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Franchisee Prospect Insights 2015

May 18, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News & Notes, Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
Franchise Direct conducted a prospective franchisee survey in early 2015. The responses offer fascinating insights into the demographics and motivations of prospective franchisees using Franchise Direct. Read more.

10 More Random Franchise Facts: Food Edition

May 14, 2015 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
We're back with 10 more random factoids about popular franchise brands. This time it's fast food specific. Read more.

Decision Day: Franchise Ownership Style

May 5, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Partners
You've been through the vetting process for your franchise or business opportunity. Are you ready to sign? The Franchise King gives us the final checklist. Read more.

Franchise Financial Performance Disclosures On The Rise

May 4, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise
Want to know how much profit you can expect while operating any given franchise business? You are not alone. So do the vast majority of potential franchisees ready to start a business, which may be why franchisors are beginning to more frequently offer financial performance representations in Item 19 of the FDD. Read more.

Nevada Public School District Aims to Improve through 'Franchise Principals'

April 23, 2015 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Taking what works and sharing it with others is really at the root of franchising, in business and beyond. Find out how one school district is teaming up to share what works, leading to a school franchise situation where the best strategies are introduced to other schools to boost student success. Read more.

When to Establish Location: Before or After Signing Your Franchise Agreement?

April 16, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise
For those franchisees working out of a fixed location, finding the right spot may only be trumped in importance by finding the right franchise system. But should the location search happen before or after franchise agreements are made? Read more.

So, You Found the Perfect Franchise…Now What?

April 2, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Partners
Finding the franchise you want to commit to is only the beginning. The Franchise King tells incoming franchisees what comes after they find "The One." Read more.

Franchises Being Funny: A Look at April Fools’ Pranks Pulled by 3 Franchises

April 1, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
While April Fools' pranks can be a risky proposition for businesses, some franchises have pulled one on the public at-large. Here's a look at 3 of the most well-known franchise April Fools' pranks. Read more.

10 Up-and-Coming Fitness and Sports Franchises

March 31, 2015 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising, Sports & Franchising
The multi-billion dollar fitness industry is expected to grow over the next 10 years. Here are 10 franchises that are poised to grow along with the industry in general. Read more.

Undergrad Course at Virginia Tech to Boost Franchising Awareness

March 27, 2015 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Introduction to Franchising, Young Entrepreneurs
To expand education for incoming business students, a new course to commence next spring will target undergraduates and help to promote a greater understanding of the franchise business model in the wider business world. Read more.
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