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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.

8 Tips for Franchisors When Expanding Into Another Country

March 23, 2015 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Interviews
International expansion can be a daunting adventure for a franchise system. Franchise law expert, Philip Zeidman of DLA Piper, gives 8 tips for expanding into another country. Read more.

A Quick Chat with Philip Zeidman of DLA Piper on International Franchise Expansion

March 23, 2015 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Interviews
Franchising law expert Philip Zeidman of global law firm DLA Piper provides a brief update about the current landscape of international franchising, and brand protection steps for franchises moving into another country. Read more.

10 Food Trends and 10 Up-and-Coming Food Franchises That Embody Them

March 18, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
Taking a look at 10 up-and-coming franchises that embody current trends in the always evolving food franchise industry. Read more.

MaidPro Offers Discounts for Vets & Existing Business Operators

March 11, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Military Veteran Franchise Information
With home-based, vet-friendly, training included, and flexible hours, MaidPro is turning the house cleaning franchise system into a truly friendly environment for franchisees throughout North America — with roots dating back to the early 90s. Read more.

2015 Franchise Direct Customer Survey Prize Drawing Terms

March 6, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News & Notes
The Giveaway is only open to legal residents of the United States, and only in areas where the Giveaway complies with local law. The drawing is void where prohibited. Employees and immediate family members of Franchise Direct USA, Inc. (a subsidiary of McGarry Internet, Ltd. – collectively “Franchise Direct” or “Promoter” herein), its affiliated companies, professiona... Read more.
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