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Franchise Resources Archive: October, 2010

Madonna Joins The Franchising Revolution

October 27, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing , Franchise Company Updates
There are some big names in the world of franchising, but none bigger than this: Madonna, the queen of pop, is launching a fitness franchise.The Material Girl has proven her commitment to physical fitness in the last number of years. Any of us would find the life of constant dancing and performing grueling. Madonna is 51 now and staying fit is incredibly important to her ability to keep her positi... Read more.

International expansion for U.S. franchises

October 27, 2010 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
This article outlines the reasons why many franchises are looking outside their home country for their expansion plans and discusses the best methods for international expansion. The main focus of this article is U.S. franchises expanding to other countries. There is also some information contained in this article relating to franchises entering the U.S. market. Read more.

The In's And Out's Of Franchising For Vets

October 26, 2010 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
Much has been written about the opportunities available to military veterans through franchising both on this blog and on the internet at-large over the past year or two. For vets new to the topic, we’d like to suggest an excellent place to begin your search for information on franchising: a radio interview. Over on the excellent WS Radio internet radio station, Jim Valentine and Scott Lag... Read more.

Married At McDonald's

October 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
We’re constantly blogging about the global popularity of McDonald’s here on the Franchise Direct blog. Well, it seems that McDonald’s fans in Hong Kong are taking their passion for the Golden Arches to new heights. The Daily News reports that starting in January McDonald’s franchises in Hong Kong will be performing onsite nuptial ceremonies in their restaurants. These weddings will include com... Read more.

The FDD And Franchise Law

October 20, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Franchise law is a very important subject for both franchisors and franchisees. It is always essential for both sides to understand their rights and the FDD plays a critical role in creating an understanding between both parties. A top law blog has written an article of note about a court case in Colorado that examines the power of the FDD. Here’s the nuts and bolts of the case: 10 franchisees of... Read more.

The Green Arches

October 19, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising, Green Franchise Businesses
McDonald’s have been at the forefront of the green transition in franchising. While some businesses have been implanting piecemeal green changes into their business practice, McDonald’s have been rolling out LEED gold certified restaurants across the country of late.   To be clearer, a LEED certified franchise involves a “whole-building approach to sustainability... Read more.

Ace Looks Abroad

October 18, 2010 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
When we highlight American franchises that have succeeded internationally, we most discuss food franchises. It just happens that food franchises are often the most popular and easy-to-replicate franchise operations out there. The Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchise rankings offer proof that food franchises dominate the international market.For these reasons, we were interested to read that A... Read more.

Social Media Profits For Food Franchises

October 14, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing , Food Franchising
Barely a day passes without some small business expert advocating the benefits of having a social media strategy. But for all of the work that’s involved with building a social media profile, how do franchises track their actual profits? Two food franchises are now claiming they have found a link between social media success and revenues.   The Dallas Morning News has profiled the out... Read more.

The State Of The Small Biz Sector

October 13, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
We have seen projections for the small business economy for 2010, but how are businesses really faring on the ground? The numbers are coming in and they show the challenges that small business owners continue to face.Scott Shane over at Small Business Trends has crunched some numbers here and he says things are pretty hard out there. According to figures by the National Bureau of Economic Research... Read more.

Chicago Franchise Courts Mom and Pop

October 12, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Given the great economic changes the country has experienced in recent years, it’s predictable, even inevitable, that the face of American’s businessowners will change. Franchisors certainly seem to looking for a new kind of franchisee. Consider the example of one Ilinois-based franchise. Potbelly, a successful sandwich franchise, has made it clear of late that they are seeking "qualified married... Read more.
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