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Informative articles to support business buyers, franchisees, and franchisors in Maine.

As of 2012, there were about 1,300 franchised food brands operating in the U.S.; roughly two thirds started offering franchises in 2000 or later.
  • FRANdata
  • 8,894 Reads 486 Shares
In all likelihood, 2013 will feel a lot like 2012. Only two significant factors could change the economic environment in 2013 from the past two years of choppy, but painfully gradual improvement.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 3,620 Reads 18 Shares
Personal credibility is based upon a leader's character and integrity and the actions and behaviors that stem from them.
  • Timothy Bednarz
  • 6,491 Reads 304 Shares
The 2013 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) is the comprehensive research guide to sales and lead generation performance in franchise recruitment.
  • Franchise Update
  • 2,020 Reads 94 Shares
Janet is a savvy small-business owner. She successfully navigated her way through the recession and is enjoying steady growth.
  • Russell Trahan
  • 1,709 Reads 15 Shares
October marked an infamous anniversary on Wall Street. Twenty-five years ago, the unthinkable happened when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a record 106 points to end the trading week at just under 2500.
  • Carol Schleif
  • 2,998 Reads 4 Shares
There's always more hype and more promises during a presidential election season. With all the rhetoric, expectations rise.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 1,284 Reads 2 Shares
You can't improve what you don't measure, the old saying goes... which is one reason so many in franchising eagerly anticipate the release of the Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) at Franchise Update Media Group's annual Leadership & Development Conference.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,328 Reads 117 Shares
As a former Air Force fighter pilot, Greg Mooneyham is a natural risk-taker. But his decision to venture into the world of franchising in the fitness industry during an economic downturn was a calculated move to practice what he preached.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,955 Reads 142 Shares
Burton W. Folsom uncovered something revolutionary about capitalism in 19th century America.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,100 Reads 2 Shares
When we heard Frank Bonanno had been named 2012 Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, we had to catch up with him to find out what else he's been up to since we last profiled him in this magazine 2 years ago (3rd quarter 2010).
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 11,634 Reads 1,295 Shares
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Since its launch in June 2011, the Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference has become a darling of chief marketing officers, brand managers, and marketing managers.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,726 Reads 87 Shares
When the keynotes, panelists, and attendees at a conference can't stop talking about emerging technology and social media tools, it says a lot about the current state of franchise marketing.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,441 Reads 198 Shares
More employers are offering benefits that encourage employees to improve their health in 2012, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released this past summer.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,009 Reads 15 Shares
Burton W. Folsom uncovered something revolutionary about capitalism in 19th century America.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,694 Reads 5 Shares
It's easy to see why Houston-based franchisee Atour Eyvazian was honored with Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine's 2012 MVP Noble Cause Award.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,726 Reads 73 Shares
To better position us to reach our 2012 goal of doubling franchise awards, we recently revamped our lead follow-up processes to increase the speed and effectiveness of our prospect follow-up.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,747 Reads 12 Shares
We asked two franchise marketing pros what they're doing to provide more timely - and relevant - responses to prospect inquiries.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,791 Reads 153 Shares
We asked three franchise sales executives what they are doing to improve the speed and effectiveness of their responses to prospects evaluating their system.
  • Franchise Update
  • 2,268 Reads 21 Shares
In 1996, Michael Ansley and his former college roommate asked their fathers for loans to buy their own franchise (Buffalo Wild Wings, then known as BW3) unit near Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,813 Reads 193 Shares
There's something to be said for having walked for years in another person's shoes, for having come up the ranks to a leadership position.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,622 Reads 212 Shares
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In the previous three issues of FUSR, we published a high-level overview of the 2012 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR), followed by selections of highlights from the report
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,999 Reads 14 Shares
In the previous two issues of FUSR, we published (1) a high-level overview of the 2012 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR), followed by (2) a selection of highlights from the report.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,225 Reads 15 Shares
Last month we published a high-level overview of the 2012 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR).
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,741 Reads
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,387 Reads 189 Shares
In 1969, when high school senior Rodger Head took a job at a Burger King, he had no idea he was entering the business he would stick with for his entire career
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,272 Reads 138 Shares
Last year the headline on our Annual Lead Generation Survey story read: "Adapt or Die." Responses to two new questions this year indicate franchisors have taken this lesson to heart.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,878 Reads 262 Shares
In 1969, when high school senior Rodger Head took a job at a Burger King, he had no idea he was entering the business he would stick with for his entire career.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 6,153 Reads 289 Shares
On the cusp of turning 30, Bryan Selden was looking to grow his business.
  • John Carroll
  • 2,786 Reads 35 Shares
When Michael Ansley was a teenager helping his father, a painter, with work at KFC and Wendy's restaurants in Springfield, Ohio, he soaked up both his father's entrepreneurial spirit and a basic knowledge of the food and franchising business.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,873 Reads 585 Shares

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