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Franchise Resources Archive: September, 2009

Franchisors Seeking Young Entrepreneurs

September 30, 2009 / BLOG POST Young Entrepreneurs
We blogged about the success of Young Hunks Hauling Junk this week for a reason: we were pleased to highlight the success of young entrepreneurs. We’ve written in the past about how young grads are turning to franchising because jobs in the financial sector and beyond are gone at the moment. And guess what? It works both ways, as franchisors are beginning to search out the best young entrepreneurs... Read more.

Ice cream franchises enjoying sweet taste of success according to new Franchise Direct study

September 29, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Food Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
The ice cream franchise sector is displaying strength despite the economic challenges of the moment, the latest franchise report by Franchise Direct states. Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, has assessed the ice cream market after examining the UFOC’s of 18 franchises and in its ice cream franchise report, it found an industry overcoming seasonality to provide... Read more.

College Hunks Hauling Junk Honored

September 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
Blogging here with Franchise Direct involves taking a keen interest in the franchises that are listed on the website. So when one of the Franchise Direct franchises is singled out for distinction, we like to pass on the honor. So well done to College Hunks Hauling Junk, who were named among Inc Magazine’s Top 500 franchises. The founders of this junk hauling franchise, Nick Friedman and Omar Solim... Read more.

Ice Cream Franchise Study

September 28, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Franchise Reports and Whitepapers
Franchise Direct has published an exclusive study on the ice cream franchise sector. A number of top ice cream franchises are enjoying great success during the recession. Read this report to get the latest info on the state of the ice cream franchise industry. Read more.

Franchise Direct's Social Networking Guide

September 25, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
In today’s business world, a franchisee can no longer just open their doors and expect business to come rushing through the door. They must be engaged with social platforms as well.In this sense, today’s franchise owners are not only obliged to be skilled and professional in dealing with customers on a face-to-face level, they must also be masters of the virtual world, marketing their business to... Read more.

Ice Cream Trends - Part 3

September 25, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE
Ice Cream Franchise Industry Report Ice Cream Franchise Study - Part 1 Ice Cream Business Information - Part 2 Ice Cream Trends - Part 3 Ice Cream Franchise Success Rate  The first point to highlight is the emergence of new brands in recent years.  Eight of the 18 franchises in our sample had started to offer franchises in the last four years.  This suggest... Read more.

Ice Cream Business Information - Part 2

September 25, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE
Ice Cream Franchise Industry Report Ice Cream Franchise Study - Part 1 Ice Cream Business Information - Part 2 Ice Cream Trends - Part 3 Information Tables   Initial franchise fee   As shown already, there are ice cream franchises of every shape and size, from the ice cream van to the dine-in.  This is reflected in the initial cost of setting up a franchis... Read more.

Ice Cream Franchise Study - Part 1

September 25, 2009 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE
Ice Cream Franchise Industry Report Ice Cream Franchise Study - Part 1 Ice Cream Business Information - Part 2 Ice Cream Trends - Part 3 Ice Cream Franchise Study This study gives a brief review of the U.S. Ice Cream franchise industry based on data from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), formerly known as UFOCs, of a representative sample of 18 Ice Cream franchises and... Read more.

The Right Way to Go Green

September 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
We’re going to be hearing a lot about climate change in the coming months.All week, the New York Times and others have been running lead stories and editorials about the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. It will probably arouse the biggest media clatter about the environment since the Kyoto Protocol was signed. The media focus will not only center on what government’s c... Read more.

The SBA Launches its Swine Flu Preparedness Guide

September 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Franchisees and small business owners should take notice of the latest news from Washington. Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, has teamed with Janet Napolitano, head of Homeland Security, to publish a Small Business Preparedness Guide for the H1N1 virus.Winter is always a trying time for small businesses, as a strong flu spread around the office can really lower productivity.... Read more.
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