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Franchise Resources Archive: August, 2011

Revisiting Franchising In India

August 31, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising
About 18 months ago, this blog brought you a weeklong feature on the Indian franchising market. It was based on my own travels in Mumbai and Delhi. Amid the depressing poverty of India, there was a unmistakable feeling of growing wealth, and with it, an explosion in franchising. The incredible rise of Indian franchising continues. Anyone really interested in this phenomenon will need to read an a... Read more.

Another Big Step Forward For Flip Flop Shops

August 30, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Flip Flop Shops is one of the most interesting franchises in the Franchise Direct stable and seemingly, one of the more progressive retail franchises in business today. They've just launched a new venture that will go to further enhance their standing amongst their franchisees.Flip Flop Shops has its eye on rapid expansion and in an effort to better leases for its franchisees, it has decided to pa... Read more.

Corporate Responsibility Has Not Gone Away

August 29, 2011 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
While it's a constant struggle to turn a profit in this economy, a franchise must remember that its social responsibility still matters hugely to customers. 'Corporate character' has not gone out of vogue. If anything, there is a greater demand for franchises - especially in the food sector -to put an emphasis on transparency and ethics in their business arrangements. It might not always suit a bu... Read more.

The First Food Franchise In East Africa

August 26, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Company Updates
Fascinating news for people who follow the international franchise scene. The first American franchise in East Africa was opened recently, and not surprisingly it was. The Colonel has come to Nairobi.According to the AP and the Washington Post, the reason there's no McDonald''s or Burger King's in East Africa is supply chain issues. KFC must be the world's most progressive franchise in terms of ex... Read more.

Home Improvement Industry Report 2011

August 26, 2011 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Franchise Reports and Whitepapers
In the wake of the subprime housing crisis, the demand for home improvement franchises has never been higher. Franchise Direct's report on the home improvement franchise sector provides an in-depth examination of the industry that assesses its current and future business trends. Read more.

Common Attributes of Successful Franchisees

August 25, 2011 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Guide to Buying a Franchise
What does it take to be a successful franchisee? There are probably as many answers to that question as there are franchises. Different systems, locations, and consumer bases make the formula of success for every franchised business a little different from the next. However, among the differences there are commonalities among successful franchisees. This article explores a few of the most comm... Read more.

Can You Capitalize on This Multi-Billion Dollar Industry?

August 24, 2011 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
Laura Bennet, a Fellow Clevelander, and online networking friend of mine, wrote a post last year on “Pet Industry Statistics and Trends,” which included this pretty amazing figure: “According to the APPA, $3.2 billion dollars was spent on pet services in 2008, projected to grow over 6% to $3.4 billion in 2009.” That’s right; the pet industry is huge, and it continues... Read more.

Will The Standard And Poor's Downgrade Affect Franchising?

August 23, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Costs
Joel Libava, The Franchise King, is a friend and colleague of Franchise Direct. But even if he we'd never been introduced to him, we'd still advise you to read his thoughts on how the S&P downgrading of America's credit rating will affect franchising.Joel writes regularly for the great Small Biz Trends website and he's evaluated a very timely topic in his latest column. It's a time of great financ... Read more.

Veteran Franchise Act To Get A Second Run In Congress

August 22, 2011 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information, Franchise Regulations and Government Action
It was disappointing when the Help Veterans Own Franchises (HVOF) Act faltered in Congress during the bitter partisan bickering spawned by the debate over health care, which coincided with its appearance on Capitol Hill. But it appears that there is still hope for the act. HVOF would have created a tax credit for franchises that offer a discount on initial franchise fees, training, and additional... Read more.

Five Things to Remember for Beginner Franchisees

August 19, 2011 / BLOG POST Interviews, Information for Franchisees, Guide to Buying a Franchise
You’ve signed the franchise agreement, now what?   There are many articles, blog posts, and books covering the research and selection process of investing in a franchise. There is considerably less content out there about what happens after the contracts are signed and the new franchisee must begin their franchise journey.   Spotlighted in this article are the stories of three... Read more.
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