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Franchise Resources Archive: March, 2009

Letters to a young entrepreneur

March 31, 2009 / BLOG POST Young Entrepreneurs
Bear with me during this digression: back when I was an English major, one of my favorite books was Letters To A Young Poet by the Czech poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The book essentially chronicles the written correspondence between Rainer Maria Rilke and a young poet, as the two movingly discuss the beautiful art of poetry and what a young writer must do to become a successful writer (the book is des... Read more.

Franchising - the real economic stimulus plan (Part 2)

March 30, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Financing a Franchise
Franchising is the real economic stimulus plan. That’s an idea we’ve shared with you on this blog recently. Following on, the IFA recently released its five point plan for reviving the US economy. There are a lot of interesting ideas here for the Government to take on board, including a call for the creation of a small business franchising coordinator within the Department of Treasury.... Read more.

Business Insights #10: Profit

March 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
 In this edition of Franchise Direct’s Business Insights video series, Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry talks about generating profit for your business.Download Business Insights #10, or view in the player below[flv]http://74.205.85.116/video/99f03e8396c273d2aa5c423674b41208.flv[/flv]Profit, as Sean says, is “the magic word for every business”.“Every business must create profit. That is the lifeb... Read more.

Franchising is the real economic stimulus plan, CEO says

March 26, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Women in Franchising
“Franchising is the real economic stimulus plan,” Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of the Dwyer Group and incoming IFA chairwoman recently told Franchise Direct. Ms Dwyer-Owens sat down with Franchise Direct at the IFA convention in San Diego, and in this video interview, gives a wide-ranging interview and offers her thoughts on the positive state of franchising and the continuing relevance of the IF... Read more.

Franchise Book Review: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

March 25, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
The business world is fixated with entrepreneurs like Matt Zuckerberg of Facebook or Muziic's 15-year-old founder David Nelson. These are prodigious young talents, 21st century businessmen, changing the world with a new technological concept. But these are not the only types of entrepreneurs. As Mike Michalowicz would like us to remind us, there is another type of business person out there, toilin... Read more.

What Women (in Small Business) Want

March 24, 2009 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has issued an authoritative paper on the things the federal government needs to be doing to stimulate women-owned small businesses. The NWBC says that a number of female small-business owners are experiencing difficulties in the present economic climate, and cite health care as a particular area of concern. It also outlines a number of steps that the go... Read more.

Franchising 'continues to grow', IFA prez tells Franchise Direct

March 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Franchising is a robust and expanding employment sector, according to IFA president Matthew Shay. Mr Shay sat down with Franchise Direct for an exclusive interview at the IFA annual convention in San Diego last month. In this video, he shares his thoughts on the state of franchising and its many diverse business opportunities. According to Mr Shay, franchising makes up “an increasingly larg... Read more.

Inside Franchising's Fast 55

March 19, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
These are interesting times for franchising. In spite of the recession, figures continue to pour in saying a number of franchise industries are performing very well despite the economic downturn. The latest good news comes from Franchise Times magazine, who have just released their Fast 55, a study of franchises and franchise industries performing far better than expectations.The Franchise Times s... Read more.

The 2009 Franchising All-Stars

March 18, 2009 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising
Many people have turned to the franchise business model to start a new career, and former professional athletes are no different. Away from the limelight of the playing field, a variety of athletes, many of them former football players, have done quite well in franchising. There’s even an organization called Franchise Athletes, who try to find franchise opportunities for players. So, with that in... Read more.

Keeping an eye out for signs of recovery

March 16, 2009 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Franchisees and franchisors have been spending so much time of late looking to protect their business, it’s easy to forget the importance of keeping an eye out an out for signs that business is on the up. Perhaps Ben Bernanke was being optimistic when he said he expects the economy to come around by 2010, but that shouldn’t stop entrepreneurs from being attentive to promising indicators. Writing f... Read more.
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