Flexibility of Prime Importance to Many Seeking Home-based Franchising

April 8, 2014 / BLOG POST Home-Based Businesses, Identifying Business Opportunities
Home-based franchising is continuing a gain in popularity. How many kinds of franchises offer home-based options? Plenty. Read about some of them here. Read more.

Franchise Direct YouTube Shorts from IFA 2014 Ready to View

March 24, 2014 / BLOG POST Business Insights, Franchise Exhibitions and Shows, Identifying Business Opportunities
During the 2014 IFA Convention, the Franchise Direct team and others conducted 15 interviews. These interviews were made into short, informative YouTube videos. Read more.

The Franchise Ownership Decision: How Would Ben Franklin Decide?

February 3, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Starting Your Own Business, Identifying Business Opportunities, Franchise Advice
In his February blog, the Franchise King draws upon the wisdom of Ben Franklin to help prospective franchisees along with big franchise-related decisions. Read more.

Owner-Run vs. Semi-Absentee: What Every Franchisee Must Consider

January 30, 2014 / BLOG POST Identifying Business Opportunities, Introduction to Franchising, Managing Your Business, Starting Your Own Business, The Franchisee's Perspective
One franchise industry with mostly owner-operated locations is food franchising, which lends itself well to the hands-on management style that some franchisees love. The commitment to week-in and week-out operation requires tenacity and some franchise industries usually require this kind of involvement.  Nonetheless, some industries work well for semi-absentee operators. Regardless of which... Read more.

Beyond Due Diligence: Another Way to Get to Know Your Potential Franchise

January 16, 2014 / BLOG POST Guide to Buying A Franchise, Identifying Business Opportunities, Introduction to Franchising
Aside from due diligence research performed with care prior to franchise investment, potential franchisees have another research option that allows them to dive deep into the company culture of potential franchise systems. An option perhaps not often chosen, actually working within the ranks of a franchise system as an employee can shed much light on how the franchise functions.... Read more.

Need for Tech Savvy Franchising On the Rise

January 14, 2014 / BLOG POST Identifying Business Opportunities, Market Trends
Phones, tablets, and anything related to point of sale technology are increasingly relevant in a large array of franchise industries. From restaurants to home services, many franchise systems are taking advantage of some of the most cutting edge technology to simplify and augment customer service processes.     One industry to watch as these new forms of technology influence daily... Read more.

Future Franchise Superstars

December 30, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchising Industry, Identifying Business Opportunities, Market Trends
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... Read more.

Franchising Offers Freedom to Choose B2B or B2C Career

December 13, 2013 / BLOG POST Business Insights, Identifying Business Opportunities, The Franchisee's Perspective
More and more individuals interested in franchising are incredibly self-motivated and know what they’re seeking in a franchise.  Data available through the Prospective Franchisee Survey published by Franchise Direct earlier this year reveals that 50.9% of respondents consider franchise investment because they want the support franchise systems provide, to avoid having to start from... Read more.

Franchising as a Career Loophole: Be Your Own Boss

December 9, 2013 / BLOG POST Identifying Business Opportunities, Starting Your Own Business
Many business operators work hard to build a career that enables a greater degree of freedom. How so? At the outset, business operators are essentially their own boss. This also rings true for franchise business operators, only with certain key differences. After finding a compatible franchise concept, franchisees align their personal aims with their professional goals while benefiting from a... Read more.

Wholesome Tummies: School Lunches with a Social Conscience

October 29, 2013 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, Identifying Business Opportunities, Food Business
Wholesome Tummies provides a unique and exciting franchising opportunity for people who are interested in opening a food franchise that also gives investors an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the issue of childhood obesity in America with her Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity. Wholesome Tummies offers franchises... Read more.
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