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Franchise Resources Archive: June, 2009

Franchising's green shoots

June 30, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
The stars are aligning for a surge for in franchising, according to another entrepreneurial expert. It’s interesting to see a growing consensus around this point, which we have been suggesting for a few months now. Brian Miller, CFE of The Entrepreneur’s Source, has written a lengthy piece for Franchising Times, in which he talks to a number of franchise experts. His feeling is that franchising... Read more.

Franchise Update June 29th 2009

June 29, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
In this week’s Franchise Update, we have news on an exciting franchise conference and a bold initiative linking small business people with high-tech skills providers.Click here to download this week’s Franchise Update, or watch in the player below: [flv] http://video.franchisedirect.com/22302cef84feaec0cdbc41a4d6c6524c.flv [/flv]The IFA has announced the line-up for its Franchise Development Supe... Read more.

Upcoming IFA conferences

June 25, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
We’d like to pass on two important notices from the world of conferencing. Do remember how informative (and fun) February’s IFA convention was? Well the IFA wants everyone to know that early bird booking to attend next year’s event has opened. The 2010 IFA annual conference will be held in San Antonio from February 5- 8th. The IFA has opened early-bird booking for members to IFA members only u... Read more.

Government-supported small businesses

June 24, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Yesterday we were discussing the struggles that entrepreneurs are facing, with many having to take on second jobs to keep themselves solvent. Then today we stumbled upon an interesting debate on the blogosphere that moves this discussion on a bit. Social entrepreneur and power coach Yu-kai Chou recently blogged with his suggestion for keeping entrepreneurs afloat: government subsidies.Yu-kai sugge... Read more.

Considering a second job?

June 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Home-Based Franchises, Guide to Buying a Franchise
Running a franchise or a small business is challenging, recession or no recession. It’s pointless trying to sugarcoat the difficulties that entrepreneurs are operating under these days. Most consumers are chiefly concerned with saving money and unless an entrepreneur can dream up a concept that facilitates that pragmatic goal, they will find it difficult to gain traction for their franchise tract... Read more.

Minority report from the IFA

June 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising
For minorities looking to get a leg-up in the entrepreneurial world, franchising offers a fast track to self-employment. The success of franchises like Popeye’s Chicken in urban areas, not to mention somewhat related events, like the election of the first African-American president of the United States and the nomination of the first Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court underlines the great succes... Read more.

Franchise Update June 22nd, 2009

June 22, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
In this week's episode of Franchise Update, we are focusing on financial opportunities available to help fund the start up of a new business. Click here to download this week’s Franchise Update, or watch in the player below: [flv]http://video.franchisedirect.com/d0266a5f0780dce12646d2158486c673.flv[/flv]Kiva, the entrepreneur lending site have announced a US pilot version. This will extend their... Read more.

The golden age of franchising

June 18, 2009 / BLOG POST Retirees and Franchising
What would you say is the ideal age to start a business? A so-called millennial who came of age in the era of the internet might say 19 or 20. Just look the multi-billion dollar success that young entrepreneurs have enjoyed with Youtube and Facebook.A more battle-hardened Gen X-er, who’s witnessed the rise and fall of the dot-com bubble might say 35 or 40. Ten or fifteen years of climbing the bus... Read more.

Franchising in New Jersey on the up

June 17, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
We’ve previously written about the possibilities available for Texans interested in owning a food franchise. New Jersey is another state that now seems to be warming to the financial potential available through franchising in this difficult economic market.The Newark Star-Ledger has a new article on the expansion of franchising in the Garden State. In NJ alone, there are 20,000 franchise establish... Read more.

Natural born franchisees?

June 16, 2009 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
Can humans be born with the hard-wiring to be successful at franchising? Is it a genetic intelligence that makes some people more successful than others at running a small business? These are some of the questions that tantalize us. We were fascinated to read a recent article explaining why women are natural born franchisees.Allbusiness.com recently ran an interview with Mary Ellen Sheets, who sta... Read more.
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