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Franchise Resources Archive: March, 2011

How Entrepreneurship Is Changing

March 31, 2011 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising
Sometimes a picture is actually worth a thousand words. We all know there’s been a huge spike in minority entrepreneurship in America over the last decade, but some recently-released graphs capture the dramatic nature of this shift better than any blog post I could write.The enterprising staff at Businessweek.com has published some interesting graphs that detail among other things, the rapid rise... Read more.

March Franchise Round-Up

March 30, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
As the busy month of March winds down, we’d like to provide you with some news updates from a few of the top franchises on Franchise Direct.Accessible Home Health Care, a top home health care provider, will soon open an Orlando, FL location. Accessible Home Health Care, which provides high quality care to all age groups, from newborns to seniors, has awarded a license to cater to people living in... Read more.

A New Source Of Franchise Funding

March 29, 2011 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise
Yesterday we blogged about a new IFA study which shows that banks are failing to lend to thousands of eager and qualified franchisees. We wondered where alternative sources of funding might come from, and we’re pleased to have learned about a positive new venture.   Franchise America Finance is a program launched last year that “is working with about a dozen franchises system wi... Read more.

Bank Lending Still A Struggle For Franchisees

March 28, 2011 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise
A new study shows that receiving credit continues to be a challenge for aspiring franchisees.   Frandata, in conjunction with the IFA, has conducted a study on franchise financing. They have found that banks will lend about $8.4 billion to new and existing franchisees this year. That’s a big number in and of itself, but the study finds that it is actually $2 billion short of the total... Read more.

Maximizing strengths to increase business success

March 25, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach The Growth Coach partners with the Institute for Motivational Living, Inc.; implements Peoplekeys® to harness critical behavioral areas for success. Read more.

Franchising As A Second Career

March 24, 2011 / BLOG POST Retirees and Franchising
Retirement does not mean the end of a life in business. For many people, actually, retirement means the beginning of a life in franchising.A recent article in the Wall-Street Journal’s Take Two column profiled the career of Stephen Gartner. After retiring from a corporate position in Petco, Gartner began to consider what he should be doing with his time. He had relocated to Tennessee but even golf... Read more.

Do Your Clothes Still Fit?

March 23, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
The number of adults that are overweight in the U.S. is currently 100+ million, or more than 55 percent of that population. Millions of Americans are trying to lose weight and get fit.As things start to warm up, (temperature-wise) more and more of us will be getting outdoors. That’s a good thing; fresh air does wonders for the soul.The other thing that happens every spring is that lots of adults... Read more.

Franchises Have Changed The Way The World Eats

March 22, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Food Franchising
Franchises have changed the way America works. Now we are seeing signs that American franchises have profoundly changed the way the world eats.   Now, we know that QSR franchises have enjoyed huge success worldwide in the last 25 years, primarily in Asia. But we primarily grasp that success in terms of units, stores or profits. But some startling statistics have appeared which show just how... Read more.

7-11 Announce Franchise Overhaul

March 21, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
7-11, America’s leading convenience store franchise, announced a serious overhaul of its corporate network. The Dallas-based franchise will be consolidating much of its corporate set-up in an effort to cut costs and streamline its franchisor network. It’s unclear exactly how this change will trickle down to affect franchisees, but it could be a sign of things to come across the conv... Read more.

The Growth Coach® breathes new life into Fairfax County businesses in tough cconomy

March 18, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSTraining Franchises
The Growth Coach Business coaching franchise rekindles local entrepreneurs’ love for their businesses. Read more.
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