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Franchise Resources Archive: April, 2010

Franchising And The Revival Of Detroit

April 29, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Detroit’s problems in the last decade or so have been well-documented. The once-proud home of America’s automotive industry has been gutted in recent years and competes with the likes of Newark for the ranking of the ‘worst city in the US’. Despite Detroit’s problems, the story of its death is also the story of the revival of the US city. There are many people working on the grassroots in Detroit... Read more.

Checking In On TCBY's Franchise Giveaway

April 28, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
It's a fascinating idea: a franchise giveaway. Back in December, we blogged about TCBY’s plan to give away one franchise. Essentially, over the last six months, Americans have had a chance to make their case for why they deserved a free frozen yogurt franchise. Our reaction was as follows: great from a marketing perspective, less so from a business perspective. Giving away a franchise seemed to sl... Read more.

Interesting Survey Of Food Franchisees

April 27, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
What does a franchisee really want? It’s the eternal question for franchisors. Thankfully for everyone in the franchising industry, someone has done the simple thing and gone ahead and asked the franchisees themselves.   Franchise Times magazine and PR firm Campbell Communications have been conducting a survey of food franchisees over the past few months. Information like this is inva... Read more.

Getting To Know Your Small Business Colleagues

April 26, 2010 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchise Association News
Does the input of your fellow entrepreneur matter to you very much? For some, sitting in conferences and listening to Powerpoint presentations is just a distraction from the real work of running a successful small business. But for others, the input of another franchise owner can be of great value. This might partly explain the rise of recent the business group. The advantages of this trend were... Read more.

NexCen Fights Back

April 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Earlier this week, we were discussing the role food franchises might play in spurring on the national economic recovery. Well, there’s more good news for those charting the state of the QSR sector as NexCen, a big franchisor, has announced that it has moved on from its recent financial problems.   NexCen, who own the likes of Great American Cookies, Maggie Moo's Ice Cream & Trea... Read more.

The State Of Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership

April 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Some people poised for franchise success are not happy with just owning one business. Luckily, franchising is flexible enough to cater to many business tastes and for those people ready to carve out huge areas at one time, we recommend multi-unit franchising. While the vast majority of franchisees are single-unit owners, multi-unit owners still own a disproportionate amount of franchises. As a 200... Read more.

'Signs Of A Recovery' - NY Times

April 20, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Is there an economic turnaround taking place at a grassroots level? If I said there was, you’d probably dismiss me as an optimistic blogger. But if the New York Times said so, would you sit up and take notice?   It would irresponsible journalism on the part of the Grey Lady to declare the recent financial problems well and truly behind us, but certainly there are seeds of optimism in... Read more.

Survey: Small business owners lay off less, hire more

April 19, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach The Growth Coach franchise ‘Business Barometer’ polls owners on job outlook. Read more.

Announcing 2010's Top 100 Global Franchises

April 19, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Franchise Direct has again pooled its extensive knowledge of global franchising to assess the world’s best franchises. We’re delighted to announce the publication of this year’s Top 100 Global Franchises.According to the second annual list of the Top 100 Global Franchises, international franchising has gotten both more profitable and diverse in the last 12 months.Here are the Top 10 Global Franchi... Read more.

McDonald's Making Changes, Online and Offline

April 15, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
McDonald’s have announced two decisions that are likely to have a big impact on franchising. One move will clearly affect their franchisees and possibly their loyal eaters. The other will reverberate around the franchise community at large. Both deal with their brand image.   Firstly, sources have revealed that McDonald’s are looking to undertake a large redesign of their restau... Read more.
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