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Andrew Howell, 29, has been in franchising for just four years but he is making big waves in Florida with his growing chain of Tropical Smoothie Cafes.
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8th Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference is coming up in June
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) How to write a marketing budget your CFO will love; 2) 3 franchisees tell how to get buy-in on tech upgrades; 3) survey of 2,000 QSR and fast casual customers reveals delivery preferences; 4) Q&A with former Yum Brand CEO David Novak; and 5) consumer marketing technology news.
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Absolutely. Because marketing is one of those areas fortunate enough to interact with so many different aspects of the Freddy's family, our marketing team is constantly in communication with our owners, operations teams, franchisee groups, and many other areas of the company.
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Anyone starting out in franchising faces two critical financial hurdles: 1) finding the capital to start, and 2) surviving the start-up years. Both require careful and accurate budgeting, not only for the business itself, but also on the personal side, as most start-up businesses stretch household budgets at the outset and usually play a key role in keeping individuals and families afloat.
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Anil Yadav has graced the pages of this magazine before. He's well-known as a man whose work ethic took him from a Jack in the Box fry cook to the brand's largest franchisee, with 227 restaurants.
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The Keys to Vetting and Choosing Potential Business Partners that Will Increase the Odds of a Successful Relationship
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Combining Your Dream with a Plan That That Will Help your Business Now and Going Forward.
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To succeed and grow, multi-unit franchisees must learn to overcome competition, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, the unpredictability of social media, and legislative and regulatory threats--at the same time they're busy hiring and training employees, updating menus, remodeling stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
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If you have been researching automotive franchises and have identified one you believe will meet your long-term financial and personal objectives, you’re probably anxious to obtain the funds to invest in it.
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Tutor Doctor focuses on quality prospects and international growth
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So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
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Love them or hate them, franchise brokers can be an essential recruitment tool for some brands, depending on their stage of growth and timetable for expansion.
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In the previous article, we discussed in general terms the cost of starting your own business compared with that of buying a franchise. This week we dig deeper into the specifics.
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First, congratulations on joining a franchise! You've avoided many startup headaches, and now development work, brand building, systems development, and business model refining are all off your plate.
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For Evan Latham the franchise business is a family affair. That's because the 29-year-old Orangetheory Fitness franchisee is the son of the brand's co-founder, Ellen Latham.
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Women- and Millennial-Owned Businesses Most Likely to use Social Media in Their Operations, According to New Survey.
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Understanding the Emerging Impact of the NextGen of Franchise Leaders and Consumers.
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Don't let the GDPR bite your bottom line!
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6 tips to help your PRs spending produce the results you want
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Carl Howard has served at the helm of Fazoli's for the past decade. In that time, he has helped lead the brand through numerous challenges and successes, helping it become America's largest fast-casual Italian brand, a thriving and growing franchise with more than 200 locations in 26 states.
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One of the greatest motivators for entrepreneurs is to be their own boss, make their own decisions, and control their destiny.
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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.
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Scrutinizing your finances, developing a sound business plan, and researching your loan options will open doors to financing opportunities.
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Multi-unit operator adds a new Chicago location for Valvoline Instant Oil Change bringing the franchise operator's total number to 34 units across three states.
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There are many reasons why you may be thinking of opening your own fitness business. Maybe you want to be your own boss because you’re tired of working for someone else or need more flexibility.
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How do you measure individual unit success? East Coast Wings tells how!
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Whether you're a franchisor or franchisee, a newbie or a seasoned pro, this book has something for you.
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The increase in opportunities to make data-driven decisions is changing the way Americans do business. With the influx of data, algorithms, and measuring systems, the days of intuition and gut decision-making are gone.
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Previously, we discussed franchising without any financial partners. Today we look at ways for entrepreneurs without their own capital resources to get into the game.
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