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Franchise Resources Archive: November, 2010

Making The Leap From Corporate America

November 17, 2010 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise
The corporate world can be an arena for great business success, but the boardroom isn’t for everybody. Some entrepreneurs simply don’t have the DNA for the 9-5, the commute, the travel, the corner office. There is a breed of businessmen and businesswoman who simply yearn to be out on the coal-face, watching a business’s evolution at the most micro level. One of the exciting things about following... Read more.

Franchising Landscape Looking Good

November 16, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
The nation’s economic difficulties persist and it has forced some franchises to rethink their standards for prospective franchisees, as we reported yesterday. While money and experience are invaluable in this economic, it also helps to look at the glass as half-full. The business experts at franchise consultants FranNet have pooled their expertise to deliver a generally positive account of the cur... Read more.

Some Franchisors Raise Their Investment Criteria

November 15, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Costs
Are you an entrepreneur keen to buy a franchise? If so, pay attention. Some franchises are tightening their standards for loaning money.Today’s Wall Street Journal reports on the growing challenges for entrepreneurs looking to receive funding for buying a franchise. Some franchisors are coming up with new criteria for their franchisees. Popeye’s, for instance, have decided that every new franchise... Read more.

The Innovation Dunkin’ Undertakes

November 12, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Do you know anyone who enjoys drinking coffee that has been sitting on the hob for an extended period? I get up at 6:30 am, brew a fresh decaf cup of coffee, walk out the door with the flask in my hand, and off to work! The arousing smells of sugary coffee aromas as you walk into a Dunkin’ Donuts, is available for consumers to have the same pleasure of enjoying delightful coffee at home. Dunkin’... Read more.

Happy Veterans Day From Franchise Direct

November 11, 2010 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
Up and down the main streets of America today, flags are flying in honor of the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serve their country. On behalf of everyone at Franchise Direct, I’d like to salute America’s military veterans this Veterans Day. Freedom does not come for free, as the saying goes. The franchise industry has, for decades, sought to maximize the remarka... Read more.

Is This The Future Of Retail Franchising?

November 10, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Fixed retail space has always been a challenge for franchisees and franchisors.While it’s nice to have a well-positioned storefront, there’s nothing quite like being mobile enough to directly reach potential customers. Thus, we have seen many food franchises opt for van-based units in order to get out on the street and drive up their presence.But can the mobile model work for businesses that don’t... Read more.

From Small Business To Franchising

November 9, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
By now, we all know that franchising means so much more than burgers and fries. Whatever the trade, entrepreneurs are learning quickly that converting their business into a franchise is far easier than it may seem.Ernie Filice is one entrepreneur who turned to franchising, as he recently explained to Business News Daily. Filice ran a small staffing business in California for 11 years. When the rec... Read more.

As The Economy Stalls, Franchises Expand

November 8, 2010 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Wall Street firms may be enjoying strong profits at the moment, but financial experts continue to fear a dreaded 'double-dip' recession. As anxiety about the economy grows, it's informative to get a look at how franchises are faring in the real economy.Buffalo, New York is about real as America gets. It's  a blue-collar town looking for ways to emerge out of America's industrial past. According to... Read more.

Exciting New Franchise Chart

November 2, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Food Franchising
We are always looking for new ways to understand the arc of franchise success. Franchise Direct's top-notch multimedia team have created an excellent chart that provides a new vision of the last decade of franchising.   Our exciting new chart features seven franchises: Bumper Man, Dairy Queen, Econo Lube N Tube, Golf Etc, Jimmy Johns, Moes, and Mrs. Field. Basically we have taken the stati... Read more.

The Growth Coach of Baltimore bestowed with prestigious system-wide award

November 1, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach Susan Katz named 2010 Coach of the Year. Read more.
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