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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
  • 15,831
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
  • 11,091
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
  • 1,886
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
  • 18,762
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
  • 6,702
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
  • 16,587
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
  • 27,230
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
  • 8,510
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
  • 9,001
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
  • 8,768
Emily Harrington has spent her life as a high achiever and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,707
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Dunkin' Brands 'Capitalizing on Convenience' With More Than 86 Non-Traditional Locations Now Open Nationwide.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,772
Franchising is a larger part of the U.S. economy than most people realize.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 17,237
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
  • 41,384
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
  • 10,810
New IFA Economic Study Says Strong Franchise Sector Will Outpace US Economy During 2018.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,446
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
  • 15,131
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
  • 57,809
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
  • 23,229
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
  • 42,145
Mark H. Friedman has 25 years of management consultant experience crafting high-end, multi-million-dollar turnaround strategies for large companies.
  • Helen Bond
  • 34,312
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Kevin Kelly, a decorated fighter pilot, credits his 25 years of active duty for his strategic focus on the big picture in his multi-unit franchise business.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,647
The fitness franchise sector is in a position of strength. Nearly one out of five Americans belongs to a health club.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 5,168
Sonic Drive-In multi-unit franchisee partners bringing Pie Five Pizza locations to Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,232
After years of easy money for financing a franchise (or anything else for that matter), capital available for starting and growing a business shrank considerably as the U.S. and global economies began to feel the first stirrings of the subprime lending meltdown and ensuing economic recession.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 35,876
By the time you need legal advice to see if a franchise is right for you, you've come a long way in the evaluation process.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,407
Franchise owners must plan for ongoing success by paying attention to historical trends and developing a strategic plan for the future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,545
With the Baby Boomer population steadily aging to the tune of 10,000 people turning 65 every day, senior care service franchises are in higher demand than ever before. In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 5,067
Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,162
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,682
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