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More than one-third of the global economy depends on middle-class consumption, which is advancing by 4 percent, surpassing the rate of GDP growth, according to Homi Kharas, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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There are 4.8 billion unique mobile subscribers today, a 65 percent penetration of the world's population; by 2020 these numbers are expected to grow to 5.7 billion and 73 percent, respectively.
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Franchise Update goes international with new European partner
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This series, featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR), continues with a look at franchisors that exceeded their goals, by category.
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Singapore offers U.S. franchisors opportunities for growth
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Following the unexpected results of the U.S. presidential election in November, U.S. franchisors that our company assists in taking their franchises global, asked us to assess the impact on international franchising in key countries.
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A series featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) continues with a look at recruitment spending: where the digital money goes, by category.
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International franchise development continues at a fairly high pace, despite all the challenges around the world that have little to do with the business climate.
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Hundreds of franchise development professionals gathered in Atlanta this past September for the annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC), one of the year's must-attend events for brands looking to improve their sales, share ideas, and learn more about today's best practices in franchisee recruitment.
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In researching the use of big data in franchising outside the U.S., we asked two leading franchise development executives abroad to tell us how this it being used where they are.
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Consumer marketing around the world is both the same and different from country to country. Adapting to the differences is critical in marketing a brand successfully overseas.
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In the U.S. we are privileged to have many women senior franchise executives (some of whom are profiled in this issue--Editors).
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Technology has become essential to the operation of franchised businesses around the world. This incudes not only operating the actual business, but managing the franchisor-franchisee relationship across country and continent boundaries.
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Smaller U.S. franchise brands can grow successfully overseas, too - if they do their homework and respect the differences in foreign laws and regulations.
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2015 is starting out as a very busy year for international franchise development. U.S. franchises are exporting their brands more than at any time in history--and to more places.
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AFDR report highlights: Telephone mystery shopping reveals much improvement still needed by franchise sales teams.
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Every successful franchisor reaches a certain point where they must decide what the next step will be in expanding their business.
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If you have decided to "Go Global" with your franchise, the next question is, "Now what?" Recent reports by both McKinsey and the Economist indicate that global executives in many regions of the world are more bullish about new investments than in recent years.
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The world is getting smaller. Customers come from and visit everywhere, and brand names are powerful. There are many reasons to take your brand away from your home soil and overseas.
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If the first step in bringing your franchise overseas is to determine which international market is best for your brand, the second step is to decide what kind of deal you want to sign.
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For U.S. franchisors, the domestic market can be highly competitive. From small businesses to large corporations, U.S. companies are turning their attention to markets abroad and the opportunity for growth overseas.
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