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Franchise Resources Archive: July, 2010

Franchising Remains Attractive To Foreigners

July 29, 2010 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
If you could condense the American dream into a single idea, I would say it’s the desire to create your own life, no matter what the social circumstances you born into. The ability to work for yourself is closely linked to this idea, and the hope of growing wealthy from self-employment continues to attract foreigners to our shores.For foreigners who want to purchase franchises, there are a few roa... Read more.

Is your Franchise Fit for France?

July 29, 2010 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
If you are a franchisor thinking about entering the French franchise market, there are certain things that you need to know. Here are several figures to give you an idea of what the market looks like: in 2008, there were 1,234 franchise brands and 49,094 franchise units in France. According to a survey of the French Franchise Federation (FFF), the same year, 10.3% of the franchise brands established in France were foreign ones. Read more.

The Power Of Groupon

July 28, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Food Franchising
We love keeping you up-to-date on the latest social media trends and its usefulness to franchises, and we’ve just learned about Groupon, which seems to be a game-changing marketing tool.   Every day on Groupon, subscribers are offered special low-cost discounts that can be of great value to customers. As QSRweb reports, Groupon has just launched sites in three more cities, meaning it... Read more.

Is your Franchise Fit for Spain?

July 28, 2010 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
If you want to start franchising in Spain, you need to know that there are more legal barriers than in most countries, including the United States... Read more.

Franchising's Solution To Dog Obesity

July 27, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Obesity is one of the great health challenges in the Western world. So it is perhaps not too shocking that people who overeat and don’t exercise tend to overfeed their dogs and don’t give them enough exercise. Sad news coming out of the UK today says that half of British dogs will die of obesity. That’s a claim made by The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals and while there are no similar stats a... Read more.

Over 75 years : The Von Schrader heritage

July 26, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Von Schrader Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service Von Schrader Company’s heritage begins with an enterprising young man named Francis Von Schrader who, in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, dreamed of helping people find ways to help themselves. Read more.

Automotive Franchises Remodel Their Image

July 26, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
The bad news from Detroit was once constant. But thanks to Washington’s help, it seems that the US automotive industry will at worst keep its head above water, and most likely, grow.It’s still a good time to be investing in the automotive franchise market, as our automotive franchise report spelled out. It’s also interesting to see what some franchises are doing to attract a wider market. US Today... Read more.

Small business owners swim against the trend to sell out soon

July 22, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach The Growth Coach ‘Business Barometer’ survey finds exit strategies being postponed. Read more.

BP and Franchising

July 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
At first glance, the ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion of Deepwater Horizon seems to have nothing to do with franchising. But any franchise trying to bill themselves as a ‘green business’ can learn a lot from PR disaster that BP have created for themselves by flaunting their green credentials.I remember when BP first tried their green marketing approach a few years ago... Read more.

Steve Caldeira Gets Down To Business

July 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
Those of us who keep a close on the franchising industry will be heartened by the start that the new IFA president Steve Caldeira has made on his job.The former executive vice president of global communications and public affairs at Dunkin' Donuts has already been to the White House, QSR magazine has reported in this month’s issue, and by all accounts, he has been getting his face around the Beltw... Read more.
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