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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
  • 41,183
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
  • 20,997
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
  • 10,691
Arby's Restaurant Group Acquires Buffalo Wild Wings and Forms New Inspire Brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,087
Top Massage Producer Becomes Area Representative for Dallas and Will Lead The Brand's Regional Franchise Development Efforts in the Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,767
Market demand for fitness franchises is strong. One out of every five Americans is paying for a gym membership.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 32,106
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
  • 21,684
"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
  • 12,766
New IFA Economic Study Says Strong Franchise Sector Will Outpace US Economy During 2018.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,367
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
  • 12,224
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
  • 13,234
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Open a Scissors and Scotch Franchise
Scissors & Scotch provides a badass grooming experience for men, and a kickass investment opportunity for you. We’re looking to expand nationwide, and are seeking business partners to join us.
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
  • 33,953
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
  • 15,012
Tennessee Multi-Unit Operator Opens Second Of Several Grabbagreen Locations In The Volunteer State.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,447
Panera Bread Wants the FDA To Clearly Define "Egg" In Order To Improve Industry Standards And Enhance Food Transparency.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,919
The aging Baby Boomer population is creating an unprecedented marketplace for senior care service providers.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 20,160
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
  • 40,864
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
  • 19,483
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
  • 17,530
6 Key Indicators That Will Help You Evaluate and Identify Leaders Within your Franchise Company.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 17,830
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
  • 57,124
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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.
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
  • 19,516
Two Multi-Unit Operators Merge to Become Tropical Smoothie Café's Largest Franchisee and Then Sign New Development Agreement.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 20,852
Why you should set resolutions for your business and the benefits you can reap from sticking to them.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 21,750
It’s not surprising that there are over 30,000 gyms and health clubs in the U.S. generating $21,800,000,000 in revenue according to Statistic Brain since Americans are trying to combat our increasingly sedentary lives by getting active and healthy.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 23,075
Prospective franchisees have several different entry points into franchising. The most common entry path for a new franchisee is to sign on for a single unit and operate it.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 34,368
From his childhood growing up in Houston, Pakistani-born Amin Dhanani watched his father, the late Hassan Ali Dhanani, and family members build The Dhanani Group, a billion-dollar, mega-successful franchisee for Burger King and its own massive convenience store business.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 28,196
Five Guys Burgers and Fries Multi-Unit Operator Signs Agreement to Open 18 Melt Shop Locations Throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 26,607
A new Technomic study reveals trends and data about consumers' shifting behavior and attitudes towards retailer meal solutions (RMS).
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 25,710
Taking a franchise brand international requires research, dedication, and a lot of hard work. And as we looked at last time, it requires strong relationships with the right people on the ground in the international countries. People like Americans Jake Weinstock and Paul Kuebler, who teamed up with Russian entrepreneur Vladimir Grumlik, to open Gold's Gym franchises.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 42,019
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