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Franchise Resources Archive: June, 2012

The 11 Steps To Franchise Ownership

June 28, 2012 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying a Franchise, FAQ About Franchising
Here on Franchise Direct, we try to make the dream of franchising come alive. If you're considering owning your own business, we can connect you to the franchise opportunity that can help make those dreams come true. What many entrepreneurs forget is that between buying a franchise and actually opening, there are a lot of little obstacles that need to be overcome.   If you're seriously cons... Read more.

Ranking The Top Franchises In The Forbes Global 2000

June 27, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
The Forbes Global 2000 is arguably the most comprehensive list of the world's best public companies. It's a great, almost overwhelming view of the biggest companies of the world. And like any rankings of the top public-owned businesses in the world, there are quite a lot of franchises on the list.Parsing the best franchises on this vast list is a task that Franchise Direct undertook recently. Ther... Read more.

How To Be A Success In Franchising

June 26, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Many people have taken many routes to success in franchising. There is no one set way to do it. But there's much that can be learned from the failures and successes of others. The UPS Store is one of America's most successful shipping and packing franchises. There are many reasons why they've become one of the global leaders in packing and shipping at a time where top-class private shipping has be... Read more.

What Social Media Is Teaching Franchises

June 25, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
Like every business in every walk of life, America's franchises have woken up to the reality that a strong social media is now as integral as a shopfront. Still social media is a massive platform with a various different lessons for various businesses. As it turns out, there is a lot that other franchises can learn from the experiences of others.Enterpreneur has spoken with many franchises about t... Read more.

Anyone Can Thrive With A Franchise

June 21, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
One of prevailing sentiments that we often try to communicate on this blog is that anyone can enjoy success with a franchise. Experience should be the least of your concerns. If you have access to credit and capital, and most importantly if you have a dream, you can thrive as a franchisee.Case in point: Damien Sanchez. Some people around the Washington DC metropolitan area know him as a full-time... Read more.

Congratulations to Sears franchise owner, 25 year old Masroor Fatany

June 20, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Sears Franchise Businesses Sears franchisee is 2012 Houston District Small Business Administration (SBA) Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Read more.

Fascinating McDonald's Social Media Experiment

June 20, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
One of my colleagues here at Franchise Direct was in touch with news of a really fascinating social media experiment that McDonald's Cananda is running at the moment.They've essentially set up a website with the url Yourquestions.McDonalds.ca. Now as books like Super Size Me have proved, McDonald's can be a divisive force among consumers. For some, it's a beloved fast food joint. For others, its a... Read more.

Helping Entrepreneurs Go Farther In Franchising

June 19, 2012 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, Franchise Association News
We often highlight the great strides that veterans make in franchising, and their success is deserved and good for the country. We also like to take the opportunity to highlight what franchising can do for minorities. The IFA has employed Miriam Brewer to be the IFA's Senior Director of Education and Diversity. Ms Brewer is a successful woman who came to the IFA after her job in a non-profit was e... Read more.

Momentum For International Franchising 'Building' After Conference

June 18, 2012 / BLOG POST International Franchising
The International Franchise Expo completed its first ever weekend in New York last weekend, and by all accounts it was a fabulous success. After 20 years of being hosted in Washington DC, the annual event moved to New York for the first time and offered a great opportunity to promote international franchising.More than 300 franchisors were at IFE this year. That's more than ever before. Up to ten... Read more.

Top 10 Franchises of the 2012 Global 2000

June 15, 2012 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising
Franchising continues to be one of most lucrative sectors of business life. This is illustrated in the new Forbes Global 2000 which features many of the world's top franchise companies. We've examined the Top 10 franchises on the list in this informative article. Read more.
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