Grand Opening

First impressions count, so launching your new location or business with an effective grand opening sets up your business for long-term revenue potential, loyal customers, and word-of-mouth marketing. Learn about successful grand openings and follow-up from top-tier multi-unit franchisees and franchisors.

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One of Yogurtland's Most Successful Multi-Unit Operators is Bringing 8 More Locations to Dallas-Fort Worth Market.
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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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Dunkin' Brands 'Capitalizing on Convenience' With More Than 86 Non-Traditional Locations Now Open Nationwide.
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Master Franchisee Opens 5th Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Alabama This Week.
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Franchising is a larger part of the U.S. economy than most people realize.
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Four tactics that will help you get out there, find time to promote your business, and let people know you're there
  • Robert Job
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When you first consider franchising as a business model, one of the choices that arises is which type of business, in which sector, suits you best. One basic choice to make is goods or service; another is retail or home-based.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Former Silicon Valley Tech Executive has Become a Successful Multi-Unit Operator and is on the Grow with the Opening of his Newest Great Clips Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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In the previous article, we discussed the obstacles involved in becoming a retail franchisee. This time we examine what traits and attributes franchisors with retail concepts look for in their franchisee prospects and candidates.
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It’s not surprising that there are over 30,000 gyms and health clubs in the U.S. generating $21,800,000,000 in revenue according to Statistic Brain since Americans are trying to combat our increasingly sedentary lives by getting active and healthy.
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Great concept. Great site. Great training. Great employees. So far, so great. Now it's time to get the word out to your future customers. It's time to crank up the marketing machine.
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Open a Quaker Steak & Lube® Franchise
Founded in 1974 in Sharon, PA, the award-winning casual dining restaurant chain has expanded over 55 locations throughout the United States and Canada
Senior care franchising is a winning proposition for many entrepreneurs on several fronts. It can enable you to earn a very nice income while simultaneously helping seniors and their families.
  • Emma Pearson
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Multi-Unit Chicken Salad Chick Franchisee Adding Another Location To His Portfolio In Louisiana With Store Opening This Week.
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You've gone online and filled out the initial qualification form and cleared the first hurdle. Now it's time for that first phone call with the franchisor, where the communication goes from one-way emails to a two-way conversation with questions and, you hope, answers.
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You have to spend money to make money. So the old saying goes. In franchising you can spend a lot or a little, and still make money. Once you've decided 1) that you want a franchised business, and 2) what industry segment you'd like to work in (fast food, home repair, pet care, etc.), it's time to determine what you can afford. Your "budget" will limit your choices.
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Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
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Franchisee brings very first Capriotti's Sandwich Shop location to the state of Washington.
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Randy Merrill feels good about the health, wellness, and fitness space he operates in. He says the business models work for him, the client base works for him, and the ROI works for him.
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Thinking of buying a new franchise? Here are 5 questions to ask the prospective franchisor in order to determine if they will support you with financing.
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Former U.S. Marine Sergeant Steve Brevitz always dreamed of having his own business.
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Jeff Kullman loves his new life in franchising. He's a part of the growing Mooyah Burgers, Fries, & Shakes franchise system and he's opened two restaurants in the past year in the Dallas, Texas area. But life hasn't always been burgers and fries and for Kullman
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Open a School of Rock Franchise
With more than a decade of experience and over 170 schools throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific, School of Rock is the leader in performance-based after school music education.
Transitioning corporate executives and other individuals that may be exploring franchising as a career alternative often ask me to help them outline questions to ask franchisees and franchisors as they're doing their due diligence. Here's how I advise them...
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Every commercial landlord wants national franchises and chain stores for tenants. They have name recognition and a proven track record in business. So when it comes to expanding your own operations and negotiating further leases, lead with your strengths. If you are opening a franchise location, you are automatically more desirable to a landlord. If you are opening your third, fifth, or tenth franchise location, you are even more attractive because you are proven successful! Here are three strategies to implement in your lease negotiations.
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Top franchise marketing executives from 54 franchise organizations responded to a recent survey conducted by Franchise Update Media Group about marketing strategy, execution, and outlook for their franchise organizations.
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Previously, we discussed the importance of marketing to success in your franchise business. In this article, we dig into specific tactics, resources, and suggestions for attracting and retaining customers. First, let's review two important points: i) Marketing doesn't come naturally to many. However, it can be learned, and many resources are available to new franchisees that can help them become skilled at building their customer base and growing their business. ii) No matter how much aid you may receive (from franchisors, franchisees, coaches, or the community), it's still on your shoulders to make it happen.
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The marketing skills you'll need to grow your franchise business vary with the type of business you're in – as well as where and how you do business. Food, retail, and service businesses each require different marketing skills; storefront, mobile, and home-based businesses mean different approaches to finding customers; and the ways to attract customers are not the same for different industries or sectors (restaurants, senior care, or home repair service, for example).
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Looking to open a new franchise location? You might want to consider using Facebook. That's what multi-unit franchisees like Adam Saxton are doing - and they're getting results. When the Saxton Pierce Restaurant Corp. was looking to open a new McAlister's Deli location in Texas last spring, the company called on Facebook.
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By now you're most likely familiar with pop culture buzzwords like tweets, friending, and texting. But if you haven't had much firsthand involvement in these activities, chances are you will very soon. These ubiquitous and participatory endeavors are all part of a "social networking" trend that's spreading like wildfire online and, some say, is poised to create a new frontier in 21st century marketing.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Tasti D-Lite's coming to Arizona...and Facebook is helping spread the news. Jonathan Kaufman is the area developer and multi-unit franchisee for the state, where he's scheduled to open more than 40 Tasti D-Lite units. But it's his first store opening that has kept him busy this fall and Facebook has been one of his strategic marketing tools.
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It's time to open your first franchise store. It's an exciting event but one that can also be filled with anxiety. But you can alleviate much of that anxiety with some proper planning and by relying on advice and support from the franchisor.
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