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  • Franchise Opportunities: How Important Is Territory In The Scheme Of Things?

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    The Franchise King®
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    You’ve found a great (hopefully) franchise opportunity. You’ve talked to at least a dozen current franchisees. You’re starting to get excited about “the possibilities.” You haven’t been derailed by friends and family. You’ve discussed some potential territories with your franchise sales rep. And, by doing that, you’re starting to realize how important territory is in the scheme of things. Now, about that “territory…”   How Does The Franchisor Look At Territory? Territory is super-important. Not only is your potential franchise territory important when it…
  • Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Business

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    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…
  • An American Classic Celebrates 100 Years

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    Bob O'Brien
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    The Reuben sandwich is 100 years old this year. This remarkable milestone caused me to ponder how far this classic has come over these last 100 years.     read more
  • Fixed vs. Percent: Understanding Franchise Royalty Fees

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    28 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’ve been researching Franchises. By now, you should be familiar with a Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD. This is one of the most important documents detailing many of the costs associated with a particular franchise. This article will explore the benefits, and pitfalls, of the ongoing Franchise Royalty F
  • Wild Wing Cafe Inks Development Agreement With Seasoned Restaurant Franchise Investor

    Franchise News Wire by Franchising.com
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Wild Wing Cafe has struck a chord with experienced restaurant operators in all corners of the country.
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  • Franchise Opportunities: How Important Is Territory In The Scheme Of Things?

    The Franchise King®
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    You’ve found a great (hopefully) franchise opportunity. You’ve talked to at least a dozen current franchisees. You’re starting to get excited about “the possibilities.” You haven’t been derailed by friends and family. You’ve discussed some potential territories with your franchise sales rep. And, by doing that, you’re starting to realize how important territory is in the scheme of things. Now, about that “territory…”   How Does The Franchisor Look At Territory? Territory is super-important. Not only is your potential franchise territory important when it…
  • McDonald’s Is Moving Too McSlow For Its Franchisees

    The Franchise King®
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    What’s the deal with McDonald’s? It’s embarrassing. Why is this fast food empire having so many problems? Why is it taking forever to fix them? Let’s dig in.   What Joe Told Me Joe Stokar, the guy I credit for teaching me basic and even some advanced selling skills years ago, once told me this: “Don’t be an ‘I told you so’ kind of guy.” As the the new car sales manager, Joe’s job was to manage the sales team, and make sure as many cars as possible were sold. My job-at the time, was to sell them. Most of our prospective customers…
  • Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them?

    The Franchise King®
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Are you a franchise owner? If so, should you worry about cyber attacks? The answer: Yes. Should you lose sleep over the possibility of a cyber attack on your franchise business? The answer: No.   Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them? Cyber attacks are ugly. They have the potential to wipe out a lot of data, and can really hurt your business. And, they are taking place right now. Today. As you’re reading this franchise blog post. Click This Screenshot To See Live Cyber Attacks Courtesy of Kapersky.com Thank you, Mr. Kapersky. Your live map is amazing. And, really…
  • Franchise Scams: Franchising Is A Scam

    The Franchise King®
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    That’s right. Franchising is just a big-old scam. With a capital “S.” Are you surprised to see a statement like that coming from me? The Franchise King®? What’s the deal? Are their franchise scams? Is franchising really a scam? After all, I’m the guy who for years has been 100% focused on providing useful franchise tips, information and advice to prospective franchise owners from around the world. I want people to buy franchises! I want people to become their own bosses. I want people to not  have to work in corporate America if at all possible. I want people to be able to live…
  • The Magic Of Franchise Financing

    The Franchise King®
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    (Guest post) Can you become rich by opening up a franchise? Possibly! However, if you’re able to open 5 or 10 successful franchise locations, you’re more likely to get rich. The good news is that a business owner that is able to successfully operate one franchise location, is likely to be able to get financing to opening additional franchise locations at very attractive interest rates and terms. One of the major benefits of opening a franchise versus starting an independent business is the ability to access capital, which can fund rapid growth.   In General Banks Don’t Like…
 
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  • 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…
  • Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List

    Rush Nigut
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    A big congratulations to client Choice Energy for its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing company debuting at No. 40 on the list and No. 1 for Iowa companies! The company has experienced incredible growth for their operations posting a 6,021% growth over a 3-year period. The company supplies electricity to residential and commercial customers, and is currently licensed to conduct business in Connecticut, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maine. You can check out the company’s profile on the Inc. 500 list here.
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  • An American Classic Celebrates 100 Years

    Bob O'Brien
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    The Reuben sandwich is 100 years old this year. This remarkable milestone caused me to ponder how far this classic has come over these last 100 years.     read more
  • Governor Brown’s Veto of the Franchise Legislation, Cold Turkey Legs, Churning and Mud-Slinging

    Jeffrey Goldstein
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Governor Brown’s recent veto of the proposed California franchise legislation was momentously stunning in light of his political background, the legislature’s strong support for the proposal, and the relatively unthrusting additional functional protection that the legislation would have provided to franchisees. Why did he veto the legislation? read more
  • 63% of Franchisors Submit Item 19 in 2014

    Rob Bond
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    As the publisher of three annual books on franchising and the manager of ten websites that deal solely with franchising, I have long been fascinated with the increasingly favorable trend among franchisors to provide Financial Performance Representations (Item 19s) in their Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs). read more
  • Retailers Send Mixed Signals to Customers on Mobile Payment

    Paula Rosenblum
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Tim Cook announced Apple Pay on September 9 as part of the introduction to the iPhone 6. Available only on the new hardware, it went live on October 20. By most accounts, it works well for those who use it. I’ve been unable to come up with any kind of transaction volumes, but with a total of only ten million iPhone 6’s in circulation, I suspect volumes are quite low. read more
  • Hotel History: The Opening of the Current Waldorf-Astoria

    Stanley Turkel
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    In 1931, the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened at Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets under Lucius Boomer's direction. The Art Deco style hotel, designed by architects Schultze & Weaver, dazzled thousands of onlookers when it was unveiled. With 42 stories and 2,200 rooms, the building was the largest hotel in the world at the time of its opening. read more
 
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  • Fixed vs. Percent: Understanding Franchise Royalty Fees

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’ve been researching Franchises. By now, you should be familiar with a Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD. This is one of the most important documents detailing many of the costs associated with a particular franchise. This article will explore the benefits, and pitfalls, of the ongoing Franchise Royalty F
  • Trick or Treating Gets Tastier in Lewis Center with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Lewis Center, OH -- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit arrives just in time for Halloween in Lewis Center when the new family friendly dining option opens on Thursday, October 30 at 11 a.m. The grand opening festivities kick off when the first 50 dine in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.  
  • Instant Imprints Launches New Campaign to Drive Franchise Growth

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    SAN DIEGO -- Instant Imprints, North America’s innovative network of sign, promotional products, and digital printing centers, announced today the start of the Drive Your Franchise Campaign. This new campaign, which also rewards current franchisee involvement, aims to support the brand’s current growth initiative.
  • Albuquerque Wins Big with First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Albuquerque, NM -- On Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m., Deepak Shah will open the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Albuquerquewith a three day grand opening.  Shah, the former chief financial officer of Southwest Cheese Company, is ready for the new challenge. The first location in New Mexico opened in Hobbs
  • FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels for Growth

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    CARROLLTON, Texas -- Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today’s independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses’ true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc."the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS®
 
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  • Buyer snatches 'real ghost town' for $1.9M

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Buyer snatches 'real ghost town' for $1.9MTwitterA 62-acre, abandoned Connecticut ghost town with eight historical structures was just auctioned off to a mystery buyer. Inside the eerie village More spooky things to read'Frightful' credit cards to watch Home buying can haunt you
  • Cavs, Bulls go to OT in potential playoff preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Cavs, Bulls go to OT in potential playoff previewGettyLeBron James rebounded from Thursday's poor performance as the Eastern Conference heavyweights battled into overtime.Plus, Chicago star injured yet againIn other sports newsMike Tyson's heartbreaking claimSeahawks to honor Marysville
  • Flying cars are no longer science fiction

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Flying cars are no longer science fictionA Slovakia-based company revealed their latest prototype, which uses gas and fits in parking spots.Watch it transform from car to planeMore to seeSix new 'Harry Potter' essays outRussia Fashion Week moments
  • Hawaii residents arrested for ogling hot lava

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Hawaii residents arrested for ogling hot lavaAPPolice took a couple into custody after they were caught trespassing on county property while trying to get close to the molten rock Friday. Why they brought golf clubsMore to seeJust how hot is lava?Mammoth skeleton unearthed
  • Third Wash. shooting victim dies in hospital

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Third Wash. shooting victim dies in hospitalAPFourteen-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday, raising the death toll from last week's tragedy to four, including the shooter.Heartfelt statement from her familyIn other newsVerdict in FAMU hazing deathEric Frein's writings detail attack
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  • 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…
  • Franchise Sales: A Tale of Two Theories

    Paul Segreto
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A couple of years ago, there was a discussion in the Franchise Executives group on LinkedIn with the posted question, “Who is using outside franchise sales groups [brokers]?” Below are some interesting responses from group members that are not franchise consultants or brokers: An experienced franchise executive stated: “Why wouldn’t you develop your own small sales group? Using a service that sells multiple franchises diminishes your quality control to some degree. I have been a part of 2 franchisors for 25 years and neither has ever used any of these groups and we have had lots of…
  • Social Media: Looking Back to 2010 – Has Anything “Really” Changed?

    Paul Segreto
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Four years ago, I submitted an article for the International Franchise Association publication, Franchising World. The article was about capitalizing on what was then a relatively new but increasingly mainstream technology, social media. When looking back at the article I quickly realized that not much has really changed from my philosophy in effectively utilizing social media, and especially in a franchise environment. Sure, some of the platforms have changed and some social media have gone by the wayside while new ones have popped on the scene, but from a strategic standpoint, my philosophy…
  • The Changing Franchise Relationship

    Paul Segreto
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    “…the summer of 2014 saw two major judgments that underscored the changing times. While these two rulings address different parts of franchise operation, they both serve as actions seeking to level the balance of power between the franchisor and the franchisee.” – Franchise Direct The quote above was from the beginning of a recent article on FranchiseDirect.com, The Changing Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship. It was for this article that I was asked to be interviewed. I’d like to thank the team at Franchise Direct for the opportunity to share insight and…
  • Franchise Relationships & Culture Discussed with Veteran Franchise Professionals

    Paul Segreto
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Culture and franchise relationships have been hot topics in various franchise discussion groups. So, it’s fitting that I share a couple of interviews from Franchise Today that focused on these hot topics that are often synonymous with each other. The first I’d like to share is from the second week of The Franchise Model Series that aired in 2013. My guest was Mark Liston, President of Glass Doctor. Mark and I discussed operations support and franchisee relations best practices with emphasis on the franchise relationship itself. The interview may be accessed HERE. Another interview…
 
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  • Tweeting Your Franchise to Prominence

    FranNet
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The phenomenon of social media continues to creep into our daily lives. Whether you’re looking at a business advertisement, a television show or your favorite website, the social media widget is omniscient. By this time, everyone is quite used to seeing website addresses as part of the conversation. For instance, if you watch Dateline NBC, […]
  • When Marketing Your Franchise, Think Outside Your Walls!

    FranNet
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    One of the great ways to market your business is through webinars. Here are some helpful hints on conducting your webinar.
  • Obamacare’s Effect on Business: Educate Yourself

    FranNet
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Since the discussion commenced on our government overhauling the health care system in this country a few years ago, there have been fewer hot-button issues so loudly debated as the Affordable Care Act. Quickly dubbed “Obamacare,” the sweeping law enacted has had—and will continue to have—far reaching effects on our society as a whole. While […]
  • Recent Trends in Franchising

    FranNet
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or […]
  • How to Ensure a Good Fit for You in a Franchise

    FranNet
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    While inquiring about how to ensure a good fit for each candidate might seem like an obvious FranNet consideration, there is a clear cut reason why some franchisees fail to achieve real success in the world of entrepreneurship. As a potential franchisee looking to join up with a successful brand and system, you know that […]
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  • Sales Building – U.S. Economy surpasses expectations in Q3

    Franchise Strategist
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Sales Building, Obama, Cash, Economy, GDP, Recession, U.S. Economy surpasses expectations in Q3 USA Today reports the U.S. economy has outperformed forecasts and produced its best six-month performance since 2003. The Commerce Department reported GDP expanded at an annual rate of 3.5% in the three months ending Sept. 30, while the forecast from Action Economics’ survey expected only a 3% growth.
  • Is Your Resume Aging You?

    Franchise Strategist
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Is Your Resume Aging You? You may be inadvertently aging yourself on your resume by doing minor things that look innocent enough but may cost you interviews. The good news, however, is there are easy fixes you can implement to improve your chances of landing a job interview. Below is advice for you to follow. information technology resume service,IT resume service
  • FRANCHISE STRATEGIST- Panelist on the topic of Private Equity Investing In Franchise Companies

    Franchise Strategist
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    FRANCHISE STRATEGIST I will be a Guest Speaker & Panelist on the topic of Private Equity Investing In Franchise Companies at "The Capital Roundtable" Conference" Thursday October 23rd at The University Club in NYC. There is still time to register for this important, all day event. The Capital Roundtable is America’s...more http://lnkd.in/dUSywQT
  • Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Infographic Examines Employment vs. Business Ownership

    Franchise Strategist
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Infographic Examines Employment vs. Business Ownership business ownership, Employment, entrepreneur coach, Entrepreneur's Source Franchise, entrepreneur's source terry powell, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur’s Source founder Terry Powell, Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Friday, franchise business opportunity, franchise business ownership, franchise coaching, Franchise Friday, Income, Lifestyle, small business ownership, The Entrepreneur's Source Reviews, The Entrepreneur’s Source, The Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise, The Entrepreneur’s Source…
  • Start a Business – Is It Time To Graduate And Move Forward?

    Franchise Strategist
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Start a Business - Is It Time To Graduate And Move Forward? It's up to you to decide whether or not to allow yourself to continue repeating classes and doing the same things again and again. It's up to you to decide you've graduated and to take those steps forward.. Nobody ever considers staying in middle school beyond graduation because once you've graduated you've learned what you needed to learn. How many times can you take the same science or math class? How many times can you write the same essay? Middle school was a vital stepping stone but it was just that attention, Best Practices,…
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  • End Of The Bond Bull?: How To Manage The Nearing Possibility

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For the past 30 years, the U.S. has experienced the longest bull market on record for fixed-income securities. As interest rates declined, investors in bonds benefited.
  • Multi-Unit Master Franchisee Bill Sole

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bill Sole has been a successful master franchisee for the Anago Cleaning Systems brand in the Bay Area for nearly a decade now. He has just taken on the new territory of Inland Empire where his franchisees will service Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario counties.
  • Financial Advisors Should Work In Harmony

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The best financial advisors are also great team players. Top financial advisors and attorneys should work together to create a successful collaborative effort for their clients.
  • He Likes To Teach: U.S. Army Vet Prefers A Hands-On Approach

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jim Lager doesn't talk about himself a lot, but will allow that he's "pretty good at taking lousy businesses and turning them into something.
  • MU Domination Grows: And What It Means For Franchising

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ten years ago, when FRANdata began tracking the concentration of units controlled by multi-unit franchisees, it totaled 45 percent. Today, multi-unit operators control 55 percent of all franchise units.
 
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  • The Birth of Marketing

    bestfranchise
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The CTR or click through price, is typically regarded as one of the more crucial metrics of an e-mail campaign. While its value could not be undervalued, Successful marketers not just recognize this, but comprehend how you can utilize it to their advantage. The charm of mass e-mail marketing is that you could target numerous people in one go. In the internet marketing company your most valued asset is your email listing, this is basically a list of individuals that you have invited to join your list by giving something of value to them. The initial crucial secret is to make the subject line…
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    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Welcome to The Franchise Hound’s blog. Will update soon!
  • Veritas Inc Atlanta on Social Media Marketing

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    5 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    If you have yet to include social media marketing in your web business, then you are failing to do more. Veritas Inc in Atlanta GA does this perfectly. One thing that is a fact which is a tremendous number of businesses have benefited due to their involvement with social media. It is smart to put your best effort into this because you just may go viral on social media in your niche. A glimpse into the keys to the kingdom exist in the article you are reading. Imagine you cranking out strong social media campaigns at will. Veritas Incorporated (Atlanta, GA): Social Media Marketing There are…
  • Veritas Inc Franchising Info for Atlanta Entrepreneurs

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    5 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Welcome to the new and improved Franchise Hound! We have updated our look, so take a look around! Starting a franchise can be very scary, so I would suggest that you do all of your due diligence before jumping into something. Make sure that its the perfect fit. Running your own business isn’t just something you leap into. You have to know everything about it to be successful. Veritas Inc Atlanta, GA This month we are featuring the company, Veritas Inc in Atlanta, Georgia. While this company isn’t a franchise company, per se, it has been operating at incredible speed. The president…
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  • FROM THE SERVICE, TO SERVICING A NEED

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    28 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    On the morning of his mother’s funeral, Brian Walker realized something that most people go through life never knowing; his purpose. Looking at himself in the mirror and wearing the Air Force uniform that his mother loved so much, he realized that most of the decorations on his jacket were not won in battle. They weren’t even for his work on airplanes. Most of them came from his service to others. Brian has since put his passion for helping people into a business – becoming a franchise partner with SYNERGY HomeCare, a non-medical in-home care organization. Brian, who was…
  • Pizza Inn Launches Treats for Troops With a Twist

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    This year, Pizza Inn is extending its reach worldwide with Treats for Troops With a Twist, a project aimed at making our service men and women’s holidays a whole lot sweeter. Starting today, participating restaurants will urge guests to visit their neighborhood Pizza Inn by Sunday, Nov. 2, with a bag of unwrapped, individual-size candy to be included in care packages addressed to military personnel stationed across the globe. For each bag donated, the guest will be treated to a free Pepperoni Twist. “We’re proud to reach outside the four walls of our restaurants to share a little…
  • Sparkle Wash International Introduces Military Transition Program For Veterans – more entrepreneurship training

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    16 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Sparkle Wash International is honored to be ranked #5 in the Military Times 38 Best for Vets: 2014-15 Franchise Rankings. Franchises were selected based on financial incentives, brand performance, corporate policies and the willingness to support a successful environment for vets. And in continued support of the veteran community, Sparkle Wash International is excited to offer the Military Transition Program to all veterans entering into a new franchise relationship. This program is designed to give veterans additional support in business fundamentals, marketing and education. “For many…
  • EVENT CONNECTING VETERAN-OWNED-SMALL BUSINESSES TO CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN

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    16 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Registration is NOW OPEN! Summary of Event In partnership with Marriott International, Inc. we present an amazing and innovative event titled,Connecting Veteran-Owned-Small Businesses to Corporate Supply Chain: Learn how your small business can service corporate supply chains.  Register here! During this year’s National Veteran’s Small Business Week IFA’s VetFran program has partnered with Marriott International, Inc. and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to connect veteran-owned small businesses to corporate supply chains.  Come listen to Marriott’s expert on Supplier…
  • Life After the Military Doesn’t Have to be A Blank Canvas

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    15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Waylon White, 37, had already completed one U.S. tour in Iraq when he volunteered to return for a 2nd deployment to train Iraqi forces in May 2006. Little did the U.S. Marine Corps Captain know, his next visit would not be like his first. There for only 22 days, Waylon and a fellow Marine Captain were embedded with 60 Iraqi soldiers when insurgents began attacking their small compound. The other Marine was killed in that attack, and Waylon was knocked unconscious from an exploding mortar round. He would later wake up in Germany at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center with a list of injuries…
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  • The Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Franchise Attorney

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    24 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Before you sign a franchise agreement-a contract that can lock you in as a franchise owner for up to 10 years, you need to hire a franchise attorney. And, that’s only one of 20 things you need to do before you buy a franchise. Now, before you say “I’ve heard that franchise agreements are non-negotiable documents” blah, blah, blah, check this out: Some parts of a franchise agreement actually are negotiable…sometimes. It depends on the franchisor. Are Franchise Agreements Really Negotiable? Some franchisors, especially young ones, will work with you on a couple of items. Maybe you can…
  • HSBC And Franchising

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    22 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I’ve never seen a financial institution more focused on franchising than HSBC. I hadn’t even heard of this international bank until visitors to The Franchise Biz Directory started searching for information on them. Check out how focused HSBC is on franchising.   HSBC And Franchising First, a little information about HSBC-from their corporate website: “HSBC was established in 1865, and today is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, serving the needs of over 58 million customers worldwide. Our worldwide connections enable us to…
  • A Franchise Business That Sprays Little Kids With…

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    21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Chemicals. I’d be willing to wager ( a lot of money) that you didn’t wake up this morning with this thought: “I want to buy a franchise business that sprays little kids with…” Chemicals. I won the bet. Admit it. Pay up.   A Quick History Of Lice Infestation Removal Techniques (Olde Ye Technology. Hat-tip to Grace and Sarah for the “Olde Ye” term) This is how lice-removal technicians removed lice in the Old Ye times. Enjoyable. Probably. Nothing like an invigorating scalp massage with chemicals that kill bugs.   (Modern lice-removal…
  • McDonald’s Just Became The Most Transparent Company In The World

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    14 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
      What just happened at the McDonald’s Corporation? What’s going on at McDonald’s headquarters. Was it an unusually strong full moon? Did the recent lunar eclipse have an effect on the executive team? Is someone piping some type of odd gas into McDonald’s ventilation system at its headquarters near Chicago? What just turned the fast-food giant into such a transparent company?     McDonald’s Just Became The Most Transparent Company In The World Something happened. Or, something is happening. Maybe it’s all of the customer complaints that have…
  • Franchise Ownership: Do You Need A Partner?

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    12 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Has it crossed your mind? Have a thought of getting a partner? If so, are you thinking about getting a partner for your franchise…for the money? In other words, do you want a partner so you won’t have to put as much money into this venture? If that’s your reason for wanting a partner, you need to think a little harder about your idea. Keep reading.   Franchise Ownership: Do You Need A Partner? I understand. All of us like the idea of lowering our risk. But, do you need a partner in your new franchise business? While it’s true that with a partner you would be putting in less…
 
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