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When you need credit to grow your company, look for alternative lending sources that could provide answers in this changing market.
  • Kendall Rawls
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Vendors play a fundamental role in running a franchise business. They're essential partners to your success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 12,486
Before investing in international franchising, read this first!
  • Joyce Mazero and Michael Seid
  • 1,098
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
  • 1,583
Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,735
Private Equity Firm Trilantic North America Invests in one of Largest Planet Fitness Franchisee Groups.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,471
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
  • 1,512
Biggby Coffee South Carolina Multi-Unit Area Developer has a Plan for Growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,639
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
  • 12,377
The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,748
Florida franchisees operating first-of-its-kind four brand automotive care location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,484
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Open a Homewatch CareGivers Franchise
Homewatch CareGivers gives entrepreneurs a proven path to financial success as well as the opportunity to make a positive change in the world. We are a home care franchise that provides customized care to elders and others who need daily assistance.
If you’re thinking about investing in a pet franchise then these 8 questions are essential for you to ask.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,672
Proper planning and insight, along with an additional brand, can help grow your portfolio and drive sales.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,295
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
  • 15,178
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
  • 3,989
Dunkin' Donuts Unveils the Future with its 'Next Generation' Concept at Massachusetts Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,281
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
  • 3,190
Former Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Signs on for 10 Crunch Locations in the Southeast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,684
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
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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
  • 3,535
Generational Shifts By Gen Zers, Millennials, and Baby Boomers Impacting Restaurant and Foodservice Sectors.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,632
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Open a Lightbridge Academy Franchise
Lightbridge Academy has a way of making parents and children feel like they’re special. Here, they are surrounded by a Circle of Care that’s more than a philosophy.
Do You Know How to Project What Capital Requirements You'll Need to Accurately Fund and Meet your Growth and Development Schedule?
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,390
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
  • 7,931
Previously, we discussed how you can tap into the rich marketing resources provided by 1) your franchisor, and 2) your fellow franchisees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,972
So you want to get financing to grow your business. What does your bank want from you in your loan proposal?
  • Rod Bristol
  • 3,234
New Research Explores Consumer Dining Habits and Motivators Changing the Way Diners Engage with Foodservice.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,128
Study Finds Restaurant Sales Up Slightly in June But Store Traffic in Decline.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,657
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
  • 12,373
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
  • 3,076
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,143
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