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Franchise Resources Archive: November, 2010

Get A Degree In McDonald's Management

November 30, 2010 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
Here’s news that will interest McDonald’s franchisees and staff all over the world, but especially in the UK. The Golden Arches have decided to offer degrees in business management via Manchester Metropolitan University.Essentially, McDonald’s have decided to increase their commitment to employee training by introducing the course. It is a two-year degree in business management that will ensure, a... Read more.

Making A Difference With A Health Care Franchise

November 29, 2010 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
Spend enough time researching franchise opportunities and you’ll inevitably encounter the phrase ‘no previous experience required’. While that statement is often true, it also is worth mentioning that whatever previous life or work experience you have will often help you as start your own franchise.Entrerpreneur Magazine has written a great story about Dawn Costanzo, an undercover narcotics office... Read more.

Happy Thanksgiving From Franchise Direct

November 25, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
With thoughts of turkey and yams and cranberry sauce looming, we'd just like to take a moment to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Read more.

Good News For Franchisors On Health Care

November 25, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Here’s some good news for franchisors this Thanksgiving weekend. President Obama’s healthcare initiative earlier this year had alarmed many franchisors who felt they could no longer afford to pay their employees. That was certainly the word coming from McDonald’s, who had said they were going to stop paying health care wages for their 30,000 hourly workers.But as the Wall Street Journal reported,... Read more.

An Acrobatic Approach To Pizza Franchising

November 24, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
Some people see franchisors as men in suits who simply do math while franchisees do the real work. Well, today we’d like to offer up a story on pizza franchising that contradicts that preconception.   Siler Chapman is a pizza savant. He has competed in the Pizza Olympics in Italy and was even the winner of the freestyle acrobatic title at the U.S. Pizza Championships. He has a gift fo... Read more.

From The Basketball Court To Wendy's

November 23, 2010 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising
Some young people choose to open a franchise right out of college, but for most, franchising is often a second or third career. This perfectly suits military veterans, and sometimes, professional athletes.We have seen a surprising amount of retired pro footballers embrace franchising. I had not heard of any retired basketball players in franchising until I read the most recent edition of Franchis... Read more.

Subway Features On 'Undercover Boss'

November 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing , Franchise Company Updates
One of our favorite television programs is the CBS show Undercover Boss. It’s a simple concept: the show arranges for the CEO or a top executive to work anonymously at the bottom level of a company to get a different view of how his or her business really works. Subway, one of the country’s top franchises, featured on the program last night. Don Fertman, chief development officer of the... Read more.

The Growth Coach® location breathing new life into Berks, Chester and Montgomery County businesses in tough economy

November 19, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach Business coaching franchise rekindles local entrepreneurs’ love for their businesses. Read more.

Targeted Franchising

November 19, 2010 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
According to an article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, some franchisors are proactively targeting certain demographics for their businesses. One of these franchise chains is Atlanta, Ga.-based Maid Brigade, where the targeted demographic is military veterans. In fact, Maid Brigade isn’t just seeking out potential franchisees from the veteran demo, they’re also running contests... Read more.

The UK Government Works With Franchises On Policy

November 18, 2010 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Here’s a pretty interesting story from the UK which illustrates the kind of pro-active role that franchises can play in forming public policy. The San Francisco City Council recently banned Happy Meals by requiring any meal which gave toys to a child to meet certain nutritional requirements. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, the new British government has opted to take another tack in how it promotes... Read more.
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