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Go Big or Go Home: Why Master Franchisees See Major Benefits

July 23, 2014 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Introduction to Franchising
For franchisees with the resources and desire, master franchising can be a great benefit to reaching their business goals. Read more.

Beyond Economics: The Franchise Investment Behind the Scenes

July 21, 2014 / BLOG POST Business Insights, FAQ about Franchising, Franchising Your Business
Usually we talk about franchising from the franchisee's perspective. But in this post, we flip it up and look at franchising from the franchisor's perspective. What does it take to start a successful franchise system? Read here. Read more.

Growing Elderly Population Boosts Aging-in-Place Home Improvements

July 18, 2014 / BLOG POST
As an unintended consequence, the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program, established in 2002, has helped the home improvement and senior care franchise industries maintain and grow for over a decade. Find out more about the program in this post. Read more.

Why Entering the Franchise Industry Will Change Your Outlook on Business

July 17, 2014 / BLOG POST Business Insights, Franchising Industry, The Franchisee's Perspective
"Give and take" is a phrase that optimizes the franchise process, not only between franchisee and franchisor but in other ways as well. What other ways? This post explores the evaluations prospective franchisees must make to reach a decision. Read more.

Where One Customer Goes, So Can the World: Part 2

July 14, 2014 / BLOG POST Home-Based Businesses, Identifying Business Opportunities, Trends & Facts
Location is one of the largest marketing initiatives a business employs. But how do home-based or mobile franchises advertise and gain exposure for their services? This blog post covers how the same technology that allows for mobility can help for publicity. Read more.

The Franchising State of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finalists

July 11, 2014 / BLOG POST Football and Franchising, International Business, International Franchising
The winner of the men's 2014 FIFA World Cup will be decided in a match between Germany and Argentina. Obviously, these two nations have a wealth of football (soccer) talent, but how do their franchising markets look? Read more.

Where One Customer Goes, So Can the World: Location & Mobility in Franchising

July 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Home-Based Businesses, Identifying Business Opportunities, Trends & Facts
Long gone are the days where a physical storefront was a necessity for all types of businesses. Today, there are several franchises that allow franchisees to operate their own business without being location-dependent, including how their services are accessed. Read more in this post. Read more.

Full Assembly Hearing Ahead for California Franchisee Bill 610

July 8, 2014 / BLOG POST Regulatory Environment, Franchising Industry, Franchise Regulations
A California Franchisee Bill, formerly on hold from 2013, is set to move forward for a full assembly hearing where its success will be further decided. 10% of nationwide franchise businesses are currently located in California. Read more.

The #1 Cause For Sleepless Nights When Buying A Franchise

July 2, 2014 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Starting Your Own Business, The Franchisee's Perspective
What keeps prospective franchise buyers up at night? Fear. How can prospective franchisees alleviate their anxieties...and get more rest at night? Read this blog post from The Franchise King to find out. Read more.

10 More Random and Interesting Franchise Facts

July 1, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Trivia
A while back, we wrote about 10 little known facts about a number of franchises. Here we present 10 more factoids about popular franchise brands. Read more.
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