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Franchise Resources Archive: April, 2013

Potential Legislation Shifts Touch Franchising Industry

April 29, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Two current legislation proposals making headway that would affect the franchise industry involve one state and the entire nation.  Senate Bill 610 involving the state of California and The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 both serve to alter key aspects of operation for franchisors and franchisees alike.Though still underway, the Senate Bill has pas... Read more.

Military Veterans: Resources You Need to Enter Franchising Successfully

April 26, 2013 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
As long time supporters of franchise industry excellence and veteran franchise partnership, the Franchise Direct team offers military veterans and interested family members the online information they need to make informed decisions about entering the franchise world. The Military Veteran Franchise Information page is part of the Information Center, listed on the homepage of A... Read more.

Part-time entrepreneur beings revolutionary TapSnap phototainment system to Minneapolis

April 24, 2013 / FRANCHISE NEWSPhotography Franchises
TapSnap Local entrepreneur Chris Diller has brought the revolutionary TapSnap phototainment system to Minneapolis. Read more.

Franchise Industry Satisfaction Spanning the Globe

April 24, 2013 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Company Updates
After developing and publishing a recent survey, an Australian based franchise business highlights for franchise industry professionals certain key aspects that affect the success of franchisees and their contentment in the system.  The Franchise Relationship Institute’s (FRI) Franchisee Effectiveness Survey features 2401 respondents located in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.The survey o... Read more.

Tips on Insuring your Franchise Investment

April 22, 2013 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
Insurance has become part of life, whether personal or secular, and franchise operators with locations in high risk areas certainly know the value of having a reliable insurance provider.  By assessing the risks of your particular franchise and considering how insurance could make a cost-effective investment, future unanticipated expenses and resulting challenges can be thwarted.Consider some of t... Read more.

Latest Ace Hardware Co-Op News Reveals Expansion & New CEO

April 18, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
From its native Chicago, Illinois roots to its present day headquarters in Oakbrook, Ohio, Ace Hardware continues as an entrepreneur’s ideal opportunity to set up and run a business that serves communities.  A household name in many communities in the U.S. and around the world, Ace Hardware began as a joint team effort in 1924 and continues as such today with each retailer owned co-op making up th... Read more.

Franchisees: Seek Updated Franchise Agreements & Remain Informed

April 16, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action
Each year the Federal Trade Commission requires franchisors to finalize any updates to their Franchise Disclosure Document, which means prospective franchise partners have access to an updated version of the FDD after the end of the franchisor’s fiscal year.  This requirement means franchisors must provide updated FDDs no later than 120 days from the end of their fiscal year period so that franchi... Read more.

Latest Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises Report Now Available

April 12, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Factors such as the continued supportive role of technology has allowed the franchise industry to expand around the globe in unprecedented ways.  Some of the franchise businesses that have succeeded at reaching this year’s Top 100 Global Franchises Report have earned their place based on a number of specific criteria, with each aspect highlighting a world-class enterprise. This year’s repor... Read more.

Franchising & Veterans: A Winning Combo Across the U.S.

April 9, 2013 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information
With over 1 million former military professionals forecasted to leave their assignment within the next five years to seek alternative ways of making a living, it is no surprise that the franchising industry is increasingly focused on how to accommodate these professionals. Unique skill sets and an ongoing ambition to serve make many veterans highly successful when placed in managerial positions su... Read more.

Meineke announces expansion plans. Opportunities now for new franchise owners in California

April 8, 2013 / FRANCHISE NEWSAutomotive Franchises
Meineke Car Care Center Prospective franchisees invited to learn more about the most powerful brand in auto services. Read more.
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