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Franchise Resources Archive: April, 2012

My Gym selects winner of the "My Gym Outstanding Contributor to Children’s Health & Fitness Award for 2012″

April 30, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSChildren's Franchises
My Gym Children's Fitness Center My Gym says contest spotlights a deserving winner and great ideas for children’s fitness advocates. Read more.

BrightStar Healthcare America's Fastest-Growing Female-Owned Business In America

April 30, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Women in Franchising
We were only recently the outstanding success of Bright-Star Healthcare and their CEO and founder Shelly Sun. More evidence has come explaining the excellence of this franchise. The home-care franchise has been named America's fastest growing woman-owned business. The news was reported recently in the Huffington Post. The awards themselves were distributed by the Women Presidents' Organization and... Read more.

Interesting - Consumers Don't Enjoy Getting Things For Free

April 26, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Say you're a start-up franchise looking to reach new audiences. How do you get those customers in the door to sample your service or products? Many franchises and businesses have decided to give something away for free. It seems like an obvious strategy, but new research shows that consumers are actually put off by the sight of free things.I was reading about this in the Wall-Street Journal recent... Read more.

New Maaco owner finds down economy plays right into his hand

SUCCESS STORY
Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Ever since converting to a Maaco automotive franchise, Peter Capdevielle has seen a more consistent workflow and has expanded his customer base, mainly due to the down economy. Read more.

Excellent Giveaway From Upside Group

April 25, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
You can't put a pricetag on knowledge, and the Upside Group has built a reputation as one of the best franchise consultants in America. The Upside Group intimately understands every aspect of the franchise process, and if that wasn't enough reason to partner with them, they're now offering you the chance to win $100,000.Here are some of the details of the Upside Group's exciting $100,000 giveaway.... Read more.

A Fascinating Story In Franchising

April 24, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
The amazing thing about franchising is that anyone can succeed doing it. All you need is an idea and a service that can help people everywhere and success can be yours.Take Julian Gordon. The founder of Gordon Industries (manufacturer of metal architectural products such as doors, railings and stairs), Gordon found himself at the right place at the right time: specifically Boston in the 1980s with... Read more.

From Hardship To Triumph For BrightStar

April 23, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
When committing your business future to a franchise, it's far more satisfying to be working a business that is personally and spiritually satisfying. One of the advantages of working with one of the country's many leading health care franchises is that you can work with a business that allows you to make a direct effect on people's lives.The Wall-Street Journal recently profiled the evolution of B... Read more.

These Are The States Likely To Experience Restaurant Growth

April 19, 2012 / BLOG POST Food Franchising
Food franchises are constantly seeking the most exciting domestic markets in which to discover future franchisee talent. Interestingly, a new study has outlined the ten states that are poised for restaurant growth in the coming years.   Given the high rate of restaurant failure, it's important for franchises to have a pretty clear strategic plan before expanding into new markets. Restaurant... Read more.

New Index Shows Franchise Lending On An Upward Swing

April 18, 2012 / BLOG POST Financing a Franchise
Yesterday, we blogged about the huge gaps in employment possibilities and economic output created by a notable in shortfall in franchise lending. As troubling as that information, it was assuring to read only hours later that franchise lending is on an upswing.   This news came via the release of a new index tracking franchise lending that has been created by Boefly in accordance with the I... Read more.

IFA Says Lending Shortfall Is Costing America 69,000 Jobs

April 17, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Financing a Franchise
What exactly is the country losing when the small business funding fails to get into the hand of America's entrepreneurs? People stay out of work, to the tune of 69,000 jobs according to the latest figures from IFA.   A new report form the IFA states that while franchising is making clear strides, there is still a notable lack of lending that is stalling the regrowth of the US economy. This... Read more.
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