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Achieving your vision to grow your organization by adding new franchise brands or new locations requires careful consideration and research. Learn how to assess your infrastructure needs to ensure that you’re prepared for growth when it comes.

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Dunkin' Donuts Unveils the Future with its 'Next Generation' Concept at Massachusetts Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Master franchising is a form of the franchisor-franchisee relationship in which the master franchisee essentially becomes a mini-franchisor for a specified territory. Within that territory, the master franchisee recruits, trains, and provides ongoing support to each franchisee they sign.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Diversification, a recommended strategy in designing an investment portfolio, is a big part of the thinking behind the growth in multi-brand franchising. No matter how good the ROI may be from a single brand, savvy investors know it's not wise to put all their eggs in one basket.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Some entrepreneurs think big from the start. No single unit for them! Instead, they sign on as an area developer, agreeing to open a certain number of units by a specified date in a given geographic area, where they have been granted exclusive rights.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Just a few decades ago, franchising was still characterized by "mom and pop" operations where franchisees opened and operated a single unit for years - maybe even for a lifetime. The focus was simple and the operations not complex.
  • Kerry Pipes
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A disaster recovery plan is one of the most important tools to keep the franchise business, your employees, and yourself moving forward should a disaster hit.
  • Kendall Rawls
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I frequently receive questions from clients and prospective buyers asking, "What's the hottest new opportunity in the marketplace?"
  • Dean Zuccarello
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The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by the most intense media scrutiny we can recall for an incoming administration in recent memory.
  • Carol Schleif
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There's a good reason the United States is called the Land of Opportunity. The spirit of independence is one of the cornerstones in the nation's founding. That spirit persists today in the world of business, where independent-minded entrepreneurs take the risks and reap the rewards of running their own business.
  • Kerry Pipes
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So you want to build your business by adding another brand? Maybe two? While the ROI must make sense, seasoned multi-brand franchisees say the key to franchise happiness begins with finding the right fit, from values and culture to matching personal and financial goals with the brand’s.
  • Helen Bond
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Charles Loflin first met Antonio Swad in 1997. Swad is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur, the founder of Wingstop and Pizza Patrón. The two men hit it off and began communicating about the possibility of Loflin opening some Wingstops in his home state of Texas.
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Will 2018 be a year for optimism, pessimism, or anxiety? Every year has its opportunities and challenges.
  • Darrell Johnson
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Consolidation arguably has been one of the largest and most important trends in the franchise sector in the past few years, and it's not hard to see why.
  • Dean Zuccarello
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The recent U.S. election cycle, more than any other in recent memory, tapped into deep angst within both major parties and the electorate at large.
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Al Bhakta is proof that friends can be successful in business together. As managing director of the Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, Bhakta is one of seven longtime friends who have made wise business decisions together through the years.
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Sam Osborne is the longest-running franchisee in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe system. That says a lot about him, as well as the brand. He's been a part of the smoothie chain for nearly two decades, as both an operator and an area developer in Florida.
  • Kerry Pipes
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If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • Helen Bond
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In the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.
  • Carol Schleif
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Growing to 10 units is a cherished milestone for franchisees. Different obstacles and opportunities crop up along the way, some expected, others not.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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If you are in a scenario where your business is doing great but you have little or no liquidity, make it a priority to free up cash.
  • Champ Rawls
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Mills Sinclair is a man living life on his terms. He's equally at home on the golf course at his Arizona home in Scottsdale, on the beach at his Mexican vacation home, or sitting in a corner of one of his restaurants on Sunday "watching families interact in ways they don't often do anymore."
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Largest Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Opens 63rd location in Bradenton, Florida.
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Financial and first-time buyers are showing tremendous interest in the franchise space. Yet as they are continually outbid for attractive opportunities, the frustration in entering certain systems may be at an all-time high.
  • Dean Zuccarello
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Annie Aggarwal, whose parents Renu and Bharat Aggarwal moved to Texas from India in 1989, recalls her extended family's surprise in 1997 when her mother decided to use her savings to purchase a Subway franchise in Houston.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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Full-time homemaker started with one Subway in 1997 and today operates 55 Subways and 1 Wing Zone.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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The way Steven Taylor and Chris Smith see it, operating multiple brands just makes their business better.
  • Helen Bond
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It seems we read about more and more franchise acquisitions every day, where one franchisee becomes larger by purchasing another. Franchisees seem to be growing ever greater in size, with fewer small franchisees in the marketplace.
  • Dean Zuccarello
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Richard Paek oversees his 75 Jiffy Lube locations by creating an open channel of sharing and communicating with his employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Throughout modern history, periods of heightened innovation and technological advance were followed by a relatively radical step up in the human condition as new industries, processes, routines, and services became commonplace.
  • Carol M. Schleif
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Alvaro Garcia already has 21 Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Southern California under his belt. And now he is in the midst of an aggressive 70-store development plan that matches an equally fierce work ethic.
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