New franchise wants a peek at your closet

If you would like more information about the Closets By Design franchise opportunity contact us here:- Contact Us Hugh Toland opened a Closets by Design franchise at 116 Sylvia Road in Ashland. For his second act in the business world, an out-of-town former white collar worker is opening a national storage brand’s first Richmond location. Hugh Toland later this month will open new franchise of Closets by Design, a made-to-order…

McDonald’s slowly abandoning its small-owner-focused franchising model

This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami. Already, the emergence of smaller rivals promising more wholesome alternatives has major restaurant chains scrambling to improve the image of their food. But some of the tweaks they’re making underscore how far they have to go in changing perceptions. Convincing people it serves wholesome food is particularly important for McDonald’s, which has long courted families with its Happy…

Thriving North American Property Restoration Franchise Plans to Expand in Europe

For more information about Puroclean contact us hear:- Contact Us   TAMARAC, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PuroClean, a leading North American property restoration company with more than 230 franchisees, announced that they plan to expand into the European market through Master Franchise Agreements. PuroClean Chairman and CEO Mark Davis will be available to discuss this unique entrepreneurial opportunity during Franchise Show Ireland, RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 9 and 10. The company…

Rat Race or Home-Base? The Choice Is Yours

It’s called the “rat race,” but really it is not a race at all, especially if you think about the commutes in Southern California, the Bay Area, and Washington D.C., where workers living just thirty miles from work spend hours making hellish commutes Monday through Friday—sometimes two hours each way. If you think about it, these people are spending an additional half of an average workday just to get to…

Study Shows Business Services Franchises on the Rise

The “Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2016,” published by the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation compares the estimates and forecasts of 10 different franchise lines and their projected effect on the U.S. economy: commercial and residential services, table/full service restaurants, retail food, retail products and services, fast food restaurants, real estate, automotive, personal services, lodging, and business services. This report reveals excellent information about the economic outlook in the last…

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Thinking of purchasing a franchise? Do you have your business plan developed? Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough. There are a ton of business-plan templates out there, so you could always just dump your own information into one of them and run with it. After…

Is the Oil, Gas Downturn a Franchiser’s Market?

Floor Covering International is a great opportunity for someone with good management and communication skills.  To learn more fill in our contact form located here. Click Here to Request More Information Graham McLeod worked 20 years in the oil and gas industry, 18 of which were in subsea operations for Cameron, before he mentally “checked out.” After traveling for no less than 180 to 200 days out of the year…

The Basics of Multi-Location and Franchise Marketing

Owning a business that is part of a franchise or that has multiple locations can be a positive business venture when done correctly. That said, there are a lot of things to consider before purchasing a business that is part of a larger corporation. The last thing you want to do is invest in a company where the marketing has been handled irresponsibly. If you’re in charge of your own…

Senior-Care Business Booms for Franchisers

One of the hottest trends in franchising these days isn’t sit-down restaurants or real estate. It’s seniors. Providing home-health aides and other services to older Americans is a fast-growing business, as brands and franchise owners seek to capitalize on an aging U.S. population and low costs of entry.   Over the past three years alone, the senior home-care sector has grown by 6.6% annually, faster than the overall franchise industry’s…

Is A Restaurant Franchise The Best Option For You?

Restaurant ownership requires long hours and a broad range of skills and knowledge. Restaurateurs must deal with city health codes and food safety, personnel management and customer relations, marketing and finance. Even someone with years of experience in the industry as an employee may become overwhelmed with the demands of operating their own establishment.     For the budding restaurateur, what are the pros and cons of buying a franchise…