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Franchise Resources Archive: February, 2012

What Sprigster Can Do For You

February 29, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Financing remains a massive issue for prospective franchisees. In the short-term, there's no sign of this situation changing. Banks are cash-strapped and reluctant to loan to just anyone. In Washington, efforts to free up money to small businesses are not proving as successful as they should. At times like these, entrepreneurs, people who are already quite innovative, need to be even more inventiv... Read more.

A Food Franchise That Wants To Feed The World

February 28, 2012 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Food Franchising
YUM! Brands - owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and others - is not simply concerned with being the biggest franchise company in China. CEO David Novak said in an interview that he wants to feed the world.   Novak joined USA Today recently for an interview about the direction of the franchise group. Not surprisingly, a lot of the talk was about YUM!'s international plans and strategy. KFC does after... Read more.

Introducing Serial Franchisees And Franchisors

February 27, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, General Franchising Industry News
Here on the Franchise Blog, we often discuss the most common route to success for franchisees: the entrepreneur who decides go it alone in business by investing in a proven franchise concept. Most often these are people who spent a long time in the corporate world before making the leap into business ownership. But these are not the only kind of franchisees in the world. There are also serial fran... Read more.

Food Franchises Focus On Better Service

February 23, 2012 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Food franchises make up a major platform in the franchising world. Some people might look down on multinational chains, but in the end of the day, a waiter at Denny's or Bennigan's has to perform the exact same job as waiters in the fanciest restaurants in Paris or London: they have to get the customer's attention and properly serve them their food.   There is a great story in yesterday's W... Read more.

Small Businesses Struggle to Deal With New Health Care Law

February 22, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Since its introduction in 2010, President's Obama's health care legislation has proved tremendously difficult for small businesses. The IFA and other small busienss lobbies have been lobbying with the Government to draft health-care legislation that is more small business friendly over the last two years, but the struggle goes on.I thought it was worth pointing out a new feature on the New York Ti... Read more.

New IFA Seminars Aim To Improve Franchise Development

February 21, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
Any franchises looking to keep the momentum rolling from last week's highly successful IFA Convention will be interested to note that the IFA is offering three seminars at different locations in the country aimed at improving franchise development.Development can be a struggle for many franchises. Although franchise opportunity websites like Franchise Direct help to connect franchises to a talente... Read more.

Is There A Jeremy Lin In Your Business

February 20, 2012 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising, Information for Franchisees
Sports fans of every stripe have been baffled by the rise of Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. How does a player with relatively zero hype or experience all of a sudden turn into a person with the potential to turn around one of the most troubled franchises in the NBA? Lin's meteoric rise defies all logic, yet the incredible thing is that there might be Jeremy Lins's in every business or walk of... Read more.

Food Franchises: Beware Of Foreign Imposters

February 16, 2012 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, International Franchising
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I dobt a lot food franchises operating in foreign markets view the rise of imposters so kindly.   The LA Times has a fascinating story on how many popular franchises are having the menu and aesthetic duplicated in China. In-N-Out is one of the west coast's favourite burger chains. They were shocked to learn of the emergence of a 'red... Read more.

Senior care franchise expands continuum of care to include medical services

February 15, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealthcare & Senior Care Franchises
Home Helpers Home Helpers improves quality of living with medication management, care management and vital signs monitoring. Read more.

IFA Convention Wrap-Up

February 15, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Franchise Association News
I don’t know about you, but we had a great time at the IFA Convention in Orlando over the weekend. IT was a whirlwind of handshakes and ‘nice to meet you’s’ but there was also a lot of time to sit down and work on some joined-up thinking on how to get franchising moving forward. A lot of exciting announcements were made as well. One of the most exciting announcements to come out of the Convention... Read more.
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