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Franchise Resources Archive: August, 2009

Never too young for franchising

August 31, 2009 / BLOG POST Young Entrepreneurs
You’re never too young to start a franchise, the saying goes, and that’s truer than ever given the state of the economy. One group directly suffering the consequences of the economic downturn are this year’s college graduates, who enter into a fearful jobs market with most businesses running on threadbare staff.So for young people, the dream of franchising has probably never been more alluring. Th... Read more.

Experience over prestige

August 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Our thoughts again turn to the restaurant industry, especially the quick-service restaurant sector. Our Top 100 Global Franchises was dominated by the QSR franchises and for those considering expansion, either on a domestic or an international level, have to figure out how to negotiate a tricky and competitive market.   Franchise Times has an eye-opening story about the QSR sector in their... Read more.

The Forthcoming Burger Wars

August 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
As the economy has tightened up and competition has put the squeeze on businesses, we’ve seen franchises in the quick-service restaurant sector really get ruthless in trying to attract new customers. This year, we’ve already had the coffee wars and we’re about to witness an exciting new front in fast-food competition: the burger wars.   Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.,... Read more.

Pizza Hut's UK expansion

August 25, 2009 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Food Franchising
Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises has barely been published two weeks and we’re already seeing franchises competing to improve their standing for next year’s rankings.   News comes to us from the Financial Times that Pizza Hut UK are considering serious expansion over the coming months. The UK’s eminent business paper has reported that Pizza Hut UK is cons... Read more.

Why international franchising?

August 20, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, International Franchising
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be analyzing certain components of our Top 100 Global Franchise rankings. There’s enough material in here to keep us blogging until Christmas. I hope you’ve been finding the poll as informative as we have.Today, we'd like to tale a general look at emergence of international franchising. The Wall-Street Journal recently wrote a long and informative story on h... Read more.

Postman opens pet franchise

August 19, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Here at the Franchise Blog, we like to take a lighter look at things every now again. Examining the difficulties in the global economy can be a grind, so it’s nice to highlight a positive story, and they don’t get quirkier than this: a retired Memphis mailman has opened a dog day care business.That’s right. Dennis Diffie and his wife Terrie opened a Camp Bow Wow franchise two weeks ago. Dennis obv... Read more.

Branding your franchise right

August 18, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Whether we realize it or not, we’ve spent our life with franchises. I remember taking long drives down from New Jersey to South Carolina and Florida as a kid and one of the things I remember most is the different franchises---restaurants, motels, etc --- competing for attention on roadways and rest-stops. Some of them succeeded, some of them failed, but all of them fought passionately for the cons... Read more.

Franchise Update: Special Report Part I

August 17, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
This week, we are bringing you a special report on the franchise industry featuring exclusive interviews with industry representatives. Click here to download this week’s Franchise Update, or watch in the player below: Interviewees include Great American Cookie Company franchisee Doc Cohen; Vice President of Franchise Development for Regis Corporation Alan Storry; President of Hot Dish Adv... Read more.

The one franchising book to buy this year

August 17, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Here at the Franchise Blog, we enjoy a good book about franchising now and again. Buying a franchise is a difficult decision that involves some serious self-analysis before you even get down to dealing with banks, investors and franchisors. There’s tons of social media devoted solely to question of whether or not someone is cut out for franchising, but maybe a book-length meditation on the subject... Read more.

Introducing Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises

August 13, 2009 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
International franchising has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Perhaps its just a sign of the growing awareness of the potentials of the global economy.Only this Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal wrote an in-depth story on American franchises are looking abroad. Well, their timing couldn’t have been better, as Franchise Direct is proud to announce the findings of its inaugural Top 100 Glob... Read more.
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