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Franchise Resources Archive: April, 2009

Beyond 100 days

April 30, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office have passed with deserved fanfare. It’s clear that America has turned a corner, and both nationally and internationally, President Obama has steadied the ship to a certain extent. The signs that the economy has emerged from its deepest doldrums will only encourage the President as he goes forward in his term.But there's one sector that’s decidedly... Read more.

Franchising beyond failure

April 29, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Not many entrepreneurs feel comfortable discussing the “F” word: failure. Especially at these difficult economic times, failure in business is seen by some as taboo. Yet, there is a growing consensus among business leaders that every risk brings some reward, even if profit is not the most immediate one.Writing on Blue Mau-Mau recently, Dr Steven Stralser, author and professor of entrepreneurship,... Read more.

National Franchise Associations

April 29, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Franchise Association News
There are various associations set up that promote franchising, offer advice and provide online communities for franchisees. This page has a list of several associations involved in the franchise industry within the US. Read more.

Thrive with a home-based franchise

April 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Home-Based Franchises
It’s no surprise that home-based franchises are one of the most popular franchise investments. They offer new franchisees an excellent and affordable start-up with minimal risk and the option of maintaining other work. With the recession, we’ve witnessed real growth in this sector, as entrepreneurs have been turning to business opportunities with lower overhead and higher yield.But what does a hom... Read more.

Franchise Update April 27th, 2009

April 27, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Watch this week's installment of Franchise Update to keep in touch with the latest news from the franchise community.Download Franchise Update: 04/27/09, or view in the player below [flv] http://video.franchisedirect.com/fc3fdef439fab46b0cc8af58bc162ca6.flv [/flv] In this week's installment, Franchise Direct's Lillie Burroughs reports on the publication of Franchise Direct's exclusive report on t... Read more.

From the White House to Burger King: a life in franchising

April 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Company Updates
It’s important from time to time get fresh perspectives on the franchising world. In fact, one of the reasons that franchising is such an interesting field is that people can have, say, 10-20 years of experience in sales or the military, before switching tracks and starting a franchise. Yet their past experience will always stand to them. Which brings us to the story of Ben Jarratt.Jarratt was by,... Read more.

Coffee Franchise Report

April 24, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Franchise Reports and Whitepapers
After thoroughly examining 29 Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Direct has found that the coffee franchise sector is weathering the recession resiliently, bolstered by a product that is an integral part of American life. Read more.

State of the Franchise Industry 2009

April 23, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Watch these video interviews conducted by Franchise Direct’s Lillie Burroughs with various representatives from the franchise community in which they speak about the state and relevance of the franchise industry during the current economic climate. [flv]http://video.franchisedirect.com/7ee50547109ebcc7ee5324a0fd756241.flv[/flv]Lillie speaks to Doc Cohen, a franchisee with Great American Cookies ab... Read more.

Guest Blog: James M. Wilson on Franchise Opportunities for Veterans

April 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
This week, we are delighted to feature a guest blog from James M. Wilson Veterans and Franchising When leaving active duty, veterans often first look to finding a job in the defense industry or in aviation or other career that is strongly related to their active duty experience. This is appropriate because there are plenty of adjustments in moving from the military to the civilian world without... Read more.

New Franchise Direct study finds opportunities brewing in the coffee franchise sector

April 20, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Food Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
The coffee franchising sector is recession-resistant and an integral part of American lifestyle --- these were the findings of a recent Franchise Direct study of the coffee franchise industry. After examining the FDD/UFOC documents of 29 coffee franchises, Franchise Direct has found that this $11 billion industry, after weathering a slight dip at the start of the recession, is growing and diversif... Read more.
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