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Franchise Resources Archive: February, 2009

Steelers Win Pays Off Big For Pro Image

February 28, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSRetail Franchises
Pro Image Sports A Steelers victory gave a nice boost in sales to most stores around the country and has Pro Image off to a great start in 2009. Read more.

Business Insights #7: Writing a Business Plan (contd.)

February 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Writing A Business Plan - continuedIn last week's Business Insights video, Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry discussed the first two components in creating a successful business plan. In this week's installment, he addresses the subject in more detail, and specifically talks about the operation of the business plan and its funding elements.Download Business Insights #7 or view in the player below.... Read more.

Franchising heats up

February 26, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
More good news today that the franchising industry is on the up.It is not only seniors or veterans who have found a lifeline in franchising during the recession. Laid-off corporate executives and victims of the Wall Street credit crunch are also turning to franchising, it seems.Reuters has told the story of David Ambinder, a former senior vice president of global support services with Lehman Broth... Read more.

Thinking positive about franchising

February 25, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Over the last two months, we have discussed various ways for franchisees and entrepreneurs to make their business work better. We’ve discussed how to spot a recession-proof industry, tips for making your franchise run on less money, as well as ideas for bringing out the best in your employees. One attribute we may have omitted: the importance of positive thinking.While there’s no scientific theori... Read more.

Greening your franchise

February 24, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Green franchises have come along and garnered a lot of buzz in last year or so. Even at a time when economic concerns may be overshadowing entrepreneurs' desire to save the environment, green franchises have lost none of their luster.  Green pizza franchises are even popping up --- as the Franchise King recently blogged. The truth is that ecological problems are not going away and the green market... Read more.

Franchise focus: youth fitness franchises

February 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Fitness franchises have always proven to be one of the most stable franchise investments. Recession aside, America’s love affair with physical fitness is showing no signs of abating. Interestingly, a new slice of the sector is experiencing great growth: youth fitness franchises. It’s an interesting development. Certainly, the bedrock of fitness franchises has for a long time been young professiona... Read more.

Business Insights #6 : Writing A Business Plan

February 20, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchise Direct News and Notes
In this week's installment of Business Insights, Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry talks about the process of writing a business plan.View the video to hear Sean talk about what is most probably the most important document for a company.Download Business Insights #6 or view in the player below[flv]http://74.205.85.116/video/80e143d18b21ce028aa552d6d8ece21b.flv[/flv] Sean talks about how a busines... Read more.

IFA appeal to Congress

February 19, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
Building on the momentum gathered at last week’s IFA Convention in San Diego, IFA president Matthew Shay has written to Congress directly to appeal to lawmakers to help that franchising industry. It’s the kind of positive action that we hope will lead to direct government backing for the franchise community.Shay’s letter was sent to the House Committee on Small Business forum. Its purpose was to a... Read more.

Preparing for tax day

February 18, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Tax day: that dreaded part of the year is rapidly approaching. With March 15 less than a month away, the best thing that entrepreneurs can do is think hard about finding deductions that might not have seemed obvious a year ago. Luckily Franchise Direct is here to help you. A number of periodicals have just published their advice for this gruelling season. Business Week has suggested its Hidden Ta... Read more.

IFA Convention wrap-up

February 17, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
The IFA Annual Convention is winding down today and, what a weekend it was. Franchise Direct was everywhere during the convention, so keep an eye on this blog over the next days and weeks for videos and interviews from San Diego.It was an uplifting weekend, underlined by President Bill Clinton’s address to the convention on Sunday. Clinton said welcomed the Government’s bank bailout late last year... Read more.
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