We are happy to hear that even the great Shaquille O'Neal, Phd sees the value of franchises. Sure, he hasn't YET partnered with You've Got Maids to take advantage of the burgeoning residential professional maid service industry, but he has consistently counted on franchises for his investments.
Shaq reportedly owns 155 Five Guys, 17 Auntie Annie's and many other businesses and so on. While we don't have any investors that large (double meaning!), we do have some great partners that are paving their way to financial success.
As Dr. O'Neal knows, franchises are a safer bet than starting on your own. Franchises repeatedly last longer and make more money than their mom & pop competitors. Whether it's the Lakers or You've Got Maids, it's good to be a part of a team.