Whythe Fitness Franchise Industry is Booming

Fitness franchise brands are looking to rapidly expand, and with with aggressive expansion strategies and low membership costs franchisees are lining up to get in on the action. Image credit: Andrea Ucini Clint Carter – Magazine Contributor September 19, 2017  This story appears in the October 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Back in February 2012, Anna Dey called her dad in Cleveland with what seemed like an impulsive request. “You’re not happy with your career,…

Buying a Franchise is a Great Fit For a Retiring Athelete

Franchise owners thrive on the same skills pro athletes learn: speed, versatility and great coaching. Image credit: Rafa Alvarez Jon Marcus- Magazine Contributor This story appears in the May 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » It’s hard enough to squeeze a dozen people into the prep room of a sub shop. It’s even tougher if they’re all NFL players. But that’s who’s wedged between the refrigerator, the bread oven, the meat slicer and cartons of…

Find a Franchise That Fits Your Vision

Partnering with a franchise system with a proven track record will help you achieve you goal of business ownership. By John Anderson Apr 29, 2018 (Tulsa World) Do you look up from your computer from time to time and daydream about being your own boss? I did. Does the lifestyle, flexibility and financial prospects of being a business owner sound appealing to you? It certainly did for me. Do you…

Bigger Winners And Losers In the Franchise World

Ben Litalien , CONTRIBUTORI write on franchising and how current events will impact the model.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The Anytime Fitness 4 P’s The Search for Relevance It is clear the world is in a historic shift with disruptive forces impacting global economies, traditional marketing models, and key tenants of the franchise model.  Franchise companies that have enjoyed solid success in decades past are scrambling to find relevance…

The Enigma Of The Emerging Franchise

Ed Teixeira , CONTRIBUTOR (Published in Forbes – Apr 11, 2018) Shutterstock Currently, one of the most frequently used franchise buzz words is Emerging Franchise. Depending upon the source, an Emerging Franchisor can refer to franchisors with a system size ranging from 100 to 25 units or less to a startup franchise. My most recent experience with the subject, includes a paper I wrote entitled an analysis of Emerging Franchises from 2007 to 2017. The…

12 Tips For Finding The Best Industries For A Franchise Opportunity

YECWe cover startups, founders and entrepreneur lessons.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. POST WRITTEN BY Young Entrepreneur Council YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger. Lots of people want to be entrepreneurs, but not everyone wants to create and build a business idea from the ground up. For these individuals, investing in a franchise is a great way to enjoy the…

Why Now Is a Great Time To Get into Franchising!

By: Eddy Goldberg |  12,443 Reads  Originally Published in Franchising.com. It’s always a great time to get into franchising. Yet for entrepreneurs seeking to start and build their own business, some times are better than others to consider franchising as the vehicle for attaining their personal and business goals. Whether you’re a 30-something Millennial, or a 60-something and laid off from a lifetime of working for someone else, franchisors have something…

Why So Many Businesses Fail – And How a Franchise Helps To Avoid It!

According the SBA more than half of all new business will fail within their first four years of operation. In contrast, over 90% of all new franchises will survive for more than 7 years. While no new business venture comes with a guarantee for success these statistics do show that chances of success with a franchise start-up are considerably greater than an independent start-up. Here are some of the typical reasons…

More Women Are Entering Franchising — and It’s Changing the Industry

Image credit: Magdiel Lopez Kris Frieswick – Magazine Contributor February 22 11 min read This story appears in the March 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Robin Mainer was a longtime commissioned salesperson for an insurance company. But by the time she turned 51, those commissions had dried up. She needed to figure out what, as she says, she wanted to do when she grew up. Mainer and her friend and co-worker Kimera Shepler decided to…