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Franchise Resources Archive: September, 2011

Why Food Franchises Don't Serve Booze

September 29, 2011 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
The relentless competition of the food franchise industry means that businesses will try out nearly everything in search of an edge over everybody else. Surprisingly, one thing few food franchises seem willing to do is sell beer or wine. Why is this?   We put the question out on our Facebook page yesterday after reading an article on the subject in the New York Times. The article looks at t... Read more.

Health Care Legislation May Stand In The Way Of Franchise Growth

September 28, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
The IFA has released a new study stating that President Obama's health care plan with stunt jobs growth when it comes into effect in 2014. According the franchising lobbying group, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will 'negatively impact' 'tens of thousands' of jobs and impact 3.2 million fulltime employees. As the Wall-Street Journal reports, the poll was conducted by free-market po... Read more.

UK Franchising Market Is Heating Up

September 27, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising
We've encountered some interesting statistics from the UK franchise market which proves that the UK market is starting to show legitimate signs of growth. At a time of serious economic stagnation in Britain, a franchise organization called the Franchise Development Services claims that franchising can create over 500,000 job in the UK over the next 5 years.Professor Ray Seaman, MD of FDS, is makin... Read more.

A Fascinating Business Book About Military Veterans

September 26, 2011 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
We often hear the business acumen of military veterans trumpeted, but what specific skills do they bring to franchise ownership? In a new book, retired U.S. Army Reserve Special Forces officer Chad Storlie, a veteran with an MBA, makes the case for veterans in business (and by proxy, in franchising). His new book Combat Leader to Corporate Leader: 20 Lessons To Advance Your Civilian Career and Bat... Read more.

The Newest Trend For Food Franchises: Local Art

September 22, 2011 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Food Franchising
Food franchises are always keen to take on trends, especially when they involve utilizing local talent. The latest trend that QSR franchises have looked to tap into involves using local art.   One of the biggest criticisms leveled at food franchises is that they have a reputation for being stale, cookie-cutter restaurants. Food franchises have found that local art or design touches can go a... Read more.

Unishippers Franchisee Takes On Workplace Obesity

September 21, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
A franchisee's work is important. It goes beyond just hiring and training and filling out the time schedules. As one UniShippers franchisee is showing, franchisees can actually enhance their employees' health.Wanda Sieber, who is a multi-unit franchisee with Unishippers, graces the cover of the latest issue of Franchise Times thanks to her fascinating commitment to workplace fitness. As the story... Read more.

What SBA Loans Can Do For You

September 20, 2011 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise
With the challenges that franchisees face in attracting lending, it can't be denied that entrepreneurs that need a bit of help where financing is concerned. SBA loans are certainly one route available. has profiled the story of one man who perfectly demonstrates the power of SBA loans. Alan Green is a 59-year-old television-news photographer from Utah who had worked as an... Read more.

IFA Backs Veteran Franchise Bill

September 19, 2011 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information, Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Great news for anyone who all franchises looking to attract military veterans as franchisees. The IFA has put its considerable lobbying muscle behind the Help Veterans Own Franchises Act. IFA president Steve Caldiera made the following comments to Politico on why he thinks the law needs to be put into action: “As tens of thousands of service men and women return from deployment in Afghanis... Read more.

Franchisees Have Their Say On The Country's Economic Recovery

September 15, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
While we do wish America's - and indeed, the world's - economic situation would right itself on its own, we have been impressed by the lobbying work the IFA has done inside the Beltway in its fight to grow jobs and increase small-business lending. An article this week from Politico shows just how engaged Jack Earle and other franchise owners have been in the lobbying process. Rather than simply lo... Read more.

New Franchise King Video On Home Improvement Franchises

September 14, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Joel Libava, the Franchise King®, has returned with a brand-new video for Franchise Direct on the enduring attraction of home services franchises during these turbulent economic times. Joel asks viewers to see put themselves in the shoes of a homeowner who can't afford to sell their houses. Home improvement is a fact of life for homeowners. For entrepreneurs, this is an intensely competit... Read more.
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