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Browse our selection of franchise articles and features to help further your knowledge in opening and operating a franchise business. Our exclusive features cover the , , , , , , and site of the franchise business. Written by the editorial team that produces Franchise Update Magazine and Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine, the franchise industries premier magazines.

Vendors play a fundamental role in running a franchise business. They're essential partners to your success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 12,434
Before investing in international franchising, read this first!
  • Joyce Mazero and Michael Seid
  • 1,038
Angelo Crowell, a Jersey Mike's multi-unit franchisee, credits a sit-down with his big brother for his fast start to franchising success.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,521
Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,533
Private Equity Firm Trilantic North America Invests in one of Largest Planet Fitness Franchisee Groups.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,458
Consumers in China now have access to hand-rolled soft pretzels thanks to Auntie Anne's opening its first location in the country this summer -- and there are more to come.
  • Auntie Anne's
  • 1,480
Biggby Coffee South Carolina Multi-Unit Area Developer has a Plan for Growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,628
Retaining great employees is the key to success in franchising, or in any business for that matter. This is especially true in retail businesses, where your company is represented by the people who deal directly with your customers
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,345
The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,704
Florida franchisees operating first-of-its-kind four brand automotive care location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,464
If you’re thinking about investing in a pet franchise then these 8 questions are essential for you to ask.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,625
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Open a Roy Rogers Family Restaurants Franchise
There is no single factor that accounts for the powerful appeal of the Roy Rogers concept.
Proper planning and insight, along with an additional brand, can help grow your portfolio and drive sales.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,249
Training employees can be challenging for new franchisees who have never operated their own business before. While they come to franchising with many valuable skills, training employees usually is not one of them.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,159
Selecting the winners for our annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards means analyzing applications submitted on behalf of some of the best multi-unit franchisees in the business.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,967
Dunkin' Donuts Unveils the Future with its 'Next Generation' Concept at Massachusetts Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,277
The home services marketplace is estimated to be around $400 billion and there are no signs of its growth slowing down any time soon.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 3,182
Former Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Signs on for 10 Crunch Locations in the Southeast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,677
One of the challenges new franchisees face begins soon after the franchise agreement is signed: hiring and training employees. The success of each franchised unit depends on the quality and behavior of its employees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 20,040
We are finally entering a cycle of higher inflation expectations. Is that good for franchising? That's not a trivial question as it can significantly affect unit performance and expansion decisions.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 3,520
Generational Shifts By Gen Zers, Millennials, and Baby Boomers Impacting Restaurant and Foodservice Sectors.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,629
Do You Know How to Project What Capital Requirements You'll Need to Accurately Fund and Meet your Growth and Development Schedule?
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,384
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Open a Ziggi's Coffee Franchise
There's nothing quite like the perfect cup of coffee. It wakes you up and gets you on the right path. Now, you've got the chance to build a lifestyle and future around that perfect cup. That perfect cup of coffee is now the perfect franchise.
If you are chomping at the bit to become your own boss by investing in an automotive franchise, now is certainly a good time to do so.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 7,930
Previously, we discussed how you can tap into the rich marketing resources provided by 1) your franchisor, and 2) your fellow franchisees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,966
So you want to get financing to grow your business. What does your bank want from you in your loan proposal?
  • Rod Bristol
  • 3,219
New Research Explores Consumer Dining Habits and Motivators Changing the Way Diners Engage with Foodservice.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,116
Study Finds Restaurant Sales Up Slightly in June But Store Traffic in Decline.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,655
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
  • 12,368
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
  • 3,071
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,139
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
  • 1,807
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