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Franchise Resources Archive: November, 2008

Veterans turn to franchising

November 20, 2008 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
Even though Veteran’s Day was commemorated last week, it’s still always a good time to honour the service that veterans have made to this country. And while, as soldiers, they contributed to the country’s safety, thanks to the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), honourably discharged veterans are finding they can contribute to the nation’s wealth as franchis... Read more.

Academic Spotlight

November 20, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Franchise Reports and Whitepapers
Franchising white papers with Franchise Direct brings the most comprehensive academic work on the field of franchising to you. These papers will provide valuable information on the latest trends and research in franchising. Knowledge is power so stay informed with Franchise Direct. Read more.

TV eye on entrepreneurs

November 13, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
One of the unexpected by-products of the boom of reality TV is a new-found interest in entrepreneurship. Reality TV might have grown popular thanks to exotic locales and hair-raising stints – as anyone hooked in by the first few seasons of Survivor will attest – but interestingly, as budgets have become constrained and program ideas more democratic, producers have begun put entrepreneurs under the... Read more.

Change for small business owners?

November 6, 2008 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Well, wasn't that exciting? But as the post-mortem’s are being written on 2008’s seemingly-endless presidential election, it’s a prescient time to take a look at the shape of the small business world as we head into this new historical moment. As we all know, these are trying times for small businesses. The credit crunch is biting and insurance costs are skyrocketing."The state of the union for sm... Read more.

Franchise Direct's Magic Number: $280,000,000

November 6, 2008 / BLOG POST
That's the rise in profit for Yum! Brands in 2008. Yum!, a quick service restaurant company which owns companies like KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and All American Food, had second-quarter profits of $2.65 billion for the second quarter of 2008. Compared to a profit $2.37billion for the previous year, Yum! has enjoyed a 12% rise in profits. So despite the economic turmoil, establi... Read more.

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