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You get only one chance to make a first impression. So does the franchisor. That's why, after selecting which franchise brands to investigate, it's so important to evaluate the franchisor's response at every point of contact.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 20,160
REVOLISM Wellness & Weight Loss is set to begin consumer delivery of a revolutionary approach to healthy living, backed by 30 years of science, with a new brand uniquely suited for franchising.
  • Helen Bond
  • 894
When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 498
Dickey's Barbecue Pit multi-unit operator opens location at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 850
Franchise Brands and Franchisees Band Together to Raise Funds and Offer Support for Hurricane Ravaged Areas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 817
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
  • 1,048
Anyone who's thinking about starting a new business is going to need to create a business plan. Why? Well banks and lenders require one for starters. But also because business plans are one of the crucial foundations for the beginnings of a business. And the franchising industry is no different.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 35,361
The All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater - with its veteran leadership and all-American formula of steaks, sports, and casual dining - is gearing up for nationwide franchise expansion
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,125
I frequently receive questions from clients and prospective buyers asking, "What's the hottest new opportunity in the marketplace?"
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 1,474
Multi-Unit Operator Takes Over Atlanta La Madeleine Locations as Part of Brand’s Refranchising Program and Plans to Open 15 More Units In Atlanta and North Carolina.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,360
The last installment of this series is focused on lending and operations, and their importance in driving value in the business.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,244
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Sunny Street Café is making its presence known in Texas as a bright spot for breakfast, lunch, and brunch with expansion plans set in one of the Lone Star State’s hottest markets.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,757
You've decided that franchising is right for you. You've done the research, you've narrowed down the categories and sectors that you think would best match your skill set; perhaps you've even picked a brand you'd like to join.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 25,706
Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,308
Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,458
Arby's franchisee Joe Brumit has a winning formula, one that's been nearly 30 years in the making. "We focus on the basics of running good restaurants," he says. "And we really pride ourselves on developing people."
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,597
Relationships With Franchisors, Customers, And The Community Are One Of The Most Important Aspects Of Success And Critical To Driving Long-Term Value.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,907
Franchising has matured since Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald's in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. First-day sales at that restaurant were $316.12. In 2016, McDonald's annual sales topped $24.6 billion at nearly 37,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries -- with about 84 percent of those stores owned by franchisees. Daily sales per franchised store today? You do the math!
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 36,660
I have just returned from a three-week trip where I presented programs for a client in India, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. I then went on to present two additional programs for a client in Australia who has many multi-unit restaurant owners.
  • Rod Bristol
  • 4,159
Bojangles' Continues Expansion Across North Florida As New Development Agreements Continue Brand Growth in New and Emerging Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,185
When Scottsdale, Ariz. entrepreneur David Sliman launched his upscale direct mail magazine-- the inside coup™ --he knew the multi-billion dollar marketing industry needed a brand with a fresh approach.
  • Helen Bond
  • 10,525
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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference session outlines how franchisees can deal with landlords to get better deals when negotiating a lease.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,291
Home-based franchise businesses appeal to entrepreneurs for many good reasons. For some, it provides a relief from the daily commute. For others it represents a break from the corporate rat race. For still others it means a chance to follow their passion and do what they love. But for all, it's a chance to take control of their financial future and build a business of their own.
  • By: Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,117
Quaker Steak & Lube, the casual dining franchise know for its award-winning food, wings, and more than 20 sauces, also earns kudos for its nationwide commitment to communities.
  • Helen Bond
  • 10,288
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
  • 4,577
Lawn Doctor franchisees add Cherry Blow Dry Bar to their portfolio and target expansion with three salons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the next 12 months.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,843
When franchise industry veteran David Bloom arrived as chief development officer of Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, he found the most beloved brand many folks had never heard of outside the Las Vegas and Mid-Atlantic markets Capriotti's has historically served.
  • Helen Bond
  • 11,429
Three areas where leadership is changing and how you can set your franchise operation up for success.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 6,335
Franchise trade shows are a great source of information as you consider which brands to invest in. At these shows, which take place all over the country throughout the year, you can kick the tires, taste the food, and handle the products. Most important, perhaps, you can meet live representatives from dozens, or even hundreds of brands, depending on the size of the show.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 19,264
Most brands know that it is important to have a corporate social media presence, but simply being online is no longer enough.
  • Helen Bond
  • 9,211

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