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Franchise Resources Archive: November, 2009

Time To Enlist in e200 Is Running Out

November 30, 2009 / BLOG POST Young Entrepreneurs, Minorities in Franchising
Today’s blog post is especially geared towards readers in urban areas. The time is running to enroll in the SBA’s e200 program for 2010. If you’re a small business owner or a franchisor launching an expanding concept out of an inner-city area, the SBA has bold initiative for you. Its Emerging 200 program is seeking out 200 entrepreneurs with businesses that are going places. They’ll provide you wi... Read more.

Some Worthwhile Holiday Viewing

November 27, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Small business success is a challenging endeavor, but you are not alone. For every entrepreneur out there, there are hundreds of small business counselors out there in most big population areas offering advice and insight how to get your business of the ground. We watched this video on CNN’s Money website and thought it discussed the issues that entrepreneurs face in a clear and concise. T... Read more.

Happy Thanksgiving From Franchise Direct

November 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
Everyone here at Franchise Direct would like to this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. We’ve had a lot to be thankful this year and we hope you have as well. Enjoy the turkey and don’t eat too much it! Check in next week for the best franchise opportunities. Read more.

What To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Franchise

November 25, 2009 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
We’re firm believers that you can’t get enough good advice when you’re making the decision to buy a franchise. Many people have different perspectives on the best way to do it, and we’re happy to pass on the soundest wisdom so that you can take it all on board before making that big investment.Don Saszkowski does a credible job keep on top of the most important issues in franchising over at About.... Read more.

Who Needs the Government's Small-Biz Bailout?

November 24, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
While the reported calls for a small-business recovery plan were finally heeded last month by the Obama administration, in the aftermath, some financial analysts are asking this interesting question: who needs the federal government's money anyway? While the government stalled and stalled in getting relief to small businesses – they came nearly a year after the big Wall Street bailouts – the priva... Read more.

Turning To Food Franchises on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
I think we’re probably all guilty of beating the ‘recession’ drum to death in the last year or so, but it is still staggering to witness the social changes that are occurring since people were forced to tighten their belts. Even where Thanksgiving is concerned.   Turkey Day takes place this Thursday. For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has meant a day of overeating... Read more.

The Last Word On Canadian Franchising

November 19, 2009 / BLOG POST International Franchising
Following on from a breakdown on the financial benefits of the Canadian market yesterday, we have happened upon more evidence that states that more American franchises are looking to Canada. “A trend appears to be emerging among U.S.-based franchisors to target the Canadian market first for international expansion. A slow-to-recover U.S. economy, combined with Canada's relative strength during the... Read more.

Facts from the Canadian Franchise Market

November 18, 2009 / BLOG POST International Franchising
Back in late May, Franchise Direct launched its sixth international franchise portal, Franchise Direct Canada. A few months in and we're delighted to be playing a role in matching Canadian entrepreneurs with top business opportunities. There is no questioning the value of the Canadian franchise market. As we found through many interviews with the franchises represented on the Top 100 Global Franch... Read more.

Unishippers Makes the 2009 Franchise Times Top 200 List

November 17, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSMailing & Shipping Franchises
Unishippers Global Logistics Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation’s largest reseller of complete shipping services, has been included for the third year in a row in Franchise Times magazine’s Top 200 Franchise Systems list of the nation’s largest franchise systems by total sales. Read more.

McDonald's Sound Bullish on the Future

November 17, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
“As McDonald’s goes, so to does franchising.” This might be an extreme overstatement, but nonetheless, the Golden Arches has had such a defining role in the evolution of franchising that many entrepreneurs and analysts will use it as a bellwether for how the industry is faring as a whole. Those insiders will be have taken positive news from the McDonald’s recent gathering for analysts and journali... Read more.
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