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Franchise Resources Archive: May, 2010

International Business Website Interviews Sean McGarry

May 31, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry recently sat down for an engaging discussion with the international business news website Global Atlanta. In a wide-ranging interview, Sean not only gives some of the history of Franchise Direct, but he also explains exactly what Franchise Direct does and exactly how a franchise portal like Franchise Direct helps to connect entrepreneurs to business opportunit... Read more.

Looking Back On National Small Business Week

May 27, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
Another successful National Small Business Week wrapped up during the week as people around the country were reminded of the value of Main Street to the American economy. Ken Walker, the recently-appointed IFA chairman, used the event as an occasion to call for greater regulation in the franchise industry and a spur in government small-business lending."Franchise businesses play a powerful role in... Read more.

The Future Of Ronald McDonald, and Other Thoughts on Branding

May 26, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing , Franchise Company Updates
We were blogging this week about the importance of branding in choosing a multi-unit franchise. Part in parcel of developing a brand identity is creating a living image of the franchise and few things embody this idea like Ronald McDonald. Travel to any McDonald’s in the world and Ronald is there. He’s a simple, benevolent creation: a clown wearing the signature red and yellow colors of the Golden... Read more.

Shipping success for Brian Roberts and Caleb Nelson with Unishippers, the shipper for small businesses

SUCCESS STORY
Unishippers Global Logistics Roberts and Nelson invested in the shipping franchise in 2005 and started out going door-to-door to drum up sales. Success soon followed. Read more.

Review: The Franchise King's Franchise Courses

May 25, 2010 / BLOG POST Introduction to Franchising
Today, we’d like to describe a recent internet experience we had that could be of some great benefit to anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Joel Libava, known to the world as The Franchise King, has given me the opportunity to review a easy to follow, eBook style course from his Franchise Online University. Virtually everyone with an interest in franchising knows about Joel. He calls hi... Read more.

National Property Inspections, Inc. welcomes new franchisees

May 24, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSHome Services Franchises
National Property Inspections National Property Inspections, Inc. added one franchise team in Canada. Read more.

Are You Right For Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership?

May 24, 2010 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
For a certain class of entrepreneur considering franchise investment, there is one question that is difficult to answer: single or multi-unit ownership? Today in Las Vegas there are a lot of people dealing with the latter half of that question. The IFA’s Multi-Unit Franchising Best Practice convention is taking place at the Las Vegas Hilton. The two-day conference examines many of the burning issu... Read more.

Liberty Tax Service’s tax season growth a record among big three tax companies for 2010

May 20, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSTax Franchises
Liberty Tax Service Liberty Tax Service is the only top three tax company to demonstrate overall system growth during the challenging economic climate of 2010. Read more.

Top Places For Enhancing Your Franchise Knowledge

May 20, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Information for Franchisees
Franchising is a wide-open terrain. An entrepreneur can pick up shop and open a business virtually anywhere they choose, as they long as can find a willing franchisor. The challenge is how to find it. Research is an entrepreneur’s best friend and the IFA have gone a long way to making the process of choosing the right place to invest with their latest public awareness campaign. The site features s... Read more.

The State Of Massachusetts Vs. The Franchise Industry?

May 19, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Regulations and Government Action
A court case in Massachusetts is the talk of the franchise industry and providing quite a few franchisors with concern about future legal changes in the industry. The case, known as Awuah v. Coverall North America, is a complicated one, but its central issue is this: are franchisees employees of franchisors or independent contractors with a special business arrangement with a franchisor? Perhaps t... Read more.
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