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  • How Can A Junk Removal Business Lower Taxes?

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    The Franchise King®
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The junk removal business is huge. That’s probably why junk removal franchises are becoming popular. But, how can this type of franchise business lower taxes? Keep reading.   How Can A Junk Removal Business Lower Taxes? The junk removal business I’m referring to-the franchise, is called The Junkluggers. Franchisees (and their employees) of The Junkluggers haul away the stuff that homeowners and small business owners don’t want or need anymore, for a fee. The fee is based on weight…not on the hours it takes to pack everything up and haul it away. Josh Cohen, the…
  • Getting A Small Business SBA Loan For Your Start-Up

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    The Franchise King
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:51 pm
    How easy is it to get a small business SBA loan for start-up? The answer: It depends. On lots of stuff.   The Role Of The SBA The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs for today's small business owner.  Fact: The Small Business Administration does not make these small business loans directly. Instead, The SBA sets specific guidelines for small business loans. The actual loans are made by its partners (lenders, community development…
  • Spring-Green Can Ease the Business Transition

    Lawn Care Franchise Ownership Tips - Spring-Green
    Spring-Green Franchise
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Transitioning from one business to another can be difficult. Whether your current business is suffering or you are looking to expand, there are options out there to help with the tough change. Spring-Green offers several services to help existing lawn care business owners make their operation into a Spring-Green franchise. One is the Green Associate Assistance Program, which applies up to $10,000 of the initial start-up fee towards start-up expenses for qualified candidates. Another option is the Green Associate Roll-In program, which allows the owners of non-affiliated lawn care business to…
  • Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown

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    Ali Mazarei
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    RE: SB610 Support Small Business Owners Need Fair Franchise Rules Dear Honorable Governor Jerry Brown, read more
  • Pak Mail Ships Holiday Gift Packages to Troops Overseas by Supporting “Operation Christmas Stocking 2014” Donation Drive

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    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Centennial, Colorado -- Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced its support of the Chief Wiggles “Operation Christmas Stocking 2014” donation drive. For the tenth year in a row, the drive provides Christmas cards, non-perishable food, personal items, candy, and more to troops serving around the world in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Korea.
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  • How Can A Junk Removal Business Lower Taxes?

    The Franchise King®
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The junk removal business is huge. That’s probably why junk removal franchises are becoming popular. But, how can this type of franchise business lower taxes? Keep reading.   How Can A Junk Removal Business Lower Taxes? The junk removal business I’m referring to-the franchise, is called The Junkluggers. Franchisees (and their employees) of The Junkluggers haul away the stuff that homeowners and small business owners don’t want or need anymore, for a fee. The fee is based on weight…not on the hours it takes to pack everything up and haul it away. Josh Cohen, the…
  • Customer Motivation: The Secret To Your Franchise Communications Strategy

    The Franchise King®
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    (This is a guest post from Laura Petrolino, of Arment Dietrich) Remember when you used your phone only to call people? That’s it. No texting. No looking things up on the internet. No Facebook or Twitter. No photography. You picked it up, you dialed a number. You called someone. A simple straight forward communications transaction. There was one goal and one tactic used to reach that goal. Since that ancient time, phones and the options available when it comes to communication as a whole have changed drastically. We now can connect and communicate in more ways than ever. While this provides…
  • Looking At Franchises? First Things First

    The Franchise King®
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Are you looking into franchise ownership? Have you found one or two franchise opportunities that interest you? If so, great! Now… Stop with the fear. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Yet.   Keep reading.     Looking At Franchises? First Things First There is absolutely no reason to freak out about anything…about something that may-or may not-happen in the future. Are you worrying about losing money? Why? You haven’t done anything yet. You’re only “looking” at franchises. Right? Are you worried about buying a franchise and ending up with…
  • 25 Food Franchises That Are Hot In The Great White North

    The Franchise King®
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas referred to Canada as “The Great White North,” during their many appearances on SCTV. The show was hilarious. Many people first saw the late John Candy on SCTV.  Several other really funny people starred on the show over the years. Before I share 25 food franchises that are hot in “The Great White North,” here’s a two-minute skit featuring Moranis and Thomas doing: The Great White North…     Funny stuff. And, yes: I have some good friends in Canada, like Evan Turner, who’s a Sound FX editor. He says…
  • Franchisors: Get More Organized So You Can Award More New Franchises

    The Franchise King®
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    It has long been thought that organization is they key to success. This may no longer be true in today’s digital age. Business moves faster than the speed of light, so everything you can do to shave precious minutes off your work can improve your franchise’s bottom line and allow you to expand your business.     That’s right: You’ll be able to sell more new franchises if you can find a way to be more organized. Keep reading.   Franchisors: Get More Organized So You Can Award More New Franchises As it turns out, spending precious minutes organizing your digital…
 
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  • Getting A Small Business SBA Loan For Your Start-Up

    The Franchise King
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:51 pm
    How easy is it to get a small business SBA loan for start-up? The answer: It depends. On lots of stuff.   The Role Of The SBA The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs for today's small business owner.  Fact: The Small Business Administration does not make these small business loans directly. Instead, The SBA sets specific guidelines for small business loans. The actual loans are made by its partners (lenders, community development…
  • Are Pets Right For Vets?

    The Franchise King
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
        Are pet franchises right for veterans? Of course they are!  I'll show you why.   Pet Franchises For Veterans If you’re a military veteran interested in becoming the owner of a franchise, there are hundreds (thousands actually) of franchises for you to explore. That's a lot! The first thing you need to do is determine fit. In other words, will the role you'd be playing as the franchisee-the franchise owner, be a good fit for what you're really good at? For example, since we're on the topic of pets and pet franchises, just because you love pets doesn't mean you'd make…
  • Veterans Can Change Their Career Path With A Franchise

    The Franchise King
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    So many American military veterans are going to be returning home in the near future. Our heroes are going to face lots of choices. Some of the choices have to do with their career direction.  Some veterans will follow tradional career paths. They'll send their resumes out, and do some local business networking hoping to land a good job...one with a future. But, the U.S. job market hasn't exactly been robust. That could make a veterans transition from the military to civilian life all the more difficult.     One Possible Solution  Franchise ownership. It's…
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  • Spring-Green Can Ease the Business Transition

    Spring-Green Franchise
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Transitioning from one business to another can be difficult. Whether your current business is suffering or you are looking to expand, there are options out there to help with the tough change. Spring-Green offers several services to help existing lawn care business owners make their operation into a Spring-Green franchise. One is the Green Associate Assistance Program, which applies up to $10,000 of the initial start-up fee towards start-up expenses for qualified candidates. Another option is the Green Associate Roll-In program, which allows the owners of non-affiliated lawn care business to…
  • Spring-Green Wishes You a Happy, Restful Labor Day!

    Spring-Green Franchise
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care wishes everyone a very happy—and very relaxing—Labor Day weekend. In the spirit of the holiday, we at Spring-Green are all too aware of the need to live a life with the right balance of work and play. The work we do day in and day out is tremendously rewarding, but often we’re distracted from enjoying the fruits of our labor. This holiday weekend, we’ll be taking the time to pause and reflect on the work we’ve done in all 7,500 communities we service around the country.      We work hard in service of our lawns, so why not give them a turn to work for us?
  • Spring-Green Irrigation Program Helps Owners and Customers

    Spring-Green Franchise
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care continues its efforts to add support for franchisees as well as its customers by offering an advanced irrigation program. Sprinkler systems can certainly help keep the grass looking fresh and rich with color, but with potential water shortages in the summer, wasted water is a concern not just for lawn owners, but for lawn care providers. While irrigation systems are helpful in keeping lawns healthy, they require maintenance much the same way a car does. Spray nozzles can wear out and lose pressure or even become out of balance, thus spraying inefficiently and wasting…
  • Spring-Green Lawn Care Participates in Renewal and Remembrance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Spring-Green Franchise
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care participated in the Renewal and Remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. The landmark, which is a burial ground in Arlington, Virginia for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families, welcomed hundreds of lawn care professionals from across the U.S. The event was hosted by Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for the landscape and lawn care industry. PLANET invited approximately 400 volunteers to participate in mulching, pruning and planting on more than 180 acres within the cemetery.
 
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  • Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown

    Ali Mazarei
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    RE: SB610 Support Small Business Owners Need Fair Franchise Rules Dear Honorable Governor Jerry Brown, read more
  • EEOC Targets Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Lawsuit against Restaurant Franchisee

    Mark Fijman
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A Florida company that owns franchise restaurants, such as Applebee’s and Panera Bread, has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) for making its employees sign mandatory arbitration agreements.  read more
  • Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

    Stanley Turkel
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant, as the Grunewald Hotel. In 1908, it was expanded with a fourteen-story 400-room annex. The expansion was designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm, H.C. Koch & Sons who also designed the Pfister Hotel and the City Hall in Milwaukee. read more
  • Franchisee Independent Trade Associations

    Jim Coen
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Franchisees invest in franchise systems for many different reasons. One reason franchisees universally share is that they are joining something so they will not be alone to solve the myriad of business challenges they will face. read more
  • Fan Favorite NFL Teams in 2014; Ray Rice Domestic Violence Hurts NFL

    Robert Passikoff
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Anyone up on the news can't have missed the fact that the start of the National Football League's season was overshadowed by the release of a video of Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, punching his fiancée in the face. Wow. Talk about unsportsmanlike conduct! read more
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  • Pak Mail Ships Holiday Gift Packages to Troops Overseas by Supporting “Operation Christmas Stocking 2014” Donation Drive

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Centennial, Colorado -- Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced its support of the Chief Wiggles “Operation Christmas Stocking 2014” donation drive. For the tenth year in a row, the drive provides Christmas cards, non-perishable food, personal items, candy, and more to troops serving around the world in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Korea.
  • Executive Care Appoints Seasoned Franchise Industry Leader to Vice President of Operations and Franchise Development

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Executive Care, the New Jersey-based home care franchise that is quickly gaining a national reputation as the premier caregiving agency in its field, announced today the appointment of franchise operations and growth expert Todd Leonard to vice president of operations and franchise development.
  • From Boots to Barbecue: Man Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Las Vegas, NV -- John Schouten spent 7 years working for Ariat Boots where he moved up the ranks from merchandiser to a territory sales representative. Looking for a change, Schouten decided to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. On Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m., Schouten will open a newDickey’s Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas. To celebrate, Schouten is throwing a three day grand opening kicking off with the first 50 guests receiving gift
  • Maui Wowi Franchisee Returns to Baltimore Book Festival

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Greenwood Village, Colo. -- Two East Coast franchise owners of Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the popular coffee and fruit smoothie company, are teaming up for the Baltimore Book Festival held at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland Sept. 26-28, 2014, where they will join other vendors for the three day community event. Organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) a 501(c)3 non-profit, according to the website, the event features hundreds
  • Entrepreneur Brings Barbecue to Hometown with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Natchitoches, LA -- Lee Waskom’s résumé includes experience in property development and management, a chain of college book stores and a Smoothie King franchise. On Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m., Waskom takes on barbecue when he opens the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Natchitoches. To celebrate his new endeavor, Waskom is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to
 
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  • Imprisoned killer van der Sloot now a father

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Imprisoned killer van der Sloot now a fatherGettyThe wife of the chief suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday in Peru, his attorney said.Child named after his grandmotherMore in newsMinimum wage debate rages onOhio Wal-Mart pulls pellet guns
  • Ebola case in US sends chills through Texas

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Ebola case in US sends chills through TexasGettyThe unidentified man, who flew from Liberia on Sept. 19, has been in isolation at a Texas hospital since Sunday, officials said Tuesday. Details CDC has revealed so farRelated articles5 things to know about first US caseTimeline of US Ebola diagnosis
  • Tracy Morgan sounds off on Wal-Mart's claim

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Tracy Morgan sounds off on Wal-Mart's claimAPThe actor responded to the allegation that he was partially responsible for his injuries from a crash with a Wal-Mart truck.Incredulous reaction he hadMore entertainment'Inherent Vice' trailer debutsRacist trolls target FKA Twigs
  • More bodies found at Japan volcano summit

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    More bodies found at Japan volcano summitGettyAs searches resumed amid concerns of another eruption, the death toll saw a significant spike.Count with Wednesday's additionsRelated articlesAlgeria's president absent amid crisisInjured Giants fan sues again
  • Another security lapse emerges

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Another security lapse emergesAPThe Secret Service is under renewed fire only days after a breach at the White House for a months-old incident that was omitted from testimony to Congress.Who Obama shared an elevator withMore in the newsWill Turkey take the fight to ISIS?DNA links two Va. cases
 
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  • Social Media: Looking Back to 2010 – Has Anything “Really” Changed?

    Paul Segreto
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Four years ago, I submitted an article for the International Franchise Association publication, Franchising World. The article was about capitalizing on what was then a relatively new but increasingly mainstream technology, social media. When looking back at the article I quickly realized that not much has really changed from my philosophy in effectively utilizing social media, and especially in a franchise environment. Sure, some of the platforms have changed and some social media have gone by the wayside while new ones have popped on the scene, but from a strategic standpoint, my philosophy…
  • The Changing Franchise Relationship

    Paul Segreto
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    “…the summer of 2014 saw two major judgments that underscored the changing times. While these two rulings address different parts of franchise operation, they both serve as actions seeking to level the balance of power between the franchisor and the franchisee.” – Franchise Direct The quote above was from the beginning of a recent article on FranchiseDirect.com, The Changing Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship. It was for this article that I was asked to be interviewed. I’d like to thank the team at Franchise Direct for the opportunity to share insight and…
  • Franchise Relationships & Culture Discussed with Veteran Franchise Professionals

    Paul Segreto
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Culture and franchise relationships have been hot topics in various franchise discussion groups. So, it’s fitting that I share a couple of interviews from Franchise Today that focused on these hot topics that are often synonymous with each other. The first I’d like to share is from the second week of The Franchise Model Series that aired in 2013. My guest was Mark Liston, President of Glass Doctor. Mark and I discussed operations support and franchisee relations best practices with emphasis on the franchise relationship itself. The interview may be accessed HERE. Another interview…
  • When Culture is Out of Alignment

    Paul Segreto
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Recently, in a discussion about culture on the IFA’s FranSocial site, the discussion was quite robust and included the following statement… “The challenge becomes determining where things might be out of alignment and methodology to realign.” My response was as follows: To me, the development and management of culture is much like that of a brand… It must be planned. It must be nurtured. It must be allowed to grow. It must be invested in. It must be protected. It must be promoted. It must be cherished. It must be the center of the universe. I believe it’s…
  • Franchise Foundry & Franchiseek International Expand Strategic Partnership

    Paul Segreto
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Franchise Foundry is excited to take its long-standing relationship with Franchiseek International to a new level as its USA Partner. In addition to assisting in expanding Franchiseek’s USA site, Franchise Foundry will be an information & education resource for Franchiseek’s International sites and publication, Franchise Focus. This will also be a great opportunity to showcase Franchise Today globally. We’re thrilled to expand upon my 6-year relationship with Franchiseek principal, Trevor Hart and look forward to working together to build upon his success across…
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  • Recent Trends in Franchising

    FranNet
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or […]
  • How to Ensure a Good Fit for You in a Franchise

    FranNet
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    While inquiring about how to ensure a good fit for each candidate might seem like an obvious FranNet consideration, there is a clear cut reason why some franchisees fail to achieve real success in the world of entrepreneurship. As a potential franchisee looking to join up with a successful brand and system, you know that […]
  • Your First Meeting with FranNet

    FranNet
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    On our FranNet blog, we’ve covered a lot of topics. All are related to the franchise industry, including trends, news and informative articles designed to educate our potential clients about entrepreneurship. We hope to cultivate your interest in finding out further information about FranNet and how we help budding business seekers reach their dreams of business […]
  • FranNet’s Impressive Growth Continues to Earn Recognition

    FranNet
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    FranNet has been North America’s most respected leader in matching individuals with the right franchise opportunities for more than 25 years, and leading business publications continue to recognize the organization’s growth and leadership. FranNet earned its place on the coveted Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year, earning “Honor Roll” status, an exclusive distinction […]
  • Franchising Boosts Non-Profit Cash Crunch

    FranNet
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    This week, FranNet takes an in-depth look at a growing trend in the industry regarding the participation of a non-profit company’s investment in franchising. The technical slang for this activity has picked up the moniker of “social franchising” and that name has stuck. What we’ve found is that individuals and families aren’t the only ones […]
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  • How to Advance Your Franchisees’ Local Marketing Success While Protecting Your Brand Equity. A High-Tech, High-Touch Approach.

    Franchise Strategist
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    How to Advance Your Franchisees’ Local Marketing Success While Protecting Your Brand Equity. A High-Tech, High-Touch Approach. If you’re looking for smart, affordable marketing support solutions combining 24/7 web access with a personal touch to support your users, MarComet can help. Whether you need a simple way to order printed business materials or a total solution for delivering sales and marketing materials to your sales, franchise or geographically dispersed organization, we offer a full line of brand marketing support solutions that enable companies to maximize the value of their…
  • Me-Too is Not A Business Expansion Strategy

    Franchise Strategist
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Me-Too is Not A Business Expansion Strategy, Achieving success in any given segment, however, does not require that the franchise concept be different in every aspect. The decisions on when to imitate and when to innovate must be considered as part of an overall strategic plan. Achieving success, consulting company, ifranchisegroup.com, Mark Siebert, franchising potential, Business Expansion Strategy
  • Franchise Brands: How to Fix Your Online Reputation

    Franchise Strategist
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Franchise Brands: How to Fix Your Online Reputation Franchise prospects will turn their back on your opportunity if they discover negative information on news sites, blogs, forums and review sites. Is your franchise system feeling the pain of a negative online reputation?
  • When Culture is out of Alignment

    Franchise Strategist
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    When Culture is out of Alignment I believe it's fairly easy to determine when and where things are out of alignment in a franchise organization - disgruntled franchisees, frequent franchisor employee turnover... just to name a couple that would be very apparent. Obviously, these are the results of, but not the root of the problem that caused things to move out of alignment. Entrepreneurs, For Franchisees:, FRANCHSIORS, Strategy, Training and Coaching attention, Best Practices, body language, Building Sales, business, Business Coach, Business Coaching, business coaching for creative…
  • Small & Big Business, A Brief History Of Franchising

    Franchise Strategist
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Small & Big Business, A Brief History Of Franchising, When you choose to become a franchisee your are entering into an arrangement whereby your small business is often times part of a very large organization. This article walks you through a brief history of the business phenomenon we call Franchising. Have you ever wondered how franchising for businesses got started? The first examples actually date back to the 1850's and today some of the world's largest companies are actually franchises. franchise, franchising, small business franchise, history of franchising, business franchises,…
 
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  • Veritas Inc Atlanta on Social Media Marketing

    bestfranchise
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    If you have yet to include social media marketing in your web business, then you are failing to do more. Veritas Inc in Atlanta GA does this perfectly. One thing that is a fact which is a tremendous number of businesses have benefited due to their involvement with social media. It is smart to put your best effort into this because you just may go viral on social media in your niche. A glimpse into the keys to the kingdom exist in the article you are reading. Imagine you cranking out strong social media campaigns at will. Veritas Incorporated (Atlanta, GA): Social Media Marketing There are…
  • Veritas Inc Franchising Info for Atlanta Entrepreneurs

    bestfranchise
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Welcome to the new and improved Franchise Hound! We have updated our look, so take a look around! Starting a franchise can be very scary, so I would suggest that you do all of your due diligence before jumping into something. Make sure that its the perfect fit. Running your own business isn’t just something you leap into. You have to know everything about it to be successful. Veritas Inc Atlanta, GA This month we are featuring the company, Veritas Inc in Atlanta, Georgia. While this company isn’t a franchise company, per se, it has been operating at incredible speed. The president…
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  • The Healthy Psychology of Franchise Relationships

    Katy Quinn
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Franchising World Magazine recently wrote a piece on the healthy psychology of franchise relationships. The author Greg Nathan focused specifically on the how franchisees ...
  • 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 ...
 
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  • VetFran Member Anytime Fitness Announced “Operation HeartFirst”

    michelle
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    On September 14th, VetFran member Anytime Fitness announced “Operation HeartFirst” during its annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ,.  This new initiative is designed to help more military veterans open their own franchised gyms.  The initiative will provide veterans with a combination of funds, resources and support to help them open and operate Anytime Fitness clubs. The gyms will be similar to standard Anytime Fitness clubs, and they will be open to veteran and non-veteran members alike, but the gyms may also feature special amenities for veterans like “Rally Point” social spaces…
  • One Man’s Junk is Another Vet’s Come Up

    michelle
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lenny Meschino’s may need to plug his nose at times, but it has its rewards. “We’re allowed to bring stuff home. But my wife gets mad at me if I take too much. I’ve brought home a power washer, a chain saw, a pool table and a hot tub,” Meschino said. But his most rewarding haul was a 6-month-old puppy he rescued from a home eviction case. The dog was among the “junk” Meschino had been called to haul away, and was about to be taken away by animal control officers. He took the dog home and his daughters named it Lucky. He is a JDog Junk Removal…
  • The Grounds Guys Listed as a Top 10 Franchise for Vets

    michelle
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    The Grounds Guys were able to come in at the Number 8 spot on Military Times’ Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. “We are forever grateful to those who have so willingly sacrificed for this country,” said Heather McLeod, director of franchise sales marketing at The Dwyer Group, parent company of The Grounds Guys. “It is truly an honor to be able to provide veterans with opportunities for success through franchising.” This year there were thirty-eight franchises that made the list, topped by CruiseOne. Military Times vetted franchises with a 110-question analysis…
  • Outdoor Living Brands Doubles VetFran Discount the Rest of 2014

    michelle
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    For the rest of 2014 Outdoor Living Brands is doubling their VetFran discount. “We are thrilled with the success of our Veteran awareness campaign and have welcomed several new active and retired service men and women to our family of franchisees,” stated Shemar Pucel, Franchise Recruitment Consultant with Outdoor Living Brands. “Our team wanted to close out the year with a bang and give as many active and retired military members a great opportunity to get into business for themselves this year.” Beginning September 1, 2014 and running thru December 31, 2014, any…
  • A job and the Ability to Run a Business for one Veteran

    michelle
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    It’s no secret that America’s skilled veterans are struggling to transition from their military careers and into the workforce. In fact, there were more than 720,000 unemployed veterans in 2013. Looking to provide a business opportunity for one of these American heroes, FlipFlop Dogs, a new franchise concept in the US, in the nearly $53 billion pet industry that provides the Alternative to Kenneling will not only be giving a job to an American Veteran, but also the ability to run a business on their own. For anyone who loves dogs, this is truly a dream business. FlipFlop Dogs is proud to…
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  • Military Times: Mr. Appliance® in Top 20 Best Franchises for Veterans

    Rebecca Jung
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
     Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Franchises is an editorially independent news project that evaluates…
  • Military Times: The Grounds Guys® among top 10 Best Franchises for Veterans

    Rebecca Jung
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
     Military Times magazine recently announced its Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Franchises is an editorially independent news project that…
  • The Dwyer Group® Brands Are Top Innovative Franchises

    Rebecca Jung
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Entrepreneur Magazine recently listed The Dwyer Group as one of their  Top Innovative Franchises. The Dwyer Group, the parent company for seven home service brands, was recognized on the list for a program initiated by Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chairman of The Dwyer Group. “It is an honor to be listed among the top innovative franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine,” Heather McLeod, Director of Franchise Sales Marketing at The Dwyer Group, said. “We are dedicated to helping people achieve their personal and professional goals in the service industry through franchising.” Entrepreneur’s…
  • Tired of the Bidding War? Try Exploring a New Profit Source

    Brianna Bowman
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Are you tired of playing the “how low can you go” bidding game? Are you tired of slim profit margins and having to chase every penny of your payment from construction companies? THE PROBLEM Right now, you’re probably facing a number of different challenges in your business. Increased competition in an extremely narrow market: A rough period in the economy has led to a decreased demand for contracts and jobs in electrical, construction, and large commercial/industrial work. The bidding war: How low will you go just to get the job? Slim margins/profit: In order to compete in the…
  • Rainbow International Restoration® adds new franchises

    Rebecca Jung
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rainbow International had a shining second quarter of franchise sales in 2014. Rainbow International announced the addition of 10 new franchise locations. In addition to these new locations, four existing franchise locations have expanded their service territory, increasing the availability of their services to customers. “We are always pleased to grow our service network by developing quality franchise locations,” Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International, said. Rainbow International welcomes the following new franchise owners: Troy Reese, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jeffrey Finch,…
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  • Franchise Focus Figures - October 2014

    Mike Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Franchise Focus Figures - October 2014 By Mike SheehanThe Franchise Focus Figures column provides a very brief, by the numbers description of the month's franchise news$1.3 BillionGross proceeds from sale of senior notes issued by special purpose subsidiaries of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN)(Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, IHOP) in a privately placed securitization transaction that was completed on September 30, 2014, according to a company press release. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.277% per annum, payable quarterly, and will have an expected term of seven…
  • Franchisor of Chiropractic Clinics Files IPO

    Mike Sheehan
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Franchisor of Chiropractic Clinics Files IPOBy Mike SheehanThe Joint Corp., a rapidly growing franchisor of chiropractic clinics that operate on a non-insurance, cash-based model, filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 19, 2014 for an initial public offering (IPO). The company is seeking to raise $35 million and, according to its SEC filing, intends to use the net proceeds of the offering toestablish new company-owned clinicsacquire selected existing franchised clinics and reposition them as company-owned clinics, andrepurchase selected…
  • Coming Soon (Maybe): Franchise Opportunities for Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse

    Mike Sheehan
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Coming Soon (Maybe): Franchise Opportunities for Olive Garden and LongHorn SteakhouseBy Mike SheehanDarden Restaurants, Inc.'s (NYSE: DRI) proxy battle with hedge fund Starboard Value is yielding more than a relentless onslaught of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings: a - so far - one-sided examination of the merits of franchising Darden's remaining flagship restaurants.On July 28, 2014, Darden completed what Starboard considered to be an all too hasty bargain basement sale of its beleaguered Red Lobster restaurant chain. Neither of Darden's remaining anchor restaurants, Olive…
  • From Great to Second Rate

    Mike Sheehan
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    From Great to Second RateBy Mike SheehanA stumble only prevents a fall if the right adjustments are made to restore balance. Some high profile franchises that made mistakes over location, product relevance and marketing never found their balance and, as a result, stumbled into a the business equivalent of a face plant. Writer Jason Daley tells the tale of three of these ill-fated franchises in Why These 3 Once Thriving Franchises Have Fallen on Hard Times, which appeared in the August 2014 print edition of Entrepreneur magazine and is now available online. Mike Sheehan is a franchise…
  • Krispy Kreme Announces Deal to Expand in Southern Maryland, Greater D.C.

    Mike Sheehan
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Krispy Kreme Announces Deal to Expand in Southern Maryland, Greater D.C.Company Also Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2015 ResultsBy Mike SheehanKrispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced that it signed an agreement with an affiliate of Monument Restaurants, a multi-unit franchise operator that currently runs 11 Five Guys Burgers franchises, for the development of 20 new Krispy Kreme units in Southern Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and nearby counties over the next several years, according to a company press release issued on September 9, 2014Another Monument Restaurants…
 
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  • Franchise News: California Franchise Bill Gets Vetoed

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Senate Bill 610, a bill that was put to a vote over the summer, and narrowly passed, was just vetoed.According to The San Luis Obispo Tribune, California Governor Jerry Brown said, “While the good cause standard is common and well understood, the standard provided by this bill is new and untested.” The BillThe bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) would have prohibited corporations from putting franchisees out of business unless they committed  what’s known as a “substantial and material breach” of their franchise contract. In addition, it would have…
  • Buying A Franchise: How To Get The Facts

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
     To learn how to get the facts when buying a franchise, you need to start with the franchisor.The sales representative at the franchisors headquarters will be the first person you encounter that can and will  lay some facts on you about the franchise business opportunity you’re interested in. It’s customary for the franchise sales representative to set-up a phone call to discuss the opportunity. But, this phone call is more than just a fact-gathering opportunity for you. It’s also one for them. For the franchisor. You Are Not AloneThere are lots of other people…
  • The 10 Fastest Growing Franchises of 2014

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Franchising has long been a lucrative business in the United States, ever since McDonald’s went global. As a result, a lot of the high street brands we now see are franchises.The USA has been a leader in franchising for many years too, with a growth in popularity in recent years. Unlike investing in something like an IRA account, investing in a new business in the current climate is far more risky. Many therefore believe it’s easier to adopt a franchise than go it alone from scratch. But, some people feel that investing in a business is way too risky.They’d rather invest in…
  • On Franchise Lawyers And Labor Unions

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    24 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It’s now a lot harder for franchisors in California to terminate franchise agreements…to put franchisees out of business.Look at this bill that passed in AugustOne result:Franchise lawyers are going to be awfully busy in California. On Franchise Lawyers And Labor UnionsAccording to Patrick Clark over at Businessweek, “An uneasy alliance between franchisees and labor unions shows how franchise owners occupy a strange place in the U.S. economy. They hire, fire, and pay wages like any employer, but they’re also bound by detailed rules set forth by franchise…
  • 3 Simple Tips For Choosing A Franchise Business

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    23 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    (Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Franchise)A franchise business offers a wide range of benefits such as marketing support & training provided by the franchisor, market knowledge of products and services, less investment required than small business startups, bargaining power with suppliers, established business systems with ongoing support and high survival rate. However, you need to be aware of the fact that if the franchise brand fails to do well, you might be affected indirectly. When looking for franchise opportunities you need to make sure the company which you choose can perform well…
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  • Wall Street Journal Analyzes SBA Loan Default Rates Among Franchise Brands

    Matt Kreutzer
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Last week's Wall Street Journal had a story about the franchise systems with the highest default rates for Small Business Administration-backed loans over the past decade. The Journal reports that franchisees of Quiznos, Cold Stone Creamery, Planet Beach Franchising, and Huntington Learning Centers were among the "bottom 10" brands with the highest rates of defaults ("more than double the rate for SBA borrowers who invested in all other chains") during the period from 2004 through 2013. SBA-backed loans remain one of the most popular ways of…
  • Beware of Dabbling Franchise Attorneys! Part 2: Franchisor Counsel

    Matt Kreutzer
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    If you are a businessperson, sooner or later you will have to deal with a lawyer. In the franchise world, it helps – tremendously – to deal with attorneys who understand franchising and franchise law. It doesn’t matter whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee; no matter which side of the transaction you happen to be on, you will want an experienced franchise attorney to be on the other side. Surprisingly, the level of franchise law knowledge among attorneys who actually get involved in franchise transactions varies considerably. The majority of the time, lawyers who are…
  • Avoid These Mistakes in Item 6 of Your Franchise Disclosure Document

    Matt Kreutzer
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    As an attorney who represents franchisors, a significant part of my practice is drafting franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents. Once these documents are completed, I also help franchisors comply with state laws by filing and maintaining their registrations in the various states that have franchise registration laws. As a result, much of my time (particularly during the first half of the year) is spent dealing with franchise regulators in various states. During my years of practice, I have seen a number of common mistakes made by both start-up and established franchisors in…
  • The Franchise Industry Continues to Fight New Minimum Wage Laws, and Other Top Stories in Franchising this Week

    Matt Kreutzer
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    Happy Saturday! The top story in franchising this week continues to be the minimum wage battle I discussed in previous posts, but now it looks like the battle is being fought on three fronts; Chicago is now looking to enact a law similar to the one passed by the Seattle City Council, and the federal government has made a similar a minimum wage increase for companies that do business with the federal government. The key stories on franchising’s battle against minimum wage increases: As promised, the International Franchise Association (“IFA”) filed a lawsuit in Seattle to challenge its…
  • The Seattle Minimum Wage Battle and Franchising's Other Stories This Week

    Matt Kreutzer
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy Friday! The top story in franchising this week -- which has dominated the headlines -- is the minimum wage battle in Seattle. The story, in brief: the Seattle City Council has voted to require Seattle's small businesses to raise the minimum wage of their workers from the current level to $15 an hour. Under this new ordinance, businesses with more than 500 employees have 3 to 4 years to increase the minimum wage to the new $15/hour level, while "small businesses," defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees, have up to 7 years to reach the new level. The…
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