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Franchise Resources Archive: February, 2010

Green franchise FiltaFry invades Little Rock's restaurants with help from biodiesel joint venture

February 26, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Filta Little Rock has a new green business in town. Richard Hamilton has partnered with FiltaFry to offer an environmentally friendly service to restaurants and commercials kitchens, such as those found in school cafeterias. Read more.

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.

FiltaFry Green Service franchise thrives in down economy

February 20, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Filta Filtafry - As restaurants and companies dealing in food production struggle to survive, a small industry is capitalizing on opportunity. Read more.

Unishippers wins 2010 franchise award

February 18, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSMailing & Shipping Franchises
Unishippers Global Logistics Franchise Business Review recognizes nation’s largest shipping reseller as Top Franchise Opportunity based on satisfaction ratings by franchise operators. 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.

The Filta Group Inc. receives 2009 Best of Orlando award in Green Services category

February 15, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Filta The U.S. Commerce Association has honored FiltaFry creator Filta Group Inc. with the designation of the 2009 Best of Orlando award in the green services category. Read more.
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