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How do you know which franchise is right for you? With nearly 3,000 franchise brands available in 75 different industries, the choices can be mind-boggling.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Oklahoma City attorney Tom Wolfe was training for a marathon in 2009 when he set out to find restaurants in his hometown that served up healthier but still delicious food.
  • Helen Bond
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Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.
  • Helen Bond
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North Carolina-based franchise group acquire 64 Sonic locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Relationships, lending, operations, and leadership are the key performance indicators that are essential to the success of your operation.
  • Kendall Rawls
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You have to spend money to make money. So the old saying goes. In franchising you can spend a lot or a little, and still make money. Once you've decided 1) that you want a franchised business, and 2) what industry segment you'd like to work in (fast food, home repair, pet care, etc.), it's time to determine what you can afford. Your "budget" will limit your choices.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Aaron's Buys Back Stores From Its Largest Franchisee In $140 Million Cash Transaction.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Remodeling Is An Investment That Can Generate More Traffic and Increased Sales Say Multi-Unit Franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,538
Going into business for yourself is a major life decision. One path is to start your own business or buy an existing one. Another is to choose the franchising model and buy into a proven system with a known brand name. Each path has its own promise, as well as its perils. Once the choice is made, the question becomes what type of business to choose.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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For Las Vegas Capriotti's Sandwich Shop franchisees Thomas Gourley and Corey Melendrez, there's no place like home.
  • Helen Bond
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Leaders love to talk about revenue streams by showing graphs and charts with the breakdown of sales categories. It is important to know the percentage of sales generated by products or services and to monitor trends, especially the growth and decline of your business revenue.
  • John DiJulius
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Three successful multi-unit franchisees talk about how they spot, measure, and retain great employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,636
Using a checklist and leveraging experienced sources can help business operators implement strategies, tried and true processes, and procedures that are critical to everyday business.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 1,481
Columbus, Ohio-based Sunny Street Café is celebrating 10 years as a family friendly breakfast and lunch brand, looking both at their past and forward to their bright future as an expanding franchise.
  • Helen Bond
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Type "franchise" into Google and you’ll get nearly 200 million hits (June 2017) -- a number that keeps growing every year. So what are the best sources? Which can you can trust to provide you with the information you want? Which ones should you avoid?
  • Eddy Goldberg
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If David Sliman has his way, the direct mail magazine - aptly named the inside coup - will soon be in a mailbox near you.
  • Helen Bond
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The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by the most intense media scrutiny we can recall for an incoming administration in recent memory.
  • Carol Schleif
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NRD Capital Management Closes its Second Fund. The New $100 Million Fund Will Invest in Restaurant Concepts as Well as New and Emerging Markets Like Healthcare Franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,803
New Study by Technomic Reveals the Latest Trends and Data Outlining Consumers’ Shifting Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Burgers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,395
There's a good reason the United States is called the Land of Opportunity. The spirit of independence is one of the cornerstones in the nation's founding. That spirit persists today in the world of business, where independent-minded entrepreneurs take the risks and reap the rewards of running their own business.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Quaker Steak & Lube takes beverages seriously. It’s why the brand’s revamped drink menu is so much fun.
  • Helen Bond
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For a very long time, franchisees and franchisors maintained an arm's-length relationship: the franchisee sent the franchisor a sales report and a royalty check each month and the franchisor pretty much left them alone.
  • Rod Bristol
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Dinesh Goswami and his partners with AR Pizza, LLC, already successfully operate 47 Popeye's Chicken locations and eight Arby's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Contracts between parties have existed for centuries. Before contracts - there were agreements, or what we also call, covenants.
  • Doug Howe
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Franchising really began to blossom in the post-war 1950s and 1960s. Franchisors of convenience goods and services seemed to be popping up on every corner. McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, laundry services, dry cleaners, hotels, and rental car franchises flooded the marketplace.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Chelsea Segura signed her first franchise agreement with The Little Gym two months before she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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Qdoba franchisees are banding together to protect the $250 million they have invested in the Mexican food brand by forming the Qdoba Franchisee Association.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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We've all had this experience: We see a store or restaurant we'd hoped to visit, but before we commit to going into the building, we're struck by an uneasy feeling.
  • Marc Collopy
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Franchising provides benefits for both seller and buyer. For franchisors, the primary benefit is the ability to use other people's money to expand the brand more rapidly than they could either on their own or through investors or lenders.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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