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Find out about some great books to read to further your franchise knowledge.

Franchise Leadership Lessons From The Head Of Yum! Brands

January 10, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews, Food Franchising
Every year, new business books come out promising a new mantra that define how entrepreneurs approach their task of innovation. One of the most head-turning books from 2012 is just available now. It comes from the head of Yum! Brands, David Novak, and it's called Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen.   This is a business book for big thinkers. Novak has brought man... Read more.

If You Buy One Business Book This Holiday Season, Make It The Franchise King's

December 5, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Joel Libava has made many outstanding contributions to the franchising community since he took on the role of the Franchise King. He has worked tirelessly to help people find the right franchise for them. His new book pools that lifetime's knowledge  into a handy and wonderfully-readable book called Become A Franchise Owner. You'll immediately  recognize Libava's straight-talking style in his... Read more.

BP and Franchising

July 22, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
At first glance, the ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion of Deepwater Horizon seems to have nothing to do with franchising. But any franchise trying to bill themselves as a ‘green business’ can learn a lot from PR disaster that BP have created for themselves by flaunting their green credentials.I remember when BP first tried their green marketing approach a few years ago... Read more.

Fred Harvey And America's First Restaurant Chain

March 31, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising, Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Anyone with an interest in the history of franchising, and for history in general, will take great interest in a new book that charts out the spread of one of the most popular restaurant chains in the American frontier.   Appetite for America by Stephen Fried traces the history of Harvey’s restaurants, which was at its time, the biggest name in American eating. The restaurant chain wa... Read more.

Bringing Green Businesses into the Mainstream

October 29, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
The greening of the American economy is underway. Up and down the country, we are seeing the gradual embrace of environmentally-friendly products and materials. What green entrepreneurs are waiting for is the moment when green consumerism reaches the mainstream. At the moment, many are hard at work trying to explode the myth that green products are simply a niche."The real question is 'How does g... Read more.

The Right Way to Go Green

September 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
We’re going to be hearing a lot about climate change in the coming months.All week, the New York Times and others have been running lead stories and editorials about the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. It will probably arouse the biggest media clatter about the environment since the Kyoto Protocol was signed. The media focus will not only center on what government’s c... Read more.

The one franchising book to buy this year

August 17, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Here at the Franchise Blog, we enjoy a good book about franchising now and again. Buying a franchise is a difficult decision that involves some serious self-analysis before you even get down to dealing with banks, investors and franchisors. There’s tons of social media devoted solely to question of whether or not someone is cut out for franchising, but maybe a book-length meditation on the subject... Read more.

'Green' shoots for one franchising industry

July 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
One franchise sector that’s really taken off over the past few years is the green franchise industry. When you factor in the cost of investment and the risks involved with starting your own business, green franchises emerge as such as an exciting venture because they are clearly positioned to do well in the future. Green franchises take the innovation of the green sector and match it with the trie... Read more.

Franchise book review: Escape from Cubicle Nation

May 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Making the leap into entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging choices a person can make, and a global recession doesn’t make the decision any easier. Across America, there are many people continuing their 9 -5 grind, doing unfulfilling work simply to pay the bills, uncertain about the future with their employer and dreaming of owning their own business. Those people need a guide telling the... Read more.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

May 6, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Reads and Book Reviews, Guide to Buying a Franchise
One of our favorite daily destinations in the small business blogosphere has to be Pamela Slim’s Escape From Cubicle Nation blog. A business coach who spent more than 10 years advising corporations, Slim is a lively, informed writer with a goal that’s not very different from ours: to help people trapped in offices realize their dream of owning their own business or franchise. If you f... Read more.
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