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Former Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Signs on for 10 Crunch Locations in the Southeast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,175 Reads 8 Shares
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
  • 21,200 Reads 4 Shares
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
  • 4,013 Reads 44 Shares
Generational Shifts By Gen Zers, Millennials, and Baby Boomers Impacting Restaurant and Foodservice Sectors.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,186 Reads 23 Shares
Do You Know How to Project What Capital Requirements You'll Need to Accurately Fund and Meet your Growth and Development Schedule?
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,742 Reads 12 Shares
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
  • 8,205 Reads 8 Shares
Previously, we discussed how you can tap into the rich marketing resources provided by 1) your franchisor, and 2) your fellow franchisees.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,589 Reads 6 Shares
So you want to get financing to grow your business. What does your bank want from you in your loan proposal?
  • Rod Bristol
  • 3,709 Reads 14 Shares
New Research Explores Consumer Dining Habits and Motivators Changing the Way Diners Engage with Foodservice.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,420 Reads 11 Shares
Study Finds Restaurant Sales Up Slightly in June But Store Traffic in Decline.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,983 Reads 3 Shares
At Franchise Update Media we have made it our business for more than three decades to be the premier authority and resource for franchise information, education, and opportunities. Through our two magazines, three conferences, four newsletters, and content-rich website, we continue to bring timely, relevant, and useful news and information to franchisees, franchisors, and opportunity seekers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,769 Reads 4 Shares
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An international presence can add prestige to a brand, instill pride in employees and franchisees, and add to a company's bottom line. For franchisors going international, selecting the right markets and franchisees will greatly improve their chances of success. If not carried out correctly, however, this can also be a costly drain on a company's time, energy, and money.
  • Kay Ainsley
  • 2,244 Reads 3 Shares
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
  • 13,249 Reads 7 Shares
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
  • 3,557 Reads 10 Shares
By now, bitcoin has become a household word. The idea of a digital, unregulated "cryptocurrency" elicits strong responses. Some have heralded bitcoin as revolutionary. Others, such as JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, denounced it as a "fraud." But in January of this year, Dimon walked that comment back, and declared, “The blockchain is real.” Why the change?
  • Joyce Mazero and William Sentell
  • 3,011 Reads 21 Shares
Multi-unit El Pollo Loco franchisee opens the brand's first location in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,476 Reads 10 Shares
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
  • 2,074 Reads 40 Shares
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
  • 7,676 Reads 17 Shares
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
  • 13,540 Reads 2 Shares
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
  • 3,336 Reads 21 Shares
Arizona-Based Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Opening Brand's First New 'Fast-Crafted Style' Restaurant in Tucson Area.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,989 Reads 24 Shares
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Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,231 Reads 11 Shares
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
  • 16,948 Reads 4 Shares
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
  • 4,818 Reads 33 Shares
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
  • 10,146 Reads 117 Shares
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
  • 2,931 Reads 28 Shares
Facing the Challenges Related to Partnerships, Family, and Children Entering Into A Business Operation.
  • Jeff Bannon
  • 2,482 Reads 12 Shares
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
  • 12,598 Reads 1 Shares
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
  • 4,409 Reads 4 Shares
Fazoli's Multi-Unit Franchisee Bringing the Brand's Second Location to the state of Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,384 Reads 4 Shares
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