principles can be applied to any industry or business. Filled with actual personal anecdotes of what the instructor experienced, it is filled with actual situations, colorful infographics and lots of information about franchises and running a business. This course points out what you need to know, what questions to ask and how to avoid the many pitfalls that come with buying a franchise or owning a business.
    • Learn what makes a good franchise and what criteria you should look for
    • Learn how to avoid the bad ones
    • Find out if you have what it takes to own a business
    • Learn the best human resources practices
    • Learn about safety and security for your business
    • Consider all the legal requirements
    • Learn how to operate your business including accounting, marketing, customer service, sales, maintaining equipment, hiring and firing, managing systems and schedules, banking and much more

    Become a Chief Collaboration Officer | Team, Partner and Win

    Winning Collaboration in R&D, Technology Transfer, Join Venture, Franchising, Distributorship, Marketing Agency, etc.

    Created by Nitin Pradhan - Founder ScaleUP USA Accelerator | Ex-Obama Appointee | CEO


    Students: 1143, Price: $24.99

    Students: 1143, Price:  Paid

    Learn how to grow AMAZING career, startup or business from a highly successful US business professional, Obama Appointee and former top executive of the US Federal Government!

    In the US, Business to Business collaboration is the fundamental key to your company's and career growth and success. 

    Now you can lean how to conduct successful business to business collaboration. 

    In this superior business analysis, development and  marketing management course, in just two hours, get a comprehensive overview of how to analyze, plan and build on local, regional, national and international business opportunities through business analysis, development and global business collaborations! 

    Explore business analysis and collaboration opportunities in R&D, Technology Transfer, Join Venture, Franchising, Distributorship, Marketing Agent and much more!

    Start making your own company, your employer, and your career a AMAZING success! 

    Learn what no MBA school teaches and get a heads up on career opportunities like Chief Collaboration Officer, Advisor or Consultant. 

    What will you learn? 

    • What is the need for Business Collaborations?
    • Why is Business Collaborations Your Future? 
    • Business Collaboration Opportunities and Areas. 
    • Major Business Collaboration Challenges. 
    • Business Analysis/Research for Business Collaborations.
    • Business Strategy/Process for Business Collaborations.
    • Business Planning/Profiles for Business Collaborations.
    • Business Management/Execution for Business Collaboration.
    • Business Collaboration Case Studies.
    • Business Collaboration Industry Projects. 

    Join today for a risk-free, 30 days money back guarantee course on business collaboration! 

    Welcome to the 1%: The Master Class for Buying a Franchise

    You will learn how the top 1% of franchise buyers approach the process and chart their path to considerable wealth.

    Created by Nikki Wright - MBA, Certified Franchise Broker and Immigration Specialist


    Students: 265, Price: $29.99

    Students: 265, Price:  Paid

    Many people are intimidated by the thought of researching and buying a reputable franchise. The purpose of this course is to demystify the buying process in 14 lectures and provide you with the knowledge and tools to successfully buy the best franchise that meets your lifestyle and investment objectives. Those who complete this course will be among the most informed group of franchise buyers in the country.

    This course was designed with the following potential owners in mind:

    - Passive investors looking for portfolio diversification

    - Career switchers, unemployed, or underemployed citizens seeking new opportunities

    - Parents looking to leave a legacy for their children

    - International citizens looking to obtain E2 or EB-5 visa status

    - Small business owners who want to grow via franchising

    While owning a franchise is not for everyone, people spanning all walks of life (from former dishwashers to Warren Buffett and many people in between) have used this business model to grow and preserve their wealth.

    Start Your Own Business From Scratch

    From Victim to Warrior, Learn what it takes to Start and Run Your OWN Business. Strategies to turn an idea to reality.

    Created by Vandana Mehrotra - Serial Entrepreneur | Author | Born to Speak & Inspire


    Students: 86, Price: $89.99

    Students: 86, Price:  Paid

    If you already are a Business Owner,  May I ask you - Why have you started your BUSINESS?

    To make a difference in the world

    1. Make a dent in the universe with your presence, products & services

    2. Leave a legacy of your own

    3. Generate Wealth to give a great quality of life to your loved ones.

    4. No compromise on education opportunities for your children in World Class universities

    5. Have Freedom of time to enjoy the luxuries of life along with family & friends

    6. Fulfill your dreams, desires, and aspirations

    7. No More Looking at Price Tags to see affordability

    Then the question is - Are you able to do all this now easily & comfortably?

    The reality for most business owners today is that they are

    • Not generating enough profits

    • The top line looks impossible

    • The bottom line is unmanageable

    • Revenue potential remains unfulfilled

    Leave aside terms like financial abundance, wealth generation, spending time doing things you love the most!

    You just become an employee of your own business & not even paid well enough for all the hard work you do stretching out yourself all the time with no perks, no incentives, no breaks, no holiday, no vacation.

    All you get is customers' tantrums on one side and resolving--unwanted -- internal--time-consuming--team issues on the other side.

    You just feel so sandwiched between two worlds.

    Does that feel anything like you?

    Does anything above resonate with you?

    Would you like to change that?

    If yes,  Get on this course to get Next Level BUSINESS Breakthroughs that I used to Scale my B2B and B2C Business to next Level.

    My deep & practical insights will empower you to Actualize Your Revenue Potential with Powerful Hacks & strategies I share with you having applied across 7 diverse business started & scaled from scratch!

    If you are a Aspiring or Budding Entrepreneur and deeply passionate about your business idea & seeking expert guidance to assess the possibility of converting it into a lucrative profit-making business without having to fail & learn all by yourself in real-time.

    Well, you found yourself the right space where you can

    • Shape up your idea into a Profit Making Business

    • Equip yourself with real practical knowledge & Business insights from me who has been a 1st Gen Super Successful Serial Entrepreneur herself & I teach what worked for me & what did not!

    • Even before you fully go out there investing your hard-earned money, Reduce your Business risk & win before you begin as a full-time entrepreneur.

    As a Business Growth Strategist, using Proven Processes, I help you build a super profitable, lucrative, scalable business that has potential to work in auto-pilot mode once you set it right.

    I  am on a mission to help entrepreneurs like you breakfree from this cycle of NO TIME, NO MONEY, NO FREEDOM

    If you are done struggling and ready to Break Free for your NEXT LEVEL BUSINESS GROWTH with the much-needed breakthrough, I invite you to go Sign up for my course!

    We ARE living in a NEW NORMAL and so much is going to be different about our lives in the months and years to come.

    So much has changed significantly in the last Six Months & we are already feeling the impact in our business.

    Many Entrepreneurs are going out of business due to cash flow issues and some other business models have suddenly become outdated.

    So You need to adapt and that is where the problem starts! Business owners usually do not know how to adapt

    If you are struggling, not knowing how to adapt to this new world, You MUST SIGN UP for this Massive Value Course

    and Get the Necessary Next Level BUSINESS Breakthroughs You need Now!

    This Course will empower you to Adapt, Survive, and Thrive in this new world.

    As a Business consultant, using Proven Systems & Process, I help you build a profitable and scalable business that can work in auto-pilot mode as id we are cloning you


    How To Build A Scalable Business:

    Learn 4 Key principles used by successful entrepreneurs which you can also COPY to build a scalable business.

    How To Build A Legacy Business that can Grow without You

    The 3 Super powerful globally used & proven strategies you need to focus on to build a legacy business that can grow without you.

    How To Build Your Second Level Leadership Team

    Learn 3 Effective Strategies to build the right second line of leaders who work with ownership & belongingness.

    Get Started on your next Level Business Growth NOW. SIGN UP NOW

    How to Franchise Your Business 101 Mini Course

    A step-by-step program to franchise your business from scratch without big resources or paying huge consulting fees

    Created by Jason R. Anderson, MBA - Franchising Expert | Franchise Sales | Speaker & Author


    Students: 50, Price: $19.99

    Students: 50, Price:  Paid

    • Taught By a Franchising Bestselling Author

    • 10+ year Franchising Veteran that has helped 100's of businesses to develop and sell their franchises

    • The A-Z of franchising your business in the United States

    • Forbes 30 under 30 business owner teaching you the franchising business secrets

    • Featured in CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Thrive Global, and many others!

    Hey this is Jason here!

    I’ve been helping people franchise their businesses for 10+ years, after attempting the process on my own. I quickly realized there was no comprehensive guide out there!

    Like you 12 years ago, I was exploring all of the options for expanding my business. Licensing, Going Public, Investors, Venture Capital, Friends, Family, and of course Franchising. Which I openly understood and knew nothing about Franchising at that point.

    Since then, we’ve helped 100's of business owners all over the world like yourself in virtually every industry take their business to the next level by franchising.

    This brand new mini-course is the condensed version of years of trials and tribulations to what ACTUALLY makes franchising work for any size businesses.

    ~ Jason

    What people think:

    "I've had the great pleasure of working with Jason and his team since early 2015.

    Jason and his team have a vast understanding on how to maximize franchise lead generation and building efficiencies & measurability better than any company I've ever worked with. Not to mention, they are always looking at ways to gain an edge in this extremely competitive industry.

    Needless to say, Jason is a winner in every sense of the word."


    "Since I started working with Jason and his team, Transworld Business Advisors has exploded across the world.

    We have over 200 offices in the USA and now in several countries. There is no doubt, my company could never have achieved those results without the expertise and amazing work of Jason and his team.

    Franchising my business was a goal of mine, but after looking into the process, we decided not to move forward.

    Until I met the folks at UFG and saw firsthand their capabilities at their West Palm Beach headquarters. I was sold and thankfully..."