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Franchise Resources Archive: May, 2008

Franchise Watch - Business Services Franchises

May 29, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
In a recent study carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers in association with the International Franchise Association (March 2007) - it reported how the franchising industry is growing faster and provides more employment in all industry sectors compared to independent business sectors in operation within the US economy. "Franchising grew by 18% in 2001-2005 creating 1.2 million jobs". (IFA Inside... Read more.

Franchise Focus- Music Industry

May 28, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
The sheer numbers attending talent shows such as X-Factor and Pop Idol are anything to go by then more and more people are becoming gripped with becoming music stars and musicians- and for the lucky few this dream becomes a reality- Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, David Cook and many more. By the same token it is becoming increasingly difficult to break into the thriving music a... Read more.

Video Store Franchises

The franchise market for video stores can prove lucrative for franchisees, with a range of companies offering opportunities in the sector. For more information about this profitable industry, click here... Read more.

Franchise Friday- Most expensive burger in the world!

May 23, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
The priciest burger in the world costing a patron no more than $175 dollars can be bought at The Wall Street Burger Shoppe!! Despite the recent worries of an economic downturn, the proprietors of The Wall Street Burger Shoppe say sales for their whooping burger is consistent and in fact during times of economic trouble, patrons actually love to comfort eat, despite the price! Apparently there is a... Read more.

Pet Butler Territory sells for a Cool Million...

May 22, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
If you ever wondered if franchising is worth its weight in gold then you just need to ask founder of Pet Butler pet franchise Matt Boswell! Matt Boswell sold his franchise territories in Dallas-Fort Worth for a cool $1.2 million dollars to business man Mark Hammell. Pet Butler is America's most recgonized pet waste clean-up and removal services franchise with over 20 years excellence in business.... Read more.

VetFran's 300th Franchise Participant

May 21, 2008 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
Last week VetFran added another member to its organization with the addition of Schlotsky's sandwich bar franchise- becoming VetFran's 300th member. In joining VetFran's "Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative" the IFA's program to help U.S. military veterans invest in their own business Schlotsky's sandwich franchise has reduced its normal allocated franchise fee of $30,000 to $20,000 for quali... Read more.

Financing Options for Retirees in Franchising

May 21, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Retirees and Franchising
Prospective franchisees typically must borrow money to start up their new venture. Retirees with substantial IRAs or 401(k) savings can also use these funds to finance a franchise. Find out more here about ways retirees can finance a franchise. Read more.

Franchise Ownership Can Retire the Rocking Chair Myth

May 21, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Retirees and Franchising
Today’s 50+ population is reluctant to be “put out to pasture” but instead many people in their 50s and beyond dream of owning a business when they leave the traditional workforce. And there is no reason that older people driven by the entrepreneurial spirit cannot achieve their dream. Read more.

Minorities in Franchising

May 19, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Minorities are starting to make their presence felt within the franchise industry, and have become a very attractive group as potential franchisees for franchisors. Read this article on interesting facts and relevant organizations set up to help minorities enter into franchising…. Read more.

Selecting the Right Franchise Team

May 16, 2008 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Guide to Buying a Franchise
We all know how important it is to select the right team when it comes to an important football game, placing the wrong players for particular positions and the wrong combination of players in a team can have disastrous consequences. In just the same way, when you are a franchisee setting up a franchise for the first time... In order to give yourself the best possible chance of success you ne... Read more.
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