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Franchise Resources Archive: June, 2010

Slow, But Steady Growth In Food Franchising

June 30, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
Food franchise watchers will naturally have a grasp of how the big chains are all faring. As in life, it is hard sometimes to avoid seeing news about McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy's, etc. But those interested in spotting the food franchise of the future might be interested to read about a lesser-known success story in food franchising.   Andy Unanue has been gradually growing his fir... Read more.

Franchises Are Creating Jobs In America

June 29, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Newsflash: franchising is leading the recovery of the US economy.News comes today that franchising has created over 36,000 jobs already this year and we are only halfway through the calendar. After a difficult year last year, where 400,000 jobs were lost in the franchising industry, it’s certainly encouraging to see franchise sparking the economy back to life.Clearly, franchising is catching the a... Read more.

Franchising For Athetes Seminar

June 28, 2010 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising, Franchise Association News
Sports have been on our mind lately with the World Cup in full swing (and we were sad to see the US go out on Saturday.) Of course, there are great links between franchising and the sports world, as many pro athletes have taken up the franchising game after their playing career has ended. Everyone from Phil Mickelson to Francho Harris has invested in franchises. The IFA long ago sensed the potenti... Read more.

Home Helpers President Participates in 5th Annual Community Summit – Meeting the Challenges of Elder Caregiving

June 25, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealthcare & Senior Care Franchises
Home Helpers Home Care Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship for seniors, recently was a moderator in a panel discussion on “How Technology Can Help the Caregiver” at the 5th Annual Community Summit hosted by The Greater North Penn Collaborative for Health & Human Services. Read more.

The Economist's Take On The Fast-Food Industry

June 24, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Franchise Marketing
The Economist magazine is one of the most trusted voices in the world on global economic affairs, and they recently turned their eye to franchising matters . The magazine recently wrote a typically-thorough article about the challenges that fast-food restaurants are facing at the moment.It's a very good read and we'd recommend sitting down with it over the weekend (say, between watching the World... Read more.

World Cup Fever Hits Franchise Direct

June 24, 2010 / BLOG POST
Congratulations to US soccer team, who qualified for the second round of the World Cup thanks to a very late Landon Donovan goal against Algeria yesterday. Some fans may have given up hope, but the American team has shown great determination throughout the tournament. The win means they will play Ghana on Saturday afternoon (EST) and by winning Group B, America have avoided some of the heavy-hitte... Read more.

The Naked Franchisee?

June 23, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
And now for a lighter franchise-themed story. As a blogger on franchising and small business issues, it can be difficult at times to gauge how much the principles of franchising have seeped into society-at-large. As a story from Times Square illustrates, quite deeply, in fact.Most people in the country know the Naked Cowboy at this stage. Robert Burck, the muscled, acoustic-guitar playing, underwe... Read more.

Four Questions To Franchise Ownership

June 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
Franchise guides are quite common these days, but before potential franchisees begin downloading ebooks or attending discovery days, one business expert believes they should ask themselves the following four questions before investing in a franchise. Over at Entrepreneur magazine, consultant and FranChoice CEO Jeff Elgin has outlined the essential questions that entrepreneurs should ask themselves... Read more.

Franchisees In The White House

June 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
President Obama has taken a grilling from the media and the public for his handling of the BP oil disaster, even though, in a lot of ways, the problem is out of his hands. Which is unlike the issue of small business financing, an area where the President can be much more hands-on. We were delighted to hear that he recently met with individual franchisees at the White House to discuss the situation... Read more.

Holding On To Your Valuable Employees

June 17, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Food Franchising
Restaurants and food franchises are at the forefront of the re-emergence of the American economy. But the challenge for food franchisees is this: how do you hold onto valuable staff once the rest of the economy catches up?   The people at Harris Interactive have conducted a poll that shows that 1 in 5 people plan to search out a new job when the economy recovers. High turnover has long been... Read more.
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