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Multi-unit franchisee with more than a decade of food service experience is bringing new Captain D's restaurant to St. Louis area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 505
You've read about senior care franchising, know franchising offers many benefits over starting a business from scratch, and have decided franchising is the way to finally be your own boss.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,584
When you first consider franchising as a business model, one of the choices that arises is which type of business, in which sector, suits you best. One basic choice to make is goods or service; another is retail or home-based.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 10,377
For decades now, franchised concepts have attracted consumers and investors alike, who often feel compelled by one simple notion: they know what they are going to get. Whether it's a familiar menu or a stable cash flow, recognizable brands put people at ease.
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 3,068
Former Silicon Valley Tech Executive has Become a Successful Multi-Unit Operator and is on the Grow with the Opening of his Newest Great Clips Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,699
Understand the ways in which you influence the motivations, behavior, and productivity of your team members and you can better lead by example.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 4,123
If you feel like a car doing a burnout in your current job and are dreaming of being your own boss, investing in an automotive franchise may be just the ticket.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 10,433
In the previous article, we discussed the obstacles involved in becoming a retail franchisee. This time we examine what traits and attributes franchisors with retail concepts look for in their franchisee prospects and candidates.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 16,440
Here comes 2018, and we’re starting the year in our usual way: with our “Mega 99” list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 6,605
Arby's Restaurant Group Acquires Buffalo Wild Wings and Forms New Inspire Brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,702
Top Massage Producer Becomes Area Representative for Dallas and Will Lead The Brand's Regional Franchise Development Efforts in the Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,144
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Market demand for fitness franchises is strong. One out of every five Americans is paying for a gym membership.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 9,074
Last night, you and the family celebrated your birthday with dinner at your favorite sit-down restaurant, a well-known franchised brand. After the usual great meal -- including a hearty greeting from the host and the owner -- you stopped in at your favorite ice cream emporium, also a franchise.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 20,486
"Obviously, if my sales are going up I will have more cash!" Think again. Growth costs money, yet most entrepreneurs believe that much of their growth can be funded from their growing company.
  • Rod Bristol
  • 11,937
New IFA Economic Study Says Strong Franchise Sector Will Outpace US Economy During 2018.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,751
Identify where you can develop and become a more effective leader, then you will be able to help develop your rising stars into leaders that help take your organization forward.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 11,550
When Mitchell York first came across Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies as a possible investment, the corporate executive immediately passed on the brand, vowing he'd never wear a Hawaiian shirt.
  • Helen Bond
  • 12,647
One of the best ways for a new franchisee to get in on the action in franchising is by choosing a nontraditional location. Why? For starters, try reduced franchise fees, lower overall startup costs, smaller real estate fees (none for kiosks!), fewer employees, and for some, the option of beginning part-time.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 32,493
Clyde Rucker, a U.S. Army veteran and self-described military brat, said he spent years working his way to the top in corporate America and as a franchise executive for one reason: so he could become a successful franchisee.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 14,427
Tennessee Multi-Unit Operator Opens Second Of Several Grabbagreen Locations In The Volunteer State.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,906
Panera Bread Wants the FDA To Clearly Define "Egg" In Order To Improve Industry Standards And Enhance Food Transparency.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,462
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The aging Baby Boomer population is creating an unprecedented marketplace for senior care service providers.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 18,587
Co-branding has been described as the combining and retaining of two or more brands to create a single, unique product or service. No matter how you describe it, it's a strategy that has really taken off in franchising.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 39,337
Social media marketing has evolved from the new kid on the block to its more proper place as a part of a brand's overall marketing strategy--a large part that is still expanding--much as the Internet did since business first "discovered" it in the mid-1990s.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,616
Houston-Based Multi-Brand Operator Kicks Off The Year By Opening The First of Four New Captain D's Locations in The City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,872
6 Key Indicators That Will Help You Evaluate and Identify Leaders Within your Franchise Company.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 17,350
Master franchising is a form of the franchisor-franchisee relationship in which the master franchisee essentially becomes a mini-franchisor for a specified territory. Within that territory, the master franchisee recruits, trains, and provides ongoing support to each franchisee they sign.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 54,439
In previous columns I've written about relying too heavily on technology if it places a barrier between the customer experience and your brand--and of the need for policies that empower employees to have genuine, flexible interactions with each customer.
  • John DiJulius
  • 19,169
Two Multi-Unit Operators Merge to Become Tropical Smoothie Café's Largest Franchisee and Then Sign New Development Agreement.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 20,546
Why you should set resolutions for your business and the benefits you can reap from sticking to them.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 21,524
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