Sometimes, franchise companies come up with absolutely amazing ideas. Like this one; Build-A-Bear Workshop® is teaming up with Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas to open a new franchise on Friday, March... Read More
Ivan Walsh asks; If you had a choice between starting your own business and buying into a franchise, which would you take? Joel Libava, The Franchise King®, recently made a very compelling argument to buy a franchise rather than start a business from scratch. Let's look at the pros and cons of buyi Read More

What Franchising Can Do For You

What Franchising Can Do For You - http://www.franchisedirect.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.franchisedirect.com 3390 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on February 28, 2011 9:31 pm
Lots of folks are interested in franchising. Most of them will look around at different opportunities, but never actually invest in one. There are some things that franchising can do, though... Read More
Do you think you have this franchise thing all figured out? Really? How much research did you do? Did any particular marketing messages influence your decision to move forward with this... Read More
It's a new year and with that comes new sales projections and goals that are based upon the heightened expectancy that economic recovery is imminent. Those of us in the franchise industry are quite ready for a big year... Read More

Considerations for Aspiring Franchisors

Considerations for Aspiring Franchisors - http://www.365daysofstartups.com Avatar Posted by lkpetrolino under Franchises
From http://www.365daysofstartups.com 3429 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Manifesto on January 20, 2011 5:12 pm
By many accounts, the franchise "industry" is one of the privileged that is poised to react favorably to the down economy. Coupled with the recent boom in the popularity and understanding of the franchise model, this is perhaps one of many reasons that more and more businesses in a wide array of in Read More
The future of franchising is looking bright: In September, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 10.5 percent of all businesses with paid employees were franchises in 2007, the latest data year, and that they generated a staggering $1.3 trillion in annual sales. Read More

Why Do You Want To Do It?

Why Do You Want To Do It? - http://www.thefranchisekingblog.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.thefranchisekingblog.com 3451 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Tribe on December 26, 2010 2:50 pm
If you're currently employed, why would you want to even consider becoming your own boss? Don't you know that there are millions of people out of work? You should be grateful that you even have a job! You're crazy...you shouldn't... Read More

The Franchise 500's Top 10

The Franchise 500's Top 10 - http://smallbusiness.aol.com Avatar Posted by amabaie under Franchises
From http://smallbusiness.aol.com 3461 days ago
Made Hot by: m4bmarketing on December 14, 2010 2:09 am
What does it take to get to the top of Entrepreneur Magazine's annual Franchise 500 ranking? The 10 franchise systems that follow have captured their place in the spotlight for their outstanding quality, flexibility and strategic improvements. And it helps to have won the hearts of both franchisees Read More

The Top 10 Franchise Websites

The Top 10 Franchise Websites - http://www.thefranchisekingblog.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.thefranchisekingblog.com 3471 days ago
Made Hot by: profit613 on December 6, 2010 9:36 am
There's certainly no shortage of franchise business opportunity websites. Some are really, really, good, and some are pretty average, looking more like advertisements for Google, than a place to shop for the best franchise opportunities. Here's the 10 best! Read More
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