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Franchise Resources Archive: January, 2009

Business Insights #4: Equity Within Your Business

January 30, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Once you’ve got your business idea, you’re going to need funding for it. In the previous Franchise Insights video, Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry discussed how to go about finding financing your business. In the latest video below, he discusses the very delicate issue of equity.Download to Business Insights #4 or view in the player below[flv]http://74.205.85.116/video/55d3e9d1c547aa544875b52cb6... Read more.

Fixing your franchise

January 29, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Yesterday we were discussing franchisees who are finding ways to succeed at this challenging moment. Today, we’d like to focus on tips for franchisees that might not be doing very well at the moment. Business Week spoke with a number of consultants recently and published 11 tips for turning your business around. We think these tips are especially worth noting:Anticipate Opportunities. In whatever... Read more.

Franchise success stories

January 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
While there’s no talking down or dreaming away the economic downturn at this stage, innovative franchisees are still finding ways to make breakthroughs to consumers.If you’re discouraged by the economic climate, examine this recent story in Entrepreneur magazine about franchisees who’ve made the big changes to their business to make it more profitable. Versatility and an ability to think outside t... Read more.

iPod Giveaway Terms & Conditions

January 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
Employees and immediate family members of Franchise Direct (McGarry Internet), its associated companies, professional advisers, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to take part in the Franchise Direct “iPod Giveaway”. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. The Giveaway is only open in states and nations where the Giveaway complies with local law AND THE DRAWING IS VOID WHERE PROH... Read more.

The Franchising and Small Business in Cities Task Force

January 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
Given the reputation of franchising for triggering economic growth at times of severe economic downturns, many are now looking at the franchising community for the signs of growth that might lead us out of this recession.So it’s encouraging to note that the US Conference of Mayor’s newly-formed Franchising and Small Business in Cities (FSBC) task force recently held its first gathering in Washingt... Read more.

Are you cut out for being an entrepreneur?

January 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Information for Franchisees
A common question that many visitors to Franchise Direct ask themselves as they consider taking the plunge and purchasing a franchise is: do I have the personality to be a successful franchisee?For many, it’s a ‘chicken or the egg’ question. You won’t really know if you will be  successful at running your own franchise until you actually purchase one. And, even though you will be investing in a pr... Read more.

How to Start a Pizza Business

January 26, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE
The origins of pizza are questionable – some credit it to pita bread in the Middle East, others to the Greeks in the first century but most to peasants in Naples, Italy in the late 1800s. Pizza became known in the US in 1905 when Gennaro Lombardi opened a pizzeria in New York, and it has now become a popular and traditonal American food.   Starting your own pizza business can be trick... Read more.

Business Insights #3: Funding your own business

January 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchise Direct News and Notes, Financing a Franchise
Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry has previously discussed entrepreneurship and ways to identify business opportunities. Now that you’ve got your business idea, you’ll need financing to get your business off the ground.  Sit back and listen to Sean’s tips to getting funding.   Download Business Insights #3 here.   “Every idea in business, whether they are... Read more.

International franchising: don't put the world on your shoulders

January 22, 2009 / BLOG POST International Franchising
For all of the talk about the economic meltdown, many franchisors are still successful and  currently eyeing new opportunities. For the truly ambitious franchisor, an international leap remains a tantalizing, and potentially lucrative, challenge. An interesting article in the latest issue of Franchise Times recounts the discussions that took place at the Faegre & Benson International Summit i... Read more.

Still searching for a recession-proof franchise?

January 21, 2009 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
These days, everyone in franchising seems to have a few ideas about which businesses will thrive during the recession and which will falter.We've certainly posted our ideas in the past for franchisees considering franchises for sale. Now Entrepreneur magazine has weighed in with their choices for recession-proof franchise industries. Some of their choices are predictable, others are new.Have a rea... Read more.
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