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Best Franchise Picks for Missouri and Kansas

Choosing the right franchise can be a difficult and time consuming adventure.  There are so many factors to consider.  What level of support will you receive?  Is there enough demand for the product or service to make you successful?  Is the amount you need to invest worth the value you will receive?  What is the best fit for you personally and professionally?  These are great questions.  I help people find the answers to these questions every day.  I represent more than 400 different franchises and businesses.  As I live and work in the Kansas City area, I want to provide you with some information on three franchises that I feel are great picks for the Missouri and Kansas area.

#1  BizCard Xpress

BizCard Xpress was founded by a group that has been in the printing and sign business for over 20 years.   The company began franchising nationally just earlier this year and has become one of the fastest growing franchises in America.   BizCard Xpress offers printing, sign and other business services.  The company’s success lies in a very high level of customer service, a focus on understanding customer needs, and quality product.  Of course, this is all done in and Express format providing “quality at the speed of life”.   Customers are pleased with the friendly and clean environment and the focus on their specific needs.  One of the company’s main target areas for growth is Kansas and Western Missouri.  They have positioned a strong Regional Developer in the area to help new franchisees succeed as quickly as possible.

Some key advantages to owning a BizCard Xpress franchise are as follows:

  1. Low cost of investment
  2. Minimal staff – Operates with only 2 people to start
  3. Simple business to run with a small footprint
  4. Monday to Friday 9-5 – spend more time with your family and friends
  5. High profit margins
  6. Excellent support
  7. Semi-absentee ownership

BizCard Xpress is a real bargain and a great company!  Watch the webinar below for more information.

#2 Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz is a very exciting and affordable opportunity!  The company has become the fastest growing child education franchise in America.  This business is loved by parents, kids, and schools alike.  Bricks 4 Kidz offers an amazing program that combines education and LEGO fun!  There are over one hundred lesson plans that teach engineering, architecture, robotics and more.  This is truly one of the most fun and most affordable franchises available today!

You can offer after school programs, community center classes, summer camps, birthday parties, and more!  It is a business that you can run from home very successfully.  If you choose, you can also open a physical location for your students.

Bricks 4 Kidz is an amazing company with great opportunities available in Kansas and Missouri.  Kansas has a higher percentage of their population under 18 than the US average.  And the fact that that LEGO has picked the Kansas City area as the home of a LEGOLAND Discovery Center shows how ready this area is for the Bricks 4 Kidz opportunity!  Here is a video that explains more about this great opportunity.

#3 InShape MD

InShapeMD® may be the best opportunity in franchising available today.  The InShapeMD® products and services include, but are not limited to Wellness, Anti-Aging, Medical HCG Weight Loss, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, B-12, Lipotropics, Clinical Blood Testing and Age Management Nutraceuticals.  Perfect for our culture today!

InShapeMD® has an amazing program and a strong franchise support structure.  Truly a great opportunity in today’s market!  No medical skills needed!

View the InShapeMD Opportunity.


These are just three of the great franchises that are currently seeking franchisees in Missouri and Kansas area.  These are great companies with fantastic opportunities.  For more information about these or any of the other franchises and business we represent, please click here for a free one-on-one consultation or call us today at 816-479-5000!

What a Country!

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Today I went to an award ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Gladstone,  Missouri.  I watched my son receive the first place award for a speech he wrote about patriotism and upholding the constitution of the United States of America.  He was surprised to also be awarded the second place award for the entire VFW district.  What an honor!

As I looked around the room at the veterans that fought and sacrificed so bravely, I felt very grateful.  I am grateful to live in a country that offers so much opportunity and freedom.  We are free to make our own way in life.  We are free to worship as we please.  We are free to raise our families and teach them the values that are near and dear to our hearts.  I am free to write this blog and say anything I want.  I am free to have a business and to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.

I love working with people who exercise their right to succeed or fail in life based on their own merits and hard work.  A person can start their own business and become as successful as they want to become.  It is a privilege to be a citizen of this great land.

If you are thinking about pursuing the American Dream, I encourage you to do so!  I am happy to help you in any way I can!  You may be interested in starting your own company or buying into a franchise.  You may have a great idea that just needs to see the light of day to become an amazing reality.  If you are interested in owning a franchise such as Bricks 4 Kidz, BizCard Xpress, Cruise Planners, Fantastic Sams, a Steak and Shake, or any of the other 40o+ companies I represent, give me a call.  Freedom can be as near as making a call.  Start living your dream today!

I have helped many people achieve goals and dreams over the years.  I consider it a great honor and it is really why I became the Franchise Professor.  If you would like to have a free, no obligation conversation about the opportunities that are available to you, please contact me today!  And remember…many franchises offer great discounts to veterans!

Call 816-479-5000 or visit our web site at www.franchiseprofessor.com

Franchise Success – A Result of Good Training!

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One of the most important keys to success for a new franchisee is to receive excellent training from the Franchisor.  A great initial training program will get the franchisee off to a good start.  Ongoing training and support will keep them engaged and excited as they grow and succeed.  It is certain- Franchise success is a result of good … Continue reading...

Location, Location, Location!

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When investing in a franchise or other business it is wise to follow the age old counsel of Location, Location, Location!  You are investing a great deal of money, time, and dreams into your new venture.  How sad it would be to build the perfect business that meets all of your needs just to have it fail because you put your business in a poor … Continue reading...

Franchise Fees and Royalties – Is it worth it?

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When talking with people who are considering investing in a franchise the following question often arises – What do I get for the Franchise Fee and the Royalties I pay and Is it really worth it?  I want to address this question in this article. Franchise Fees The franchise fee is a one-time payment that is made by a new franchisee to the … Continue reading...

Franchises: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

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It has been said that a picture paints a thousand words.  I certainly found this to be true and then some when I visited two franchises at their world headquarters in Florida last week.  I had the opportunity to visit with Bricks 4 Kidz and also with BizCard Xpress. Bricks 4 Kidz Bricks 4 Kidz is currently the “Fastest Growing Franchise” … Continue reading...

Good People Make All the Difference


When you invest in a franchise or other business opportunity, it is important to take good care of your most important assets…the people who work for you.  Finding and keeping good employees is key to the success of any business.  Make sure you take the time to make the best decisions in hiring and make sure you take the time to develop and thank … Continue reading...

Franchisee to Franchisor Relationships

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I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance of a good franchisee to franchisor relationship.  It is possible to be part of the best business concept ever invented and still be miserable and unsuccessful due to a poor relationship between the franchisee and franchisor.  When considering investing in a franchise, this is a critical area to … Continue reading...

Franchise Research – Due Diligence is Critical!

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Due diligence is defined in the dictionary as “research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business transaction…”. When considering investing in a franchise, doing some in depth franchise research and due diligence is critical! Justifying the Investment There are at least 5 things that you need to feel … Continue reading...

Owning a Franchise – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Good, Bad, and Ugly

Owning a franchise can be a great thing.  It can also have its share of challenges.  In this article I will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of owning a franchise. The Good One of the best things about owning a franchise is brand recognition.  Many franchises are recognized all over the country or even the world.  The brand is the same … Continue reading...