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Friday Franchising News - 5 Sports Stars in Franchising

March 25, 2016 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
Sports stars know that franchising is a good investment for their hard-earned millions. For this Friday Franchising News, we're bringing you 5 professional athletes who have made headlines by joining the franchising game. Read more.

Franchising Market Spotlight: The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Semi-Finalists

June 30, 2015 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Sports and Franchising
The winner of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be England, Japan, Germany or the United States. Obviously, these nations have a wealth of football (soccer) talent, but how do their franchising markets look? Read more.

10 Up-and-Coming Fitness and Sports Franchises

March 31, 2015 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Sports and Franchising
The multi-billion dollar fitness industry is expected to grow over the next 10 years. Here are 10 franchises that are poised to grow along with the industry in general. Read more.

The Franchising State of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finalists

July 11, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Sports and Franchising
The winner of the men's 2014 FIFA World Cup will be decided in a match between Germany and Argentina. Obviously, these two nations have a wealth of football (soccer) talent, but how do their franchising markets look? Read more.

EDGE BOARDSHOP Brings Longboarding Expertise to U.S. & Global Customers

June 18, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Sports and Franchising
The longboarding segment of skateboarding is surging in the U.S. and around the globe. Edge Boardshops offers a way to capitalize with a unique sporting goods store backed by the company's specialized expertise. Read more.

Opening Financing Options for Franchisees: i9 Sports Franchisee and Guidant Financial Team Up

June 3, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Financing a Franchise, Sports and Franchising
Finding the right funding is critical in starting a franchise. Consider all possible options, including your retirement funds. IRA funds can become business capital. In this post, learn how one i9 Sports franchisee found it was the right choice for him. Read more.

Sports Industry Pros Discover Franchising Benefits

September 17, 2013 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising
For the vast majority of franchisees, entering franchising either comes after some time intensely focusing on a previous career or starts as a joint venture while simultaneously managing other obligations. In kind, sports industry players who find themselves looking for alternative investment opportunities, either while still active or after completing their sports career, find franchising offers... Read more.

Three Big Franchise Stories of 2012

December 26, 2012 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, Sports and Franchising
Every year, several newsworthy stories and trends occur in the franchise industry. Looking back at 2012, there are three trends that stand out from the year that was...   Mobile Technology Integration The advancement and integration of technology into everyday life usually experiences shifts from year-to-year that make headlines. This year in franchising, mobile technology took yet anoth... Read more.

Emerald Isle Classic Brings Businesses Together

September 3, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct News and Notes, Sports and Franchising
Franchise Direct's European headquarters enjoyed a great weekend in Dublin this weekend following the Emerald Isle Classic. The game itself - Notre Dame beat Navy 50-10 - wasn't so memorable, but it was great event for the business communities of both Ireland and America. There were many networking events and the Irish media guesses the event will be worth more the $100 million to the domestic Ir... Read more.

The All-Stars Of Franchising

May 29, 2012 / BLOG POST Sports and Franchising
Yesterday’s article spoke about the ways that the principles of sport can be transferred to the franchising world, within the context of the emerging Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI). The issue of former athletes, particularly pro athletes, finding an outlet for their passion and drive after the spotlight has faded is a hot topic. Stories are abundant about professional at... Read more.
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