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4 Key Differences Between Running a Franchise and Running a Business

July 22, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise
Franchising allows you to own your business, but under a special set of circumstances. Learn the key differences between running a franchise and a typical small business. Read more.

Safe Ship’s “Mom 'n Pop” Approach to Franchising Featured on FOX Business

July 10, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Safe Ship, a packing and shipping franchise, is being featured on FOX Business Network's program In View with Larry King. The franchise's mom 'n pop approach is the focus. Read more.

4 Not-So Obvious Things You Need To Do Before You Buy a Franchise

July 2, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Partners
The Franchise King shares 4 not-so-obvious things interested parties need to explore before getting into franchise ownership. Read more.

Franchising Market Spotlight: The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Semi-Finalists

June 30, 2015 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising, Sports & Franchising
The winner of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be England, Japan, Germany or the United States. Obviously, these nations have a wealth of football (soccer) talent, but how do their franchising markets look? Read more.

Explaining Social Franchising

June 24, 2015 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
Social franchising, or using franchising methods to further social causes, is gaining momentum. How? Read this post to find out. Read more.

FDD & Operations Manual Updates that Could Result from the Joint-Employer Issue

June 4, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchisee FAQ, Information for Franchisees, Regulatory Environment
The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and operations manual, major guides for franchisees in respect to their responsibilities, are facing a potential overhaul for many franchise systems in light of current joint-employer concerns. Read more.

Franchise Ownership Benefit: Enhanced Access to Great Technology

June 3, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Partners
There are many benefits to franchising. One is support in keeping up with the ever-changing technological landscape. Read more.

Franchise Outlook for 2015 Forecasted to Exceed Prerecession Levels

June 1, 2015 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Market Trends & Facts About Franchising
The U.S. franchise business network this year is expected to see an upswing exceeding figures that were in place during the prerecession year 2007, and year over year growth in gross domestic product and output sales across the board. Read more.

Don’t Do That! 3 Common Mistakes for First-Time Franchisees to Avoid

May 28, 2015 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Information for Franchisees
How can first time franchisees avoid common mistakes? Franchisors give their advice. Read more.

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.
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