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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...