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  • FTC Provides Additional Guidance on Item 19

    Franchise Focus Blog
    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…
  • The Secrets to Success in Franchising

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    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…
  • Why Entering the Franchise Industry Will Change Your Outlook on Business

    Franchise Blog - Your Guide to Franchising
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    "Give and take" is a phrase that optimizes the franchise process, not only between franchisee and franchisor but in other ways as well. What other ways? This post explores the evaluations prospective franchisees must make to reach a decision.
  • Working With A Franchise Broker: Only One?

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    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…
  • Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award

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    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…
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  • 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…
  • The Top 50 Franchises From Another Country

    The Franchise King®
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
      Top Franchise Lists There are: Top 50 franchise lists. Top 100 franchise lists. Top 500 franchise lists. Even lists of the top 10 franchises. My point: There are certainly lots of lists these days. It can be hard to figure out what’s what with some of them.   Are Franchise Lists Important? Yes and no. Yes, because they can serve as a good starting point if you’re at the beginning of your franchise opportunity search. No, because not all of them will be a fit for you-and what your vision of a franchise of your own may be. Does that make sense? There’s one more…
  • Pizza Franchise War In Australia May Hit U.S. Shores

    The Franchise King®
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Pepperoni. Mushrooms. And, for those who like it hot-how about some Banana peppers? What do you like on your pizza? More importantly, how cheap do you want it?   Pizza Franchise War In Australia May Hit U.S. Shores That’s right: A price war between pizza franchises in Australia has been brewing baking for a while in Australia for a while. And, soon, U.S. pizza lovers could benefit from it. Keep reading.   The Federal Supreme Court The Federal Supreme Court (in Australia) has just ruled in favour of cheaper pizza. (Notice how the word “favor” is spelled.
 
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    Lawn Care Franchise Ownership Tips - Spring-Green

  • Spring-Green Welcomes Our Newest Franchisee, Travis Snead

    Spring-Green Franchise
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Spring-Green is excited to introduce its newest franchisee, Travis Snead of Shallotte, North Carolina! Snead, a long-time member of the lawn care industry, knew Spring-Green would be the perfect opportunity to expand his current lawn care business and client base. The 44-year-old U.S. Army veteran chose Spring-Green with his family in mind. His business partner is his stepfather, John Thurman. It also includes Snead’s mother, Barbara Price McFadden, who handles marketing, and his wife, Carmen, the office manager. “I trust family more than anyone else,” Snead said. “We were looking for…
  • Father Takes Pride in Business with Sons

    Spring-Green Franchise
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:33 pm
    For most working fathers, spending Father’s Day with coworkers may seem unthinkable. But for Matt Holker, those are the people he cares about most. Holker opened a Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise in Rogers, Minnesota with his son, Greg, in 2006. Since then, his other two sons, Luke and Kevin, have joined the team, and they’ve expanded to cover the greater Minneapolis and St. Cloud area. Now Matt Holker and his three sons each own 25 percent of the company, and the family treats all business decisions as a democracy. “There are many advantages to working with family,” Luke Holker…
  • At Spring-Green, it’s all about finding a balance

    Spring-Green Franchise
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    Summer is almost here and that means the children are out of school, the weather is getting warmer and the lawns are getting greener. Yet, along with the heat of summer comes the need to spend time with family and find a balance between business and play. At Spring-Green, it’s not all about having a franchise. It’s about improving your life. Spring-Green’s business model is designed to increase the stability of your business all while giving you the time to able to be at home with your family. And with a rapidly-approaching summer, the opportunity to be with family is very important. …
  • Mobile App Gives Spring-Green Lawn Care Advantage Over Competitors

    Spring-Green Franchise
    30 May 2014 | 10:29 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care recently introduced a fully-customized mobile application designed for it’s franchise owners and managers across the country. The app uses the most up-to-date technology and features several exciting tools that allow Spring-Green professionals to provide the clients with immediate service. Better yet, a recent update allows users to take advantage of satellite navigational mechanisms giving users the ability to map their route to customer locations. “The Spring-Green app is just another example of how Spring-Green continually reinvests and refines the marketing and…
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  • 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
  • Fifth Circuit Blocks Franchisee Employee's Effort to Treat Franchisor as His "Employer" under the FLSA

    Mark Fijman
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently held in Orozco v. Plackis that a franchisor was not liable to a franchisee employee for alleged minimum wage and overtime violations because the franchisor was not an "employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). read more
 
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  • 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
  • Maui Wowi Minnesota Franchisees Team Up for All-Star Baseball

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Greenwood Village, CO -- Maui Wowi franchisees are teaming up to bring their popular products to fans attending events for the MLB All-Star Game, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 15, 2014 at Target Field.
  • America's Got Talent Contestant Performs at New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tracy

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Tracy, CA -- On Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., Veronica and Miguel Ruiz will fulfill their dream of owning their own restaurant when they open Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Tracy. To celebrate their achievement, the Ruiz’s will throw a three-day, action-packed grand opening celebration.
  • NBA Star Opens 2nd East Coast Wings & Grill Restaurant in Orlando

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    East Coast Wings & Grill, an upscale casual dining chicken wing franchise, announced the opening of its second location in the Orlando market, offering the community 75 different flavors of chicken wings based on nine heat intensities to create over 675 flavor combinations. Located at 3138 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando, the new restaurant is the second of 10 slated to open in the market by 2020.
  • FASTSIGNS Named a Top Franchise for Military Veterans by USA Today and G.I. Jobs Magazine

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    CARROLLTON, Texas --FASTSIGNS International Inc."the worldwide franchisor for more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries"has been named one of the top franchises for military veterans by USA Today and G.I. Jobs magazine.
 
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  • Autistic twin sons suffered for years

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Autistic twin sons suffered for years GettyPolice in Maryland say a couple took inhumane measures to keep their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons from running away from home. What led investigators to themMore news Jenny McCarthy's painful reveal Pam Smart's prison interview
  • Obama's health care law hit with massive blow

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Obama's health care law hit with massive blow Getty A federal court delivered a serious setback to Obamacare on Tuesday that could affect millions of Americans insured under the law.Ruling's 'significant consequences' More newsBoehner hurls blame at ObamaClinton speaks out on Russia
  • Stabbing victim gets a very special gift

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Stabbing victim gets a very special gift Getty The 12-year-old 'Slenderman' attack victim, who is yet to be identified, was deeply moved by what she received in the mail.'The only heart I could find'More news 'Simpsons' character could goMissing girl found after months
  • Hillary was not the only one Bill advised in 2008

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Hillary was not the only one Bill advised in 2008APA new book makes the astonishing claim that another candidate was receiving campaign advice from Bill.'Backroom scheming' the author purports went onMore news headlines$2.7B bill proposed for 'alien children'Voluntary nationwide fruit recall
  • Marshawn Lynch goes beast mode to protect his car

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Marshawn Lynch goes beast mode to protect his carGettyThe Super Bowl-winning running back got creative to make sure no one touched his white Lamborghini while it was parked in Oakland.Why it was just like a nightclubMore ThePostGameMini-Harbaugh in new TV adCollege football's union advocate
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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

    Annabel
    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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  • 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 […]
  • Iraq War Veteran Opens HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

    kevinblanchard
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Kevin Adcock and his wife Fran decided to open a Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Cheraw, S.C.  Kevin, an Iraq war veteran said, “I left a pretty decent job.  We made a pretty good living.  This was kind of our whole life savings.” “I think that Iraq made this possible for me.  When […]
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  • 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…
  • The Grounds Guys® mow through the 2nd quarter

    Rebecca Jung
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    WACO, Texas– They’re lean. They’re green. And this quarter, they’re a franchising machine. The Grounds Guys have added 16 new franchise locations in the 2nd quarter.  Year to date The Grounds Guys have added 26 new franchise locations. “As a young brand in the U.S., it is great to experience this level of growth,” Chris Elmore, The Grounds Guys president, said. Founded under the name Sunshine Brands in Canada in 1987, The Grounds Guys expanded into the U.S. in 2010 as a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group. ® The Grounds Guys offers a comprehensive range of expert services to…
  • It’s a Bird…No, It’s a Plane…It’s The Dwyer Group’s Annual Reunion!

    Brianna Bowman
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It’s that time of year again! Time for The Dwyer Group’s Annual Reunion on September 7th – September 10th! This year we’ll be celebrating in Orlando, FL! The perfect location to mix family fun with your professional growth! With professional speakers, education sessions, and franchisee panels, Reunion is the perfect opportunity to experience The Dwyer Group’s level of knowledge and expertise, ask questions, build relationships, and, most importantly, have fun in the process! Why should you attend Reunion? Consider the following… Is your existing business or career path providing…
 
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  • 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…
  • Franchise Focus Figures - July 2014

    Mike Sheehan
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Franchise Focus Figures - July 2014 By Mike SheehanThe Franchise Focus Figures column provides a very brief, by the numbers description of the month's franchise news100,000Number of hotdogs Nathan's Famous (NASDAQ: NATH) will donate to Foodbank For New York City as part of the company's annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney island New York, according to a report in QSR magazine. 100,000,000Proposed maximum amount to be raised in El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.'s initial public offering. The Costa Mesa, California-based franchisor, which originally filed a…
  • Ben & Jerry's: A Feel Good Franchise

    Mike Sheehan
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Ben & Jerry's: A Feel Good FranchiseBy Mike SheehanBen & Jerry's in Reston Town Center"As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry's believes in a greater calling then (sic) simply making a profit for selling its goods." That's the first line in the "About Ben & Jerry's" section at the bottom of their press releases.  And they mean it. They fight what they believe to be the good fight and, most recently, they are fighting the food fight as well. Specifically, the "super-premium ice cream" maker is helping to fund the Food Fight Fund Vermont's opposition to a court…
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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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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
  • Kono Pizza Expands Nationwide!

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    25 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    One of the hottest new franchises in the United States right now is pizza coming direct from Europe with a great new concept that will appeal to American tastes and lifestyles as well as offering some terrific opportunities for the franchisee. Kono Pizza literally offers pizza with a twist; its unique pizzas made for customers on the go are twisted into the shape of a cone for the ultimate ease in eating. Kono Pizza cones have other advantages as well. The revolutionary design does not mean that tradition is left behind. The pizza dough is sourced from Italy, and every cone is made to order…
 
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