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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

25 Food Franchises That Are Hot In The Great White North

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas referred to Canada as “The Great White North,” during their many appearances on SCTV. The show was hilarious. Many people first saw the late John Candy on SCTV.  Several other really funny people starred on the show over the years. Show More Summary

Franchisors: Get More Organized So You Can Award More New Franchises

It has long been thought that organization is they key to success. This may no longer be true in today’s digital age. Business moves faster than the speed of light, so everything you can do to shave precious minutes off your work can improve your franchise’s bottom line and allow you to expand your business. Show More Summary

Franchise Business Tip: Don’t Get Derailed

I’ve worked with people who have been derailed by well-meaning friends and relatives. It’s not a pretty sight. They’ve talked themselves out of the franchise opportunity they were starting to get interested in after “hearing something” from a well-meaning, but totally (or partially) unqualified family member or friend. Show More Summary

ADP Franchise Report Shows 21,360 Jobs Added In August

21,360 franchise jobs added looks like a pretty good number. But, according to Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and head of the ADP Research Institute, this job growth was slightly below the twelve-month average in August. On a positive note, she said it was better than July. Show More Summary

The Starbucks Franchise Experiment

Starbucks is going a different direction. They’re not awarding franchises anymore. They’re done. Just like that. It’s over. Kapoot. For now.   The Starbucks Franchise Experiment They got us. When Starbucks announced that is was going to start offering franchises, thousands of people (I’m assuming) contacted headquarters. Show More Summary

Subway® Franchise Opens In Polygamist Community

A Subway® franchise has opened up in a closed community. A community that believes that one wife is just not enough for today’s men. A FLDS Community…. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located  in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah. Show More Summary

Tubby’s Sub Sandwich Shop May Need Creative Franchise Marketing Help

With a name like Tubby’s…. The name of this Michigan-based sub sandwich franchise chain came from the a popular comic strip character with the same name. That’s good to know, but how can Tubby’s new owners get around the name. A name that (to a lot of people) means “One that’s overweight.” Wait. Show More Summary

The NLRB Franchise Business Decision: How Scary Is it?

The NLRB Ruling could change the franchise business as we know it. I know that’s a dramatic statement…and I’m really not into drama, but their decision is  kind of scary. Keep reading to see why…   The NLRB Franchise Business Decision...Show More Summary

Working From Home Franchise Businesses

Are you looking to buy a franchise that you can run from home? Does working from home sound attractive to you? Are there legitimate franchise opportunities and business opportunities that offer the chance to work from a home office?Show More Summary

This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong

Hitting the 1,000 franchise location mark is a huge accomplishment. Most franchisors don’t hit it. That’s because it’s extremely difficult. Heck, hitting 100 franchise locations is hard. So, would you like to know what franchise concept just reached 1,000 franchise locations?     This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong Massage Envy Spa®. Show More Summary

California Franchisees To Get More Rights

If SB 610 passes in the California State Senate-like it’s expected to, it’s going to be a lot harder for franchisors to toss problem or low-performing franchisees out of their systems. Not, that it was ever easy…   California Franchisees...Show More Summary

Franchise Business Systems: Communicating Effectively

(Guest post) Anyone familiar with the telephone effect understands that communication isn’t as simple as it certainly should be. Yet, in the 21st Century, word travels on a dizzying amount of mediums, making the old game whispered ear-to-ear truly child’s play compared to the challenges most franchises face daily. Show More Summary

Why Won’t They Send You The Franchise Disclosure Document?

The Franchise Disclosure Document, commonly referred to as the FDD, is something you need to get your hands on when you’re investigating a franchise. Period. It’s not negotiable. Unless the franchise development department forces you to negotiate in order to get it. Show More Summary

Franchise Business News: Camp Bow Wow Is Sold

I wonder how the 120 or so Camp Bow Wow franchisees are feeling about what was just announced? If you were a franchisee, and the franchisor you partnered with just sold the company, how would you feel about it? It can and does happen once in a while. Hopefully, a few Camp Bow Wow franchisees will [...]Show More Summary

Auntie Anne’s®: The World’s Largest Soft Pretzel Franchise

(Sponsored Post) I’m a Cinnamon Sugar pretzel kind of guy…especially when I’m at an airport between flights, or at my local mall.  What’s your  Auntie Anne’s® favorite soft pretzel flavor? Seriously; I want to know. In the meantime, here’s some information about the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise business in the world, as well as [...]Show More Summary

It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business

My friend, Charles Internacola, a well-known New York franchise attorney, heard that from an unnamed source at the International Franchise Expo in NYC this past June. It’s news to me…and, to Charles, who helps put together all the legal documents needed to franchise a business in the U.S. So, who was it that told Charles [...]Show More Summary

Ray Kroc Is Probably Rolling In His…

Grave. That’s right: Ray Kroc is probably rolling in his grave. Because of this.   Keep reading.   Lunchtime In Cleveland Ohio I know I shouldn’t be eating fast food. Really…I know. But, sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do. Anyway… The image above was taken 1.5 hours ago. It’s [...]

Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, and this year, I’m looking to get even more of the franchise community involved. Remember back in 2012, when Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, was named a Top 100 Champion during the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in New York [...]Show More Summary

Working With A Franchise Broker: Only One?

If you’re thinking about working with a franchise broker to assist you in finding a franchise to own, I’d like to offer you some useful tips you can use. Would you like to know why I’m doing this? Keep reading.     I Was A Franchise Broker That’s right: I’m a former franchise broker. I [...]Show More Summary

Why Is LeBron James Opening 10 Pizza Franchises in South Florida?

Cleveland basketball fans may now have another reason to feel paranoid today. That’s because Lebron James is buying a pizza franchise -10 of them, actually…and opening them up in South Florida. South. Florida. That’s where King James decided to “take his talents” 4 short years ago. And, now that’s where he’s investing a teeny-tiny portion of [...]Show More Summary

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