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Franchise Resources Archive: November, 2010

The UK Government Works With Franchises On Policy

November 18, 2010 / BLOG POST Regulatory Environment, International Franchising
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.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian gives Traverse City, Michigan a taste of Hawaii

November 17, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Franchisees Chad and Lisa DeBolt bring the sun and fun of Maui Wowi Hawaiian to the Grand Traverse Mall in Traverse City, Michigan. Read more.

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.

Sandler Training announces new “Strategic Customer Care” training program

November 15, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSBusiness Services Franchise
Sandler Training Sandler Training, the world’s leading provider of sales, management and leadership training, is excited to announce the release of its new “Strategic Customer Care” training program. 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.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian salutes military men and women around the world and offers a franchise fee discount through the IFA'S VetFran program

November 11, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Maui Wowi Hawaiian continues to support the efforts of the International Franchise Association's VetFran program for men and women who have served in the U.S. military by offering a franchise fee discount. 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 remarkable expertise... Read more.

Is This The Future Of Retail Franchising?

November 10, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts 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.
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