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Why Franchising Works & What This Means for You

June 11, 2014 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, General Franchising Industry News, FAQ about Franchising
A primer (or refresher) on the basics of franchising. Read this post for key points on franchising to remember. Read more.

Franchise Investors Bring Global Talent to U.S. Industries

February 18, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
As franchises continue moving outward onto the global scene to bolster brand development in burgeoning countries, some U.S. founded franchises are making steady progress by partnering with incoming international franchisees. Since 1990, immigration options have enabled investors to enter the U.S. with their plans for business ownership in tow.  Over 20 years have passed since the Immigrati... Read more.

Expansion of Global Franchise School Systems May Boost Education Access

January 10, 2014 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Tackling concerns related to education accessibility is a major global endeavor and as populations increase in many parts of the world education becomes even more challenging to acquire.  Could franchising become an emerging avenue for education access?     Education reform in some countries may be slow evolving and families seeking an education within a tight budget may have fe... Read more.

Future Franchise Superstars

December 30, 2013 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
What is more exciting than big hopes for franchising in the year ahead?  Success can beget success and trends this year indicate likely shifts for tomorrow as we look forward to what’s ahead. Order Anything Where You Need It Convenience Customers are ever more looking for convenient ways to order and connect with favored brands. Franchise concepts continue to see loyal customers tak... Read more.

Community Needs & How Franchise Businesses Bridge the Gap

July 1, 2013 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, General Franchising Industry News
Within some of the more affluent community areas in the US, the number of successful businesses is usually great and many franchise business owners interested in these areas that manage to find ideal real estate locations may find the payoff is also great as their business grows.  What though about lower income communities that are often under-served without adequate resources?  Enter franchising,... Read more.

Research Reveals Why Franchisees Succeed During Economic Downturns

June 27, 2013 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
From 2010 to 2012, an Australian based research report covered how successful and unsuccessful small businesses, both inside and outside of franchising, made their mark on the industry.  The research report, conducted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Franchising Excellence of Griffith University, focuses on how businesses handled difficult economic times and the factors that may have contributed to... Read more.

US Franchise Industry Meets Aspiring Global Newcomers

May 29, 2013 / BLOG POST International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
What can US franchisees and franchisors learn from international franchisors eyeing the US market to expand their system?  Plenty.  Expanding a franchise is an arduous and rewarding shift in a business that can reap huge gains if done well.  Movement in either direction, be it from the US or into the US, requires serious planning.Many successful franchise operators from countries outside the US ai... Read more.

Kiosk Culture & Franchising Unite

May 22, 2013 / BLOG POST Market Trends & Facts About Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
What makes technology so amazing for the franchise world is the variability it creates when customers and businesses unite.  Custom ordering through a simple and neutral space continues to grow in popularity as consumers become more and more comfortable with smart phones, tablets, and computers for ordering products and services that come right to their front door.The appeal of kiosk ordering is h... Read more.

Brand Development: How Franchisees Support Lesser Known Franchises

May 6, 2013 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
The role of franchise partners lies not just in simply committing to the brand and following the system.  Franchise partners are partners in the truest sense, individuals who join various teams that are all part of one larger team: the franchise system itself.  Partners are mutually supportive and each partner of the system brings attributes that complement the overall flow of the brand as it reac... 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.
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