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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...Read More

By Graham Jones | Posted September 23, 2015

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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

Avoid These Pitfalls When Buying A Franchise

Franchising is a great way to be your own boss without being out in the world as a business owner all alone. As part of a parent company with an established record of success, you have the autonomy of being in charge of your location within the framework of a system that has shown itself to...

By | Posted August 05, 2015

5 Green Flags That You're Ready to Invest in a Franchise

A long-term career will raise many questions along the way. This is attributable to having dedicated yourself through the years to hard work in order to become highly competent in your field. Sadly, the reward of having done so didn't quite match up with prior expectations. Recognition and reward...

Posted August 04, 2015

Credit Mistakes That Will Jeopardize Your Chances of Getting a Business Loan

Having excellent credit means your franchise's financial future will be easier, and you'll have more options when it comes to shopping around for lenders. Shopping for a business loan? Excellent credit means you can snag a loan with a competitive rate that will save you thousands over the span of...

Posted August 03, 2015

How to Use Social Media to Build a Formidable Local Franchise

Social media has taken the world by storm. We're more connected and aware - and perhaps more distracted - than ever before. But can social have a significant impact on your local franchise? Can you leverage social media to gain more customers? Build brand loyalty? Increase local awareness - and...

Posted July 31, 2015

5 Ways Online Surveys Can Increase Your Franchise's Revenue

In this day and age, franchise owners have a multitude of technology at their fingertips. By taking advantage of one of the many low-cost or free online survey providers available, businesses can use the results to grow and increase sales. Here are five ways online surveys can increase your...

Posted July 31, 2015

You Don't Sell What You Think You Sell

Congratulations, you're a franchise owner! Now, quick, what does your business do? No, not what product or service do you sell - what do you do? Believe or it not, these are two different questions.Many franchise owners believe what they do is defined by the products or services listed in their...

Posted July 31, 2015

5 Ways to Use a Blog to Grow Your Franchise Business

Every franchisee and entrepreneur understands the importance of their business and getting their message across to potential investors and customers. However, what many franchisees might not know is how beneficial a blog can be for their brand, exposure and reaching new potential buyers in the...

Posted July 07, 2015

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