If President Obama decided to name an Ambassador of Franchising, John "JD" Draper, with his dapper attire, mile-wide smile, and booming voice would surely make the "short list" of top candidates.
For most of her 40-year career, Linda Read says she has had to work harder, be smarter, and produce better results than the men in her field
We are experiencing a rare alignment of stars in the franchise finance world right now, and it's essential that operators act quickly to take advantage of this situation, before the party's over. To understand the current financing environment, let's take a look at the economic "big picture."
Lloyd Sugarman--Sugie, to his friends--is something of a "franchise whisperer." He sniffed out Coldstone Creamery as a concept with great franchise potential years before the couple who started it were ready to grow.
If I know anything about franchisees, it's that they have lists for everything, from daily kitchen cleaning practices to employee entrance procedures.
As a youngster, Greg Cutchall watched his father and uncle struggle to make ends meet with their two A&W restaurants and told himself he would never go into that business.
There's an old adage on Wall Street: When someone says, "It's different this time," run as far and as fast as you can.
Little has changed in health-related brands since last year's report. FRANdata still tracks 11 sectors across four industries: child-related, health and fitness, QSR, and retail food.
When Jim Fitlow skis, he goes at it full tilt. In fact, one of his favorite quips is, "Turning is highly overrated."
Capital access for franchisees has been a primary concern since the 2008 financial crisis.
The last time we spoke with Ricky Warman, in 2009, he was pouring his blood, sweat, and tears into successfully operating 42 Papa John's units in Florida.