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  • Word Of Mouth Power

    Franchising.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You want your customers to talk about you. Positive word of mouth advertising can enable your most loyal customers to not only talk about you but also to keep doing business with you. So give them something to talk about.
  • An Idea For Franchisors And Franchisees in 2015

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    The Franchise King®
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Here’s an idea: Make 2015 a giving  year. I’m not referring to charity work or community work, although I would encourage you to do that. Keep reading to find out how I want you to become a giver in 2015.   An Idea For Franchisors And Franchisees in 2015 I want you to become a giver to your business network. I want you to give referrals to people in your business network when they’re appropriate, but I don’t want you to stop there. Go deep. Think about a few special things you could do for valued members of your business network. Surprise a couple of people each…
  • RedBrick Pizza to Debut in Nebraska

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    21 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    RedBrick Pizza, the fast-casual restaurant serving up gourmet artisan pizza baked to perfection in just 3 minutes in a 1000⁰ open flame terra cotta ovens, and also featuring Italian flatbread sandwiches known as Fhazani®, fresh chopped salads, and all natural gelato, today announced its first Nebraska restaurant will open just in time for holiday shopping at Oakview Mall in Omaha. This new location is the first of several restaurants in the area to be developed over the next three y
  • Quiznos: What Happened To Joe The Franchisee?

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    The Franchise King®
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    I don’t know Joe. What I do  know is this: Someone named “Joe” left a comment on a post I wrote concerning the Quiznos lawsuit and the huge settlement amount the parties agreed to. (It was a class-action lawsuit) I have no idea if Joe was a genuine  former Quiznos franchisee or not. Fact: Joe wasn’t the only person who submitted comments under that post. Several other people added their comments; some of them claimed to be Quiznos franchisees. You’re welcome to read them and decide for yourself if you think they’re real Quiznos franchisees or not.   The Comment The…
  • 7 Things to Consider for Rights of First Refusal

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    Jeff Haff
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Assume that you are a large multi-unit franchisee and you have the opportunity to sell your business to either an existing franchisee or to someone who wants to become a multi-unit franchisee in your system. You read your franchise agreements (perhaps for the first time) and discover that you may not transfer without the franchisor's permission. read more
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  • Quiznos: What Happened To Joe The Franchisee?

    The Franchise King®
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    I don’t know Joe. What I do  know is this: Someone named “Joe” left a comment on a post I wrote concerning the Quiznos lawsuit and the huge settlement amount the parties agreed to. (It was a class-action lawsuit) I have no idea if Joe was a genuine  former Quiznos franchisee or not. Fact: Joe wasn’t the only person who submitted comments under that post. Several other people added their comments; some of them claimed to be Quiznos franchisees. You’re welcome to read them and decide for yourself if you think they’re real Quiznos franchisees or not.   The Comment The…
  • Here’s What This Window Genie Franchise Owner Didn’t Want

    The Franchise King®
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Greg told me he “didn’t want a retail store.” So, I didn’t talk to him about franchise opportunities that required a retail storefront. Franchise Search Tip: Knowing what you don’t want can quickly open the door to what you may  want. Does that make sense?   About Greg Greg Pyles, of Fresno, California, wanted to find a suitable franchise business opportunity in which he’d be able to include his son, Jordan, in. He reached out to me earlier this year for help and advice. After a brief phone call, he hired me to help him come up with some franchise…
  • An Idea For Franchisors And Franchisees in 2015

    The Franchise King®
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Here’s an idea: Make 2015 a giving  year. I’m not referring to charity work or community work, although I would encourage you to do that. Keep reading to find out how I want you to become a giver in 2015.   An Idea For Franchisors And Franchisees in 2015 I want you to become a giver to your business network. I want you to give referrals to people in your business network when they’re appropriate, but I don’t want you to stop there. Go deep. Think about a few special things you could do for valued members of your business network. Surprise a couple of people each…
  • Franchise Interviews: The UPS Store®

    The Franchise King®
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    (Sponsored Post) It’s very beneficial for today’s potential franchise owners to get a feel of the opportunities they’re interested in from a lot of different angles. Existing franchisees are a great source of information about the opportunity. Franchise executives are, too. (Chris Adkins) That’s why we reached out to  Chris Adkins, who’s the VP of Franchise Sales for The UPS Store®. Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions about The UPS Store franchise business opportunity for you; my valued readers and blog subscribers.  You are welcome to read about…
  • How To Be The King Of Your Franchise Business

    The Franchise King®
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    That’s the goal, right? You purchased the franchise business you’re now the owner of , so you could be King. So, you could run the show. So you could be the boss.   What Does Being The King Mean To You? While you’re thinking about that, let me share what being King means to me. King= More Freedom And More Control. It means I have more control in my professional life…in my career. It means I have freedom too. That’s important to me. It means that I have a shot at living The American Dream. What does it mean to you? What will it  mean for you to be The King…
 
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  • 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!    
  • Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Business

    Rush Nigut
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest engaging is a knowledgeable accountant. And I could not agree more. In fact, I get worried when a client tells me they are not working with an accountant. Two other professionals I strongly suggest seeking out: A business insurance professional. Notice I said “business” insurance professional. All insurance agents are not created equal and over the…
  • Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scams

    Rush Nigut
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract is misleading and deceptive and the fine print actually attempts to lock the client in to paying $99.00 per month for a two-year period all, payable one year in advance. The client has since received numerous bills and threatening letters from this organization apparently headquartered in Dubai despite numerous attempts to resolve the situation. My…
  • Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brands

    Rush Nigut
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Beach at a considerable 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the article. The franchising industry and its model of business does a wonderful job of marketing itself. I hear all the time from prospective franchisees about wanting to be a part of a “system” that helps them with the sales and marketing and a business that has processes in place. Unfortunately all too often the supposed “system”…
  • Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising

    Rush Nigut
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    I read an excellent post recently about The Secrets to Success in Franchising. I love what blog author Mike Sheehan had to say to start the article, If the title of this article caught your attention because you’re looking for a magic bullet, stop reading right now. There is no such thing – for any of your goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking or achieve success in franchising, a quick fix or an easy solution will lead you to only one inevitable destination: failure. But he does come forward with some concrete action steps in the blog post to increase…
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  • FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Rules

    Misty Chally
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final rules regarding menu labeling requirements. As passed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the menu labeling regulations require caloric information to be included on the menus and menu boards of "covered food establishments," defined as being a part of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name and offering substantially the same menu items. read more
  • 7 Things to Consider for Rights of First Refusal

    Jeff Haff
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Assume that you are a large multi-unit franchisee and you have the opportunity to sell your business to either an existing franchisee or to someone who wants to become a multi-unit franchisee in your system. You read your franchise agreements (perhaps for the first time) and discover that you may not transfer without the franchisor's permission. read more
  • The Holiday Season, Pressure and Respectful Dissent

    Paula Rosenblum
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Somehow, the year has flown by. It’s the beginning of November, and the holiday shopping season has begun. Earlier than it used to, but it’s here. We know that ever-more retailers plan to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day. And most of you know, we’re not crazy about the idea. read more
  • Black Friday is a Season to Itself for Retailers But It Already Started November 1

    Robert Passikoff
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Super-charged by increased mobile outreach, intensified consumer planning, and raised numbers of retailer mobile apps, traditional retailers will be going to work earlier and working harder to engage consumers this season. That is if they want their share of the projected individual $855 in holiday spend, which is about 4% higher than last year. read more
  • If It Sounds Too Good, It May be a Fraudulent Business

    Mario Herman
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    For many people, starting a business is a dream they want to make a reality.  It's not a choice for everyone, as it does come with considerable risks; but if you're willing to stick with it, it could pay off handsomely in the long run. read more
 
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  • Expedia CruiseShip Centers Gives Back At Sea

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    As Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® – part of Expedia® Inc., the largest travel company in the world, celebrated its annual 2014 National Conference aboard Norwegian Breakaway, the company once again leveraged the opportunity to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. Through fundraising initiatives both at the corporate and franchisee levels, more than $20,000 has been raised for the cause in 2014
  • Southeast Franchise Forum panel discussion highlights IFA Initiatives

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
     On November 11, 2014, the Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF) held its monthly meeting, this time to discuss International Franchise Association (IFA) initiatives, including VetFran, the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative, and Minorities in Franchising.
  • New Greenville fast casual restaurant promises 'fine food fast'

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
     It takes a solid opportunity to draw someone out of retirement, and Doug Sheley thinks he's found it. The serial entrepreneur and CEO and president of The Real Restaurant Group this week opens Fresh to Order at Magnolia Park on Woodruff Road.
  • NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big at 2014 Annual Conference

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
     National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.
  • RedBrick Pizza to Debut in Nebraska

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    RedBrick Pizza, the fast-casual restaurant serving up gourmet artisan pizza baked to perfection in just 3 minutes in a 1000⁰ open flame terra cotta ovens, and also featuring Italian flatbread sandwiches known as Fhazani®, fresh chopped salads, and all natural gelato, today announced its first Nebraska restaurant will open just in time for holiday shopping at Oakview Mall in Omaha. This new location is the first of several restaurants in the area to be developed over the next three y
 
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  • That baby's net worth may be over $1 billion

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    That baby's net worth may be over $1 billion AOL OriginalsJim Pallotta came from humble beginnings, but he's an investor and president of AS Roma now.How the last two years have been different More from 'Win/Win' Matt Harvey and Jim NelsonJoe Haden and Greg Selkoe
  • Judge makes decision on Ray Rice's appeal

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Judge makes decision on Ray Rice's appealGettyEarlier this month, the football player appealed the NFL's decision to indefinitely suspend him after a domestic abuse video went public. Ruling that the judge issued More newsOhio State football player missingStar cricketer dead at 25
  • Report: RGIII won't be with 'Skins in '15

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Report: RGIII won't be with 'Skins in '15APWashington quarterback Robert Griffin III is 'highly unlikely' to return to the team next season, according to a report.Reason for probable divorceMore gridiron newsNFC West is wide open 49ers show off 'Field of Jeans'
  • Pup devastates handler at top dog show

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Pup devastates handler at top dog showGetty/VineCanine lovers who settled in to watch the 2014 National Dog Show on Thursday got a big surprise from this miniature pinscher.Move that had 'mom' in tearsMore to seeDog who took the top prizeThe NBA's biggest turkeys
  • Officials reveal the identity of Austin shooter

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Officials reveal the identity of Austin shooter APA lone gunman fired more than 100 rounds in an attack that hit the Mexican consulate, courthouse, and police headquarters Friday.Mystery baffling investigators More in the newsGirl, 14, faces poisoning chargeDemocratic Party tension boils
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    FranchisEssentials

  • Special Thanksgiving Thoughts for My Franchise Friends!

    Paul Segreto
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    To my franchise friends, As a chill fills the air and the first snow covers parts of the U.S., I am reminded of everyone and everything in my business life for which I am so grateful. I would like to take a moment to stop and thank all the people who make a difference in my business life. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many great people within and around the franchise community and I truly consider each and every person involved in franchising an extension of my family. I have been blessed to be considered successful in this great, great thing we call franchising. But…
  • #ShopSmall #ShopFranchise for Small Business Saturday

    Paul Segreto
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    To create awareness that franchises are as much small business as the ones owned by Moms & Pops across America, I suggest using the hashtags #ShopSmall #ShopFranchise in line with each other on any and all social media activity during Small Business Saturday by American Express. To assist, I’m sharing some graphics below that can be used in these efforts. In addition to utilizing them please LIKE and SHARE whenever and wherever you see them on others’ social media before, during and after the event. It is very important franchising be recognized as a cornerstone of small…
  • Franchising and AMEX Small Business Saturday… Making Progress?

    Paul Segreto
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Many people ask me why I am so passionate about franchising and it’s (minimized) participation in Small Business Saturday by American Express. Well, the reason is that there is still confusion as to what many perceive about franchising and that franchises are all big business. McDonald’s comes to mind as the typical franchise with large marketing budgets, and even there, the perception, as related to me a couple of years ago by American Express executives was that the McDonald’s parent company pays for all marketing and that in and of itself creates a huge advantage for…
  • Franchise Today is on a Roll Towards it 6th Year on the Air!

    Paul Segreto
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Franchise Today is back and stronger than ever as it marches towards its 6th year on the air. After a period of organizational change and subsequent transition back to Franchise Foundry, I’m back as show host. And, I couldn’t be happier as Franchise Today continues its focus on best practices in franchising and, along with my personal blog, FranchisEssentials both are truly resources for franchise professionals. For the first show back, my guest was Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Executive Vice President of The Dwyer Group. To listen to the show…
  • Fear And Consequences Of Failure: A True Story Retold

    Paul Segreto
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I’ve been asked time and again to post the following article that I’ve written about my own personal experience as a multi-unit franchisee where I succeeded at first, only to crash and burn later on. This article has been posted on several of my blogs, and picked up by numerous other blogs and online magazines. I have received numerous comments and inquiries about the article, individuals sharing their personal experiences and requests for assistance. Although I cringe at the thought of any business failing, I admire and respect the fact that franchisees and franchisors alike know…
 
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  • Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor, Creates Franchise Success through Positive Discontent

    Lizette
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor, has transformed the company since he joined it in 2007. In only seven years he has been able to grow it to 200 locations worldwide. Frank has created a culture of franchisee support, training, and excellence; and, his life motto of “positive discontent” permeates every facet of the company. “Franchise success is directly tied to the success of the franchisee, that is why we are 100% focused on helping our franchisees succeed,” Frank shares. “I learned from Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, that we need to set Big Hairy Audacious Goals;…
  • Franchise Success Is When It Works For All Parties

    Lizette
    15 May 2014 | 7:40 am
    Jeff Johnson, CEO of Franchise Research Institute, is in the business of measuring franchise excellence. Jeff‘s passion and enthusiasm about franchising and about what makes a franchise company successful are simply contagious. From the beginning of our conversation, Jeff and I agreed that franchising is simple, but it’s not easy. “There are many moving partsand to get them all going in the right direction can be tricky,” Jeff comments. “Customers need to be served and satisfied; the business model has to produce a viable return on investment, technology and innovations have to be…
  • Franchise Success Is All About Serving the Need

    Lizette
    4 May 2014 | 7:46 am
    For Greg Jones, Founder and Chairman of BookKeeping Express®, franchise success is all about identifying the need in the marketplace and serving that need. “When it comes to franchisees, their need is to be successful however they define success. For example, for some franchisees, success means more money, while for others it may mean more family time. And we, as the franchisors, will be successful if we can serve the franchisees’ needs and provide the support and model that can help them fulfill their need,” Greg shares. “When it comes to our clients, the small business owners, we…
  • Franchise Success Is Finding and Cultivating Allies

    Lizette
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Deb Evans, President of Franchise Foundry, is approachable and giving. I first met Deb at an IFA (International Franchise Association) round table during last year’s convention. She was leading discussions on Social Media and her session was by far one of the most helpful meetings I attended.  Deb is not only knowledgeable, she is open and generous with her knowledge. Deb comes from a unique and rich franchise experience that helped her form her perspective on franchise success. For Deb, franchise success requires finding that person or persons in the system and community that can be an…
  • Franchise Success Is About Engineering a High Value Experience

    Lizette
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:46 am
      Terry Powell, Founder and Visionary of The Entrepreneur’s Source, has a lot to celebrate this year. For the last 30 years Terry’s company has helped hundreds of franchise brands achieve franchise success through growing their networks. Concurrently The Entrepreneur’s Source has helped tens of thousands of clients make their dreams come true by investing in a franchise opportunity. During these 30 years, Terry has seen it all. He has experienced booming economies and growing systems, economic downturns and shrinking systems, times of joy and growth and times of pain and conflict,…
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  • 7 Tax Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2014

    Franchise Strategist
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    7 Tax Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 20147 Tax Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2014, W-2s, Semi-New Health FSA limit, Mileage Rate Increase,Social Security Tax Rate, Minimum Wage Increases,Defined contribution retirement plan limits, Health Savings Account/High Deductible Health Plan increases, A Big Deduction Reduction
  • 10 famed American franchises that faced financial ruin

    Franchise Strategist
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    10 famed American franchises that faced financial ruin
  • 3 Questions to Ask before Deciding Which Franchise is Right for You

    Franchise Strategist
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    3 Questions to Ask before Deciding Which Franchise is Right for You
  • The First Franchise – Not a Restaurant!

    Franchise Strategist
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    The First Franchise - Not a Restaurant! Isaac Singer didn’t invent the sewing machine. But he developed a simplistic sewing machine that could be adapted to home use – getting a patent for his invention in 1851. He even sold his machines using an installment payment basis that allowed more people to purchase his machines. The First Franchise , Not a Restaurant!, Isaac Singer , American economy, sewing machine, first franchise,
  • The more franchising changes the more it stays the same

    Franchise Strategist
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    The more franchising changes the more it stays the same, By Harold Kestenbaum Esq. Grant new franchises in contiguous areas or regions and work outward from there. It promotes stronger brand awareness and allows the franchisor to offer better support and, if needed, delivery of product. FranchiseIt Corporation,NLRB, franchise law,FranchiseIt Corporation,NLRB, franchise, law, The more franchising changes the more it stays the same,Harold Kestenbaum Esq.
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  • 4 Top Leadership Myths

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Leadership authority Roxi Hewertson exposes 4 myths about what makes a great leader. By changing the way you think about leadership you can change the effectiveness of your business.
  • Word Of Mouth Power

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You want your customers to talk about you. Positive word of mouth advertising can enable your most loyal customers to not only talk about you but also to keep doing business with you. So give them something to talk about.
  • Brand Champion: Veteran Supercuts Franchisee Reflects On 35 Years

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Gary Grace's life in franchising has been marked by several major achievements and milestones.
  • Are You Ready?: New PCI Security Rules Will Require Changes

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hopefully, you've heard that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has changed... again.
  • Community Come Together

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Two diverse partners blend together to be active in their Checkers franchiser business and their community.
 
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  • 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…
  • TOP Consulting STL Franchise

    bestfranchise
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    Owning a franchise of TOP Consulting STL isn’t easy. It takes an eye for leadership and management. In fact, not a lot of people can actually handle the immense amount of responsibility that it takes to run a franchise at all. Here are some tips. Although people frequently associate business leadership with large businesses, small businesses require potent leaders also. At TOP Consulting STL, this is prevalent. If you are a business owner, you should realize that it’s your job to supply leadership and a career path, even if you only have a limited number of employees. TOP…
  • Blue Inc Schaumburg Franchise

    bestfranchise
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    Want to own a Blue Inc Schaumburg franchise? It won’t cost you anything. How does that sound? Well, it will cost you in terms of hard work and persistence. The promotion structure at this privately owned marketing company is pretty spectacular . While most companies offer up the rights to their franchise for fees and royalties, Blue Inc in Schaumburg, Illinois is giving people who produce consistent results ownership in the company. The way this works is based on demonstrating competency in the daily operations of all job duties. As a person begins their training in the company, they…
  • The Forbidden Truth About Marketing Revealed By An Old Pro

    bestfranchise
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Every company as well as business is really based on the very basic reality that they are all based on the performance of their sales for success. This is why sales are the most crucial industry in any business. Considering that sales are crucial, for that reason, it is absolutely evident that the sales tasks are one of the most profitable that the business has to offer. Sales jobs in beginning are exceptionally convenient for lots of people due to the fact that they do not rely on the instructional qualifications yet on the efficiency, out talked capabilities and also the persuading power…
  • The Most Overlooked Fact About Marketing Revealed

    bestfranchise
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Having actually a home office company is a remarkable asset to your life. The problem still stands, when it comes time to promote your business for an economical expense. I recognize you have searched for this response almost everywhere; I am here to share a couple of basic yet creative means, to market your new house business.A few tips would certainly be, papers is the one source that many people visit, when they have actually merely opened up there company. You would certainly should study online, for newspapers that are in your area. Papers are a really simple yet reliable device to…
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  • 4 Transitional Careers for Air Force Veterans

    Annabel
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    4 Transitional Careers for Air Force Veterans   If you are entering the Air Force, think about the type of career you would like to pursue ...
  • The Healthy Psychology of Franchise Relationships

    Katy Quinn
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Franchising World Magazine recently wrote a piece on the healthy psychology of franchise relationships. The author Greg Nathan focused specifically on the how franchisees ...
  • FranServe: Get To Know The Fast-Growing Firm

    Katy Quinn
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    FranServe is currently one of the largest and fastest growing franchise marketing, consulting and development firms in the franchising industry. With over 250 active ...
  • Franchise Profile: OxyMagic Carpet Cleaning

    Katy Quinn
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    OxyMagic carpet cleaners provide excellent carpet cleaning services.  Each carpet cleaning franchise is individually owned and operated by people that are passionate about clean ...
  • How to Embrace Change

    Katy Quinn
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:21 am
    Whether you are a current franchisee, a future franchisee, or even just a fan of our blog, chances are that you have experienced major ...
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    VetFran

  • Why This Veteran Believes Military Training Made Him an Ideal Franchisee

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    In a recent article written by Kate Taylor of Entrepreneur.com, Keith Orr, an Army Veteran, was interviewed on how military life helped shaped his civilian career.  Keith was active in the Army for 24 years, serving in in the first Gulf War, Haiti, Egypt, Ukraine, Kosovo and Iraq. As he served in positions from Squad Leader to Platoon Sargent, he was also unknowingly learning the principles that would be key to his career after he left the military. Orr believes that the military taught him the value of hard work, how to follow systems and the best ways to react to changing circumstances on…
  • 7-11’s First Franchise Giveaway Contest for Veterans

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    One veteran will be awarded a 7-Eleven franchise as part of “Operation: Take Command,” the company’s first franchise giveaway contest. The competition includes meeting 7-Eleven’s franchising qualifications, interviews, a Facebook video contest by 10 preliminary finalists and an interview with 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto for three finalists. “I can think of no one more deserving of this extraordinary opportunity to win a 7-Eleven franchise than one of our military veterans who has given so much for our country,” said DePinto, a graduate of the…
  • CruiseOne Celebrates Veteran’s Day at Sea By Honoring 100 Veterans Attending 2014 National Conference

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    The CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. National Conference aboard Regal Princess took time out of its educational programming to commemorate Veteran’s Day and honor the more than 100 agents in attendance who have served in the Armed Forces and their spouses. With patriotism in the air, attendees dressed in red, white or blue, and the room was adorned with military flags and festive decorations. While a slideshow displayed agent’s personal photos from their time in the service, Tim Courtney, CFE, vice president of network development and ambassador of veteran affairs for CruiseOne and Cruises…
  • Infographic: How VetFran Is Helping Veterans Find New Careers

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    A new report prepared by Franchise Business Review for the International Franchise Association (IFA) highlights the effect that the VetFran initiative has had over the past 4 years. Since 2011, over 200,000 U.S. military veterans have started careers in franchising, including employment at franchise businesses, franchise ownership, employment at the corporate franchise level, and employment with franchising supplier companies. In that time, over 5,000 veterans have become franchise owners. The infographic below details some of the most important aspects of VetFran’s impact. You may click on…
  • VetFran Featured in Veteran’s Day issue in The Wall Street Journal

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    16 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The Wall Street Journal published a special feature section highlighting IFA’s VetFran program and its contribution to franchising. This special promotion will drive awareness of the incredible work VetFran members do to serve our country’s heroes when they return home. The IFA has built a strategic partnership with The Wall Street Journal over the years and this demonstrates how we empower our members to educate the public on new business opportunities. The WSJ reaches an influential audience of opinion leaders across all sectors of business, finance, technology, operations, legal…
 
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  • Franchise Focus Figures - November 2014

    Mike Sheehan
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Franchise Focus Figures - November 2014 By Mike SheehanThe Franchise Focus Figures column provides a very brief, by the numbers description of the month's franchise news46Days since I last published a blog post. My apologies but other business obligations have recently consumed far too much of my time. In any case, I'm back and plan to publish on a regular basis once again. Thanks for your patience and support.$125 millionEstimated proceeds from a planned Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits initial public offering (IPO), which likely will come in the first half of next year,…
  • Franchise Focus Figures - October 2014

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

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

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

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

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    28 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Are you? Are you ready to fall in line? Are you ready to follow lots of rules and lots of specific operating instructions? If so, read on. If not, either look for a better job, or come up with a business idea of your own. Because being a franchise owner is not for rule-breakers.  Owning a franchise isn’t for “idea people” either. Seriously: Do you have an idea for a business? Fantastic! Go after it. Start it. May the force be with you! ブーン。 posted by (C)kitsune6go     Are You Ready For A Franchise Business? Franchise businesses are attractive for a variety…
  • Using A Franchise Broker To Buy A Franchise

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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Are you thinking of using a franchise broker to help you buy a franchise? If so, you’re not alone. A fair number of people use franchise brokers. Should you use one?   Using A Franchise Broker To Buy A Franchise Sometimes, it’s wise to work with a franchise broker. Also called “franchise consultants,” franchise brokers assist franchise buyers with several things. One thing they do is help buyers identify opportunities that may be a fit. This, “fit” is based on several factors, including the buyer’s professional aptitude-what they’re best…
  • Veterans And Franchising: Boots To Business

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    18 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    (Courtesy of: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usarmyafrica/6344176772/) Veterans Small Business Week was held November 3-7. It was well publicized, and I kept up with the activities surrounding it. Here’s what I learned about veterans and small business: Veteran business owners are responsible for nearly one out of every ten small businesses in America Veterans employ nearly six million workers Veteran-owned small businesses generate over 1.5 trillion dollars in receipts each year Veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans If you’re a veteran, are you…
  • Franchise Pies: How To Get Your Own Slice

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    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Wow. That looks good! How would you like your own slice of pie, franchise style? Read on. You may want to grab a glass of cold milk, too.   Franchise Pies: How To Get Your Own Slice Kevin Sirois Jr., COO of The Handmade Pie Co. LLC. Big Boy Restaurants International executives Keith Sirois Sr., and David Crawford are investors in a brand new franchise company. They purchased the franchising rights of the Achatz Handmade Pie Company. So, what’s so special about these pies? Maybe the information below, from the Achatz Handmade Pie Co. website, will help you see. “Pie making…
  • Enter The Young Entrepreneurs In Franchising Contest

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    7 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    The “Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising“ Contest has been officially launched; if you’re a young entrepreneur, this could be your chance to capitalize on a business idea that’s been percolating in your head. Young entrepreneurs from all over the world can now submit concepts for new franchise businesses or even marketing ideas for existing  franchise brands-for the chance to win cash prizes, scholarships, and sponsored trips to the IFA Annual Convention next February in Las Vegas. The contest is being marketed to global youth organizations, business and…
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  • Home Based Franchise & Personal Life Balance

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    With an increasing number of opportunities to work from home, more and more people are realizing that starting a home based franchise has become a realistic and potentially profitable option for them. What many people may not know is that having a home based franchise can be just as demanding as having a regular place […] The post Home Based Franchise & Personal Life Balance appeared first on Clipapic Franchise.
  • 10 Reasons – Why Start A Franchise?

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    When it comes to starting your own business, a lot of people are hesitant due to all the responsibility that comes with being your own boss. However, one popular alternative to being entirely on your own, yet still having a lot more freedom, is becoming a franchise owner. Many people may ask, “Why start a […] The post 10 Reasons – Why Start A Franchise? appeared first on Clipapic Franchise.
  • Buying a franchise is it better than starting up alone?

    27 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    A lot people get fed up with their typical 9-5 job. Bad bosses, lousy pay, inflexible hours are just some of the common reasons why. When people look to get out of bonds of traditional employment they are faced with a few options. They can try to freelance work, which is often subject the “feast […] The post Buying a franchise is it better than starting up alone? appeared first on Clipapic Franchise.
  • 20 Things To Do Before Buying A Franchise

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    20 Things To Do Before Buying A Franchise   If you are buying a franchise then there are a number of things you need to consider before you do so. These things are not just important, they are essential! In order to improve your chances of buying a franchise that turns it a success take […] The post 20 Things To Do Before Buying A Franchise appeared first on Clipapic Franchise.
  • Taking the Plunge: Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Franchise

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Taking the Plunge: Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Franchise For a lot of people, doing something like starting their own business is something they dream of, but never seriously consider doing. And why is that? After all, most professionals who consider starting their own business are usually experienced workers with a […] The post Taking the Plunge: Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Franchise appeared first on Clipapic Franchise.
 
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  • 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…
  • Coverall named #1 by Black Enterprise Magazine

    Natalia Rex
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    What would you enjoy most about owning your own business? In a recent Gallup poll, the top 4 things small business owners listed as rewarding aspects of small business ownership were: Being my own boss Sense of accomplishment Flexible schedule Working with customers Many will begin their journey as an entrepernour – 200,000  new jobs are expected to be created by franchises in 2014 according to the IFA and the amount of women and minorities in the franchise industry has risen to 15%. “The idea of becoming a franchise owner can be frightening, but doesn’t have to be…” writes…
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