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Why Introverts Make Great Franchisees

There is a prolific stereotype that in order to be a successful business owner, you have to be a gregarious and assertive extrovert. To the contrary, not only do introverts make great managers, the unique qualities that introverts possess allow them to excel as leaders in their field. Operating...Read More

By Suzanne Musial | Posted May 05, 2016

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The Top 10 Franchises for 2016

Deciding on which franchise to buy can seem like a daunting task. It can take hours upon hours of research to narrow down the right opportunity, which is why we do the legwork for you with our annual Top 100 List where we identify franchises with strong growth potential and proven track records...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted April 12, 2016

How Franchises Are Changing Education

Over the last 20 years, education franchises have exploded from a handful of tutoring and lesson-giving franchises to dozens if not hundreds of different franchises that are changing the ways kids and adults learn inside and outside the traditional classroom. Although some of the largest education...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 17, 2016

Franchising vs. Entrepreneurship: How to Get All the Benefits Without the Risks

Franchising and Entrepreneurship are two different business concepts that share many facets and aspects, even though they also have significant differences. This article will explore both and explain the advantages to be gained from the franchise business model. The Entrepreneur ModelOf course,...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 10, 2016

How CRM Systems Help Increase Customer Retention

Forrester researchers claim that marketers obsess over customer acquisition and lose focus on the equally, if not more, important aspect of customer retention. A study by Econsultancy established how marketers are inclined toward customer acquisition over retention, in pure...

Posted December 09, 2015

Live Like the Rich on a Middle Class Salary

It used to be that if you wanted to be pampered, you had to take a day off and spend hundreds of dollars at the spa. If you wanted great food, you paid through the nose at your favorite restaurant. These days, however, franchises are making it possible to get a wax on your lunch break and a great...

By | Posted October 26, 2015

Will a $15 Minimum Wage Be the Death of Fast Food Outlets?

Supporters cry fairness and a living wage, while critics predict economic disaster, which they claim is already beginning. In April, Seattle took the first step to raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, and other cities like New York and San Francisco may be following close behind if pending...

By | Posted October 26, 2015

Motivation and the Three Stages of Franchisees

There are three recognised stages to franchising - starting out, growing the business and planning for retirement. A franchisor has three sets of franchisees at any given time: those enthusiastic newbies who want to get going, the established locations looking to improve and the old-timers wanting...

Posted September 23, 2015

Buying Multiple Franchises: A Path to Success

Buying multiple franchises can be a good business decision to make for several reasons. Managing multiple franchises is a challenge that requires many different skills, but can yield great rewards if the challenge is met well.  There are many factors to consider when deciding whether multiple...

By | Posted August 05, 2015

Best Franchises For Career Changers

Up until now, you've done the career thing - punched a time clock for the 40 hour work-week (maybe more), sat at a cubicle, gossiped at the water cooler, been at the beck and call of a boss.  Maybe you're just burnt out at your current job and want to do something different. Maybe what you're...

By | Posted August 05, 2015

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