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Franchise Resources Archive: August, 2012

Female CEO Offers Advice To Women In Business

August 30, 2012 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
Back-to-school time upon us and once many mothers get everything organized, in terms of getting their kids back to school, their minds will eventually turn to back to work. They'll be thinking about what they can do in business and how they can improve their financial prospects.BrightStar Healthcare CEO Shelly Sun visited WGN's studios on Monday to discuss how women can get a leg-up as business ow... Read more.

When Local Success Stories Eye Up National Expansion

August 29, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Take a look at every McDonald's, every Burger King, every Subway that you see. Long before there were hundreds of these franchises around your region, there was just one of these stores. To be direct, every multinational franchise starts at one stage as nothing but a single unit. This growth from something small to something global is something we might call the miracle of franchising.One franchis... Read more.

Franchises At The Republican Convention

August 28, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
We enter the truly heated time of the American presidential election season this week with the beginning of the Republican convention in Tampa. This is a massive political event, of course, but one franchise in particular, is not sitting on the sidelines.One of the country's leading commercial cleaning franchises Jani-King has thrown itself fully into this week's convention by deciding to clean th... Read more.

A Franchise That Is Changing America

August 27, 2012 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
We need to hear insprirational stories from time to time that explain why franchising makes a difference in the lives of Americans.We'd suggest your read this column that Nick Friedman, co-founder and president of College Hunks Hauling Junk on the patriotic role of franchising and entrepreneurship. Especially on the day that the Republican convention kicks off and standing as we are in the heart o... Read more.

Cross-Border Initiative Works For McDonald's

August 23, 2012 / BLOG POST International Franchising
Franchising in North America is a wide-open horizon. While the world of franchising has its roots in the business landscape of America, there's no denying that franchising has enjoyed incredible success north of the Border. Franchise Direct Canada is one of more vibrant franchise portals, and it's interesting to see a number of franchises use the Canadian market as a way to test future domestic co... Read more.

Franchisees And Small-Business Owners Are 'Heroes' Of American Economy

August 22, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Tasti-D Lite CEO Jim Amos has built one of the better franchise organizations in America over the past number of years, and as we've blogged before, he has some really interesting ideas about how franchising can reimagine itself in 2012. He's had some interesting things to say about the role of franchising in today's economy that I thought I would pass to you. Amos's gut feeling is that the people... Read more.

Slow and steady working for Jake's Wayback Burgers

August 21, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Wayback Burgers Slow and steady wins the race seems to be the mantra of the management team at Cheshire-based Jake's Wayback Burgers. The burger joint chain has recently opened its 52nd store, with 100 more stores already sold to franchisees. That includes five new restaurants in Connecticut — in Avon, Waterbury, Stamford, Danbury and Norwalk. Other local Jake's locations are in West Hartford, East Windsor... Read more.

10 Random and Interesting Franchise Facts

August 20, 2012 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
Franchising has played an immense role in the creation of the American dream. Franchises are everywhere, but here are 10 fascinating facts about the franchise industry that you may not have known. The number of franchise establishments currently in the United States is approximately 750,000. All of these businesses directly employ well over 8 million people combined, with Quick Service Restaura... Read more.

Retail Franchises Are Roaring, Says New Franchise Direct Report

August 15, 2012 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Retail franchises are everywhere – in malls, down Main Street’s and along busy highways – and Franchise Direct’s exhaustive new report on retail franchising explains the future trends for this rapidly growing industry. Retail franchises are such a part of our lives that people sometimes neglect to realize that the industry, like so much of America, is changing quickly. Re... Read more.

The Boom In Home-Based Franchising

August 14, 2012 / BLOG POST Home-Based Franchises
If you follow developments in the corporate world, you will know that the working world as we know it is changing and that people are no longer content to work strictly within the confines of the 9-5 world. This partly explains the rise of home-based franchising in the last ten years. So it will come as a surprise to no one that home-based franchising is bigger than ever before. A new report from... Read more.
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