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Before expanding abroad, be sure you've considered these 6 pieces of advice
  • John Kersh
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Micro-franchising is a way to expand your brand internationally - and provide social good through economic development in LDCs.
  • Joyce Mazero
  • 1,427
Pokéworks teams up with Japan's Toridoll Holdings to accelerate international expansion
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,755
9Round kickboxing turns 10 and continues to grow internationally with 3 new overseas deals
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,177
Before investing in international franchising, read this first!
  • Joyce Mazero and Michael Seid
  • 1,705
Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,334
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
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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
  • 2,473
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
  • 2,084
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
  • 2,664
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
  • 16,442
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Open a IceBorn Water and Ice Vending Franchise
IceBorn was developed to be the premier consumer water and ice vending brand.
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
  • 11,943
Spanish Franchise Association GM Eduardo Abadia talks about franchising in Spain. The Spanish franchise market is healthy, growing, and receptive to new brands. But Abadia says there are some key guidelines that franchise brands must consider when coming to Spain.
  • Spanish Franchise Association
  • 2,241
The economic power of minorities in franchising has been rising steadily in the past several decades. The reasons are not complicated: the number of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans has grown steadily as a percentage of the United States population.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 19,732
Angelo Freites spent years on the road overseeing restaurant operations of large franchise portfolios before he made the move to go solo so he could remain closer to home.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,977
Since the invention of the first car in 1886, many business opportunities have emerged in the automotive sector including a variety of automotive franchises.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 16,831
The franchise model appeals to people seeking financial security and schedule flexibility, which is a combination that is rarely found in corporate America.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 30,527
Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these "mega" franchisees operate, but also their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,075
Tracy Bouwens was a stay-at-home mom who never stayed home in Omaha when her discovery of Scooter's Coffee piqued her entrepreneurial instincts.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,211
As we near the perpetual end-of-year market ritual of review and predict, we suspect that few strategists called this year's twists and turns in the domestic and geopolitical scenes with any great degree of accuracy.
  • Carol M. Schleif
  • 8,947
Emily Harrington has spent her life as a high achiever and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,958
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The demand for health care services increases every year. People want and need access to health care on their terms - which usually means immediately!
Dunkin' Brands 'Capitalizing on Convenience' With More Than 86 Non-Traditional Locations Now Open Nationwide.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,160
Franchising is a larger part of the U.S. economy than most people realize.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 17,576
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
  • 41,633
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
  • 11,045
New IFA Economic Study Says Strong Franchise Sector Will Outpace US Economy During 2018.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,614
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
  • 15,534
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
  • 59,793
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
  • 23,567
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
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