New Study – Why People Who Run Franchises Are Happier

  For more and more people, Sunday no longer feels like the weekend. A recent Monster.com poll reports almost 60% of Americans report that they get the Sunday Night Blues "really bad." So what happened to Sundays? In short, as professional unhappiness rises in America,...

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Woman-Owned Home Inspection Franchise Business Breaking Records, Barriers With AmeriSpec


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (March 24, 2014) As the daughter of a real estate broker, Cheryl Myers  learned the business at an early age. Now, she says her ability to build strong relationships with  real estate agents in Delaware and the Maryland Eastern Shore has allowed h...

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Interview with Isaiah Brown, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM franchisee

Isaiah Brown, has been a franchisee of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM since 2002, and is located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY How did you first decide to become a franchisee? I had been working for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for 16 years prior to becoming a franchisee. I started out literally getting my...

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Questions and Answers with Synergy HomeCare

What sets Synergy HomeCare apart from other senior care franchises? SYNERGY HomeCare is the only non-medical home care company with the proprietary C.A.R.E. Team approach. C.A.R.E. stands for Coordinated And Responsive Engagement. It’s part of the company logo. Franchisees, or Franchise Partners as...

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Running a Franchise While Keeping Your Career!

   Running a Franchise While Keeping Your Career! Something that is possible with franchise ownership that may not always work with a start-up business is the ability to maintain your career while you run your business. Although many franchisees rely on their business unit as the bas...

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Overcoming Franchise Funding Fears

Contributed by Franchise Financing Partner Guidant Financial Group. You want to dip your toe into the waters of business ownership and have decided to jump into a franchise. Maybe you’ve zeroed in on which franchise is right for you or perhaps you’re still exploring the options. Whatever you decide...

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Over 30,000 New Franchise Jobs in December

The ADP National Franchise Report was bullish last month, showing that franchise jobs in December increased by 30,250, marking the largest gain in nine months. ADP further reported that the franchise industry added 229,000 new jobs in the totality of 2013, representing 11% of all jobs added last ye...

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Kid to Kid opens its 100th franchise location

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – Dec. 17, 2013—Kid to Kid, an international children’s resale store, is opening its 100th franchise on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Frisco, TX. As a brand of BaseCamp Franchising, Kid to Kid now has 100 locations throughout the U.S. as well as in Portugal with several new store...

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5 Hot Franchises for 2014

Contributed by Franchise Financing Partner Guidant Financial Group. Looking ahead to 2014, quick service food and cleaning services are perennially popular and lucrative franchise opportunities.  Here are five white-hot franchises that may surprise you. Painting with a Twist Art, friends, and wine. ...

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Benefits of Opening a Retail Franchise

So you’d like to open a retail store, but you’re not quite sure how to go about doing it? Opening a retail franchise location has many benefits over starting a new brand. Here are some of the incentives you might consider when deciding if it’s a good path for you. Brand Development & Customer B...

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Black Friday by the Numbers

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The following is an infographic provided by Accounting-degree.org,   Source: Accounting-Degree.org ...

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What is Franchising?

What is Franchising? is a guest video contributed by iFranchise Group. ...

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Franchise

Contributed by Guidant Financial Group. So you’ve decided that a franchise is the right path for you? Now comes the exciting part—choosing among hundreds of franchise opportunities. Here are questions to ask yourself to help narrow the field: What captures your interest? If you’ve always been a g...

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Franchise Consulting- A Recession-Proof Business That Thrives in Any Economy

    Despite the fact that the country continues to be mired in an economic downturn, FranServe founder and president Tim Bleakley finds himself in the enviable position of operating a business that continues to thrive. “FranServe is a franchise consulting company whose owners help people identi...

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The Three Things You Need to Succeed With a Diet Franchise

The Three Things You Need to Succeed with a Diet Franchise is a guest post brought to you by Enrica Clavito.   Many savvy entrepreneurs looking for the next lucrative opportunity have found that the diet franchise just might be the way to go. The diet and weight loss industry is now generating...

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A Primer on Cooperative Advertising and Outdoor Ads

Germain Dermatology & Coolsculpting co-op ad
A Primer on Cooperative Advertising and Outdoor Ads is a guest post brought to you from ADstruc. What is co-op advertising? Cooperative, or co-op, advertising is a common practice where two parties share the cost of an advertisement for their mutual benefit. Co-op is popular with franchises, retaile...

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Former NYPD Detective Opens Maid Simple Franchise in Florida

Maid Simple House Cleaning Logo    ATLANTA—Maid Brigade has opened a new Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise location in Pasco County, Florida. Maid Simple of SW Pasco will serve residents in Wesley Chapel, Land O’ Lakes, Tampa, and New Port Richey, Fla., beginning in November. The franchisor has sold 11 new Maid Simple franchise...

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Top 3 Youthful Franchises to Invest in


For those who want to own their own business, but aren’t necessarily ready to strike out by themselves, purchasing a franchise is a worthwhile option, especially a franchise that caters to young people. Eating out is one of the main things that young people enjoy, but there’s more to them than just...

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Choosing the Right Franchise for Your Personality

There are hundreds of franchise opportunities in the United States and it can be difficult to find the right one for your personal needs. While many people consider factors such as finances, franchise rules and locations, they often fail to evaluate whether a specific franchise will suit their perso...

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Potbelly Sandwich to Issue Initial Public Offering

Chicago-based sandwich purveyor Potbelly Corp recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise money through an initial public offering.  Reuters reports that Potbelly is attempting to raise up to $75 million through the IPO.  Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sach...

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