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  • This Is How To Get A Franchise Loan From Your Rich Uncle

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    The Franchise King®
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:19 pm
    (The rich uncle) It’s not exactly easy to get a franchise loan these days. It’s not impossible, thanks to businesses like this one…but it’s not as easy as it used to be thanks to 2008 market collapse. But, still… You want to be you’re own boss You have the talent You’ve started to learn about business You have the right personality for franchise ownership You have some money You have your family’s support-well mostly  You’re looking at good franchise opportunities  You’re young And, it’s that last one that’s the…
  • Verizon Wants Military Veterans

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    The Franchise King
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Yes...this is a blog about franchising. It's a blog focused on providing franchise information for military veterans who are interested in becoming their own bosses.  But, once in a while, I feel it's important to provide information on other opportunities. Other more "traditional" opportunities. Like job opportunities. This is one of those times, and the company offering jobs for veterans is Verizon.    Announcement From Verizon Employers 2015 rankings are now out, and for the first time Verizon is the No. 1 company on The Military Times Best for…
  • Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List

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    Rush Nigut
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    Rush Nigut has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law. This is the second year in a row Rush has been recognized by the publication. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their…
  • Federal Fair Franchise Act of 2015, Not So Outrageous After All

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    Jeff Haff
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:55 am
    Some franchisor advocates have indicated outrage at the idea that federal legislation such as the Fair Franchise Act of 2015 has been introduced (not passed, but simply introduced) to regulate the relationship between franchisees and franchisors. Even a quick look at the history of franchising and the history of federal legislation demonstrates that the idea of the federal government protecting small businessmen, small investors and everyday citizens from abuse by larger entities is not so outrageous after all. read more
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Opens First Restaurant In Dubai

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    3 Sep 2015 | 7:44 am
    Buffalo Wild Wings(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) announced today that it will now reach even more sports hungry fans across the world with the grand opening of the first Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the United Arab Emirates.
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  • This Is How To Get A Franchise Loan From Your Rich Uncle

    The Franchise King®
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:19 pm
    (The rich uncle) It’s not exactly easy to get a franchise loan these days. It’s not impossible, thanks to businesses like this one…but it’s not as easy as it used to be thanks to 2008 market collapse. But, still… You want to be you’re own boss You have the talent You’ve started to learn about business You have the right personality for franchise ownership You have some money You have your family’s support-well mostly  You’re looking at good franchise opportunities  You’re young And, it’s that last one that’s the…
  • Franchising: NLRB Decision Won’t Help Unions Weasel Their Way In

    The Franchise King®
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Union officials are fooling themselves if they think the recent NLRB decision will help them weasel their way into the franchise industry. I mean really? I’m sure that thousands of workers-the ones who are already just scraping by on 9 bucks an hour are going to be enthusiastic about paying an initiation fee to join a union-and then have money taken out of their measly paychecks each and every month. Even if they got a raise. And, not only will workers who join a union-any union, have to pay the fees I just mentioned, they’ll have to sign a bunch of paperwork and agree to follow…
  • Why You Buy Warm Lemonade On A 90 Degree Day

    The Franchise King®
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:38 pm
    When I think of hot weather, my mind doesn’t immediately think of the wonderful vacations I’ve taken in places like North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, or even the Bahamas. I don’t go back in time to when I lived in hot, dry West Texas, or even hotter and drier Las Vegas, either. Nope. I think of when we visited Washington D.C. In the summer. Then I think of the day we watched the changing of the guard at The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. That was a hot day. The soldiers didn’t wipe their brows. (They’re not allowed.) It’s so quiet there. No one talks.
  • A Sleeping Bag Was My Bed For 3 Months And I Felt Like A Rock Star

    The Franchise King®
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    For a while there, my morning ritual started with The Unzipping Of My Sleeping Bag-as opposed to just getting out of bed like most of my fellow earthlings. Most of the day was usually uphill after that. I’m grateful that I only had to do that-The Unzipping Of My Sleeping Bag, for 3 months or so. And, no…I wasn’t homeless. (Thank G-d)   To West Texas, With Love I lived in West Texas from 1979-1981.  Andrews, Texas. I moved there from Cleveland, a metropolis, to an area of the country known as the Permian Basin, for one reason, and one reason only. Love. I moved for…
  • Buying A Franchise? Here’s How To Get Unlimited 1-On-1 Advice

    The Franchise King®
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, you’re going to need advice. But, not just any, old advice. Real advice. Useful advice. Straightforward, no-fluff advice. Proven advice. Check out what Rieva Lesonsky, (who worked at Entrepreneur Magazine® as the Senior VP and Editorial Director from 1983-2008) said about me: “In my 30+ years of covering small business and franchising, I’ve never met anyone more invested in helping people make the right decision on buying a franchise than Joel Libava. He’s so concerned in helping potential franchise owners make the right…
 
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  • Verizon Wants Military Veterans

    The Franchise King
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    Yes...this is a blog about franchising. It's a blog focused on providing franchise information for military veterans who are interested in becoming their own bosses.  But, once in a while, I feel it's important to provide information on other opportunities. Other more "traditional" opportunities. Like job opportunities. This is one of those times, and the company offering jobs for veterans is Verizon.    Announcement From Verizon Employers 2015 rankings are now out, and for the first time Verizon is the No. 1 company on The Military Times Best for…
  • Franchise Buyers Need To Take A Step Back

    The Franchise King
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Buying a franchise is a big deal. It can be a sizable investment. It will definitely be life-changing.   Not as "life-changing" as going overseas to protect us, but life-changing nevertheless. That's why it's crucial to take a step back sometime during the franchise researching and purchasing process.   Speaking Of Franchise Research The research phase of the franchise purchasing process separates the men from the boys, and the women from the girls. It's super-important to take the time needed to do thorough research. This is when emotion needs to come out…
  • Veteran Franchise Opportunities: Vets Working With Pets

    The Franchise King
    6 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    There are so many different franchise opportunities available for military veterans these days. Hundreds. Maybe thousands. But, which franchise types are the right fit? Which franchise business sectors look good for veterans?    The Pet Industry Look at these numbers, courtesy of the American Pet Products Association: It's estimated that $60.59 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S this year. Here's how the money breaks down:  Food $23.04 billion  Supplies/OTC Medicine $14.39 billion Vet Care $15.73 billion Live animal purchases $2.19 billion Pet Services:…
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  • Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List

    Rush Nigut
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    Rush Nigut has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law. This is the second year in a row Rush has been recognized by the publication. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their…
  • Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Rush Nigut
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion, most reviews are not conducted honestly. This leads to problems down the road with employee performance and then legal issues when employers seek to terminate poorly performing employees. I like to call this the Lake Wobegon effect:  Every employee becomes “above average” because supervisors are unwilling to hold employees accountable.  Then…
  • Women-Owned Business Grants

    Rush Nigut
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a link to the Targeted Small Business site with the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
  • Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone

    Rush Nigut
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    My social media news feed is full of articles and stories about business ownership. I am a business lawyer. I represent business people. So it benefits me if I promote business ownership and in general I try to do just that. However, I am here to tell you that despite the mountains of articles talking about how successful you can become the truth is that business ownership isn’t for everyone. In fact, it probably isn’t for most people. Unfortunately, I see the heartache all too often. People who have invested their life savings, only to lose much of it –and…
  • Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance

    Rush Nigut
    18 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Many small family businesses become quite successful and the owners manage to accumulate significant wealth. I ran across a good post discussing the ways the upper class manages their abundance through a mix of different strategies for inheritance. See the post from Stites on Estates here.
 
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  • Federal Fair Franchise Act of 2015, Not So Outrageous After All

    Jeff Haff
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:55 am
    Some franchisor advocates have indicated outrage at the idea that federal legislation such as the Fair Franchise Act of 2015 has been introduced (not passed, but simply introduced) to regulate the relationship between franchisees and franchisors. Even a quick look at the history of franchising and the history of federal legislation demonstrates that the idea of the federal government protecting small businessmen, small investors and everyday citizens from abuse by larger entities is not so outrageous after all. read more
  • Supreme Court to Employers: Ignorance of Religious Practice Is No Excuse

    Mark Fijman
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:50 am
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, and imposes on employers a proactive duty to accommodate religious practice that may conflict with workplace practices, as long as the religious practice does not impose an undue hardship on the employer. read more
  • Beer for Breakfast? Depends How You Market It

    Robert Passikoff
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    Remember when you were growing up and they told you to “start your day with a good breakfast?” And then the joke when you were in college, “Beer – it’s not just for breakfast?” Well, here’s what happens when categories weaken and worlds collide! read more
  • Will Joint Liability Result in Less Franchisee Freedom? Really?

    Mario Herman
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 am
    A franchise can be a great small business opportunity for entrepreneurs. For a first-time business owner, a franchise may avoid some of the risks associated with a start-up. Instead of starting from scratch, a franchisee can rely on an established brand name and business model. At the same time, a franchisee also has some independence over the daily operations of his or her business. read more
  • Subway's Face Lift: Fixing Franchisor Flexibility

    john a. gordon
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:16 pm
    By now news of Subway's version 2.0—it’s hoped for rebirth and revival-- are available via the New York Post’s Monday piece. Insiders in the restaurant industry knew it was inevitable. read more
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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  • Accelerate Digital Efforts for Success

    Paul Segreto
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Five years later, my thoughts and perspective on social media and technology remain consistent. Yes, standing the test of time has been key as we’ve seen many organizations offering social media services disappear since my article,  Simplifying Social Media for Optimum Results first appeared five years ago inInternational Franchise Association publication, Franchising World. In fact, as people in all walks of life continue to spend more and more time in the digital world, and on smart phones and tablets, we have progressively developed more effective ways to utilize social media and…
  • Four Steps to Social Media Success

    Paul Segreto
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:54 am
    Yesterday, Deb Evans, president of Franchise Foundry shared with me a great article about things we can learn from teens about about social media. To me, the article was spot-on. Point blank, the reason teens are better at social media than, well, anybody, is answered directly in the article as follows: “Because teens aren’t on social media to promote or sell. They’re there for 1 main reason… To be social!” The article reaffirmed some things in my mind about social media that we at Franchise Foundry execute on for both our franchise development and accelerated…
  • 6 Key Points to Strong Franchise Relationships

    Paul Segreto
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Validation and multi-unit ownership are strong indicators that positively memorable experiences exist within your franchise system. Another way to confirm the existence of these experiences is simply to ask your franchisees: would you do it all over again? However, as a franchisor you must first earn the right to even be taken seriously if you ask this question. As you head down the path of creating positively memorable experiences with each and every franchisee, be sure to consider ALL touch points – even those beyond the obvious mediums of in-person, by phone and via email. Think…
  • Social Networking & Franchise Lead Generation Revisited

    Paul Segreto
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    In light of discussions at this year’s International Franchise Association Convention about “new” ways of generating franchise candidate leads, and as I continue to field an influx of questions from start up and emerging franchisors trying to find a “silver bullet” to jump-start franchise sales, I am again sharing the following article I wrote back in 2011 as the principles continue to apply to this day. Actually, they may apply even more today as more and more have adopted social networking platforms as major sources of securing information and for…
  • Financial Performance Representations in Digital Space – Friend or Foe to Franchising?

    Paul Segreto
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    At what point do you believe a Financial Performance Representation crosses the line outside franchise disclosure requirements? As discussed at various break-out sessions during the recent IFA Convention, social media has created many opportunities to present and discuss franchise opportunities across and through multiple channels, often linking from one social media platform to another. As many franchisors jockey for a competitive edge and increase their social media efforts, it’s important not to lose sight of franchise disclosure requirements. The practice of embedding financial…
 
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  • Embrace the Business Setbacks

    FranNet
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:37 am
    Because life is so unpredictable, no matter your career or influence, there will always be a point in which things do not go as planned. Curveballs will always be thrown your way, and these surprising moments can actually be the turning point your business has been waiting for. Arguably, the main reason why some thrive […]
  • Learning Soars to New Levels at The Citadel College in Charleston, South Carolina

    FranNet
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
    As the saying goes, “in learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” That is exactly what Cathey Petkash, FranNet of Charleston, quickly discovered as she continues to build more relationships as a mentor for students at The Citadel Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. With an undergraduate student body […]
  • Hats Off To You, College Grads

    FranNet
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    If you’re in your early twenties, this post is for you. At this moment in life, you are most likely overwhelmed with some of the toughest questions you’ve ever faced. It probably goes something like this: what will you choose for a career? What are your strengths? Are you prepared enough to be an entrepreneur […]
  • Work the Room

    FranNet
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    There’s no way around it: if you want to get noticed, you have to put yourself out there. This could mean a coffee meeting, attending an evening event or getting brunch. Whatever it looks like for you, make sure you are getting the most out of your visits – make the most of your networking. […]
  • Is It Still Possible To Be Original?

    FranNet
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Entrepreneurs and potential small business owners are faced with a difficult challenge in modern society: is it still possible to be entirely original with our thoughts and creations? Are we all just stealing, copying and borrowing or can we still sample others works and inspire new ideas? Originality, by definition, is the ability to think […]
 
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  • FDD Talk 2015: Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The BounceU Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the BounceU franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a BounceU franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of BounceU’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014, 2013, and 2012 average and aggregate gross sales for the BounceU Facilities that have been in operation for at least…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The Traveling Photo Booth Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on The Traveling Photo Booth franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a The Traveling Photo Booth franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of The Traveling Photo Booth’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:average gross sales, range of photo booths in operation, and average…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Beef Jerky Outlet franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Beef Jerky Outlet franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Beef Jerky Outlet’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014 average gross sales, gross cost, gross profit, and gross margin for 5 Beef Jerky Outlet…
  • Franchise Costs: Detailed Estimates of Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Franchise Costs (2015 FDD)

    Franchise Chatter
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    Detailed Estimates of Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Boston’s 2015 Franchise Disclosure DocumentFor Single Ground Up Construction1.  Initial Franchise Fee:  $50,0002.  Development Fee:  $50,000 for the first Restaurant, plus $25,000 multiplied by the number of additional Restaurants to be developedThe remaining balance ($0 for the first Restaurant and $25,000 for each additional Restaurant) is due upon execution of the Franchise Agreement.3.  Re-scheduling Expenses for Opening:  $5,000If you open the Restaurant by…
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  • SEO Companies in Atlanta, Georgia

    bestfranchise
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    There’s a lot of great opportunities if you want to start an Atlanta SEO company. There are numerous avenues that you can specialize in. From web design, social media management, reputation management, to full out search engine optimization campaigns, Atlanta business owners need these services. If you know how to do these things, you might just find that this industry can be very fruitful. There are a few companies already in the space that are doing an excellent job, but there are more businesses out there that need services than these few companies can handle. Certainly one Atlanta…
  • Bail Bonds in Atlanta, Georgia

    bestfranchise
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    There’s a new wave of businesses sweeping the Atlanta metropolitan area, and that is in the industry of bail bonds. Let’s think about it this way. The more people commit crimes, the more people there are that need bailed out of jail, right? The things that contribute to the increased need for these services are the general rise in numbers of the human population and the increase in unemployment. When these two things rise, so does the crime rate. When there are more people committing more crimes, a bail bondsman comes to the rescue. However, this franchise also has some potential…
  • Balboa Concepts – Best Houston Franchise

    bestfranchise
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Getting everything together to start your own franchise is nearly impossible unless you have some direction. At Balboa Concepts Inc in Houston, Texas, there is definitely direction provided for these young entrepreneurs. There are many jobs that this company is hiring for, but everyone starts at the same entry level account management position. For some people, this is a negative. For other people, it is a positive. Do you know who thinks that this is a negative? People who feel entitled. In America today, there aren’t a whole lot of people who actually want to put forth the work…
  • Sky Inc Nashville TN

    bestfranchise
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:58 am
    Ever thought about running a Sky Inc franchise in Nashville, Tennessee? In this post, I’ll explain some of the systems in place that make everything easier for a marketing manager to run a successful advertising campaign for a Fortune 500 company. The less you have to worry about when you are in the trenches, so to speak, the better. The easiest way to succeed is in the preparation. Sky Inc 4544 Harding Pike Suite 211, Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 891-5260 Luckily for you, Sky Inc Nashville has some of the best systems in place to not only help you retain your top performing employees,…
  • What The Experts Aren’t Saying About Marketing And How It Affects You

    bestfranchise
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    For something to be recognized but for everyone to be knowledgeable about a specific product, occasion or scenario, advertising and marketing is important. It educates a mass audience in a straightforward and often economical ways and also provides different returns for the marketer. There are many forms of advertising and marketing available all which are effective however some types have the capability to get to larger masses than other kinds. Of the many forms available radio advertising and marketing, tv advertising and marketing adverts in papers but journals as well as the circulation…
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    2 Sep 2015 | 7:23 pm
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    2 Sep 2015 | 7:22 pm
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  • SafeSplash Joins VetFran

    George Eldridge
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    We are proud to announce our affiliation with VetFran! SafeSplash Swim School offers a unique franchise concept teaching a life skill, swimming, that nearly every parent recognizes their children must learn. A parent will ensure to childproof the house and teach their kids not to talk to strangers, yet one of the most important things a parent can do is teach their kids how to swim. Besides the obvious importance of safety, swimming lessons can be rewarding and provide a lifetime of exercise and fun. SafeSplash Swim School has added 56 franchise locations this year to join the 29 company and…
  • Funding your franchise

    George Eldridge
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    Alexandra always liked the idea of owning her own business. And when she left her military career in the Navy, she decided to open up her own Smoothie King franchise on a military base, so those in the service would have access to healthy food options. Today, Alexandra operates seven franchises on military bases across the U.S. When working on building out her seventh location, Alexandra realized she needed working capital to help get her store off the ground.  IFA Member StreetShares was able to provide Alexandra with a business loan in an inventive way where she was able to tell her story…
  • TownePlace Suites Offers Great Service and Deals to the Military

    George Eldridge
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    TownePlace Suites was recently featured on the American Forces Radio Network and OnTravel.com. This interview highlights its dedication to the people, service and culture. In addition, the interview covers the military initiative, dedication to supporting the military community and Marriott’s overall Spirit to Serve program. To listen to the full interview, follow the link below: http://www.ontravel.com/2015/07/towne-place-suites-offers-great-service-and-deals-to-the-military/
  • CruiseOne® Launches Fourth Annual Contest for Military Veterans

    George Eldridge
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” cruise franchise giveaway contest for military veterans begins May 25 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 21, 2015) – Home-based travel franchise CruiseOne, which is part of World Travel Holdings — the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May with the launch of its fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest.  Military veterans can enter the contest beginning on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25, 2015, until the contest’s…
  • Investing in Vets

    George Eldridge
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Batteries Plus Bulbs’ Ownership with Honor Program Expands Franchising Opportunities for Entrepreneurial-Minded Veterans In the United States Army, military personnel follow the leadership philosophy BE-KNOW-DO. BE means to believe in yourself and your mission. KNOW is to master the knowledge and skills required for a leadership role, and DO is to act upon what you’ve learned. This way of thinking translates to civilian life after service, and many entrepreneurial-minded veterans continue to live by it when starting a business. Today, many franchises—small to large—recognize veterans…
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    The Franchise Biz Directory

  • The Minimum Wage And Franchising

    Joel Libava
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with the latest business news, you know that the minimum wage has been raised in some parts of the U.S. If you’ve been looking to buy a franchise, you may be wondering how this could affect you. It’s certainly been the focus (lately) of the entire franchising industry. I don’t think you should worry.  Instead, you need to first find the best franchise opportunity around (for you) do great research on it, and seek wise counsel before you sign on the dotted line. Details concerning how much you’ll be paying your employees…
  • A Business Opportunity On 3 Wheels

    Joel Libava
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    (Disclosure: I have not personally vetted this opportunity. I am getting paid a small fee for each sale. Like with any business opportunity, do good research) A Business Opportunity On 3 Wheels This looks like an interesting way to get into business for yourself. And, it’s very low-cost. There are many people who wish to own a small business which may provide a good return on their investment. One such alternative: A mobile cafe. In order to help such entrepreneurs in making their dreams a reality, one company has come up with a pretty darn innovative product. On 3 wheels. That’s…
  • Franchises: Are You On The Right Path?

    Joel Libava
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:28 pm
    (Walking a path) Franchise businesses-franchises,  are attractive to people who are looking to be their own bosses for a variety of reasons. Many believe they are the faster, easier path to establishing a profitable business, since the brand is already well-rooted in the market. Owning a franchise can make things like that happen. Franchising does have its advantages. But, is franchise ownership the right path for you to explore? Is it the best path?   Franchises: Are You On The Right Path? One advantage to franchise ownership, if you decide to go down that path, can be illustrated…
  • Franchising: The Beauty Industry

    Joel Libava
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    The beauty industry is huge. Lots of people spend lots of money to look beautiful. Or, to look younger. And, it’s not just women who spend oodles of money on beauty-related products and services. Men are spending money, too. If you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a franchise, don’t forget the men. They buy stuff, too!   Going Natural One of the biggest trends in beauty has to do with a consumer’s willingness to spend money on natural and organic beauty products. According to Nielsen, natural and organic beauty products have experienced a whopping 24% compound…
  • Starting A Franchise? What’s Your Why?

    Joel Libava
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (This Is a Guest Post from Jane Stein, President of Your Franchise is Waiting) So, you’re thinking of starting a franchise. Congratulations! But, why? Why do you want to be your own boss? What is your reason? __________________________________________________ People turn to franchising for all kinds of reasons. These are the top three:  What’s your why? 1. You’re tired of working for someone else, putting in all the effort and not reaping the benefit of your ideas and efforts.  Or worse, you’ve been laid off a few times and don’t think you have it in you to go through that…
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  • California Legislature Passes Franchise Relations Bill

    Matt Kreutzer
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:28 pm
    This week, the California legislature nearly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 525, which would (if signed by Gov. Brown) amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act ("CFRA"). The version of AB 525 that was passed differed from the one that originally sailed through the Assembly in May of this year. The current version represents a "compromise bill" that was hammered out between the IFA and the Coalition of Franchisee Associations, and notably is also supported by the Service Employees International Union. If signed by Gov. Brown, AB 525 would amend the CFRA as…
  • Do You Have this Unfair and Illegal Provision in Your Franchise Agreement?

    Matt Kreutzer
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Last night I reviewed a franchise agreement and found a surprising, and illegal, provision buried deep in the contract. If ever there was a compelling case for being careful when you are choosing legal counsel, I just found the provision that makes it. But first, some background. My law practice involves representing both franchisors and prospective franchisees. For franchisors, I primarily draft franchise disclosure documents (“FDDs”) and franchise agreements; I assist my clients in obtaining franchise state registrations; and I assist them with day-to-day issues that arise…
  • California Franchise Legislation (AB 525) Moving Through Senate

    Matt Kreutzer
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Tomorrow (Monday, June 29, 2015), California State Assembly Bill (AB) 525 will be considered by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. If passed by the Senate, AB 525 will amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act (Business and Professions Code §§ 20000 – 20010) (“CFRA”) by expanding protections for existing franchisees. See my previous blog post for a discussion of the amendments to the CFRA that would be created by AB 525. While the Senate has made some minor clean-up amendments to AB 525, none of them substantially change the character of…
  • New Franchise Legislation Passes in California State Assembly

    Matt Kreutzer
    26 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    On May 14, 2015, the California state Assembly passed AB 525, a bill that would amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act (Business and Professions Code §§ 20000 – 20010) (“CFRA”) by expanding the protections for existing franchisees. As currently written, AB 525 would amend the CFRA in the following ways: “Good Cause” Restricted to Substantial Compliance. Under the CFRA, a franchisor is permitted to terminate a franchise prior to the expiration of its term only for “good cause,” which includes (but is not limited to) the failure of a franchisee to comply with any…
  • Franchise Registry Adopts NASAA Standard Definitions

    Matt Kreutzer
    11 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    FRANData, the company that operates the Franchise Registry for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced last week that it adopted the standard franchise definitions adopted by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in its Multi-Unit Commentary. This is important because it recognizes and implements some standardization in the franchise industry, which has historically been inconsistent when referring to certain types of franchise relationships. Specifically, the NASAA Multi-Unit Commentary uses the following definitions, which will now be recognized by…
 
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    JumpBunch Franchise Information

  • Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Franchise

    cyphers
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Many entrepreneurs opt to franchise a business rather than starting from scratch. The security of a proven business model combined with the support and resources offered makes it very appealing. However, it is important to remember that even franchise businesses can be risky if the decision is made without a lot of thought and planning. It’s easy to avoid being guilty of the common mistakes that a lot of entrepreneurs make, if you keep the following tips in mind: Mistake #1: Assuming that everything you read online is true. Tip: While it’s a good idea to spend time researching the…
  • Understand How JumpBunch Partnerships Work

    cyphers
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    It can be difficult to imagine how JumpBunch can offer over 70 unique sport activities and then tailor each for different age groups, from toddlers to preschool, to school age children. After all, what kinds of “sports” could you possibly teach toddlers? Check out the new video produced by JumpBunch showing classes in action at each level. Several short interviews with JumpBunch coaches and a teacher help explain some of the hidden benefits of the fun but structured play. Parents and teachers watching the video can appreciate the advantages of an enrichment program like JumpBunch showing…
  • A Look at the Children’s Franchise Industry By The Numbers

    cyphers
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Good news! Children’s franchises are continuing to grow in popularity. Here are some statistics that exemplify the success that our industry is experiencing: The amount of children in the U.S. is continuing to grow. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 74 million children in the United States and this number is projected to increase to roughly 80.3 million by 2030. The market for providing children’s services is strong. According to a 2014 FranchiseGrade report, the sector – including educational services, child day care, sports/fitness training and enrichment/arts…
  • Top 5 Support Systems to Look for in a Franchise

    cyphers
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    The beauty of franchise ownership is the freedom to run your own business within the existing support of the established brand. If you find the right franchise, you don’t have to go at it on your own. You will get training up front and ongoing support to keep your business growing and flourishing. But the level of support you receive is certainly not guaranteed across all franchise opportunities. So it’s important to make sure you do your research and confirm that the franchise you’re interested in will provide the level of support you need once you sign on the dotted line. To avoid…
  • Franchisee Success Requires a Strong but Flexible Brand

    cyphers
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The children’s sports and fitness franchise industry is offers many different opportunities to choose from. It’s important to identify the strengths and weaknesses of all the options before you make your final choice. Some enrichment programs serve a narrow age group or offer just one sport or a limited range of activities. This can leave owners with few options to build their business, react to market changes or best serve their local demographics. On the other hand, no business should try to be “all things to all people.” Great franchisers recognize their core strength and build on…
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    Signpost Local Marketing Blog

  • 5 Things An Effective CRM Should Tell You About Your Customers

    Signpost
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:55 am
    Looking to spark more sales for your local business this month? Get to know your customers better! In recent research, Gallup found that “consumers will give more money to the businesses they feel emotionally connected to,” resulting in a “23% premium in terms of share of wallet, profitability, revenue, and relationship growth compared with the […]
  • 4 Reasons SEO is Not Enough for Local Marketing

    Signpost
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Few people need to be convinced of the importance of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With a total of 64 percent of all web traffic likely coming from organic searches, it’s definitely a meaningful way to surface your business to potential customers. Local SEO continues to grow in importance as well, especially now that over half of all searches occur […]
  • A Digital Marketing Guide for Franchises

    Signpost
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    With a vast array of ways to connect with customers in the digital age, and multiple locations for franchisors to keep a handle on, managing marketing efforts across multiple locations presents a number of challenges. How, then, do franchisors make sure they have the right technologies in place to support their franchisees marketing efforts? Our latest eBook, […]
  • The Future of Brick and Mortar Businesses

    Signpost
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:53 pm
    How can brick and mortar businesses compete in the digital age? Despite the massive success of e-commerce sites, data from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that online sales only claim a small percentage of total sales—approximately 7%. This shouldn’t be surprising, considering that brick and mortar businesses have distinct advantages over e-commerce such as […]
  • Why You’re Letting a 33% Boost in Revenue Slip Through Your Fingers

    Signpost
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Repeat After Me: Repeat Customers Are My Best Customers If you’re like most small business owners, you spend the majority of your waking hours focusing on what you can do to drive new customers. Of course you want to see as many new faces as possible walking through your door, but don’t let the chase […]
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