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Franchise Resources Archive: September, 2012

CEOs Connecting Feedback with Success on Undercover Boss

September 28, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing , Franchise Company Updates
By looking deeper into the lives of franchise CEOs, employees, and franchisees, Undercover Boss features moral dilemmas that are at the core of the franchise industry. Started in 2009 and modeled after the “reality television” concept, this TV series follows incognito CEOs as they step into the shoes of franchisees and respective employees, working in another aspect of the business while experien... Read more.

iDealFurniture™ announces national expansion program

September 26, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSHome Services Franchises
iDealFurniture iDealFurniture™ is proud to announce the national expansion of its furniture business model which has revolutionized the traditional furniture business, eliminating the risk and overhead normally associated with a retail location. Read more.

Franchise System Training Benefits for New Franchisees

September 26, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
What distinguishes one franchise from another? The success of franchise systems and franchisees is dependent on training. The performance of franchisees, whether brand new to franchising or experienced, is directly linked with the quality of the training process. Franchisors have a powerful incentive to provide ongoing excellent training: the need to maintain the integrity of the franchise syste... Read more.

Franchise Ownership & Creative Thinking

September 24, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
The thought of creativity and franchise ownership colliding is not a new one, though there do exist many naysaying elements out there who argue that franchises are merely the recreation of something already done, something essentially “non-creative”. How does creative thinking and franchise ownership interact? Some simple areas to consider… Some franchisees seek to introduce an even greater meas... Read more.

The Importance of SBA Approval in Searching for a Franchise

September 21, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Financing a Franchise
One of the most necessary and potentially complex processes when starting a new franchise business is acquiring financing. The business startup process for franchisees may benefit if their franchise system of choice is approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Bearing in mind the many complex aspects of starting a new franchise business, to remain empowered throughout the startup proce... Read more.

Benefits of Buying an Existing Franchise Business

September 19, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Potential franchise buyers interested in existing franchises may be looking for select benefits which make buying an already established business appealing instead of entering into a startup franchise opportunity. This alternative to a new startup business allows franchise buyers to expand in the franchise industry with the support of a recognized business that has an existing clientele. Buying a... Read more.

Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership and Area Development Opportunities

September 17, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
The benefits and responsibilities of single-unit franchise management may lead to expansion within the franchise industry. Opening additional franchise locations can involve multi-unit franchise ownership or area development, both of which have unique benefits for business owners. Multi-unit franchise ownership allows for the flexibility of opening locations in different cities or states dependin... Read more.

The Next Step in the Mobile Relationship Between Franchises and Consumers

September 13, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
Mobile phones have become an essential part of many Americans’ lives since the first cellular telephone hit the market in 1984. At the beginning of 2012, approximately 328 million people in the United States owned a mobile phone – more than half of which were smartphones.Today, mobile phones are used for a variety of reasons that go far beyond their original purpose of making a simple telephone c... Read more.

India embraces Juice Zone with new master franchise deal!

September 12, 2012 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Juice Zone We're pleased to announce that we have selected master franchise partners for our Juice Zone brand in India. Read more.

Franchising Making Strides In Africa

September 12, 2012 / BLOG POST International Franchising
Last year, Franchise Direct opened a francihse opportunity website for the South African market. South Africa is the home of one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. It highlighted to me the fact that in line with Asia and South Africa, franchising is making great strides on the African continent.Well here comes more news from Reuters that franchising in Africa is enjoying massive success.... Read more.
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