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Previously, we discussed how you can tap into the rich marketing resources provided by 1) your franchisor, and 2) your fellow franchisees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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So you want to get financing to grow your business. What does your bank want from you in your loan proposal?
  • Rod Bristol
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New Research Explores Consumer Dining Habits and Motivators Changing the Way Diners Engage with Foodservice.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Study Finds Restaurant Sales Up Slightly in June But Store Traffic in Decline.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Previously, we discussed the importance of marketing to succeed in your franchise business. In this article, we dig into specific tactics, resources, and suggestions for attracting and retaining customers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Fast-growing ZIPS Dry Cleaners often draws comparisons to Planet Fitness for shaking up an industry with a same-day, one-price model.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,255
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,421
If you have to ask yourself if you're difficult to work for than you probably are. How to overcome ego-driven leadership problems.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,283
If you love animals, enjoy working with people, and would like to be your own boss, investing in a pet franchise can be a fulfilling, enjoyable, and financially rewarding career. You’ll be helping both animals and their owners while doing something you enjoy tremendously.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,580
The marketing skills you'll need to grow your franchise business vary with the type of business you're in – as well as where and how you do business. Food, retail, and service businesses each require different marketing skills; storefront, mobile, and home-based businesses mean different approaches to finding customers; and the ways to attract customers are not the same for different industries or sectors (restaurants, senior care, or home repair service, for example).
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Kamal Singh worked as a cashier at McDonald's, delivered sub sandwiches, opened his own Lenny's Subs shop, began adding other franchise brands.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,906
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Open a StretchLab Franchise
Founded in 2015, StretchLab was established in Los Angeles, California to fulfill the vision of creating an affordable assisted stretching concept within the boutique fitness industry.
Arizona-Based Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Opening Brand's First New 'Fast-Crafted Style' Restaurant in Tucson Area.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,016
Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,499
China is hot, as is much of Asia. So is Latin America. Hot for what? For expansion-minded U.S. franchise brands seeking growth opportunities. In a trend that accelerated with the onset of the Great Recession, U.S. franchisors have been looking overseas with greater focus for the past three-plus years.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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How many times have you heard, "A smile is free. It costs absolutely nothing to give but can mean the world to the person who receives it?"
  • John DiJulius
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Now may be the ideal time to invest in a home services franchise for multiple reasons. Spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 8,554
Checkers & Rally's Franchisees Turning to Brand's New 'Modular' Design Concept Enabling Them To Build More Quickly and at Lower Cost.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,308
Facing the Challenges Related to Partnerships, Family, and Children Entering Into A Business Operation.
  • Jeff Bannon
  • 1,788
As the American economy staggered in the last few years of the 21st century's first decade, many U.S.-based franchisors began to search for growth opportunities overseas, casting a serious eye at international expansion. And from overseas, foreign-based franchisors saw depressed U.S. real estate prices and increased availability of prime locations as an opportunity to penetrate the U.S. market and establish a beachhead with American consumers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Eric Holm has graced the pages of this magazine before. We first profiled him in these pages in 2013, then recognized him with our 2015 Noble Cause MVP Award and profiled him again.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,227
Fazoli's Multi-Unit Franchisee Bringing the Brand's Second Location to the state of Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,928
SPONSORED
Open a Poke Burri Franchise
Poke Burri is a Georgia-based restaurant company that provides a healthy and delicious dining experience focused around the popular dish, known as poke.
Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Acquires Clubs in Alabama and Virginia with Plans to Open Additional Units in the Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,854
If your goal is to open your own business and you love animals, owning a pet franchise will enable you to have a business that benefits animals - the best of both worlds!
  • Emma Pearson
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The previous How-To Franchising Guide story detailed the growing role of minorities in franchising and provided a list of online resources to help minorities enter and succeed in franchising.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 14,296
Spanish Franchise Association GM Eduardo Abadia talks about franchising in Spain. The Spanish franchise market is healthy, growing, and receptive to new brands. But Abadia says there are some key guidelines that franchise brands must consider when coming to Spain.
  • Spanish Franchise Association
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Activity in the multi-unit space has been significant and growing for years, with seemingly all industry participants eager to get deals done.
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 2,058
NLRB Announces in Letter to Senators it Plans to Advance a Joint Employer Rulemaking.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,606
As you start exploring automotive franchises, you will learn that there are many things to consider in addition to which franchise brand you will invest in such as single-unit vs. multi-unit ownership.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 8,244
Effective succession planning can bring value to your business in the beginning as well as at the end.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,966
The economic power of minorities in franchising has been rising steadily in the past several decades. The reasons are not complicated: the number of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans has grown steadily as a percentage of the United States population.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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