Why A Franchise Is Good Business For Moms

The article from SWAAY, was written by Lisa Druxman, and was posted there on November 5th, 2017. Owning a franchise business can help a Mom create flexibility to look after children that is not available to an employee working for someone else. When I became a mom 16 years ago, the choice to return to work full-time was incredibly difficult. I wanted more flexibility in my career, but we also needed…

5 Professionals Who Make Great Franchise Candidates

There is no one skill set that means certain success or failure, but a handful of work experiences give franchisees a leg up. This is a very informative article from Jim Judy in the Oct. 3/17 issue of Entrepreneur Live. Jim Judy•Guest Writer Image credit: Stanislaw Pytel | Getty Images Franchising is designed to help people make the jump from traditional employment to entrepreneurship. From proven models of success to…

Why It’s Time to Put Franchise Succession on the Menu

Cristin O’Hara is a Managing Director and head of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Restaurant Finance Group. O’Hara has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor banks for more than 20 years. During that time she has served in Global Commercial Banking, Debt Capital Markets, and Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Creating a succession plan is about protecting the future of a restaurant franchise. Does your franchise…

FASTSIGNS Continues Aggressive Franchise Expansion

FASTSIGNS is a world class franchise that we are proud to represent. The Oct 27th/2017 article from CISION highlights some of the exciting things happening with this brand.   Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Seeks Franchise Candidates  CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2017 /CNW/ — FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it opened 30 centers across the U.S. and Canada and signed 44 franchise agreements. Among the new franchise agreements…

Why Veterans Are Flocking to the Franchise World

The following is an article by Jon Marcus in the Oct. 26 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine. It has to do with focus, structure, camaraderie and a hard-earned ability to thrive within complex operations. Jon Marcus– Magazine Contributor Image credit: Israel G. Vargas Robert and Radiah Mallard manage a lot of buildings. And when a tenant in one of them has a broken window or a leaky faucet, the first thing…

Franchise Owners Can Win With Social Media Marketing

How to distinguish your local business from its national brand. Chirag Kulkarni – GUEST WRITER Published in Entrepreneur.com on Sept 29, 2017 If you own a franchise, you’ve probably struggled to find ways to differentiate your business from other franchises. That’s because marketing for franchises presents some unique challenges, especially on the local level. Even when a brand pumps millions of dollars into a national marketing campaign, local franchise owners don’t always benefit. According to…

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Franchise

 Bruce Hakutizwi — September 22, 2017   Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash If you’ve ever considered owning a business of your own, the option of buying a franchise has to be a serious consideration. Of course, deciding between buying a franchise or an independent location involves a number of important factors: You need to determine if franchising is right for you, personally, and your professional goals. You should consider the…

What is Master Franchising and Is It the Opportunity for Me?

Karen Cole, 21st September 2017 Working for yourself has many advantages. Being your own boss might bring more flexibility, give you a better work life balance, and of course means that rather than earning a salary at the end of the month, your effort and successes directly affects your earnings. Taking that first step into self-employment and running your own business is scary though – what if it doesn’t work out?…

Essential Questions to Ask Before Investing In a Franchise

This is an article from Franchise Business Review published Feb 13. Investing in a franchise typically requires a substantial commitment of money and time. It is not something to do without first finding out all there is to know about the opportunity you are interested in. One of the best ways to do so, is to ask both the franchisor and franchisees pointed questions and then analyze their responses. To…

Franchise Businesses to Grow Faster Than the Economy

Franchise businesses form a large, and rapidly increasing part of North America’s economy. Franchising is a very successful business model because franchises provide new business owners with proven systems, training and support. Franchisees go into business “for themselves but not by themselves”. The following article by Michael Guta shows how franchised businesses are outperforming the economy as a whole Sep 17, 2017 by Michael Guta In Franchise 0 Eighty percent of franchisors, 64 percent of…