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  • It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business

    The Franchise King®
    The Franchise King®
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    My friend, Charles Internacola, a well-known New York franchise attorney, heard that from an unnamed source at the International Franchise Expo in NYC this past June. It’s news to me…and, to Charles, who helps put together all the legal documents needed to franchise a business in the U.S. So, who was it that told Charles that it was easy to franchise a business? Who was this unnamed source? And, why the heck would he (or she) say something like that?     It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business Not only is it super-easy to franchise a business, according to the…
  • Building a Structured, Reliable Franchise Feasibility Study

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    Mike Sheehan
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Building a Structured, Reliable Franchise Feasibility StudyBy Mike Sheehan & Du PalMany business owners believe - or are coaxed into believing - that they can jump start their expansion plans through franchising. But franchising may not be the right long-term solution for growth for most businesses. While there is no set formula that can determine when franchising is the most attractive option for launching a business that has a limited unit count toward a much larger, broader-based footprint, there are some basic business attributes that are necessary before the franchising conversation…
  • Ray Kroc Is Probably Rolling In His…

    The Franchise King®
    The Franchise King®
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Grave. That’s right: Ray Kroc is probably rolling in his grave. Because of this.   Keep reading.   Lunchtime In Cleveland Ohio I know I shouldn’t be eating fast food. Really…I know. But, sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do. Anyway… The image above was taken 1.5 hours ago. It’s the interior of a McDonald’s restaurant in Cleveland. In the suburbs. During lunchtime. Like, around noon. What jumps out at you when you look at the picture I took with my Droid RAZR? Hint: It’s not the shiny stainless steel cooler. Try again. It’s…
  • To Buy or Not to Buy a Franchise, That is the Question

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    23 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    If you’ve had a hankering to start a business of your own, a franchise may sound like a great idea. This may be particularly true if you have not owned a business before and would like the structure and support a franchise provides. How do you know whether buying a franchise is the right choice for you? Many of the aspects of owning a franchise might be pros or cons depending on your resources and temperament. How independent do you want to be? The franchise structure can be both a blessing and a curse. There are ways in which owning a franchise might feel a little bit like being a…
  • Businessweek on Franchising: An Inch Deep Look

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    john a. gordon
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    This week, Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed cover story about Burger King’s (NYSE:BKW) leadership. read more
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  • It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business

    The Franchise King®
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    My friend, Charles Internacola, a well-known New York franchise attorney, heard that from an unnamed source at the International Franchise Expo in NYC this past June. It’s news to me…and, to Charles, who helps put together all the legal documents needed to franchise a business in the U.S. So, who was it that told Charles that it was easy to franchise a business? Who was this unnamed source? And, why the heck would he (or she) say something like that?     It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business Not only is it super-easy to franchise a business, according to the…
  • Ray Kroc Is Probably Rolling In His…

    The Franchise King®
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Grave. That’s right: Ray Kroc is probably rolling in his grave. Because of this.   Keep reading.   Lunchtime In Cleveland Ohio I know I shouldn’t be eating fast food. Really…I know. But, sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do. Anyway… The image above was taken 1.5 hours ago. It’s the interior of a McDonald’s restaurant in Cleveland. In the suburbs. During lunchtime. Like, around noon. What jumps out at you when you look at the picture I took with my Droid RAZR? Hint: It’s not the shiny stainless steel cooler. Try again. It’s…
  • Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award

    The Franchise King®
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Nominations are now open for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, and this year, I’m looking to get even more of the franchise community involved. Remember back in 2012, when Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, was named a Top 100 Champion during the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in New York City? I do, I was there to congratulate her. What franchisors, or franchise professionals, will be up on stage this year?   Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award This is your chance, fellow franchise professionals, to nominate the most…
  • Working With A Franchise Broker: Only One?

    The Franchise King®
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    If you’re thinking about working with a franchise broker to assist you in finding a franchise to own, I’d like to offer you some useful tips you can use. Would you like to know why I’m doing this? Keep reading.     I Was A Franchise Broker That’s right: I’m a former franchise broker. I know how brokers work. And, if you’ve been a subscriber to my VIP Newsletter and/or to this franchise blog for a while, you know how I roll. Roll: I provide straightforward, no-spin information and advice on all aspects of franchising. So, if you want to learn how…
  • Why Is LeBron James Opening 10 Pizza Franchises in South Florida?

    The Franchise King®
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Cleveland basketball fans may now have another reason to feel paranoid today. That’s because Lebron James is buying a pizza franchise -10 of them, actually…and opening them up in South Florida. South. Florida. That’s where King James decided to “take his talents” 4 short years ago. And, now that’s where he’s investing a teeny-tiny portion of his money.   Which Pizza Franchise Is LeBron Investing In? Have you ever heard of Blaze Pizza? Me either. Until now. From their website: “Exceptional quality at lightning fast speed is what we’re…
 
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  • Businessweek on Franchising: An Inch Deep Look

    john a. gordon
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    This week, Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed cover story about Burger King’s (NYSE:BKW) leadership. read more
  • Could Franchisees be Toasted by Quiznos Bankruptcy?

    Mario Herman
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    When Quiznos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in March, there wasn't a lot of reaction from the public. read more
  • Marketers Need to Know How to Innovate

    Robert Passikoff
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Reading GE CMO Beth Comstock’s HBR blog, Innovation Is Marketing’s Job, Too, some of Dr. Seuss’ advice that ran through my mind. Paraphrased, the good Doctor said, “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to innovate, but you have to know how.” read more
  • Approaching the Burger Max with Hotness

    Bob O'Brien
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    My darling bride spends a good bit of time on the road.  Last night she sent me the picture below of a piled high Sriracha burger.  As I read the list of toppings and the “Sriracha-ness” of it all, the thought occurred to me that perhaps there were not enough toppings on this burger. read more
  • Baskin-Robbins Sells Free Franchises, with One Catch

    Oscar P Hoot
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    What international franchisor has again begun offering free franchise agreements? Hear-tell Hoot has learned that gargantuan ice cream franchisor Baskin-Robbins, owned by Dunkin' Brands,  is again offering free co-branded Baskin-Robbins store franchises to existing Dunkin Donuts operators, totally waiving its initial $12,500 franchise fee. read more
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  • Maui Wowi Expands California Presence With Latest Franchisee

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Greenwood Village, Colo. -- Hot on the heels of a new store in Highland, Calif. and one opening later this month in Oceanside, Calif.,Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the gourmet coffee and fruit smoothie franchise, is planning to add one more store to the growing list in the state. Dennis Lundy and his wife Julie Jackson, are entering into the franchise business with a vision of bringing the natural products and laidback atmosphere to the community in Chico, Calif.
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Germantown, MD -- On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Germantown will reopen under new ownership. The new owner, Jim Hickin is an experienced Dickey’s Barbecue Pit team member whose past experience includes roles as general manager of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Cortland, New York which he now owns.
  • Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Renovates and Expands Kansas City Retail and Distribution Center

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Revamping and remodeling in Kansas City, Sears Outlet Stores, a subsidiary of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHOS), has leased the former Sears location on E Front Street, expanding Outlet Store operations and services, while offering an economic boost with mass job creation.
  • Athena Learning Centers Adds In-Home Franchise Opportunities to Traditional Retail Storefront Model

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, today introduced an In-Home brand model to potential franchisees that would enable them to offer K-12 one-to-one tutoring in math, reading, writing and science, as well as SAT and ACT college test preparation support in students' homes or other mutually agreed upon locations. This complements the company's traditional retail storefront franchise option, offering a lower-cost of entry to
  • Mark Kartarik Named President of Sport Clips Haircuts

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    GEORGETOWN, Texas " Salon industry leader Mark Kartarik has been named president of Sport Clips Haircuts effective August 1 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan.  Kartarik comes to the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise after a long, established career as a top executive with Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation.  For more than 20 years, Kartarik saw Regis through its major global expansion, most recently serving as exec
 
 
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  • Free jerseys lead to both jokes and anger

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Free jerseys lead to both jokes and angerKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 free jerseys at a recent game -- but something about them wasn't quite right.Why the team issued an apologyMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Verdict reached in Sterling case

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Verdict reached in Sterling caseAPA federal judge ruled against Donald Sterling's bid to block a $2 billion sale of the team brokered by his estranged wife Shelly.Unusual provision in judge's decisionMore sportsNFL exec defends Ray Rice ban5-time Pro Bowler busted for DUI
  • Israel's heaviest bombardment of the conflict yet

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Israel's heaviest bombardment of the conflict yetGettyA day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a 'prolonged' war, Gaza saw a severe pounding on very specific targets.What used to stand thereMore on the conflict9 kids killed in attack on park Netanyahu signals escalation
  • Historic treaty violated by Russia, US says

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Historic treaty violated by Russia, US saysAPIn an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia of breaching a landmark nuclear missile treaty signed in 1987.'A very serious matter'More world newsWest intensifies Russia sanctionsRecord death toll in Syria
  • Prized piece of Red Sox history turns up

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    Prized piece of Red Sox history turns up APIt was the first time Drew Weber had dared to bring this treasure out of his house ... and it will probably be the last. Guess who returned the blingMore news coverageRecalled items still in your homeThe president gets emotional
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  • Technology As The New Norm – Are We There Yet?

    Paul Segreto
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    As the world rapidly moves towards "everything digital" it is vitally important, and absolutely essential we stay on top of technology. This cannot be stressed enough! It is reality and is paramount to any type of business success. The key is not to look at this from a negative perspective. Instead, embrace it for what it is, and for what it can do to help grow your business. Technology is not the enemy. It truly is your friend and one that can help you in more ways than you could ever imagine.
  • Culture Is A Work In Progress

    Paul Segreto
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Culture is a work in progress! It must be fluid. It must fill in the cracks and gaps, and reach it's own level. It must be understood by all. It must be allowed to grow. But, it must be managed. The key is whether you do so reactively or proactively!
  • Franchise Candidates: A Changed Mindset

    Paul Segreto
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article was originally posted on August 13, 2009 as Franchise Candidates: A Changing Mindset. Well, I guess we can revise the title slightly to reflect candidates’ current views – A Changed Mindset. Nevertheless, the article may be even more relevant today as franchising attempts to rebound from the economic downturn and continues to explore […]
  • Thoughts on Developing Corporate Culture

    Paul Segreto
    28 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    What are your thoughts on developing corporate culture? Would you be willing to let go of top performers if their management style is detrimental to your culture?
  • Controlled Growth Key to Success for New Franchise Concepts!

    Paul Segreto
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    Working with entrepreneurs exploring franchising as a business expansion strategy, I’m often asked the question, “How does a new franchise company sell franchises without brand recognition?” Here are my thoughts… Initially, the founder is the brand. It’s his or her passion for the business. It’s how he or she treats customers and employees alike. It’s […]
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  • Using an EB-5 or E-2 Visa to Establish a Business in the U.S.

    FranNet
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In this week’s blog edition, FranNet tackles a subject that has been in the news quite a bit lately. The focus? How can you invest or own a franchise if you are not a U.S. citizen? Fortunately for our industry, entrepreneurship and small business ownership is open to foreign investment and there are two different […]
  • What does Seattle’s minimum wage mean to franchising?

    FranNet
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:56 am
    This week’s FranNet blog tackles a hot button issue affecting the franchise world — what a minimum wage hike might mean for the future of individual franchisees. While this is a timely issue, it could have deep and lasting effects on how businesses are classified in the world of entrepreneurship. The Seattle-based case in point […]
  • Consider a Resale Franchise

    FranNet
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You’re considering going into business for yourself. Perhaps you’re looking into a franchise, but you’re not sure you’re ready to start a brand new franchise outlet. Even with all the support and systems in place to aid new franchisees, the thought of tackling a brand new franchise outlet can be intimidating to some. An attractive option […]
  • A FranNet Client Success Story

    FranNet
    7 May 2014 | 7:26 am
    At FranNet, we love nothing more than sharing a wonderful success story from one of our valued clients. In our regular business dealings, we get to meet so many interesting people. Matching them up with a franchise opportunity that’s suited just for them is what gives us the largest dose of satisfaction. This week, we’re […]
  • You’re 50. You’re Downsized. Now What?

    FranNet
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    At FranNet, we believe franchising makes sense no matter what stage in life you find yourself. As you may have witnessed yourself, the job market no longer provides the long-term security it once offered. Previous generations grew accustomed to a certain career and the length of time they would be in that job — this […]
 
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  • Why Your Franchise Sales Pipeline Is Key To Business Growth

    Franchise Strategist
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Why Your Franchise Sales Pipeline Is Key To Business Growth The absolute essential element to a robust sales pipeline and, by extension, strong sales growth is the quality and quantity of the activity that generates the prospects. The more awareness created, the more leads. The higher the quality of the awareness the higher quality the leads generated Franchise Sales, “How Do You Know You’re An Entrepreneur?, 6 Things NEVER to Say During Your Sales Presentation, and can even give us the courage to pursue Top 100 Inspirational Quotes, As A Franchisee You Should Always Stay In Touch With…
  • How Affirmations Set The Tone For Your Success

    Franchise Strategist
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    How Affirmations Set The Tone For Your Success Have you created your affirmations yet? If not, take time right now to get started. Even a few positive statements can have a wonderful impact on your business to attract clients attract clients,positive mindset,mindset technique,business,virtual assistant,help my business grow,Be Positive,ideal clients,positive statements,Client Attraction, raising your rates,business owners,get new clients,email subscriber list,raising your prices,Fabienne Fredrickson,marketing,business,Franchise or Not here are Five Steps To Raise Your Rates AND Get New…
  • Franchise or Not, here are Five Steps To Raise Your Rates AND Get New Clients

    Franchise Strategist
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Franchise or Not, here are Five Steps To Raise Your Rates AND Get New Clients. When was the last time you raised your rates? If you've had the same pricing for more than one year, you may want to consider taking an increase. By following the five steps listed below, you can actually get clients while raising your prices. raising your rates,business owners,get new clients,email subscriber list,raising your prices,Fabienne Fredrickson,marketing,business, Business Plans, Entrepreneurs, Franchise Money Maker, FRANCHSIORS 6 Things NEVER to Say During Your Sales Presentation, and can even give us…
  • Debunking The Franchise Myths

    Franchise Strategist
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Debunking The Franchise Myths Franchising harbors its share of misconceptions; for example, that franchising is a legal minefield simply waiting to explode on some unsuspecting franchisor. The fact of the matter is that franchising need not be any more litigious than any other endeavor and, in fact, may be considerably less so. ifrancisegroup, Mark Siebert, lawsuits,Entrepreneurs, Free Marketing Tips, Strategy, Training and Coaching “How Do You Know You’re An Entrepreneur?, 6 Things NEVER to Say During Your Sales Presentation, and can even give us the courage to pursue Top 100…
  • As a Franchisee You Should Always Stay In Touch With Your “Low Hanging Fruit”

    Franchise Strategist
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a Franchisee You Should Always Stay In Touch With Your "Low Hanging Fruit" Everyone has prospects who don't sign on right away. These are leads who expressed interest at some point. Maybe they spoke to you at length about your services, or you had a "get acquainted" call with them. For whatever reason, they didn't sign up at that time. business owner,nbsp attract clients,newsletter,ezine,marketing tool,Client Attraction,Fabienne Fredrickson, “How Do You Know You’re An Entrepreneur?, 6 Things NEVER to Say During Your Sales Presentation, and can even give us the courage to pursue Top 100…
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  • FranServe: Get To Know The Fast-Growing Firm

    Katy Quinn
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    FranServe is currently one of the largest and fastest growing franchise marketing, consulting and development firms in the franchising industry. With over 250 active ...
  • Franchise Profile: OxyMagic Carpet Cleaning

    Katy Quinn
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    OxyMagic carpet cleaners provide excellent carpet cleaning services.  Each carpet cleaning franchise is individually owned and operated by people that are passionate about clean ...
  • How to Embrace Change

    Katy Quinn
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:21 am
    Whether you are a current franchisee, a future franchisee, or even just a fan of our blog, chances are that you have experienced major ...
  • Perks of Being a Gymboree Franchisee!

    Katy Quinn
    23 May 2014 | 12:45 pm
    For over 30 years, Gymboree Play & Music’s carefully crafted programs have been helping both parents and children to grow young minds. The company ...
  • Franchise Profile: Taste Buds Kitchen

    Katy Quinn
    8 May 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Have you been to your local Taste Buds Kitchen yet? Taste Buds Kitchen specializes in fresh and unique cooking events. The franchise has a ...
 
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  • My Music Skool Company Announces Special Discounts for Veterans

    kevinblanchard
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    My Music Skool Company recently announced that special discounts are available to qualified military veterans. As a new member of VetFran, My Music Skool has made a committed to helping military veterans by providing a 25% discount on the initial franchise fee when you become our franchisee. In addition, franchise owners will be supported to […]
  • 7-Eleven® Increases Franchise Recruiting Incentive for Recent Military

    kevinblanchard
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    VetFran member and recognized as “military friendly” by multiple veterans’ organizations and publications, 7-Eleven, Inc. is serious about growing its franchisee ranks with qualified military veterans. The world’s largest convenience retailer has increased its franchising-fee discount to 20 percent as an added incentive for qualified veterans who have left the service in the last five years. 7-Eleven will continue to offer a […]
  • NY-Based Personal Training Franchise Partners With VetFran

    kevinblanchard
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    GYMGUYZ, the home personal training company that brings health and wellness services directly to their clients, is honored to announce a partnership with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. As part of its commitment to the initiative, which helps returning military members access franchise opportunities, GYMGUYZ offers honorably discharged former servicemen and women the opportunity […]
  • PINOT’S PALETTE ANNOUNCES VETFRAN MEMBERSHIP

    kevinblanchard
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Pinot’s Palette is a paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine.  Pinot’s Palette is pleased to announce that the company has recently partnered with VetFran.  As a member of VetFran, Pinot’s Palette will now offer veterans a 10 percent discount on its current franchise fee, reducing […]
  • Home Health Care Franchise Creates Exciting New VetFran Program

    kevinblanchard
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    While some franchises offer discounts for veterans in franchising, other franchises are going above and beyond the call to action. BrightStar Care is a member of VetFran, and a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise announced a comprehensive program that includes significant discounts, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, and an internal […]
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  • Starting a Lawn Care Business? Checklist for Success: Part 2

    Rebecca Jung
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
      In the first part of this two part blog series on starting a landscape business, we discussed the steps that you should consider taking before starting a business. In this part, we will give you some ideas for things that you will need to start a successful business and how to go about finding these supplies in an efficient and cost effective way. What will you need to start a lawn care  business? There are two main types of supplies that you will need – operational and administrative. Operational equipment is what you will use to perform jobs at the clients location.
  • The 9 Most Common Safety Hazards Found in the Attic

    Brianna Bowman
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Don’t die in the attic! Take action now, before it’s too late. The odds are that if you’ve been in the HVAC industry for any amount of time, you’re familiar with many of the hazards of working in an attic. We always recommend that you consult a professional when it comes to safety standards. However, here are a few attic safety hazards to be aware of when doing installation or service work in an attic. Attic access ladder: Access ladders are one of the first hazards that you will face when entering the attic. Always use caution. It’s extremely easy to slip and fall. Carrying…
  • Mr. Appliance® adds 8 new franchise locations

    Rebecca Jung
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    WACO,Texas–  Mr. Appliance announced the opening of eight new franchise locations in the U.S. during the second quarter of 2014. Two of these new franchises are veteran owned. Year to date, Mr. Appliance has welcomed the addition of 14 new franchises.   “We are very excited to welcome these new franchisees to the Mr. Appliance family,” Mary Kay Liston, vice-president of Mr. Appliance, said.“At The Dwyer Group, we work tirelessly on all fronts to ensure support for our franchisees on their journey to success as a business owner, and it’s always exciting to assist new…
  • Aire Serv® turns the heat on in 2nd quarter

    Rebecca Jung
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
      Duct and cover because Aire Serv is coming in hot. This quarter Aire Serv awarded seven new franchises in Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina and Mississippi. Two of the seven new franchises are Veteran owned.  Aire Serv is one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans, according to The World Franchising Network in a listing published by USA Today. “We are pleased to add this group of new franchisees,” Doyle James, president of Aire Serv, said. “The energy of our new franchisees, combined with the expertise and experience of our established franchise…
  • Glass Doctor® at 2014 NACE Convention

    Shelby McCollum
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    Glass Doctorrepresentatives are attending the 2014 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) convention in Detroit, MI. The convention takes place July 31-Aug. 2, 2014, in the Cobo Center.  Glass Doctor will be on the floor in booth #26044 to visit with attendees about their diversification opportunities, succession planning, marketing systems, and  more. Glass Doctor offers  franchise opportunities in the collision and home service industries.  Each Glass Doctor franchisee is unique, and each franchise can be customized to meet the business’ specific needs. Glass…
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  • Building a Structured, Reliable Franchise Feasibility Study

    Mike Sheehan
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Building a Structured, Reliable Franchise Feasibility StudyBy Mike Sheehan & Du PalMany business owners believe - or are coaxed into believing - that they can jump start their expansion plans through franchising. But franchising may not be the right long-term solution for growth for most businesses. While there is no set formula that can determine when franchising is the most attractive option for launching a business that has a limited unit count toward a much larger, broader-based footprint, there are some basic business attributes that are necessary before the franchising conversation…
  • El Pollo Loco Prices IPO

    Mike Sheehan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    El Pollo Loco Prices IPOBy Mike SheehanEarlier today, El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,142,857 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share, the upper end of the expected range of $13 to $15 per share. Shares are expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market tomorrow, July 25, under the ticker symbol "LOCO."The franchise company, which specializes in citrus marinated, fire-grilled chicken and Mexican entrees, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) back in May…
  • The Secrets to Success in Franchising

    Mike Sheehan
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The Secrets to Success in FranchisingBy Mike SheehanIf the title of this article caught your attention because you're looking for a magic bullet, stop reading right now. There is no such thing - for any of your goals. Whether you're trying to lose weight, quit smoking or achieve success in franchising, a quick fix or an easy solution will lead you to only one inevitable destination: failure.So what are the secrets to success in franchsing?Hard work. Breaking a sweat.Working smart as well as hard.And approaching the franchise investment process with the confidence that you earned with that…
  • FTC Provides Additional Guidance on Item 19

    Mike Sheehan
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    FTC Provides Additional Guidance on Item 19By Mike SheehanFTC headquarters in Washington, D.C.On July 2, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal agency that regulates the offer and sale of franchises and business opportunities, issued additional limited circumstance guidance on the proper disclosure of a financial performance representation (FPR) in Item 19 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD).The guidance, which comes in the form of a response to frequently asked question (FAQ) number 38, addresses a very limited but not uncommon circumstance: a franchisor is unable to…
  • Teriyaki Madness Starting to Spread

    Mike Sheehan
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Teriyaki Madness Starting to SpreadBy Mike SheehanSource: Teriyaki MadnessTeriyaki Madness, a fast casual franchise chain specializing in fresh Asian grilled and stir fried dishes, is on pace to open more than 100 new units across the country by 2017. The watershed moment for the fast emerging concept occurred in June 2012, according to CEO Rod Arreola, when "TMAD" partnered with Franchise Sherpas, a franchise development and incubator company.  Before that connection, the Denver-based company's footprint stalled at under 10 franchised units, all based in Nevada.But with the new…
 
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  • B2B Franchise Opens Its 700th Location

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    22 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Express Employment Professionals just reached a huge milestone.   #700   That’s right, Express Employment Professionals, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based B2B franchise, just opened its 700th location. That’s huge. I remember when they were at #400 just a few short years ago.   B2B Franchise Opens Its 700th Location With offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, Express Employment Professionals has rapidly expanded since the recession of 2009. In just the past three years, Express has grown from 553 franchise locations to 700. Additionally, sales are up 152 percent…
  • Key Points to Remember When Buying a Franchise

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    18 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    (Guest post from Sarah Brooks)   Franchise opportunities present lucrative and rewarding employment for some owners.  The key to success is matching a particular franchise with the right operator.  As a result, entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership must do a significant amount of investigative legwork for each potential deal.  And while there are some generalizations to heed, each case is different, so serious entrepreneurs do due diligence for each individual opportunity that arises.   Not every franchise is a home-run, so the responsibility falls on every potential…
  • The Internet Will Look Like This In 100 Years

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    15 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Things are moving so fast these days. The internet shoulders most of the responsibility for speed.   But, what will the internet look like in 100 years?   Have you ever pondered that question?     The Internet Will Look Like This In 100 Years The team over at Visualistan recently pondered what the internet would look like 100 years from now.   The infographic they produced on this topic…well, it’s pretty amazing. And, they’ve made it shareable.     Pretty amazing.   Has this got you thinking?  
  • New: AARP/SBA Encore Entrepreneurship Webinar Series

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    6 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
      The AARP in conjunction with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) are holding a series of webinars for those interested in starting their own businesses. They’re free to the public and it’s easy to register and even participate in these informative webinars designed to assist those who may be considering an encore career.    AARP/SBA Encore Entrepreneurship Webinar Series Here are some of the specifics pertaining to these free webinars.   1. Why are these two organizations doing them?   The AARP and the SBA are working together to provide resources to…
  • How Much Money Will You Invest To Buy A Franchise?

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    30 Jun 2014 | 10:32 am
      One of the most important questions to ask yourself has to do with money.   You need to figure out how much you’re willing to invest in a franchise business.   And, you need to figure it out before…way before you choose a franchise business to buy.   Franchise Direct Survey Says The team over at Franchise Direct just published a 2-part franchise report. It’s chock full of interesting statistics-that were based on responses from a number of would-be franchise owners from all over the USA.   From the website:   “The survey was comprised of…
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  • To Buy or Not to Buy a Franchise, That is the Question

    FranchiseMate
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    If you’ve had a hankering to start a business of your own, a franchise may sound like a great idea. This may be particularly true if you have not owned a business before and would like the structure and support a franchise provides. How do you know whether buying a franchise is the right choice for you? Many of the aspects of owning a franchise might be pros or cons depending on your resources and temperament. How independent do you want to be? The franchise structure can be both a blessing and a curse. There are ways in which owning a franchise might feel a little bit like being a…
  • Fast Food Franchises are Killing It with Social Media!

    FranchiseMate
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    First businesses were told they needed webpages, and most of them dutifully complied. Now companies are being told to switch their focus to social media. This is an environment in which many businesses are still getting their footing, but one industry is making the most of Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, and that is the fast food restaurant industry. Unlike many other companies, fast food restaurants understand the value of things like timely responses, coordinated promotions and turning complainers into loyal customers. Franchises have a few particular challenges to work…
  • Fast Casual Rising

    FranchiseMate
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Despite a lagging economy, fast casual dining is on the rise. In fact, the economy could be one reason for fast casual’s success. The fast casual restaurant does have something to offer diners who may be watching their budgets but still want a splurge from time to time. Poised on the cusp between fast food restaurants and sit-down dining, fast casual restaurants offer a more upscale dining experience than a fast food outlet at a lower cost than they might find at a more traditional restaurant. The food is one of the strengths of fast casual dining. One aspect that attracts customers is…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Franchise

    FranchiseMate
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Buying a franchise is one of the best ways to establish a business without extensive knowledge or experience. Franchises offer the opportunity to own a brand recognised business. Costs for franchise partnership are limited to upfront licence fees and continued management charges. Increase chances of success with a franchise business. Experience better than average return on investment in business by following these ten reasons to buy a franchise. 1. Turnkey Business Franchises are set up as a turnkey solution. New business owners partnering in franchise have access to a company’s start-up…
  • Marketing Your Franchise with Pinterest

    FranchiseMate
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Marketing your business or brand is no longer limited to traditional print and local advertisements. Today, utilizing social media is one way to build any brand from the ground up without extensive marketing budgets and plans in place. Understanding how to market your franchise successfully with Pinterest can help to boost brand awareness while allowing you to gain potential customers and loyal long-term clients. What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a free online social community dedicated to sharing virtual “pins” including relevant content to the industry you are representing.
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