Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!
Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!

Franchising and the Economy Infographic

Franchising and the U.S. Economy

In all the talk about deficits,unemployment, and the precarious state of our nation's economy, one of America's most powerful engines for recovery is often (and foolishly) excluded from the conversation -- a classic case of missing what's right under our nose. Developed and perfected right here in the U.S., the franchise business model represents the ideal blend of national heft and local business, accounting for hundreds of thousands of stores, millions of jobs, and billions in annual output.

Measuring the Impact of Franchising on the U.S. Economy

Few people realize how critical franchising is to our economy, but as the infographic below illustrates, some of the most celebrated brands in the U.S. today were launched during times of deep recession, and franchised businesses as a whole continue to serve as a model workhorse for productivity and wealth creation in our nation.

Infographic
of Franchising and the Economy

Franchises and the Economy

Visit FranchiseHelp.com to find franchises for sale and visit the FranchiseHelp Franchise Blog for more content like the infographic above! To add the "Franchising & The Economy" Infographic to your own site, just copy and paste the embed HTML below: Franchises Opportunities and The U.S. Economy by franchise opportunities and information resource FranchiseHelp.

The Best States for Business

Should you really go west, young man (or woman)? Several news sources claim that they have found the best states for business development by constructing clever point value ranking systems. We analyzed them and figured out the top five states that are truly the best of the best to start a new business in.

Tips for Attending a Franchise Show

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your franchise show attendance:

Big Sandwiches Equal Big Profits at Potbelly's Sandwich Works

The Potbelly’s train is firing on all cylinders and has successfully penetrated the uber-competitive fast casual sandwich sector. Potbelly sells a basic sub (PBJ, Pizza, etc) with relevant options (health, supremes) and offers an awesome dining experience. Their main target demographic is the lunch market, and their lunch lines are often out the door. Their menu includes soups, shakes and salads in addition to subs and the old-wood decor and live music make for a warm, neighborhood feel. Atmosphere is only the beginning though. Their products are well-crafted and satisfying. The quality of their ingredients is a cut above, yet price remains similar to that of their competition.