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Franchise Resources Archive: January, 2008

Who am I?

January 30, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
I noticed lately that my business blog is getting a little too big! Some say size matters for bloggers. Size...ahem...of blog posts that is! So I have decided to make some changes to Franchise Direct's blog layout to make it more user friendly to all you franchise business bloggers out there.Firstly, I'll introduce myself. I am the Franchise Reporter and I will be regularly posting franchise newsb... Read more.

Franchisee Feedback -- 2007 Satisfaction Ratings

January 24, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Is investing in a franchise a wise decision? What do Franchisees think about their investment and the franchise industry in general?According to the Franchise Satisfaction Index published in 2007 by the Franchise Business Review, a leading market research company in the franchise industry, most Franchisees are indeed happy with their decision about franchise ownership.The firm conducted a survey o... Read more.

Franchise Expos -- Shopping Tips for Prospective Franchisees

January 18, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
Now that the New Year is here, there are many large franchise exhibitions with several big shows coming up, including: The British Franchise Exhibition, Manchester, January 26-27 The IFA Annual Convention, Orlando, February 9-12 The Franchise Show, Toronto, February 17-18 Franchise Expo, Paris, March 23-27 18th USA International Franchise Expo, Washington, DC, March 30 For those prosp... Read more.

Plaudits from Inc. Magazine for Blue Coast

January 18, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSAccounting & Financial Franchises
Blue Coast Savings Consultants In the November 2007 issue of Inc. magazine, consultant and writer Candee Wilde named Blue Coast Financial Group one of her top picks for franchise and business opportunities in the business services sector. Read more.

International Franchising--Global Growth of Franchise Businesses

January 10, 2008 / BLOG POST International Franchising
Pizza in Kuwait... Gap jeans in the Phillipines Gourmet Burgers in Turkey-these are just a few examples of how international franchising is growing at a tremendous rate. US-based Pizza Inn is expanding into the Middle East and Asia. The Gap is opening eight stores along with four Banana Republics in the Philippines. Carrefour, a popular French food retailer, is launching operations in Poland. And... Read more.

A Franchise Career--Choosing "Business Owner" as Your Job Title

January 4, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews, Guide to Buying a Franchise
Many people when thinking about their career choices overlook the franchise option. Franchise ownership presents a variety of choices to suit many different types of talents and people -- whether young and exploring college or trade schools; a college graduate looking for a corporate job; a middle-aged executive "downsized" out of a long-time job; or even a retiree eager to continue working. Franc... Read more.

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