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Franchise Resources Archive: February, 2011

Timing In Franchising

February 28, 2011 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
As the US economy continues to improve, certain sectors will soon be feeling a positive impact.If you’re considering franchise ownership, your timing may be just right. Don’t kid yourself; success has a lot to do with timing .There’s one industry that’s gearing up for an improving economy, and if your strengths lie in outbound sales and marketing, you may want to consider it.The sector in franchis... Read more.

A Domino's Pizza Franchise Save Lives!

February 24, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
Today we'd like to share a lighter story with you, but one that proves the kind of differences that franchises can make in people’s lives.   Jean Wilson is a huge Domino’s Pizza fan. Every day, like clockwork, at 10:00am the 80-year-old Memphis resident would order a large pepperoni pizza and two large diet cokes. Wilson’s delivery woman Susan Guy is so used to meeting Wil... Read more.

The Changing Face Of American Restaurants

February 23, 2011 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
The New York Times has published some compelling statistics on the American restaurant industry which prove that food franchises are a smart investment.   Quoting a January survey from the market research company NPD Group, the Times have reported that the number of restaurants in America dropped by 1% from autumn 2009 to fall 2011. This is a pretty serious decline and proof of the growing... Read more.

Franchise Direct at the London Franchise Show

February 22, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, International Franchising
We've returned from the Franchise Show in London and now that we're truly rested up after a busy few days we’d like to say how much fun we had and also, how great it was to meet so many of the franchisors who use our site as well as so many visitors to the show who use our site on a day to day basis.Attending a franchise exhibition such as The Franchise Show is so important in the process of start... Read more.

Local home care agency owner recognized for leadership in job growth

February 21, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealthcare & Senior Care Franchises
Home Helpers Home Care Home Helpers' owner Sharon Clark receives 2010 Businessperson of the Year award. Read more.

New Franchise King Video Discusses Franchise Direct Report

February 21, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Reports and Whitepapers, Franchise Direct News and Notes
The Franchise King Joel Libava has recorded a pretty interesting video about Franchise Direct's latest franchise report. Sporting a Franchise Direct sweatshirt, Joel discusses Franchise Direct's new Financing A Franchise report. This report answers many important questions for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding for a new franchise and Joel explains the value of reading the report.Cleveland nati... Read more.

Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, achieves Certified Franchise Executive designation

February 18, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealthcare & Senior Care Franchises
Home Helpers Home Care Emma Dickison, president of Home Helpers, is recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Read more.

The UPS Store Announce $22 Million Loan Program

February 17, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Financing a Franchise
The UPS Store has built its global reputation thanks in large part to its successful and motivated franchisees. As the franchise continues to expand, it has announced an exciting initiative to attract new franchise talent.   The franchise says that it is going to make $22 million in loans available to new franchisees in order to get their business off the ground. That’s a huge investm... Read more.

The Final Day Of The 51st IFA Convention

February 16, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
The 51st IFA convention is winding down in Las Vegas. It’s been a hugely successful event. Here’s a round-up of how the convention went. The CEO of Candy Bouquet Margaret McClain McEntire was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the IFA. As this press release explains, McEntire started Candy Bouquet from her garage back in 1989 and has built it into a thriving international brand, so much so that... Read more.

Mitt Romney Addresses The IFA Convention

February 15, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
The IFA convention has been underway in Las Vegas since Sunday. The turnout has been strong and the franchise community has been galvanized by the large gathering.The keynote address of the convention took place last night, as Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and likely Republican candidate in the US presidential race in 2012, spoke to a thronged audience. The theme of his speech was... Read more.
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