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For all you need to know on franchising your business, from understanding key industry concepts and ideas, Franchise Direct has compiled a list of articles relevant to expanding your business as a franchise.

When You Have a Great Idea for a Franchise

July 6, 2016 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
Think your business idea is fit to be a franchise? The Franchise King covers the first thing you should do when you have an idea for a franchise. Read more.

The Importance of Culture to Emerging Franchisors & Incoming Franchisees

September 22, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business, Guide to Buying a Franchise, Information for Franchisees
Culture is important to business success. Read on to find out how important it is for emerging franchisors and incoming franchisees to have a distinct franchise culture in place from the start. Read more.

Beyond Economics: The Franchise Investment Behind the Scenes

July 21, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business, FAQ About Franchising
Usually we talk about franchising from the franchisee's perspective. But in this post, we flip it up and look at franchising from the franchisor's perspective. What does it take to start a successful franchise system? Read here. Read more.

Selective Franchisors Build Successful Franchise Systems

January 8, 2014 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchising Your Independent Business
Being selective—based on an outline of criteria built into the core of the company culture—allows franchisors to choose the best possible candidates for franchise operation. It is true though that franchisees and franchisors interview one another mutually, and both simultaneously make an investment.   Nonetheless, franchisors have the weighty responsibility of understanding the... Read more.

Take Your Business Idea to Franchising

March 11, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
Anytime an expansive and mobile business concept is looking to expand and take on additional work force in alternative areas, franchising can step in as a liberator for the brand, the concept, and the founding team. With franchising, business founders can share their expertise and model with up and coming licensees and partners to augment the spread of the brand into viable new territories.  ... Read more.

Franchising In Your Future? Two Tips for Potential Franchisors

December 21, 2012 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
Franchises have a beginning, each and every one of them, and franchisors start with an idea, a business concept worthy of duplication, and it grows from there. By freeing up a business model for expansion, businesses owners can develop long lasting relationships with franchisees who believe in their brand and its development. Briefly consider two aspects of going beyond into the realm of franch... Read more.

Franchisors and Franchisees Play Nice: How to Strengthen Franchise Agreements

November 9, 2012 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees, Franchising Your Independent Business
How can franchisors and franchisees get along even better? Consider a few ways that either party can contribute to agreements by taking responsibility, managing expectations, and assessing core values beforehand.Franchisors Meet Franchisee NeedsDeliver Value & Remain HumbleFranchise systems are successful when they reliably provide desired products or services, and this success stems not out of t... Read more.

What Franchisors Should Be Asking Their Franchisees

December 7, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
Here on this blog, we often write about issues from the franchisees perspective. But we've come across quite an interesting blog post that addresses some interesting matters from the side of the franchisor.Ed Teixeira, who writes the Franchise Expert blog over on the Franchise Knowhow website, has a pretty interesting post featuring four questions that every franchisor needs to ask their franchise... Read more.

Advice For New Franchise Concepts

December 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
If you’re interested in converting your business into a franchise, there’s no better wisdom you can receive than the insight of a proven leader.Michael Landau is co-owner of Drybar, a hair salon in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. His firm does blowouts, ‘no cuts, no colors’. They’ve been doing really well since launching early this year and they’re considering national expansion. Landau could u... Read more.

Steering Your Franchise Through the Downturn

July 12, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchising Your Independent Business
Some franchises have shaken off the recession. Others still struggle with the shrinking economy. Either way, every entrepreneur will gladly take free advice for boosting sales when it is offered. Erik Morris, managing director of the Atlanta-based private equity group Roark Capital Group, has contributed interesting article to the latest edition of Franchising World, entitled Maintaining Franchise... Read more.
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