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Franchise Resources Archive: October, 2009

The Growth Coach Recognizes Its Outstanding Franchise Owners

October 29, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach Business coaching concept awards star owners at annual convention. Read more.

Bringing Green Businesses into the Mainstream

October 29, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
The greening of the American economy is underway. Up and down the country, we are seeing the gradual embrace of environmentally-friendly products and materials. What green entrepreneurs are waiting for is the moment when green consumerism reaches the mainstream. At the moment, many are hard at work trying to explode the myth that green products are simply a niche."The real question is 'How does g... Read more.

How to Tap the Baby Boomer Market

October 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Retirees and Franchising, Information for Franchisees
No generation in American history is quite as celebrated as the Baby Boomers. They might not have changed the world like they promised in 1969, but by being the first generation to grow up with pop culture, it seemed like they would never get old. But, lo and behold, this year, Baby Boomers find themselves on the verge of the golden years. The question that many people exploring business opportuni... Read more.

6.6 Million Home-Based Businesses and counting...

October 27, 2009 / BLOG POST Home-Based Franchises
Home is where the heart is. And what is true for family life is also true in the business world these days.A few weeks ago, Franchise Direct published a report on the home–based business sector. The report found that home-based businesses and franchises comprise some of the best opportunities out there in the current business environment. That statement is backed up by new statistics, as well as a... Read more.

Insight on Education Franchises

October 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
We’ve seen a lot of interesting knock-on’s for the franchising sector in the wake of the recession. The business landscape has changed so completely, but few could predict the number of opportunities that would open up for select franchise industries. Education franchises are noting mixed results.In this case, we are specifically referring to test prep businesses. Empirical evidence states that st... Read more.

Matthew Shay Speaks in front of the Small Business Committee

October 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
Following on from posts last week about both Dina Dwyer-Owens on Capitol Hill and Barack Obama's small business initiatives, we thought we'd stay inside the Beltway for one more post. Matthew Shay, head of the IFA, was recently in Washington himself, discussing the state of the Small Business sector with members of the House Small Business Committee. There's a lot of information to mull ove... Read more.

President Obama Announces Plan To Rejuvenate Small Business

October 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
We blogged this week about IFA chaimwoman Dina Dwyer-Owens’ recent visit to Capital Hill and hoped that the Government would seriously take on board the needs of the small business community. Well, it looks like President Obama has taken notice. The President yesterday told the small business community that “America is standing behind small business”, as he announced a range of measures aimed... Read more.

Automobile Franchise Opportunities Still Revved Up

October 21, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
It’s been a busy year at Franchise Direct. When we weren’t matching entrepreneurs with top franchise opportunities or compiling a list of the Top 100 Global Franchises, we were putting together insightful reports on pizza franchises, ice cream franchises, home-based franchises, automotive franchises and more. Just because some of these reports were published a few months ago doesn’t make them any... Read more.

Delivering Cost-Effective Franchise Solutions

October 20, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
These days, every penny counts. The days when a business could throw money down the drain are long gone. If anything, businesses must strive to make their money they go further than ever before, which is why we’re offering a very simple, but essential money-saving tip today to franchisees. Franchising Times has a thought-provoking story on an unexpected place to save money: the post office. Did... Read more.

Ms Dwyer-Owens Goes to Washington

October 19, 2009 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, Franchise Regulations and Government Action
At times like these, franchisors and small business owners need to be heard on a national level by politicians and interest groups about the need for government to support the America’s small business sector. We’ve certainly heard a lot from the likes of Goldman Sachs in recent months. So congratulations IFA Chairwoman Dina Dwyer-Owens for addressing Capital Hill recently.The timing is urgent. A r... Read more.
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