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Franchise Resources Archive: March, 2008

Fun Coffee Information

March 27, 2008 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Coffee is the second largest commodity consumed in the U.S. On average consumers drink 400 billion cups of coffee every year, and this is only an approximate value! View my top ten fun coffee facts and be informed about what makes the coffee franchise industry as profitable as it is... Coffee is well established as the nation's favorite hot beverage, but did you know about the history of coffee o... Read more.

Franchise Trend Watch...

March 26, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Senior Care Franchises: The next big thing... The latest trend occurring within the franchise industry relates to an explosion in senior care franchises and the baby boomer generation retiring in the next few years. According to the US Census Bureau the senior market (individuals over 60) will grow by 81% in the next 25 years. This makes the senior care franchise industry the next big tren... Read more.

Women and Minorities Franchise Opportunities Seminar...

March 20, 2008 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
Women and Minorities Franchise Opportunities seminar series started today (20th March) in Adelphi Prince George's County and continues throughout 2008 scheduled at set locations...The next seminar is scheduled for March 29th and is to be held in St Louis Development Corporation and the St Louis Minority Business Enterprise Center in Missouri.This series of seminars is supported by the Internationa... Read more.

Buying Into a Franchise? Your Checklist!

March 19, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
When you are buying into a franchise, you are legally buying the right to use a specific trademark or business concept, which has been tested by the franchisor prior to franchising. The chief benefit of you investing in a franchise rather than a start-up or independent business, is that you are able to capitalize on the proven business model, trade name, brand and full support system provided by t... Read more.

Spring into Action...

March 14, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
First of all I want to wish everyone a very Happy St. Patrick's Day on Monday 17th March, I won't be blogging on that day as I am one of the lucky few with the day off! I intend on spring cleaning my home, car and my work goals for 2008 next week to put into effect new changes for a better work and home lifestyle. This might be just as good a time for you to consider re-evaluating your personal an... Read more.

Find your low-cost franchise...

March 13, 2008 / BLOG POST Introduction to Franchising
If you have limited funds to invest in a franchise or business opportunity, you can always invest in a "low-cost franchise" opportunity. One myth about low-cost franchises is you are not going get "your money's worth" so you won't get the best franchise available than if you had a larger sum to invest with. This is not true, what matters are your research objectives and how you investigate a low-... Read more.

Top 5 Wacky Franchises that Work!

March 12, 2008 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
I decided to compile a list of my top 5 wackiest franchise concepts that are making big bucks in the franchise industry. Customers are buying products and services that are different, unique and downright wacky and some very clever franchisors are capitalizing on consumer's needs for individual products and services.View the following list of "wacky franchises":1. If Hooters were a barber shop the... Read more.

Franchise Financing – Lending Sources

March 10, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Financing a Franchise
You need three things before you actually approach lenders to get financing for a franchise: a good credit report, a sound business plan, and some cash of your own. You also need to generate the remaining cash from a reputable source. View this article on the different organizations you can contact for relevant funding... Read more.

Attending a Franchise Exhibition...

March 7, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Information for Franchisees
Key Points to Keep in Mind! No doubt about it! A franchise exhibition or show is a great way for potential franchisees to meet franchisors and to find out detailed information about a franchise or business opportunity. However, there are a few key notes you should keep in mind when you are attending a franchise exhibition or show in order to get the best experience from attending the expo. 1.... Read more.

Franchise Reporter's Book Review…

March 5, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Joel Libava "The Essential Steps to Researching a Franchise Opportunity" For some people the yearnin to break free from demanding work life situations is all too great. Thoughts of slipping off the shackles of wage slavery and setting up their own business can overtake idle moments thinking on the long commute to work, the bus journey home, and just before they go to sleep at night…These people a... Read more.
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