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Franchise Resources Archive: December, 2009

Entrepreneur Lists The Best Franchise for the New Year

December 30, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Many business experts will be prognosticating over the holiday season over which franchises will be the blue chip investments for the next decade. One of the franchise industry's most trusted barometers has been released. This analysis of the best performing business out there will tell us a lot about which franchises are primed for a successful era duing the Teens.The Enrepreneur Franchise 500... Read more.

US Business Coaches Cautiously Optimistic On Economic Recovery

December 23, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach The Growth Coach 'Business Barometer' indicates signs of an uptick. Read more.

The Growth Coach Ranked Among Nation’s Top 300 Franchise Companies

December 23, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach Business coaching franchise system named industry ‘AllStar.’ Read more.

Congress Extends SBA Loans

December 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Financing a Franchise
Here’s some good news for franchisees and business-owners going into the holiday break. Congress has extended some critical SBA loans that were set to expire by the New Year.   The Wall Street Journal has done some excellent reporting on the story. These loans may only be extended until February for now, but in reality, this will be a big help for businesses struggling to make it to 2... Read more.

2010 IFA Convention Registration Underway

December 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
Last week’s Franchise Outlook 2010 provided a very concise forecast for the franchise market for the coming year. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have a journey in front of us before we return to the headier days of 2005 and 2006. What will the franchise community do to bring about the conditions for its next successful era? The IFA specifically called for the franchising com... Read more.

The Taste Of International Success

December 21, 2009 / BLOG POST International Franchising
2009 has been a big year for international franchising. If anything, it’s a sign that the world is getting smaller by the day. But it doesn’t mean that relocating your franchise to a new country will lead to overnight success. As franchises reach more and more exotic locales, you’ll have to bring a brand new culture around to a new way of doing business.Food franchises have been the most bullish a... Read more.

Franchise Outlook 2010: The Reaction

December 17, 2009 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Way back in 1985, John Naisbitt, the author of Megatrends, wrote the text “The Future of Franchising: Looking 25 Years Ahead to the Year 2010 for the IFA. Naisbitt stated that franchising was certain to grow, and, as the IFA have acknowledged, he was right. But where does franchising go from here? That was the subject of yesterday’s 2010 Economic Outlook. There’s loads of material in the PriceWat... Read more.

The Best Ways To Green Your Franchise

December 16, 2009 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Green Franchise Businesses
The events at the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, I believe, are settling an opinion: there is no wishing away the world’s environmental problems. Seventeen years ago, a rather small delegation gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the world’s developing eco-problems. Whatever your particular opinion is on the climate, the huge gathering in Copenhagen, coupled with the huge attendance of... Read more.

Challenges At The Top For Premier Franchises

December 15, 2009 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Building on yesterday’s discussion on the future viability of the drive-thru, let’s look at another big 2010 trend in the QSR world. If there are two words that may define the next year and beyond for fast food frachisees, it may be these: “eat cheap”.   Those are the two words of USA Today journalist Bruce Horovitz, who identified this as the one of the bigger QSR t... Read more.

Is The Drive-Thru Really In Trouble?

December 14, 2009 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
As the year winds down, it’s a relevant time to start to analyze the trends that will shape franchising for years to come. Especially as we stand on the verge of the next decade, one wonders exactly how the meta-factors that are changing the world-at-large will trickle down to effect the neighborhood franchise.   Take climate change. Over in Copenhagen, delegates from the around the w... Read more.
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