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Oxi Fresh Seeks to Grow By 50 Franchises Each Year

August 27, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Marketing & Franchising in the Media
In less than 10 years, Oxi Fresh has grown into a power player among carpet cleaning franchises. In a recent feature, the founder said the franchise wants to add 50 units each year for at least the next 5 years. Read more.

Starting a Franchise Checklist: 7 Things To Do BEFORE You Open

August 26, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise
Use this checklist to help you prepare for franchise ownership. Read more.

The Curious Case of Iranian Fast Food “Franchises”

August 24, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, International Franchising
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say. See how some Iranian entrepreneurs are testing that concept to satisfy a want for American fast food -- an item currently frowned upon in the country by certain powerful groups. Read more.

Food Franchise Report 2015: Franchises Make Changes to Meet Consumer Desires

August 20, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Franchise Direct News & Notes
Our Food Franchise Report 2015 takes a comprehensive look at the industry. Among the topics are food trucks, fast food changes, and transparency. Read more.

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Franchise

August 19, 2015 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Marketing & Franchising in the Media
Social media can be complex -- before you add in the layer of franchise rules. Here are some tips to help you market your franchise thru social media. Read more.

7 Facts That Make Young Entrepreneurs Successful

August 12, 2015 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Young Entrepreneurs
With age comes experience, but that doesn't mean more experienced franchisees and business owners can't learn something from those starting out. Here are 7 ways young entrepreneurs are finding success without the experience. Read more.

Maui Wowi Makes Several Media Appearances This Summer

August 10, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Marketing & Franchising in the Media
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest concessionaires, with more than 450 operating units in seven countries and an online store. This summer, the brand caught the attention of a few media outlets for its growth into unexpected places. Read more.

The Super Simple Way to Create a Business Plan

August 5, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise
Yes, franchisees need business plans too. Read this blog for a simple way to help you draft your own business plan. Read more.

5 Franchise Business Success Tips

August 3, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Information for Franchisees
To improve your odds for franchise business success, use these 5 tips from The Franchise King. Read more.

Talking European Franchise Expansion on Franchise Business Radio

July 31, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Videos & Podcasts, Franchise Direct News & Notes, International Franchising
Our managing director was on Franchise Business Radio recently. He shared some information on European franchise expansion for U.S. franchisors, as well as some tips for people who are interested in buying a franchise of their own. Read more.
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