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Franchise Resources Archive: July, 2012

Flip Flop Shops Blazes Trail To Illinois

July 31, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
One of our favourite all-time franchise concepts is Flip Flop Shops. Here's a franchise that's created a market for a niche that I didn't think really existed: flip flops. Yet Americans love comfortable, easily taken off footwear and this franchise is blazing a trail across the country.After establishing a foothold in some of the warmest places in the country - where flip-flops are practical footw... Read more.

Great To See: A Franchise That Encourages Innovation

July 30, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
Coffee franchises are some of the most lucrative franchises in America. They thrive, because unlike other food franchises, they advocate a space where people can gather to meet, share ideas or simply procrastinate. It's funny how procrastination can often foster innovation, and interestingly, Caribou Coffee is a coffee franchise that's discovering new ways to approach the concept of the cafe. &nb... Read more.

Franchises Thrive From The Arab Spring

July 26, 2012 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, International Franchising
We regularly track developments in the world of international franchising here on the Franchise Direct blog. We've talked extensively about how American franchises like KFC are enjoying remarkable success in places like China. We've noted how countries like India and Brazil stand ready to enjoy great franchise success in the coming years.   One region of the world that's one of the most int... Read more.

Rex's Chicken reports 9 percent sales growth

July 25, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Rex's Chicken Beautiful Brands International (BBI) is celebrating the second anniversary of Rex's Chicken this week at its current location in Tulsa, Okla. Read more.

IFA President Asks President Obama To Reconsider Tax Law

July 25, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, General Franchising Industry News
With the struggles continuing in the American economy this election year, it is imperative that everyone in Washington do everything they can to get the economy back on tracks. These economic issues are clearly affecting the franchise industry, as the Franchise Business Index (FBI) dropped in June for the first time in 10 months. This slip-up in the face of steady growth in the franchise industry... Read more.

Guide To Managing Millennials

July 24, 2012 / BLOG POST Young Entrepreneurs, Information for Franchisees
The advent of digital technology has certainly changed the world. I would say that a greater generation gap exists than ever before between people who grew up in the analogue world and those who only knew digital.Simply put, these people are looking to redefine the very concept of work. The drurgery of the 9-5 is really no longer acceptable. These are people looking to redefine the practical conce... Read more.

Seven Surprising Facts Driving The Success Of Auto Franchises (Infographic)


VivoPools Makes It Easier For Prospective Franchisees

July 23, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
We're always happy to pass on information about franchises making it easier for entrepreneurs to own their businesses, especially in an exciting, innovative franchise sector. So for these reasons, I thought you might interested in some new developments at pool franchise VivoPools.VivoPools is one of the most exciting pool franchises in America right now. They provide cleaning solutions for pool ow... Read more.

Why Master Franchising? Jantize Proves It's A Great Option

July 19, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Franchising creates a whole world of opportunity for all kinds of entrepreneurs. Some people were born to run their own restaurant or automovitve aftermarket company. For them, franchising offers the support of a brand leader. But franchising also appeals who can also take a more macro role in the running of the business. If you're one of these latter kinds of entrepreneurs, you should consider ow... Read more.

Introducing Franchise Direct's New Better Living Franchise Report

July 18, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes
As you know, Franchise Direct publishes an incredible amount of exclusive reports on the state of the franchise industry. This week we've published our latest report on franchising: an examination of the Better Living franchise industry, the health and fitness franchises that people are turning to more and more to live healthier lives. This reports examines the move towards healthy menus by QSR fr... Read more.
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