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(StatePoint) If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you may have wondered whether opening a franchise is right for you. Learning more about how franchise systems work can help you make an informed decision.

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Experts say that being a franchisee means getting to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of making your own business decisions but with the support of an established brand. Essentially, you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself.

And when it comes to becoming a franchise owner with an industry-leading brand, you can expect to be supported in a number of ways that help to guarantee your success. The UPS Store is a good example of a franchise system offering a simple process for getting started and guaranteed support along the way. After completing a four-step application process, the brand offers franchisees such benefits as financing options, training, ongoing advertising, opportunities to expand your footprint and corporate retail solutions to drive business to your location.

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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!