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Franchise Resources Archive: December, 2010

Happy New Year From Franchise Direct

December 31, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
We'd like to wish you a happy New Year and all the best of business success in 2011. Thanks for reading the blog this year. We'll be back in 2011 with the same in-depth coverage of the franchising industry. Read more.

What The IFA Expects From Congress

December 30, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
We are closing to meeting the brand-new Congress. The IFA is confident the radical reshuffle in the House and Senate will lead to a more business-friendly country. The country used the mid-term elections to state they were not satisfied with the government’s handling of economic issues. Jason Straczewski, writing for Franchising World, has the outlined the IFA’s expectations from the new congress.... Read more.

Franchisees Drive The Success Of Denny's

December 28, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
Denny’s, like many American’s, is a franchise that would have formed a part of many people’s lives. I remember fondly many Grand Slams in my youth, but the chain has since suffered on tough times before a recent renaissance.   So what has spurred the rise of this restaurant? According to Entrepreneur, a new commitment to franchising. Since 2007, the restaurant began to &ld... Read more.

In Japan, They Love A KFC Christmas

December 23, 2010 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Food Franchising
We’ve blogged about the popularity of fast food chains in southeast Asia before. People love American fast food franchises so much, they have their weddings there.   In Japan, according to ABC, the fast food rivalry is particularly heated between McDonald’s and KFC. Japanese people love KFC so much they have to pre-order their chicken meals for Christmas.   "Our holiday... Read more.

Food Franchise Welcome Tax Relief

December 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Food Franchising
Those that work at the top of the food franchise industry have welcomed a new tax measure signed into law last week.   President Obama has introduced The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 into law. Essentially this act will extend tax cuts and jobless benefits for another two years.   Scott DeFife, executive vice president for policy and... Read more.

Advice For New Franchise Concepts

December 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
If you’re interested in converting your business into a franchise, there’s no better wisdom you can receive than the insight of a proven leader.Michael Landau is co-owner of Drybar, a hair salon in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. His firm does blowouts, ‘no cuts, no colors’. They’ve been doing really well since launching early this year and they’re considering national expansion. Landau could u... Read more.

Giving the White House a ‘Fresh Coat’

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Fresh Coat Retired Marine and Iraq veteran lands job of a lifetime with his Fresh Coat franchise business; to paint gates surrounding the 18 acres of White House property. Read more.

Immigrants Live The Franchising Dream

December 20, 2010 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Information for Franchisees
Franchising creates opportunities for many people, but especially immigrants. For those with a bit of capital under their belts, a franchise can provide a business vehicle that matches their drive, passion and entrepreneurial spirit. American cable channel CNBC and their reporter Darren Rovell recently profiled a few successful immigrant families in the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise system. You... Read more.

Choosing The Right Senior Care Franchise

December 16, 2010 / BLOG POST Retirees and Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
Senior Care is regarded by many as one of the most likely growth sectors in franchising, as America's population is graying. It even made Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the Top 10 franchise categories for 2011.There are some complexities in the industry though, as senior franchises differ between medical care and non-medical care. It’s helpful to have a reliable source to go to when the time come... Read more.

A Good Year For The QSR Sector

December 15, 2010 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
2010 will be remembered as a fairly positive year for the Quick Service Restaurant sector. One of the most lucrative markets in franchising, the QSR industry often provides an indicator on how franchising at large is faring. I think most people in the sector are relatively pleased with the output for the year that was.   QSRweb has done a pretty thorough analysis of the year in the fast foo... Read more.
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