Archive for Special interest Stories

Why New Year’s Resolutions Could Be Big Business for Franchise

Dec 04, 2012 Comments Off

Christmas is right around the corner, which means that New Year’s Eve will be here before we know it.  The New Year brings many things for franchisees – a fresh start in Q1 and some New Year promotions, to name a few.  For those franchises that are lucky enough to be included in many of […]

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Flexibility is the Future for Franchises

Nov 30, 2012 Comments Off

Franchisees, like just about any entrepreneur or small business owner, are adaptable.  It’s practically in their DNA. That’s why during a tough economy, when shelling out $200,000 for a full scale franchise location isn’t always an option, the best franchise systems allow their concepts to be adapted to fit almost any need and budget. Rob […]

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Business Networking is Good for Franchises

Nov 26, 2012 Comments Off

This is a guest post from The Franchise King®, Joel Libava.  He provides tips and advice to individuals interested in franchise ownership with his top-notch guaranteed franchise ownership advisory services and to the masses via his award-winning franchise blog. He’s on Twitter constantly @FranchiseKing. Have you been out and about, networking? Do lots of people […]

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How Panera is Showing They Care About Community

Nov 21, 2012 Comments Off

We all know that community outreach does wonders for your brand – from McDonald’s Ronald McDonald house charity that builds housing to allow the parents of sick children to stay in residences close by their child’s place of treatment to Taco Bell helping to provide over ninety million meals to hungry families through the United […]

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Diversify Or Simply Go Broke

Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off

They call it a menu because you have options. Everyone loves a menu for that exact reason. Increasingly, franchises are diversifying their offerings. Whether we’re talking about McDonald’s adding coffees or Taco Bell adding fresh new menu items heavily focused on black beans and cilantro, it’s clear that you can’t get by on the old standbys […]

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The IFA’s Advocacy And The Election

Nov 19, 2012 Comments Off

The election is in the books, and there’s nothing to do but move forward no matter who you voted for. The International Franchise Association recognizes that. The IFA has long been an excellent advocate for franchisees and small businesses across America, something that was unlikely to change whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or Chester […]

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Are Poor Writing Skills Hurting Your Franchise System?

Nov 12, 2012 Comments Off

This is a guest post from Mary Ann O’Connell, founder and President of FranWise, a full-service franchise consulting firm that specializes in writing manuals for franchisors.  I recently took a Spanish class only to learn that Americans don’t know English. The teacher, a native Spanish speaker, tried to teach us by using lessons from English […]

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Why A&E’s New TV Series is Bad For the Franchise Industry

Nov 07, 2012 1 Comment

A&E is set to premiere a new “reality” show on December 2 that will allow two wannabe franchisees to win their very own franchise.  “Be the Boss”, a spin-off of the hit “Undercover Boss” will feature two employees from a franchise that will battle it out, under the impression that they are competing for a big corporate […]

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