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  • New LinkedIn Group Started: How To Buy A Franchise

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    The Franchise King®
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
      Are you interested in owning a franchise? Or, are you interested in at least learning about becoming a franchise owner? If so, I just started something that I hope you’ll find useful. And, it’s free for you to get involved with.   New LinkedIn Group Started: How To Buy A Franchise I just started a group on LinkedIn. It’s the… How To Buy A Franchise Group It’s my first real foray into creating and running a group. I decided to create this LinkedIn Group because I wanted to have a central place for people interested in franchise ownership to meet, ask…
  • The Pros And Cons Of Owning A Franchise

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    The Franchise King
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Owning a franchise isn't for everyone.  And, while it's true that military veterans can make great franchise owners, there's no guarantee that just because someone is a veteran they'll rock in franchising. I wish that wasn't the case-but it is. Let's look at a few pros and cons of owning a franchise.        Pros Of Owning A Franchise 1. Systems A business system-the franchise system, is already in place for you to use. Hopefully it's a proven system. No guarantees. But, there are ways to find out if the franchise system you're…
  • Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm

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    Rush Nigut
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Brick Gentry Law Firm is pleased to announce that three distinguished agricultural attorneys have joined the law firm effective February 2, 2015. Those attorneys include (click for bios): Eldon McAfee Erin Herbold-Swalwell Julia Vyskocil All three bring a breadth of experience particularly in Ag law including trials and business work.  We are very excited to have them on board with our firm!
  • EEOC Blasted for “Slipshod” Work of “Expert Witness” in Background Check Lawsuit

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    Mark Fijman
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") last week suffered a major defeat in its aggressive litigation offensive against employers using criminal and credit background checks. In an excoriating opinion affirming a lower court decision in EEOC v. Freeman, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the expert witness on which the EEOC entirely bases its theory of liability conducted "slipshod work" and is "utterly unreliable". read more
  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Announces Strong Hotel Growth And Development Momentum In 2014

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    26 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups reported strong 2014 results with 57 openings, 84 signings and system wide revenues of $7.8 billion, a four percent increase compared to last year.
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  • New LinkedIn Group Started: How To Buy A Franchise

    The Franchise King®
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
      Are you interested in owning a franchise? Or, are you interested in at least learning about becoming a franchise owner? If so, I just started something that I hope you’ll find useful. And, it’s free for you to get involved with.   New LinkedIn Group Started: How To Buy A Franchise I just started a group on LinkedIn. It’s the… How To Buy A Franchise Group It’s my first real foray into creating and running a group. I decided to create this LinkedIn Group because I wanted to have a central place for people interested in franchise ownership to meet, ask…
  • Please Take This Short Franchise Ownership Survey

    The Franchise King®
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    So, you’re thinking that franchise ownership could be the route for you to take. Why? Why do you want to buy a franchise? When would you like to be in business-in a perfect world? What types of franchises are you going to investigate? Please Take This Short Franchise Ownership Survey I’m in franchising. Have been for a long time. I have my own take on franchising as an industry. I have my own ideas as to what today’s prospective franchise owners want in a business of their own. Now I want your take. In addition, I want to know more about what you’d like to see covered…
  • Maybe You Should Look At Buying An Existing Franchise

    The Franchise King®
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    One option-if you’re on the hunt for a franchise to buy, is to buy an existing franchise. An already-operating franchise business. It’s one way to go, and there are definite advantages. In a moment, I’ll show you a few advantages of *buying an existing franchise. *I recently asked subscribers of my free VIP Franchise Newsletter for their suggestions on what they’d like me to write about here. Information on buying an existing franchise was one of the topics that came up. Have you subscribed to my newsletter yet?   Why Not Look At An Existing Franchise? If you…
  • New Fitness Franchise Opportunity Is Well Positioned For Explosive Growth

    The Franchise King®
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    (Sponsored Post) This post was written by Ray Haiber As an experienced franchise professional, every once in a while I get invited to help bring a new concept to the market that I know intuitively has all the right ingredients to become a bona fide success. This is exactly what happened when I was introduced to TapouT Fitness late last year. Due to the exploding mainstream popularity of the UFC and MMA (mixed martial arts) as a sport, even a middle age “old school” guy like me instantly recognized what the power of an international brand name like TapouT could bring to a new fitness…
  • Franchise Ownership Fact: Most People Are Too Frightened To Start A Business

    The Franchise King®
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    It’s true. Most people are too risk-averse to start their own business. It’s not a bad thing…not at all. But, it’s a fact. It’s the reason most people don’t buy franchises-or any other type of business. Do you consider yourself to be risk-averse? Are you frightened with the idea of owning your own business? If so, and pardon my bluntness here, but why are you spending your time on The Franchise King Blog?   Hoping For A Miracle Maybe you’re hoping to find something I’ve written over the years that will convince you that it’s alright…
 
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  • The Pros And Cons Of Owning A Franchise

    The Franchise King
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Owning a franchise isn't for everyone.  And, while it's true that military veterans can make great franchise owners, there's no guarantee that just because someone is a veteran they'll rock in franchising. I wish that wasn't the case-but it is. Let's look at a few pros and cons of owning a franchise.        Pros Of Owning A Franchise 1. Systems A business system-the franchise system, is already in place for you to use. Hopefully it's a proven system. No guarantees. But, there are ways to find out if the franchise system you're…
  • Franchise Ownership: Are You Up For The Journey?

    The Franchise King
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    It is a journey. It may last 3-4 months? Are you up for it? Are you up for a career change? Are you up for franchise ownership? Are you ready to do what it takes to search for the best franchise opportunities around?  Are you ready to commit to following a system?   Franchise Ownership: Are You Up For The Journey? When you open a franchise business, you become a franchisee...an owner. The owner of a business with built-in systems that are fairly easy to understand and follow. Some consider this the “easy” way to start your own business, and in some ways that may be true. You…
  • The Best Places To Find The Best Franchises

    The Franchise King
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    So many choices.  Over 3,000 of them, actually.  That's right: There are over 3,000 different franchise opportunities available these days. That's a lot!  Plus There are hundreds-if not thousands of places to look for them. What are the best places to find the best franchises?  I'll show you.    The Places You should be grateful for the sheer number of places that are readily available to you-to search for the best franchise opportunities around. And, just about all of them are free! If you can access the internet, you can find franchises or…
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  • Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm

    Rush Nigut
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Brick Gentry Law Firm is pleased to announce that three distinguished agricultural attorneys have joined the law firm effective February 2, 2015. Those attorneys include (click for bios): Eldon McAfee Erin Herbold-Swalwell Julia Vyskocil All three bring a breadth of experience particularly in Ag law including trials and business work.  We are very excited to have them on board with our firm!
  • Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning

    Rush Nigut
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    All too often business owners neglect succession planning. In fact, according to a recent Inc Magazine article and Deloitte survey on the topic, 90 percent of business leaders recognize the success of their company depends on effective leadership succession but only 13 percent are confident about the succession plans they have made. And those are business leaders who have actually MADE succession plans. I’d venture to guess, based upon my experience, that the majority business owners have no real succession plan in place. It may be hard to think of your business without you. After all,…
  • 20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    Rush Nigut
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance products specifically designed for franchisors and franchisees to limit their risk against lawsuits. You can learn more at Franchiseperils.com. (I am not endorsing the product as I have not investigated it but I did find it interesting that someone is now designing insurance products specifically for franchises). Also, funding for franchises as discussed…
  • Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Rush Nigut
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start. (Unfortunately the article is only available in the member’s section of the site). The article has a breakdown of the first 10 cases in the program according to the article: Damages over $200,000 included 8 cases Injunctive or declaratory relief was sought in 5 cases. And involved the following criteria: Technology licensing agreement – 1 case Internal…
  • My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    Rush Nigut
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized as a business lawyer and it is fun to see the excitement new business owners have for their mission! Best of luck to these entrepreneurs!    
 
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  • EEOC Blasted for “Slipshod” Work of “Expert Witness” in Background Check Lawsuit

    Mark Fijman
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") last week suffered a major defeat in its aggressive litigation offensive against employers using criminal and credit background checks. In an excoriating opinion affirming a lower court decision in EEOC v. Freeman, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the expert witness on which the EEOC entirely bases its theory of liability conducted "slipshod work" and is "utterly unreliable". read more
  • Area Developer

    Keith Kanouse
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    A development area is the territory in which the area developer will locate its franchise units. You need to make sure that the franchisor gives you exclusive rights to the development area so that the franchisor cannot open company-owned units or grant a franchise to another party within your development area. read more
  • Mohonk Mountain House (1869)

    Stanley Turkel
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    A spectacular natural setting in the heart of a 26,000-acre area in the Shawangunk Mountains makes the Mohonk Mountain House one of the most popular resorts in the United States. read more
  • Important Contract Issues for Area Developers, Area Representatives and Subfranchisors

    Keith Kanouse
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    In addition to the typical purchase of a single-unit franchise, there are three other franchise offerings made by many franchisors referred to as area development rights, area representative rights, and subfranchise rights. read more
  • And the Academy Award for Advertising Engagement Goes to…

    Robert Passikoff
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    They call the Academy Awards the "Super Bowl for Women." Unlike the Super Bowl, ad space was sold out four months before the event. Just like the Super Bowl, ad rates were up to $1.9 million for a 30-second spot with first-time host, Neil Patrick Harris. read more
 
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  • Former 'Brady' star accused of deserting child

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Former 'Brady' star accused of deserting child GettyBarry Williams has a 3-year-old child with ex Elizabeth Kennedy -- and she claims he only saw his daughter for eight hours last year.Heartless move she says he madeMore to watchLupita's Oscar dress was stolen'Saved by the Bell' reunion talk
  • Ivanka discusses private choice for first time

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Ivanka discusses private choice for first timeGettyThe successful business woman says her conversion in 2009 right before her wedding was a 'great life decision.'Religion she converted to More to read America's most loved dog breeds Zelda Williams remembers her dad
  • Did Sheeran have too much fun at the Brit Awards?

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Did Sheeran have too much fun at the Brit Awards? GettyEd Sheeran won two awards at the exciting show on Wednesday and it looks like he may have celebrated a little too hard. Wild photos at the after partyMore entertainment news'Empire' nabs big ratingsPics: 'Jem and the Holograms'
  • Man mortified by brother's airport surprise

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Man mortified by brother's airport surpriseShutterstockPete Stefanovic hadn't been home to Australia in years, and after his 22-hour flight he never expected anything like this.Arrival he'll never forgetMore to seeMan survives snow cave inSinkhole collapses building
  • FCC pushes Internet usage to a bold frontier

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    FCC pushes Internet usage to a bold frontierAPThe agency passed strict regulations Thursday on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.Impact new rules will have on youMore headlinesLynch inches closer to AG roleJudge throws out cover-up case
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  • Financial Performance Representations in Digital Space – Friend or Foe to Franchising?

    Paul Segreto
    25 Feb 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…
  • 6 Key Points to Strong Franchise Relationships

    Paul Segreto
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:16 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…
  • Controlled Growth Key to Success for New Franchise Concepts!

    Paul Segreto
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:47 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 how the business is promoted within the local market. Not just through typical advertising efforts, but through solid grassroots, organic efforts. The initial franchise candidates are actually the “low hanging…
  • Do Transitioning Corporate Executives [Really] Make Good Franchisees?

    Paul Segreto
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:39 pm
    This question was discussed on Linkedin approximately a year and a half ago, and the following is a comment from a franchise professional that I believe raises some very important additional questions about transitioning executives as franchisees. Maybe we could ask the question another way. How have franchisors succeeded when they awarded franchises to transitioning executives? . . . Puts a little different emphasis on it. We sometimes look at franchise success as up to the franchisor, i.e. it’s the franchisor’s job to be sure franchisees succeed, and that includes transitioning…
  • Franchise Foundry to Showcase Multiple Brands at Franchise Expo South

    Paul Segreto
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    As many are aware, Franchise Foundry is a business accelerator focused on emerging franchise brands. Working with founders of these brands is quite exciting and rewarding, especially as their vision and passion shines so brightly that one cannot be anything but enthusiastic in helping to spread their message. It’s for this reason we’re honored to represent some very select brands at the upcoming Franchise Expo South event February 5-7th in Houston, TX. Our introductory video may be viewed HERE. From children’s education and entertainment services to high-end food service,…
 
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  • Basics of Management Development Programs

    Franchise Strategist
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Basics of Management Development Programs, This is a very special technique that involves assigning trainees numerous departments and jobs over a certain period of time. online learning,education,computer courses,online management training,online training,career,PMI PDU,NASBA,HRCI
  • 5 Easy Tips to Improve the Customer Focus of Your Business

    Franchise Strategist
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    5 Easy Tips to Improve the Customer Focus of Your Business, large part of customer relationship management and general customer focus involves adjusting your business for your clientele. Consider what types of clients you have and when and how you can cater to them best. For example, if most of your clients are other businesses, you may want to adjust your hours of operation to accommodate them. You might also want to offer special bonuses or incentives to larger businesses that use your products or services. online learning,education,computer courses,online management training,online…
  • Don’t Lose Sight…Success Starts and Grows with a Vision

    Franchise Strategist
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Don't Lose Sight...Success Starts and Grows with a Vision My opinion is that “true” mom & pop operations are typically built upon the foundation of relationships, and it’s the strength of those relationships that build the foundation of a strong organization complete with common beliefs, values and mission. It definitely becomes an interdependent relationship. Paul Segreto, growth, recession, cask, business, franchise, boss, money, entrepreneur, vision, Jobs, Branson, Gates, Buffett, strategy, focus groups, planning, Obama
  • The Success of the Startup Is All About PEOPLE!

    Franchise Strategist
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    The Success of the Startup Is All About PEOPLE! Working with the right people is very important. Finding them is hard. Very hard. Over the last 20 years, I've made mistakes in selecting partners and team members. And you will make mistakes as well. In those instances, it is best to move quickly to correct the problem. I have found it was sometimes OK to have an empty seat than a seat filled with the wrong people.
  • To Be or Not to Be a Franchisee: 3 Key Questions to Consider

    Franchise Strategist
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:29 pm
    To Be or Not to Be a Franchisee: 3 Key Questions to Consider When starting a business from scratch, entrepreneurs should be well versed in every single element of the enterprise. They need to create systems and procedures and test whether these work for that particular business. This process of ironing out the details deters some from choosing to own an independent business but excites and challenges others, BUSINESS, CASH, UFDD, FRANCHISOR, Paul Sargento
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  • 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…
  • What You Can Do About Marketing Starting In The Next 10 Minutes

    bestfranchise
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Net has actually changed the method business is done today. The additional you understand the online marketing approaches but advertising devices, the better the possibilities are that you will certainly do well. There are lots of business plans and also strategies that if used correctly could generate you bigger earnings. Allow us have a look at the various online marketing methods. Blogging: Blogging constructs a deep as well as is an interactive means of marketing your online business. Depending upon your creativity the results can be quite overwhelming. It is a solid method of creating…
  • 5 Simple Tactics For Marketing Uncovered

    bestfranchise
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Executive search ends up being really challenging if you aren?t in contact with the right consulting but recruiting firm. Simply make sure to hire the solutions of the best company which is experienced in providing such services for ages. Look for the previous profiles, be selective and also keep your options open inside as well as on the surface, both. The Challenging Exec Search: If you are searching for beginning policemans it might be frustrating on the market to locate resources that are fresh and are gifted. On the various other hand searching for experienced experts is not easy, as…
  • A Simple Trick For Marketing Revealed

    bestfranchise
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Web online marketers have possessed video promo for many years. A a great deal of web online marketers are utilizing video clip to be a promo device for merchandise. We will certainly be examining a couple of ideas that will certainly assist you improve the perks you can receive from on-line video clip advertising and marketing. At the time you fire a video clip for the promotion take in the produce given that it is necessary. You wouldn’t like your video’s quality to transform off to be plain. You are trying to find if for instance the video cost nothing to your leads, the…
 
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  • 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises Announced

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    23 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    My strategic partner-Franchise Direct, has outdone themselves again. They’ve just released their 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises rankings, and it’s quite detailed. There’s nothing like it in the franchise space.   Franchise Direct Global 100 Criteria The Top 100 Global Franchises are chosen from thousands of franchisors that have invested in international expansion strategies and have been ranked using what the team at Franchise Direct feels is an objective and measurable way. This is nothing new, though. Franchise Direct produces the best and most objective franchise…
  • Today Only! Popular Franchise eBook Discounted For President’s Day

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    16 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
      Learn How To Become The President Of Your Own Franchise Business That’s right: You can become the President of your own company…of your own franchise business. You just have to know how to do it-how to go about choosing, researching, and buying the best franchise for you. The Franchise eBook I wrote shows you how to do it….how to become President of your own franchise business.   Today Only! Popular Franchise eBook Discounted For President’s Day ______________________________________________________________________________…
  • Franchise Due Diligence Questions You Really Need To Ask

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    13 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Are you starting to gather information about a franchise or three you’re pretty interested in? Good! But, how are you “gathering?” Are you asking great questions of the franchisees you’re calling, emailing and visiting? You are contacting existing franchisees, right? Tip: The following information applies to home-based franchise businesses, too!   Franchise Due Diligence Questions You Really Need To Ask It’s about the research. If you’re sure the franchise opportunities you’ve landed on so far are a good fit for you, it’s time to reach out…
  • The Quiznos Shuffle: It’s Not A New Dance

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Shuffle. Shuffle. That’s what’s going on at Quiznos Subs headquarters in beautiful Denver, Colorado. It’s The Quiznos Shuffle. Again. Except it’s not the name of a new dance.   Quiznos Names Another New CEO Well, at least it’s not Rick Schaden again. Been there. Done that. It’s Mr. Pendergast. Doug Pendergast. Dude has a big job on his hands. Quiznos had 5,000 or so franchises up and running at one time. Then, 2007 happened. That’s when Quiznos was sued for selling 3,000 franchises that never even opened. As a mater of fact, they have been…
  • Buying A Franchise When You Are Young: A Financing Funfest

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    11 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    (Well, not that young.) But if you’re say-23 years old, and you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a franchise, good luck. Those two words- “good luck” come from two very distinct places. The first place: Straight from the heart. The second place: A very sarcastic place inside of me that’s not very well-hidden, as those of you who know me can attest. What? You don’t believe me? Read this.   23 Let’s go back to the topic at hand: Buying a franchise when you are young. If you’re a 23-year-old bent on buying a franchise, lots of luck. You’re really going to…
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  • 3 Ways to Fund Your Franchised Business

    Natalia Rex
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Did you get your W2 yet? If you’re anxiously waiting to file your taxes to use that cash for something good, we’ve got 3 very good ideas of what you can do with that refund. What did you spend it on in the past? A survey found that 30% of Americans plan to pay a debt, 28% will save it and 26% will use it for monthly bills. How about using it to start your own business? Sounds great, doesn’t it? And, it’s doable. Here are 3 ways you can fund your franchised business, starting with your tax refund. Tax Return - Start off this year on the right foot by taking that money and thinking…
  • Why Veterans Lead in Small Business Ownership

    Natalia Rex
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    What do you picture when you think of veterans? When we picture veterans, independent franchised business owners comes to mind. Why? Did you know that veterans employ nearly 6 million workers and account for one of 10 small businesses in the US? As a whole, veteran small business owners are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. When becoming a small-business owner, you rely on discipline and leadership to operate a business. And, a military background provides experience with structured environments and process-oriented methods – two important skills that can help you in…
  • Spotlight: 2 Hot Cities for Small Businesses

    Natalia Rex
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Every city has its perks and unique cultural landscape that can help you achieve your personal or career aspirations. But what if you want to see what’s out there, where to go and what to expect? Here’s some data on 2 of the hottest cities for small businesses and why. Chicago According to a recent study, Chicago is a good place to work for a small business. It ranked 24th among 100 other cities in the United States. Additionally Chicago was rated 2nd among those cities for net increase in small-business jobs (51,652). As number 3 in Forbes Top Ten States for Female Entrepreneurs, the…
  • Long Island’s Own Metro Cleaning Solutions Honored by IFA as Franchisees of the Year

    Coverall
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Coverall franchised business owners Adam Schoenfeld and Sebastian Pica of Long Island-based Metro Cleaning Solutions, Inc. were honored by the International Franchising Association (IFA) as Franchisees of the Year at the 15th Annual IFA Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The event honored the outstanding efforts of the determined duo. Pay them a visit to congratulate Adam and Sebastian! Below: Former rockers turned franchisees of the year hit the stage again to accept this prestigious award... Related articles Keep on Rockin' in the "Clean" World with Coverall The post Long…
  • I bought a franchise…now what? Keeping a Paper Trail

    Natalia Rex
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Everyone has their own way of keeping business records.  Some do it all on computer using a scanner and spreadsheets, some work manually using ledgers and notebooks, and some do a combination of both. However you prefer to do it, get organized to ensure smooth business operation. Don’t wait until tax season to find receipts and start keeping records! Not hiring an accountant is a costly mistake many first-time business owners make. Certified Public Accountants can ensure you are in compliance with tax laws including quarterly income tax payments and payments for employees. A CPA can also…
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  • JumpBunch Ranks in Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Rating For the 10th Year

    cyphers
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    We’re proud to announce that JumpBunch has earned a spot in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Rating for the 10th Year in a row. JumpBunch CEO Tom Bunchman said, “We are so proud to have earned our place in the Top 50. Having ranked for ten years in a row is a big accomplishment for our team as it speaks to the positive work we’re doing to support our franchise owners. It’s also a testament to how happy our franchisees are with all aspects of their business.” Complete franchise satisfaction report available at…
  • JumpBunch® Earns Ranking on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

    cyphers
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    We’re proud to announce JumpBunch it has earned a ranking of 324 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 list. To calculate its rankings, Entrepreneur Magazine invites franchisors to participate and carefully vets objective financial, system size and growth data for each franchise group. Final rankings are based on franchise performance from July 2012 through July 2014. Entrepreneurs want to invest in a successful brand; one well-received in the marketplace and that has a strong potential for financial success. Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking gives potential…
  • 3 Franchise Industries to Watch in 2015

    cyphers
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    As we begin the New Year, we look forward to franchise industry growth and success in 2015. We enjoyed growth in the last year both with JumpBunch and with the franchising industry as a whole. If you are considering a franchise business in 2015 it is important to look at industry trends to see if the company you’re interested in will be a lucrative investment for you. As we move into 2015 here are the top 3 franchise industries to watch out for. via http://www.prevention.com 1. Health & Fitness: As always, health & fitness is a rapidly growing industry. The Franchise Business Review…
  • The Main Ingredient For Franchise Success

    cyphers
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    If you are considering a business opportunity, should you listen to your head or your heart? Of course, you need to carefully evaluate of the business model, the market and the brand in which you will be investing. Beyond these rationale factors, take time to consider how passionate you are about the business. At JumpBunch, we have owners who come from very different backgrounds, experience and interests. But we have found a common thread we find among the most successful franchisees. Simply put, it is passion. In our business, the passion is typically for sports, fitness or working with…
  • Meet Our Customers: The School Directors & Parents that Make Us Love Our Jobs!

    cyphers
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    No matter what your job, no matter what your career, it seems to be a universal truth that happiness in our work lives largely depends on the people interact with. If you love the people you work with, it’s far easier to love your job. That’s why our Franchise Owners tend to be so happy in the work they do. They build relationships with School Directors and Parents that make franchise ownership an extremely rewarding job. Working with School Directors School directors and teachers have the same passion for kids that we do! They strive to create the very best environment to help children…
 
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  • The Future of Internet According to Google CEO – Nothing

    Yoseob Lee
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When Google CEO Eric Schmidt told panel members at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month that the Internet would likely disappear in the not too distant future, he stirred up a hornet’s nest of speculation. It all started at the end of a panel discussion, when Schmidt was asked to share his […]
  • Avoid these 10 Mistakes New Franchises Make BEFORE & AFTER Signing

    Pamela Jacobson
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    While opening a franchise can be a simpler, less risky means of becoming an entrepreneur and local business owner, there are nonetheless many pitfalls and heartaches that can go along with any venture if you go about it the wrong way. Many a franchise owner will tell you they wish they had done more research […]
  • How To Put Customers At The Center Of Franchise Marketing

    Jacco de Bruijn
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    This post by Brian Iredell, Director National Sales at Signpost, was originally published at Franchising USA. This year’s International Franchise Association Convention in Las Vegas was a celebration of all the exciting developments in the franchise world today. The biggest event in the industry, IFA 2015 hosted almost 4,000 professionals that came for forward-thinking keynote speakers, […]
  • Are Your Franchisees’ Marketing Not Working? Maybe It’s Not Them

    Pamela Jacobson
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    As a franchisor, you not only have the job of building your brand on a national level, but you have the additional responsibility of helping to manage and support your franchisees’ marketing efforts on a local level, to ensure their success and enhance the reputation of the brand. So you set up a program with […]
  • The Why and How to Make Your Website Suitable for Mobile

    Jacco de Bruijn
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    In 2014, mobile Internet access surpassed desktop usage, and in 2015 the landscape continues to evolve to reflect the increasing emphasis on mobile. Not satisfied with just cell phones and tablets, consumers are now trying out a variety of wearable devices such as smart watches, glasses and clothing that perform both singular and multiple functions. […]
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