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  • Ask-Carol! A Home-Based Business Focused On Seniors

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    The Franchise King®
    28 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    (Sponsored Post) One way to stand out in business these days is to make sure your business has a memorable name. For example: Ask-Carol!  Another way to stand out in business, specifically in franchising-let’s go deeper, in the senior care sector of franchising, is to offer a franchise opportunity that’s unlike any other. That’s what Carol and Bill Shockley last year. (2014) Keep reading, so you can learn more about this low-investment home-based franchise business opportunity that has a very memorable name.   Ask-Carol! A Home-Based Business Focused On Seniors…
  • Veteran Franchise Opportunities: Vets Working With Pets

    The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
    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:…
  • Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance

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    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.
  • The Future of Foodservice Delivery

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    Bob O'Brien
    27 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    There is a lot of talk about delivery in the industry these days.  It is easy to get carried away with how important it is.  In 2014 delivery accounted for just under 4 percent of US foodservice industry traffic and is less important than it was in 2006, according to NPD's foodservice market research. read more
  • New Menchie's Store In Crossroads Shopping Center Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities

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    29 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in La Mirada, CA at 12261 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638.
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  • Ask-Carol! A Home-Based Business Focused On Seniors

    The Franchise King®
    28 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    (Sponsored Post) One way to stand out in business these days is to make sure your business has a memorable name. For example: Ask-Carol!  Another way to stand out in business, specifically in franchising-let’s go deeper, in the senior care sector of franchising, is to offer a franchise opportunity that’s unlike any other. That’s what Carol and Bill Shockley last year. (2014) Keep reading, so you can learn more about this low-investment home-based franchise business opportunity that has a very memorable name.   Ask-Carol! A Home-Based Business Focused On Seniors…
  • Buying A Franchise: What To Do When You Get The Special List

    The Franchise King®
    26 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    You’ve been eyeing the 1-800-Cut-My Damn-Dead-Tree-Down franchise opportunity for a couple of months. It’s right up your alley. You love working outside. You hate working in a cubicle. This could be your chance to escape the corporate life. To finally own what you do. So, you start learning about the franchise. You start to understand what your role would be as a franchisee. It’s a fit. Next up: Franchise research. But how? How do you do franchise research? How do you do the type of research that can provide the information you need to make an intelligent decision on whether…
  • Twin Peaks Revokes Waco Franchise License In Record Time

    The Franchise King®
    20 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    There are approximately 75 Twin Peaks restaurant franchises up and running throughout the U.S. The one in Waco, Texas, is now the most famous one. That’s because there was a shoot-out in the restaurant franchises’ parking lot. A big shoot-out. From USA Today: Waco, Texas- An explosion of violence between rival gangs over the weekend left nine people dead and led to the arrests of 170 people. It all (allegedly) started in the Twin Peaks restroom.   Twin Peaks Revokes Waco Franchise License In Record Time I’ve never seen a franchise license revoked this fast. Never. I…
  • Your Local SBDC Is A Great Free Franchise Resource

    The Franchise King®
    17 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    A great free resource could be located a few miles from where you’re sitting. Free is good. Right? Allow me to introduce you to a wonderful business resource that you may not know about. The SBDC.   What Is An SBDC? SBDC’s provide free educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) are hosted by several leading universities and state economic development agencies. SBDC’s are funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. (SBA) As of this writing, there are…
  • Franchise Research Tip: Spend A Day With A Franchisee

    The Franchise King®
    10 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the best ways to do franchise research is to spend “A day in the life” of a franchisee. So… After you find a franchisee who’s willing to let you hang out and observe their franchise business in action… Get In Your Car And Go!     Which Franchisee Should You Visit? I know you’ve been using my franchise research techniques.   Right? You know how important it is to talk with 10-15 existing franchisees of the franchise opportunity you’re interested in. Right? And, you’ve found a few who you were able to easily relate to. Right?
 
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  • 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:…
  • 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…
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  • 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.
  • Unlimited Vacation, Free Beer and Kids at Work. Is this the Future Workplace?

    Rush Nigut
    4 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    CEOs and leaders of all organizations covet the creative culture of companies like Google or Zappos — it feels out of reach, but it may be right under their finger tips. The Iowa Creativity Summit is featuring Nancy Lyons of Clockwork in Minneapolis on May 28. Free beer, unlimited vacation and other fun perks are just a normal part of her work place, but is there something more to her culture? Under Nancy’s leadership, Clockwork has received more than 16 “Best Workplace” awards, has won the Psychologically Healthy Workplace, Diversity in Business, Best Women Owned Business, and…
  • Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistakes

    Rush Nigut
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    Inc.Magazine has a great article on the 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Franchise. The one I want to touch on in this post is #4 – Not learning how to implement the franchise system. All too often, would be franchise owners think they are “buying their own business.” This is not really true. What you are really buying is a franchise system. (Well, at least you hope it is a system because far too many franchises have no system at all but that’s for a different blog post). You will need to implement the system and training programs into the business. But…
  • Franchiseless in Seattle?

    Rush Nigut
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I had to share an excellent blog post on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory? by Shannon McCarthy of the ZorBlog. My tongue-in-cheek title unfortunately rings some truth. If you read Shannon’s post you will see that the Seattle mayor and city council members are, shall we say, less than welcoming to franchisors and franchisees alike. The issue is that most local franchise businesses are your small, local, mom-and-pop operation. They’re a small business much like the local business down the street. The thought of paying $15.00 minimum wage to…
  • BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync

    Rush Nigut
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    If you are fresh off your spring break and looking for a great networking event I recommend attending the BIZ Luncheon this Wednesday, March 25th at the Ruan II Building, 601 Locust, Conference Room 101 in Downtown Des Moines. Casey will share the tale of his leap from the corporate world with Microsoft to the start-up of his new business, AgriSync. It will be sure to be a great event! For more information click here.
 
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  • The Future of Foodservice Delivery

    Bob O'Brien
    27 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    There is a lot of talk about delivery in the industry these days.  It is easy to get carried away with how important it is.  In 2014 delivery accounted for just under 4 percent of US foodservice industry traffic and is less important than it was in 2006, according to NPD's foodservice market research. read more
  • NLRB Declares Franchisor Freshii Not a Joint Employer

    David Cahn
    22 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    On April 28, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), Office of the General Counsel, issued an Advice Memorandum to the NLRB’s Chicago area regional office finding that a restaurant franchisor and its Chicago area development agent are not joint employers with a Chicago franchisee. read more
  • Are Hotel Franchisee Costs Worth the Benefits of a Name Brand?

    Mario Herman
    22 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Do travelers in search of dining and lodging take comfort in recognizing familiar brand names? There are perhaps as many opinions as personality types. read more
  • Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, Florida

    Stanley Turkel
    21 May 2015 | 9:57 am
    The Lakeside Inn is a 132-year old property in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida. It was first built as a ten-room two-story wooden structure called the Alexander House by John Alexander, Annie Donnelly and her husband John P. Donnelly and Colonel John A. McDonald. read more
  • A Twist from Tennessee: Why the NLRB Ruling Will Have No Effect There

    Harold Kestenbaum
    14 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Sometimes in order to move forward, we have to take a look back. Let’s start at the beginning. In July 2014, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that  McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators. read more
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    29 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    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'

    29 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    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

    29 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    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

    29 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    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

    29 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    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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  • A World of Screens

    FranNet
    26 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    In today’s world, the essentials that get you through the day are your smart phone, tablet and laptop complete with all the apps. The way we interact and communicate is changing, especially when it comes to the work place and franchising. Here’s how. Computers In 1991, a computer programmer named Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide […]
  • A Checklist for Better Decision Making

    FranNet
    21 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Whether you are a franchise business owner or an entrepreneur, the choices you make each day will have a huge impact on yourself and others. Make sure the choices you make are the right ones with this quick checklist.  You’re weakest link needs to go Yes, you need to have sound judgment and lead with […]
  • From a Life of Suits to Custom T-Shirts — Local Entrepreneur Keeps Community Smiling with Big Frog Franchise

    FranNet
    21 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    After 27 years of running from plane to plane, moving through five different major corporations and six different cities in roles including Vice President Human Resources, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Region Vice President, Executive Vice President, President and CEO, Tim Campbell decided he had enough of the corporate world. Today, he is the owner […]
  • Millennials: Let’s Get It All On The Table

    FranNet
    11 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    It’s hit and miss, but generally “millennials” are born somewhere between 1982 and the early 2000′s. The exact dates are not set in stone, but what does seem constant are the words used to describe this young group of individuals: lazy, narcissists, living with their parents, incapable of following rules, unemployed, unprepared and (here’s a […]
  • Build A Legacy For Your Family

    FranNet
    5 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    If there is one thing we can always count on, it’s that families will continuously love and protect each other. A parent’s wisdom provides reason and caution through countless decisions and situations. If the idea of hiring your kids or running a family business has been tossed around, stop pitching practices and get in the […]
 
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  • 10 Things Sales People Need to Know About C-Level Decision Makers

    Franchise Strategist
    22 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    C-level decision makers deal with changing priorities. Improving customer engagement may be a top priority today but tomorrow that executive may be faced with cutting $250,000 in expenses. That means they sometimes go cold after expressing initial interest in your solution.
  • Why Franchising Is a Great Fit for Millennials

    Franchise Strategist
    15 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Why Franchising Is a Great Fit for Millennials Millennials are often cited as change agents -- they want flexible hours and meaningful work and strive to enter into leadership roles early in their careers. Franchising is a great way for this young and ambitious generation to get the work experience they want, while also earning the money they need to pay off their record-high student loan debt. entrepreneur, millennials, cash, business, franchising, be the boss, student loans, cost, potential
  • Franchise Definition – A Simple Approach For Fast Understanding

    Franchise Strategist
    11 May 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Franchise Definition - A Simple Approach For Fast Understanding In doing business such as franchising, loses are just normal but people react differently. Some may get disappointed and stop their venture. Some may be challenged and they continue struggling. Either of which personality that you possess... franchise definition,franchise
  • # (Hashtag) Reaching the Millennial Market Through Social Media

    Franchise Strategist
    4 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    # (Hashtag) Reaching the Millennial Market Through Social Media The true beauty of social media is not only its reach but its implied advocacy. When Millennials find content they relate to, they share it with their peers. So if one person shares your message, it could instantly go to hundreds (or even thousands) of people with the inferred praise of the person sharing it. Bubba Mills,Bob Corcoran,Corcoran Consulting,real estate consulting,real estate coaching,mortgage brokers,real estate,Realtor,residential real estate,real estate tips
  • The 10 Commandments of Magnetic Managers

    Franchise Strategist
    3 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    The 10 Commandments of Magnetic Managers, Managers can be "guilty" of many things: sins of omission (not acknowledging outstanding performance, failing to keep a promise, etc.), sins of commission (favoritism, criticizing in public, etc.), and of the sin of accepting mediocrity (A-Players don’t want to work with or cover for minor leagues)., The 10 Commandments of Magnetic Managers, HR, Recruiting, managers, Good to great, mel Kleiman, hiring, firing, money, culture, organization, team
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  • FDD Talk 2015: The Kumon Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    29 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Kumon franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Kumon franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Kumon’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:average enrollment numbers, after 12 months of operation, for Kumon Centers that opened in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008,…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The Your Pie Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    28 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Your Pie franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Your Pie franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Your Pie’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014 average gross sales per day for the 4 new Your Pie restaurants that opened after June 1, 2014 using the…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The CiCi’s Pizza Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the CiCi’s Pizza franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a CiCi’s Pizza franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of CiCi’s Pizza’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014 average sales, food and paper costs, team labor, management salaries, taxes and…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The Massage Heights Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    26 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Massage Heights franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Massage Heights franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Massage Heights’ financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014 average monthly and yearly gross revenues for the 60 franchised Massage Heights businesses that…
  • FDD Talk 2015: The Massage Envy Franchise Opportunity (Financial Performance Analysis, Estimated Costs, and Other Important Stuff You Need to Know)

    Franchise Chatter
    25 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    In this FDD Talk 2015 post, you’ll learn the following:Section I – Background information on the Massage Envy franchise opportunity, including relevant news updatesSection II – Estimated initial investment for a Massage Envy franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2015 FDDSection III – Presentation and analysis of Massage Envy’s financial performance representations, based on Item 19 of the company’s 2015 FDD, including information on the:2014 average gross sales for franchised Massage Envy Clinics (Spa and non-Spa Units) in the United States that…
 
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  • 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…
  • 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

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    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…
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  • Home-Based Franchise Owners Enjoy Wonderful Tax Deductions

    Joel Libava
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Owning a home-based franchise can be a great thing. You can usually count on deducting the majority of your business expenses. What’s even better is that some of your non-business expenses may be able to be deducted. Nice. Keep reading.   Non-Business Tax Deductions What percentage of your expenses can be deducted? According to Caron Beesley, who writes for the US Small Business Administration: “Generally, deductions for a home office are based on the percentage of your home devoted to business use. So, if you use a whole room or part of a room for conducting your business,…
  • When To Attend A Franchise Discovery Day

    Joel Libava
    10 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    If you’re just starting your search for a franchise to buy, you may not have heard of what’s called a Franchise “Discovery Day.” If you’ve been looking for that perfect franchise for a while now, you’ve probably heard of it. But, do you know if you should attend a Franchise Discovery Day? Let’s find out.   Franchise Discovery Day Definition First things first: What is a Franchise Discovery Day? It’s a special day just for you…the prospective franchisee. It’s your formal visit to franchise headquarters. In most cases, it happens…
  • Free Today! A Dozen Amazing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Joel Libava
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    (@trail_jen on Twitter) Today is National Superhero Day, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts® stores are going to be quite busy. Today only, (April 28th) when you purchase a dozen doughnuts, you’ll get a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts FREE at any participating Krispy Kreme US location. (Excludes Connecticut and Puerto Rico.)   Free Today! A Dozen Amazing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts From a Press Release: Celebrate the superhero within you and the superheroes who have inspired you with a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. On April 28 only, buy a dozen doughnuts and get a dozen Original Glazed®…
  • Franchise Ownership: Franchisees Need To Take Vacations

    Joel Libava
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    If franchise ownership is in your sights, congratulations: I commend you for wanting…demanding more control in your life. After the dust settles, and you end up buying (what you think) is the best franchise for you, there are a few other things to think about. Like taking some time off.   Franchise Ownership: Franchisees Need To Take Vacations Not right away, of course. You’re going to want to make sure that your franchise launch is a success. You’re going to want to make sure you have a well-oiled machine. You’re going to want to make sure you are making money.
  • The Best Rankings Of The Best Franchise Opportunities 

    Joel Libava
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    If you’re on the hunt for a franchise to buy-for the best franchise to buy, you’ve landed on the right franchise website. That’s because I’ve painstakingly put together a list featuring the best rankings of the best franchise opportunities around. It’s one thing to put together a list of the best franchises; it’s quite another to locate the best published lists of the top franchise opportunities. Quite the chore, actually. Now, it didn’t take me as long as the post I wrote featuring the top 50 franchise websites…   The Best Rankings Of The…
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  • 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…
  • BREAKING: Court Denies IFA's Request to Enjoin Seattle's Discriminatory Minimum Wage Law

    Matt Kreutzer
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    This just in: a federal court in Seattle has denied the International Franchise Association's request to enjoin the portions of Seattle's minimum wage law that discriminate against franchisees. The IFA "asked the court to enjoin the city from treating franchisees as large, national companies rather than the small, locally-owned businesses that they are." I've talked about Seattle's discriminatory minimum wage law a number of times on this blog. Wile I don't oppose a minimum wage increase, the increase should be fair and should apply evenly…
  • Are Minimum Wage Laws that Discriminate Against Franchises "Industry-Specific" for the Purposes of Item 1?

    Matt Kreutzer
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The top stories in the franchise world continue to be about efforts by the cities of Seattle, Chicago, and others in raising the minimum wage with laws that discriminate against small business owners who own franchises. For the full story, see some of my previous blog posts on the issue. These laws are a serious concern for franchisees and franchisors alike.  In brief, these laws (which are written substantially the same way in the different cities that have adopted them) require small businesses to raise the minimum wage of their workers from the current level to $15 an hour.
  • IFA's Third Annual Franchising Day in California is March 11

    Matt Kreutzer
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The International Franchise Association's (IFA) third annual California "Franchising Day" is set for March 11, 2015. The goal of Franchising Day is to inform California legislators about some of the key issues affecting the franchise industry. This year, the IFA's Franchising Day will "feature meetings with legislators and staff, allowing members of the franchise community to meet directly with lawmakers to discuss the benefits of franchising in California, as well as the legislative issues facing their businesses." One of the key legislative issues facing…
 
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    JumpBunch Franchise Information

  • Create Franchise Success By Solving Parents’ Problems

    cyphers
    20 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    There is a popular saying in entrepreneurial circles that states ‘don’t simply start a business, solve a problem.’” As a JumpBunch franchise owner, if you can solve a parent’s problem and create a must-have service, the chances of being successful are much higher. As you all know, the struggle to keep children active is a huge problem in today’s society. Only one in three children are physically active every day and on average, kids spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen. A lot of parents recognize this as an important issue, however they can find it…
  • Franchise Owner Story: Damon Hopkins

    cyphers
    8 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    One of most appealing parts of purchasing a JumpBunch franchise is the opportunity to make a living while also helping kids and parents. No one appreciates that more than Damon Hopkins, a JumpBunch franchise owner in Smyrna, Delaware. For Damon, JumpBunch offered an exciting opportunity to make a living while also making a difference. It’s so important for him that he can enjoy his work while he is supporting his family. That joy comes from knowing that he has a fulfilling business that helps to create a positive impact on children. Damon knows that their dynamic enrichment program is…
  • JumpBunch Announces Partnership with Kiddie Academy

    cyphers
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    JumpBunch is proud to announce that we are now an approved Kiddie Academy partner. This relationship gives JumpBunch owners a formal entrée into one of the leading childcare education franchise groups across the U.S. At the same time, Kiddie Academy owners gain a a trusted partner to help round out their programs. JumpBunch’s weekly introduction to new sports (over 70 activities in total), brings a new and unique child enrichment program to Kiddie Academy schools. “Partnerships like this are a great endorsement of our program,” says JumpBunch founder, Tom Bunchman, “And of course, it…
  • JumpBunch Announces an Innovative New Ownership Structure

    cyphers
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    JumpBunch Founder Tom Bunchman created this business for his family. For nearly 20 years, every new owner we welcome into JumpBunch is more than a new franchisee, they’re a part of the JumpBunch family too. Of course, we want all of our owners to be successful and profitable, but we’re looking for the right kind of owners to join the family. Tom does not want just anyone willing to invest in a business to join the team. He explained, “If a passionate potential owner is a perfect fit for us, but they don’t have the financial flexibility for a large upfront investment, we think they…
  • The Best Kept Secret in Franchise Success

    cyphers
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    When you’re looking for the perfect franchise to get your entrepreneurial dreams started, there are a few key things to look for. Most people know that they need to find a franchise with a solid business model, with plenty of room for growth and support for the corporate team once you buy into the business. But one important factor that very few people consider is the type of owner network they might be a part of if they buy a franchise. You always want to have corporate support for your franchise. Both up front, to help get you and your team trained and ready to run your own business and…
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  • Signpost Gives Back through Publicolor Program

    Ryan Sommer
    11 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Signpost NYC staff was out in force over the weekend in order to promote school pride and lend a helping hand at Creston Academy in The Bronx.   Our staff was matched with pupils from Creston, as well as other students from NY schools in the Publicolor program, which offers scholarships, mentoring and hands-on beautification […]
  • Our New Financing Led by Georgian Partners

    Stuart Wall
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Today I’m excited to announce the closing of a $20.5M equity financing round led by Toronto-based Georgian Partners along with Spark Capital, OpenView Venture Partners, Scout Ventures and the Launch Fund.   For the last three years, Signpost has been focused on empowering local businesses to be world class marketers. We have relentlessly iterated our offering […]
  • How Google+ Puts the Local in Local Business Marketing

    Jacco de Bruijn
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    If you haven’t yet claimed or created your Google+ Local business page, you may be missing out on a lot of potential business. Uniquely situated to give Yelp a serious run for the money — if not drive them into obsolescence, Google+ Local combines a local business listing directory with a customer review platform with […]
  • Signpost Local Marketing Software Case Study | Home Services: Pete’s Chimney & Gutter Company

    Yoseob Lee
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Experts From Pete’s Chimney & Gutter Company Work With Online Marketing Experts To Get New Customers And Reviews Signpost works with thousands of small and medium sized local businesses across the country that each have their own story. We will share them here on our blog. This post reviews the story of Pete’s Chimney & […]
  • 3 Critical Roles Public Relations Support Plays in Franchisee Satisfaction [Guest Post]

    Guest Author
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the age of online reviews, your franchise brand may only be a few clicks away from unprecedented disaster or an outstanding upward trajectory. To this point, it’s not only customer experiences that can make or break your franchise brand – it’s how franchisees develop trust and confidence in the business. Franchisees are often investing […]
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