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Franchise Resources Archive: February, 2010

The Franchise Development Program Hits The Road

February 25, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
The IFA offers a number of excellent services designed to inspire the franchise sector. Sometimes franchisees get to a point in business where they need external advice for invigorating their operation and for that reason, the IFA has launched a special development seminar series.The Franchise Development Program will visit four cities over the next few months. It will feature guest speakers who w... Read more.

Franchising In Texas Is Booming

February 23, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Texas is one of the biggest states in the nation at many things, and franchising is no different. As they say in the Lone Star State, when Texans do something, they do it big or don't do it all. It’s the same with the state’s franchise industry. So many of our favorite franchise brands have used Texas as their launching pad towards national recognition.There are more signs emerging at a grassroot... Read more.

Going Undercover In Franchising

February 18, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
We love reality television programs about entrepreneurs and small business owners, and so there’s a lot of interest in the new CBS show called Undercover Boss. On this show, CEOs and higher ups in big American businesses find out what it’s like to work on the grassroots level. Hooters is one of the businesses on the list, but there are a few franchises on the list including 7-11.Now it’s debatable... Read more.

NY Times on SBA Loans

February 17, 2010 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise
We’ve blogged extensively over the last six months about extending SBA loans. With a lot of the stimulus plan measures expiring this month, it remains to be seen whether the federal government will bolster its support of the small business sector. That said, it’s becoming clear that some of the existing loans are not getting into the hands of the people that need it.   The New Y... Read more.

Franchise Direct Lady Off to Haiti

February 16, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
Franchise Direct’s Dublin office received sad but also heart warming news last week. Our multimedia editor and creator of our famous franchise videos -  Karen Wrafter announced she was leaving Franchise Direct for a higher cause. Higher than franchising?! Karen is off to Haiti with Irish charity – Haven Partnership. The charity builds houses in many disadvantaged countries across the globe and thi... Read more.

Franchise Direct Attends The Franchise Show In London

February 16, 2010 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Association News, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Franchise Direct has really been spreading its wings this February. Two weeks ago, we were in San Antonio at the International Franchise Association’s annual convention. But Franchise Direct is a global organization and last weekend, our UK team was at The Franchise Show in London.The UK’s franchise market is one of the biggest in the world and it’s on the move as the UK economy begins to rebound.... Read more.

McDonald's Go For Gold In Vancouver

February 15, 2010 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
The Winter Olympics are underway and as the world casts its eyes on Vancouver, it’s a great opportunity for the franchising world to gain a bit of exposure. McDonald’s has used their market leverage to purchase the position as the ‘Official Restaurant on the 2010 Games’. We’ve seen them use these huge media events to highlight their brand in the past and this Olympiad is no different. Interestingl... Read more.

Lansdale Home Helpers’ Pam Barresi, CNA, receives Dr. Martin Luther King Award

February 11, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealthcare & Senior Care Franchises
Home Helpers Home Care Cited for extraordinary care and compassion for clients. Read more.

Karen Mills Talks At The IFA Convention

February 11, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
We provided you the glimpse of the IFA convention here on the Franchise Direct during the week. But what kind of news developments have emerged from behind the scenes of the convention?Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, was in San Antonio to make a speech at the convention. Mills is the bridge between the small-business world and the federal government and given the on-going n... Read more.

Franchise Direct At The IFA Convention

February 10, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Well, that was something, wasn't it?  The 50th IFA Convention in San Antonio is over, and what an event it was. The entire franchising community was present to meet, network and discuss all of the relevant issues that will dominate franchising over the next year. George W. Bush was on hand to give the keynote address and, of course, Franchise Direct was there every step of the way. Today, we’re pr... Read more.
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