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If your goal is to open your own business and you love animals, owning a pet franchise will enable you to have a business that benefits animals - the best of both worlds!
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A statistically based analysis of Roark's acquisitions shows more growth in unit revenues than in number of units
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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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When Kristina Van Bruggen joined Sizzler USA as vice president of marketing in 2014, the brand admittedly was a little behind the rapidly changing marketing curve.
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The previous How-To Franchising Guide story detailed the growing role of minorities in franchising and provided a list of online resources to help minorities enter and succeed in franchising.
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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.
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Activity in the multi-unit space has been significant and growing for years, with seemingly all industry participants eager to get deals done.
  • Dean Zuccarello
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NLRB Announces in Letter to Senators it Plans to Advance a Joint Employer Rulemaking.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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As you start exploring automotive franchises, you will learn that there are many things to consider in addition to which franchise brand you will invest in such as single-unit vs. multi-unit ownership.
  • Emma Pearson
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Effective succession planning can bring value to your business in the beginning as well as at the end.
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Learn how 4 brands are using digital technology, plus tips from a marketing pro
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Open a Uberrito Fresh Mex Franchise
Our customers want more than food. They want unique flavors, variety, and a great experience.
Better review your online review practices on Yelp and Google!
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By now everyone is painfully aware that even a modest data breach at a medium-sized company can cause a world of pain. Cyber response costs alone (including reimbursing credit card companies for having to issue replacement cards) can run into the millions.
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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.
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Jake Alleman considers himself lucky for the success that has come his way.
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Supercuts Franchisee Association Partners with Employee Benefits and HR Services Company in Effort to Help Hire and Retain Top Employees.
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Multi-Brand Operator Adds Russo's Restaurants To His Portfolio by Expanding the Brand's presence in 3 Texas Markets.
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Thinking international? Here's how to choose the best countries for your brand
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Heavy reliance on brokers at Floor Coverings International has changed the role of the development team.
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For more than 20 years, Flame Broiler has been known for serving simple, healthy, and delicious rice bowls at an affordable price.
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Many young entrepreneurs are discovering that franchising can jump-start them on the road to business success.
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Open a WineStyles Tasting Station Franchise
Turn your passion for wine, craft beer and gourmet food into a rewarding business opportunity. WineStyles Tasting Station is the largest wine boutique franchise concept dedicated to simplifying the wine and craft beer shopping experience.
In his late 20s, Glen Johnson fell in love with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand. He moved quickly, and in just a handful of years expanded to 26 Tropical Smoothie locations.
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Friendly Franchisees is one of the largest Carl's Jr. franchise operators in the country with more than 70 locations throughout the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.
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Have you ever been asked what you do for a living? Rhetorical question, yes, but one that is often asked in social gatherings, and even from customers and vendors who may not truly understand what you do.
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There are about 126 million households in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This translates into an endless supply of customers seeking good and reliable home maintenance assistance whether it be for their gardens, houses (inside and out), pools, or driveways!
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Life was full of promise when Tammy Whitworth and her husband Todd launched their first Window World franchise location in 1999 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Mike Hamra grew up in the Midwest, where his parents ran a highly successful restaurant business, Hamra Enterprises.
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An international presence can add prestige to a brand, instill pride in employees and franchisees, and add to a company’s bottom line. For franchisors going international, selecting the right markets and franchisees will greatly improve their chances of success.
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Youth in franchising? Millennials at the helm? Can younger people with relatively little business experience (or money) learn to manage a successful franchise operation?
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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.
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