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  • Subway® Franchise Opens In Polygamist Community

    The Franchise King®
    The Franchise King®
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    A Subway® franchise has opened up in a closed community. A community that believes that one wife is just not enough for today’s men. A FLDS Community…. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located  in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah. You know about them, right?     About FLDS Well, just in case you don’t know what the teachings of this Church are…I found them…just for you. “The FLDS Church teaches the doctrine of plural marriage, which states that a man having multiple wives is ordained by God; the doctrine requires it in…
  • College Hunks' Unlikely Path to Success

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    Mike Sheehan
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    College Hunks' Unlikely Path to SuccessBy Mike SheehanNick Friedman, Co-Founder & President, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving®Source:  CompanyAn inglorious beginning to a glorious journey - that's the story of College Hunks Hauling Junk/College Hunks Moving's amazing trajectory.In the summer of 2003, Nick Friedman, a rising senior and varsity basketball player at Pomona College, was at his parent's home with neither a job nor any serious motivation.  But one day his mom kicked him off the family room sofa, wrenched him away from his video games and sent him along his way…
  • Are Pets Right For Vets?

    The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
    The Franchise King
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
        Are pet franchises right for veterans? Of course they are!  I'll show you why.   Pet Franchises For Veterans If you’re a military veteran interested in becoming the owner of a franchise, there are hundreds (thousands actually) of franchises for you to explore. That's a lot! The first thing you need to do is determine fit. In other words, will the role you'd be playing as the franchisee-the franchise owner, be a good fit for what you're really good at? For example, since we're on the topic of pets and pet franchises, just because you love pets doesn't mean you'd make…
  • Spring-Green Irrigation Program Helps Owners and Customers

    Lawn Care Franchise Ownership Tips - Spring-Green
    Spring-Green Franchise
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care continues its efforts to add support for franchisees as well as its customers by offering an advanced irrigation program. Sprinkler systems can certainly help keep the grass looking fresh and rich with color, but with potential water shortages in the summer, wasted water is a concern not just for lawn owners, but for lawn care providers. While irrigation systems are helpful in keeping lawns healthy, they require maintenance much the same way a car does. Spray nozzles can wear out and lose pressure or even become out of balance, thus spraying inefficiently and wasting…
  • Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising

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    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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  • Subway® Franchise Opens In Polygamist Community

    The Franchise King®
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    A Subway® franchise has opened up in a closed community. A community that believes that one wife is just not enough for today’s men. A FLDS Community…. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located  in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah. You know about them, right?     About FLDS Well, just in case you don’t know what the teachings of this Church are…I found them…just for you. “The FLDS Church teaches the doctrine of plural marriage, which states that a man having multiple wives is ordained by God; the doctrine requires it in…
  • Tubby’s Sub Sandwich Shop May Need Creative Franchise Marketing Help

    The Franchise King®
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    With a name like Tubby’s…. The name of this Michigan-based sub sandwich franchise chain came from the a popular comic strip character with the same name. That’s good to know, but how can Tubby’s new owners get around the name. A name that (to a lot of people) means “One that’s overweight.” Wait. Why am I being so gentle…so politically direct? That’s not me. I’m sorry. It will never happen again. Tubby=Fat   Tubby’s Gets New Owners The first Tubby’s Sub Shop was founded in 1968 by Richard Paganes, who at the time was…
  • The NLRB Franchise Business Decision: How Scary Is it?

    The Franchise King®
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The NLRB Ruling could change the franchise business as we know it. I know that’s a dramatic statement…and I’m really not into drama, but their decision is  kind of scary. Keep reading to see why…   The NLRB Franchise Business Decision The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced that its Office of the General Counsel is going to name McDonald’s as a “joint employer” in upcoming court cases. The courts cases are based on complaints against McDonald’s franchisees. Franchisees. Stay with me here…     I’m going to share…
  • Working From Home Franchise Businesses

    The Franchise King®
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    Are you looking to buy a franchise that you can run from home? Does working from home sound attractive to you? Are there legitimate franchise opportunities and business opportunities that offer the chance to work from a home office?   Working From Home Franchise Businesses There are  lots of franchises that allow you to work from home. Home-based franchises are popular, and they’ll continue to be because of the cost of entry. Most home-based franchises can be purchased for less than $100,000…a lot less. There’s no real estate involved, for one. And the inventory…
  • This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong

    The Franchise King®
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Hitting the 1,000 franchise location mark is a huge accomplishment. Most franchisors don’t hit it. That’s because it’s extremely difficult. Heck, hitting 100 franchise locations is hard. So, would you like to know what franchise concept just reached 1,000 franchise locations?     This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong Massage Envy Spa®. This feel-good franchise concept just hit the 1,000 unit mark. Congratulations from all of us in The Franchise Kingdom! So, how did they do it?   Massage Envy Spa® Sells Non-Obvious Benefits This membership-based…
 
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  • Are Pets Right For Vets?

    The Franchise King
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:05 pm
        Are pet franchises right for veterans? Of course they are!  I'll show you why.   Pet Franchises For Veterans If you’re a military veteran interested in becoming the owner of a franchise, there are hundreds (thousands actually) of franchises for you to explore. That's a lot! The first thing you need to do is determine fit. In other words, will the role you'd be playing as the franchisee-the franchise owner, be a good fit for what you're really good at? For example, since we're on the topic of pets and pet franchises, just because you love pets doesn't mean you'd make…
  • Veterans Can Change Their Career Path With A Franchise

    The Franchise King
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    So many American military veterans are going to be returning home in the near future. Our heroes are going to face lots of choices. Some of the choices have to do with their career direction.  Some veterans will follow tradional career paths. They'll send their resumes out, and do some local business networking hoping to land a good job...one with a future. But, the U.S. job market hasn't exactly been robust. That could make a veterans transition from the military to civilian life all the more difficult.     One Possible Solution  Franchise ownership. It's…
  • Franchise Business Advice: 3 Questions To Ask

    The Franchise King
    27 May 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Advice is plentiful these days. Especially if franchise business ownership is top of mind. I read a good article on franchise ownership...is it right for you?-on the online version of The Kansas City Star. Here's part of it. On whether franchise business ownership is right for you: "Before you even begin considering whether a franchise is the right business to own, consider whether becoming an entrepreneur is even right for you, said panelist Randy Mitchell of The Entrepreneur's Source, a franchise itself that offers business coaching to franchisees and prospective franchise…
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    Lawn Care Franchise Ownership Tips - Spring-Green

  • Spring-Green Irrigation Program Helps Owners and Customers

    Spring-Green Franchise
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care continues its efforts to add support for franchisees as well as its customers by offering an advanced irrigation program. Sprinkler systems can certainly help keep the grass looking fresh and rich with color, but with potential water shortages in the summer, wasted water is a concern not just for lawn owners, but for lawn care providers. While irrigation systems are helpful in keeping lawns healthy, they require maintenance much the same way a car does. Spray nozzles can wear out and lose pressure or even become out of balance, thus spraying inefficiently and wasting…
  • Spring-Green Lawn Care Participates in Renewal and Remembrance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Spring-Green Franchise
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Spring-Green Lawn Care participated in the Renewal and Remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. The landmark, which is a burial ground in Arlington, Virginia for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families, welcomed hundreds of lawn care professionals from across the U.S. The event was hosted by Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for the landscape and lawn care industry. PLANET invited approximately 400 volunteers to participate in mulching, pruning and planting on more than 180 acres within the cemetery.
  • Spring-Green Welcomes Our Newest Franchisee, Travis Snead

    Spring-Green Franchise
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Spring-Green is excited to introduce its newest franchisee, Travis Snead of Shallotte, North Carolina! Snead, a long-time member of the lawn care industry, knew Spring-Green would be the perfect opportunity to expand his current lawn care business and client base. The 44-year-old U.S. Army veteran chose Spring-Green with his family in mind. His business partner is his stepfather, John Thurman. It also includes Snead’s mother, Barbara Price McFadden, who handles marketing, and his wife, Carmen, the office manager. “I trust family more than anyone else,” Snead said. “We were looking for…
  • Father Takes Pride in Business with Sons

    Spring-Green Franchise
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:33 pm
    For most working fathers, spending Father’s Day with coworkers may seem unthinkable. But for Matt Holker, those are the people he cares about most. Holker opened a Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise in Rogers, Minnesota with his son, Greg, in 2006. Since then, his other two sons, Luke and Kevin, have joined the team, and they’ve expanded to cover the greater Minneapolis and St. Cloud area. Now Matt Holker and his three sons each own 25 percent of the company, and the family treats all business decisions as a democracy. “There are many advantages to working with family,” Luke Holker…
 
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  • 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.
  • Iowa Company Bawte CEO Discusses TechStars

    Rush Nigut
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I wanted to share a recent interview from the Des Moines Register with John Jackovin of Bawte. Bawte landed a spot in the prestigious business accelerator, TechStars of Boulder. John’s worked hard throughout his career as an entrepreneur. It was interesting to hear him say that one of the biggest lessons he’s learned is the right way to ask questions. Asking questions is an art. If you really want to learn about your business, rather than leading people to YOUR answer, it is much better to phrase questions in a way that gets people to give honest answers.  Asking leading…
  • Rush Nigut Receives Recognition by Peer Review Publications

    Rush Nigut
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Rush Nigut has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed;…
  • Lessons from an early Long John Silver’s Franchisee

    Rush Nigut
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Recently I reviewed a restaurant franchise offering for a client. One of the things I pointed out is the franchise agreement is freely assignable by the franchisor. This means the franchisor could sell its franchise to another entity and the original franchisor could disappear. If a sale occurs it is difficult to predict whether it will be good or bad for the franchisee. As discussed in a recent Business Record article written by David Elbert, it definitely was not favorable for a long time Des Moines family who owned 31 Long John Silver’s restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Arizona and…
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  • Franchisees, Please Ask California's Governor to Sign SB610

    Robert Purvin
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    California Senate Bill SB610, which is sponsored by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, has now passed the state legislative branch. It is now on Governor Brown's desk for approval. Franchisor advocates are bringing substantial pressure on the governor in a last ditch effort to defeat SB610. read more
  • What is a Liquidated Damages Clause?

    Mario Herman
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    If you are currently in negotiations about setting up a hotel franchise then chances are you may have been asked to include a liquidated damages provision in your contract. If you are going through this process without the help of an attorney and do not have sufficient enough legal knowledge then you might have questions about what this contract clause is and what it will mean for you down the road. read more
  • Baloney, Big Macs, the NLRB and Franchise Advocacy

    Jeffrey Goldstein
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    A column last week in the Los Angeles Times, entitled “The NLRB-McDonald's Ruling Could Be the Beginning of a Franchise War” is another example of how top franchise industry ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ too frequently lack sufficient knowledge about the facts and theories they are discussing. read more
  • Grilled Cheese, Not Just for Kids Anymore

    Bob O'Brien
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As my wife and I were driving home from a lovely Italian dinner on Chicago’s near west side the other night, following the unerring (if confusing) Waze directions, she pointed out a restaurant on a corner under the elevated train tracks (affectionately known in Chicago as the “El”) and observed that it “used to be good” when it was another restaurant altogether. read more
  • Are Franchisors Inching Toward a Cliff? How Much Control Is Enough?

    Howard Bundy
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    It seems to be human nature to want to stand as close to danger as possible—believing you have a solid footing to avoid falling over.  This is demonstrated by recent news reports of people dying while taking “selfies”, including one couple who tumbled off a cliff together in front of their young children. read more
 
 
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  • Couple's love story began in an unlikely way

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    Couple's love story began in an unlikely wayGettyThough they've been together for 10 years, Jennifer and Dan Digmann never expected to find each other where they did.Misfortune that united themMore from Everyday HealthScientists rewrite bad memoriesWhat athletes need to know
  • Europe poised to hit Russia with big penalty

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    Europe poised to hit Russia with big penaltyGettyAngered over Russian troops in Ukraine, European officials prepared to take action against the 'military aggression and terror.'Point of no return nears More newsHalf of all Syrians displaced? Airstrikes target Islamic State
  • This company is looking to fill 3,500 jobs

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    This company is looking to fill 3,500 jobs GettyIf it is time for you to get back to work after the long weekend, we know just where you should look.'Great opportunities for advancement'More in Finance Don't let student loans ruin youSeth Meyers on his first job
  • American city set to lose 5,000 jobs in 3 days

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    American city set to lose 5,000 jobs in 3 daysGettyWith two economic giants ready to close their doors this weekend, this historic city may be on the brink of financial collapse. Lasting effects of the recession More newsMayor vetoes controversial billLawmaker busted for DUI
  • Secret Service probe threat against Obama

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:39 am
    Secret Service probe threat against ObamaGettyThe U.S. Secret Service called upon state police for help tracking down a suspected threat against President Obama.Discovery made in ConnecticutMore headlinesTop aide to McConnell axedKerry wants coalition to fight ISIS
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  • Franchise Foundry CEO, Paul Segreto Nominated For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

    Paul Segreto
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cleveland, OH, August 29, 2014 – Franchise Foundry CEO, Paul Segreto has been nominated for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of Leaders. The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market. The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay…
  • Changes and Moving Forward!

    Paul Segreto
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Effective August 29, 2014 my tenure as CEO at FranchisEsource Brands International will officially come to an end. For various reasons things didn’t work out as planned and my decision was to move on. To that end, I’d like to share with you my next steps. As you may recall, about the time I accepted the CEO position with FSBI I had acquired Franchise Foundry. During my time with FSBI, Deb Evans has kept things moving along as Foundry’s President, working with both our portfolio and client brands and with my assistance and oversight as Foundry’s principal owner. Now, I am…
  • Culture Is A Work In Progress

    Paul Segreto
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:41 pm
    I do believe, in many cases, the level of business success contributes to the decision on whether or not a high performer is let go because their style is detrimental to the culture. In the case of a high performer in a business that is barely making it, that high performer probably stays. This situation works for the immediate time being but not for long-term growth. It’s difficult to build a team in this scenario. A high performer with a bad attitude in an environment with other high performers, probably should go. But not without trying to get the person in line first. Bad attitudes…
  • Controlled Growth Key to Success for New Franchise Concepts!

    Paul Segreto
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Working with entrepreneurs exploring franchising as a business expansion strategy, I’m often asked the question, “How does a new franchise company sell franchises without brand recognition?” Here are my thoughts… Initially, the founder is the brand. It’s his or her passion for the business. It’s how he or she treats customers and employees alike. It’s how the business is promoted within the local market. Not just through typical advertising efforts, but through solid grassroots, organic efforts. The initial franchise candidates are actually the “low hanging…
  • Technology As The New Norm – Are We There Yet?

    Paul Segreto
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    As we’re at mid-year, it’s essential we look forward to the second half of the year and review our goals and objectives. But, too often we don’t take into consideration how we’re going to make certain we achieve those goals and objectives… understanding what’s involved, doing the necessary prep work, learning about technology that will help, etc. As the world rapidly moves towards “everything digital” it is vitally important, and absolutely essential we stay on top of technology. This cannot be stressed enough! It is reality and is paramount to…
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  • FranNet’s Impressive Growth Continues to Earn Recognition

    FranNet
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    FranNet has been North America’s most respected leader in matching individuals with the right franchise opportunities for more than 25 years, and leading business publications continue to recognize the organization’s growth and leadership. FranNet earned its place on the coveted Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year, earning “Honor Roll” status, an exclusive distinction […]
  • Franchising Boosts Non-Profit Cash Crunch

    FranNet
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    This week, FranNet takes an in-depth look at a growing trend in the industry regarding the participation of a non-profit company’s investment in franchising. The technical slang for this activity has picked up the moniker of “social franchising” and that name has stuck. What we’ve found is that individuals and families aren’t the only ones […]
  • Using an EB-5 or E-2 Visa to Establish a Business in the U.S.

    FranNet
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In this week’s blog edition, FranNet tackles a subject that has been in the news quite a bit lately. The focus? How can you invest or own a franchise if you are not a U.S. citizen? Fortunately for our industry, entrepreneurship and small business ownership is open to foreign investment and there are two different […]
  • What does Seattle’s minimum wage mean to franchising?

    FranNet
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:56 am
    This week’s FranNet blog tackles a hot button issue affecting the franchise world — what a minimum wage hike might mean for the future of individual franchisees. While this is a timely issue, it could have deep and lasting effects on how businesses are classified in the world of entrepreneurship. The Seattle-based case in point […]
  • Consider a Resale Franchise

    FranNet
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You’re considering going into business for yourself. Perhaps you’re looking into a franchise, but you’re not sure you’re ready to start a brand new franchise outlet. Even with all the support and systems in place to aid new franchisees, the thought of tackling a brand new franchise outlet can be intimidating to some. An attractive option […]
 
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  • Small & Big Business, A Brief History Of Franchising

    Franchise Strategist
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Small & Big Business, A Brief History Of Franchising, When you choose to become a franchisee your are entering into an arrangement whereby your small business is often times part of a very large organization. This article walks you through a brief history of the business phenomenon we call Franchising. Have you ever wondered how franchising for businesses got started? The first examples actually date back to the 1850's and today some of the world's largest companies are actually franchises. franchise, franchising, small business franchise, history of franchising, business franchises,…
  • Easy Steps To Take To Overcome Key Fears In Business

    Franchise Strategist
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Easy Steps To Take To Overcome Key Fears In BusinessThis article offers step-by-step applicable tools for overcoming fears that might be holding you and your business back. Business Coach and Mentor,Lasting Solutions and Resources,Overcoming Fear in Business,How To identify A Good Mentor,Putting The us Back In Trust,Are You An Employee Or Business Owner,Decisions Made By Business Owners,Busienss Decisions,Overcoming Fear
  • Don’t let fear of failure stop you – you’ve got to be in it to win it

    Franchise Strategist
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Don’t let fear of failure stop you – you’ve got to be in it to win it Fabienne Fredrickson, We all have a life purpose and the only way we can achieve it is if we learn our life lesson. You can guess what my life lesson is because it takes one to know one right? This applies to self-value and self-worth especially around money. I’ve been working for a long time on this. Fabienne Fredrickson, Don’t let fear of failure stop you you’ve got to be in it to win it, life lesson, clients, success
  • Why Your Franchise Sales Pipeline Is Key To Business Growth

    Franchise Strategist
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Why Your Franchise Sales Pipeline Is Key To Business Growth The absolute essential element to a robust sales pipeline and, by extension, strong sales growth is the quality and quantity of the activity that generates the prospects. The more awareness created, the more leads. The higher the quality of the awareness the higher quality the leads generated Franchise Sales, “How Do You Know You’re An Entrepreneur?, 6 Things NEVER to Say During Your Sales Presentation, and can even give us the courage to pursue Top 100 Inspirational Quotes, As A Franchisee You Should Always Stay In Touch With…
  • How Affirmations Set The Tone For Your Success

    Franchise Strategist
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    How Affirmations Set The Tone For Your Success Have you created your affirmations yet? If not, take time right now to get started. Even a few positive statements can have a wonderful impact on your business to attract clients attract clients,positive mindset,mindset technique,business,virtual assistant,help my business grow,Be Positive,ideal clients,positive statements,Client Attraction, raising your rates,business owners,get new clients,email subscriber list,raising your prices,Fabienne Fredrickson,marketing,business,Franchise or Not here are Five Steps To Raise Your Rates AND Get New…
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  • Wounded Iraq War Hero Staff Sergeant Daniel Gilyeat First Soupmobile Franchisee

    kevinblanchard
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    American veterans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and according to a study released by the SBA Office of Advocacy titled “Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership in the Veteran Population,” 22 percent of veterans are either purchasing or starting a new business, or considering purchasing or starting one.  Soupman, Inc. (Public Trading Symbol: SOUP), the parent company […]
  • Town Planner is Looking for 30 Good Men and Women

    kevinblanchard
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    In recognition of Town Planner’s approaching 30th anniversary and the desire to help Veterans, Town Planner is giving away 30 FREE franchises to military Veterans or their spouses.  This is offered to Veterans who represent themselves favorably in an interview process done through their corporate office in Cleveland, Ohio.  The same franchise is selling today for […]
  • IFA Receives Top ASAE Award for VetFran and Operation Enduring Opportunity

    kevinblanchard
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The International Franchise Association (IFA) has earned the 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran) and Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) initiative. OEO is a franchise industry-wide effort to hire and recruit 80,000 veterans, military spouses and wounded warriors through 2014.  Since Veteran’s Day 2011, there have been over […]
  • FlipFlop Dogs Launches Veteran Franchise Giveaway Contest

    kevinblanchard
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    It’s no secret that America’s skilled veterans are struggling to transition from their military careers and into the workforce. In fact, there were more than 720,000 unemployed veterans in 2013. Looking to provide a business opportunity for one of these American heroes, FlipFlop® Dogs, a new franchise concept in the U.S. provides the Alternative to […]
  • Hiring Our Heroes Announces the Launch of Virtual Job Scout

    kevinblanchard
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    The Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes has recently announced the launch of a Virtual Job Scout.  The Virtual Job Scout is an online platform designed to gather all the resources and opportunities of a live hiring event and puts them directly at your fingertips of veterans and their families at no cost. Thanks to […]
 
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  • Tired of the Bidding War? Try Exploring a New Profit Source

    Brianna Bowman
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Are you tired of playing the “how low can you go” bidding game? Are you tired of slim profit margins and having to chase every penny of your payment from construction companies? THE PROBLEM Right now, you’re probably facing a number of different challenges in your business. Increased competition in an extremely narrow market: A rough period in the economy has led to a decreased demand for contracts and jobs in electrical, construction, and large commercial/industrial work. The bidding war: How low will you go just to get the job? Slim margins/profit: In order to compete in the…
  • Rainbow International Restoration® adds new franchises

    Rebecca Jung
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rainbow International had a shining second quarter of franchise sales in 2014. Rainbow International announced the addition of 10 new franchise locations. In addition to these new locations, four existing franchise locations have expanded their service territory, increasing the availability of their services to customers. “We are always pleased to grow our service network by developing quality franchise locations,” Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International, said. Rainbow International welcomes the following new franchise owners: Troy Reese, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jeffrey Finch,…
  • Mr. Rooter® rolls out new franchise locations

    Rebecca Jung
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Mr. Rooter rolled out five new franchise locations in the second quarter of 2014. In addition to these new locations, three existing franchise locations will be extending their service territory bringing plumbing services to a growing number of customers. “Our continued growth speaks not just to our brand,” Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter, said. “It speaks to the outstanding dedication of our franchisees as well, and without them we would not be the company that we are today. We are excited to strengthen the Mr. Rooter brand and look forward to continued success.” Mr.
  • 3 Excuses Not To Delegate, Debunked!

    Brianna Bowman
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Delegating sounds great…at least in theory. Who wouldn’t want to do less work and get the same, if not better results? Delegation takes the small, but necessary tasks off your to do list, lessens the stress on yourself as a business owner, and allows you to focus on the big picture instead of the tiny details. As an added bonus, it develops both the confidence and competence of your employees. But the truth is that most of us struggle when it comes to delegating. In a an article by Martin Zwilling on forbes.com, “Only 30 percent of managers think they can delegate well, and of those,…
  • Mr. Electric® powers through 2nd Quarter

    Rebecca Jung
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Mr. Electric had an electrifying second quarter of franchise sales in 2014. Mr. Electric expanded with four new franchise locations. As of Dec. 31, 2013, Mr. Electric had 130 franchised businesses in operation the U.S. and approximately 200 franchised businesses in operation worldwide. “Each and every new franchisee brings something different and valuable to our company,” Joel Worthington, president of Mr. Electric, said. “Pair that uniqueness with the knowledge of our established franchisees and ongoing support from corporate headquarters; it’s a winning recipe for 2014.” Mr.
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  • College Hunks' Unlikely Path to Success

    Mike Sheehan
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    College Hunks' Unlikely Path to SuccessBy Mike SheehanNick Friedman, Co-Founder & President, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving®Source:  CompanyAn inglorious beginning to a glorious journey - that's the story of College Hunks Hauling Junk/College Hunks Moving's amazing trajectory.In the summer of 2003, Nick Friedman, a rising senior and varsity basketball player at Pomona College, was at his parent's home with neither a job nor any serious motivation.  But one day his mom kicked him off the family room sofa, wrenched him away from his video games and sent him along his way…
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Announces Majority Investment in Rusty Taco

    Mike Sheehan
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Buffalo Wild Wings Announces Majority Investment in Rusty TacoBy Mike SheehanOn Monday, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NasdaqGS: BWLD) announced that it made a majority investment in Rusty Taco, Inc., a Dallas-based fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in street-style tacos "made fresh and from scratch." Terms of the deal were not disclosed."Buffalo Wild Wings' investment is part of our strategy to partner with emerging restaurant concepts that have the potential for significant growth, can work throughout the country and have a highly engaged management team with a passion to grow the…
  • Burger King Reported to be in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons

    Mike Sheehan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Burger King Reported to be in Talks to Buy Tim HortonsBy Mike SheehanThe Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW), the second largest burger chain in the U.S., is currently in talks to buy Ontario, Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) in a deal that would be structured to take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate. In a "tax inversion" deal, a U.S. company merges with a foreign company, reincorporates in the foreign country and effectively is domiciled in that country for corporate tax purposes. Inversions allow companies to transfer…
  • Menchie's Discovery Day: Getting a Lot of "Smileage"

    Mike Sheehan
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Menchie's Discovery Day: Getting a Lot of "Smileage"By Mike SheehanMenchies grand opening in Sterling, VAEarlier this month I attended a Menchie's discovery day at their headquarters in Encino, California. I was already a big fan of their concept so I didn't expect to be positively overwhelmed. In fact, for a company whose mission statement is "We make you smile," I was just a little concerned about being subjected to a mishmash of corporate sloganeering. I was wrong.From their bright, energetic and motivated staff to their unmatched organization, infrastructure and support, Menchie's…
  • Public Franchise Companies: Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Review

    Mike Sheehan
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Public Franchise Companies: Second Quarter 2014 Earnings ReviewBy Mike SheehanBrinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT)(Chili's Grill & Bar, Maggiano's Little Italy)On August 7 Brinker International announced that it achieved a "fourth consecutive year of double digit growth in a competitive environment" with solid fiscal fourth quarter results, including:earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increase 10.4% to $0.85 compared to $0.77 in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013Company sales increased 3.7% to $735 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned…
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