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Franchise News Clips

A curated list of franchise-related news articles by the FranchiseHelp team

11/09/20

Southern Colorado Local - An economic impact; New study says Veterans are more likely to be self-employed

As we approach Veterans day News5 is highlighting the impact our men and women in uniform have made abroad and at home. The Small Business Administration says, veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans, and we met one local veteran who is part of that number…


Entrepreneur - 10-Step Roadmap to Franchising Success

You’re intimately familiar with your starting point – the business you’ve nurtured and grown. You understand your destination – successful franchises around the country or around the world. You have the passion and the proof of concept, but you don’t have the roadmap to move from point A to point B. You’re not alone. Most business owners looking to expand into franchising are both anxious and excited, unsure and confident. It helps to learn from those who have traveled the road on which you’re about to embark, both to avoid the potholes and to recognize the markers that lead to success...

10/26/20

Franchise Times - Franchisee Liquidity Is One Link to Successful Franchise Development

As the saying goes, “franchising is simple, as long as franchisees are making money.” However, in some systems, it may seem easier to sell franchises than to actually get them open and profitable—and then to keep them profitable. That’s a recipe either for excessive “sold not open” numbers or the stall-out scenario I wrote about in October’s FT...


Grand Rapids Business Journal - Franchising on the rise

While the economy is down and unemployment is at an all-time high, the franchising industry saw a bump in activity with people wanting to take more control of their future. FranNet’s franchising consultant for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Brigitte Betser, said franchise owners stepped up in the early months of the pandemic to help their franchisees navigate the uncertain climate...

09/28/20

QSR Magazine - 4 Big Marketing Challenges Facing Restaurants in a COVID World

...In this article I’ll identify four key marketing challenges restaurant and quick-service brands are facing in the new COVID-19 world and look at the best strategic solutions through a technology and local-data focused lens…


Forbes - Considering A Career Change At 60? Franchising Could Be A Great Bet

Not too long ago, most folks would never have considered a career change at 60. In the home stretch of their working lives, the average 60-year-old from previous decades was looking forward to spending more time relaxing — not ramping up a new career. But times have changed, and people in their 60s have as well. They are healthier and living longer. In a lot of ways, you might say that 60 is the new 40...

09/08/20

Business News Daily - Franchise Agreement Best Practices

Franchise agreements are important and necessary legal contracts between the franchisor and the person interested in opening a franchise. According to federal law, these multiyear arrangements must include key provisions, including a fee schedule and the use of a trademark or trade name, to be considered proper franchise agreements. While franchise agreements are relatively standard, with the right legal advice, you can negotiate terms. This article is for people who are interested in opening a franchise of an established business…


PR Newswire - FranFunnel Voted a Top Franchise Supplier By Entrepreneur Magazine

FranFunnel, the franchise industry's preeminent messaging platform for franchise development professionals, has been voted a top supplier in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Franchise Suppliers list…


QSR Magazine - The ‘Joint Employer’ Saga Resurfaces for Franchisors

...In his opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Woods said the rule conflicted with the FLSA and referred to it as “arbitrary and capricious.” He also wrote that the department didn’t adequately justify its departure from its prior interpretations and account for costs...

09/01/20

Boss Magazine - The recession might be a great time to start a franchise

It seems counterintuitive, but this economic recession might be the optimal time to get into franchising. As Australian entrepreneur and founder of Universal Business School Sydney Alan Manly puts it, “Some of the biggest companies in the world—including Microsoft—were set up during recessions. Recessions seem to be when very successful companies take off. Companies that were set up in boom times have a shorter expected life span than companies that were set up in recessions. I would guess that looks back to the culture of the people who are setting up. It’s desperate times—everything is lean and mean and you have to be razor-sharp and nimble to get around. Whereas when it’s a boom market almost anyone can make a go of it.”...


Business News Daily - Ultimate Guide to Business Franchising

Franchising is a great way to start a business, but before you decide to spend the thousands of dollars needed to buy one, you must do your due diligence. It is critical to understand what a franchise is and how it differs from a chain. Owning a franchise does not work the same way as a business that comes from an original idea you have...

08/21/20

Business.com - Achieving the Ideal Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship

People have compared the franchisee-franchisor arrangement to many different kinds of relationships, including marriages, teacher-student affiliations, or even parent-child bonds. Just like with any with partnership, it takes effort from both sides to make it work...


Small Business Trends - 8 Hurdles to Clear Before Buying a Franchise Business

If you’ve ever been interested in owning your own business, you may have felt intimidated at the prospect of designing an entire company from scratch. Being an entrepreneur is always hard, but it’s even harder if you’re hard-pressed to come up with an original business idea…


Small Business Trends - What is a Franchise Fee and How Much Will I Owe?

A franchise fee is what a prospective franchisee owes to the franchisor for the rights to use the franchise brand and franchise system. Typically the franchise fee refers to a one-time payment paid in the beginning of the relationship. But there are also ongoing franchise fees...

08/03/20

Forbes - Franchise Versus Startup: When Having A Template In Place Works

...A lot of ink has been spilled praising the wonders of the franchise business model. However, if you’re new to franchising, you may not be up to speed on why franchising is so popular. If you’ve been debating whether to start something on your own or buy a franchise, I thought I’d put forth an argument for why having a template works...


Entrepreneur - How to Scale Your Training with Video and Learning Management Systems

One of the key benefits of owning a franchise has always been the ability to scale up faster and more efficiently than one could do on their own. Franchisors typically include certain resources and tools to help franchise owners get on the fast track by avoiding costly mistakes and implementing systems to grow. These include, among other things, a robust training program that first educates the new franchise owners on how to run the business and systems for training staff members so the franchisee can grow the business, expand and make more money...

06/29/20

New York Law Journal - New Guidance Issued for Post-Covid Franchise Financial Performance Disclosures

In response to what it perceived as the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many franchise businesses, on June 17, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Franchise and Business Opportunities Project Group—the quasigovernmental organization of federal and state franchise regulators that coordinates regulatory policy nationwide—issued guidance...


QSR Magazine - Why the Current Market is Ripe for Franchise Growth

During a unique time such as this, entrepreneurs and employees alike are considering their next business plans, and how to best be successful in the future. Fortunately for those who are ready to take the next step, history demonstrates a positive outlook as entrepreneurs are often born after a recession or major historical event...


The Hustle - The house servant who pioneered the franchising business model

Ray Kroc is often credited as the “father” of the franchising business model. But 60 years before McDonald’s, a woman named Martha Matilda Harper built her own formidable franchise of hair salons — the first of its kind in the US — and trained hundreds of underprivileged women to run their own businesses...

06/22/20

Entrepreneur - 5 Ways to Find the Most Profitable Franchises for You

Entrepreneur takes great pride in its Franchise 500 rankings. We’ve ranked the best franchises in the U.S. for more than 40 years, focusing on five primary categories: costs and fees, support, size and growth, brand strength and financial strength and stability. You can read here how Dunkin’ took home top honors in 2020 and check out our top 20 franchises, but that doesn’t mean investing in a Dunkin’ — or any of the other top franchises — is the most profitable choice for you...


QSR Magazine - Communication Leads Franchisees through Crisis Times

It’s safe to say that this spring was the worst period American restaurants have ever faced. The coronavirus pandemic was the type of scenario no one could have envisioned, unfolding one nightmarish day at a time. The crisis also exposed which franchises had an efficient line of communication throughout their brands to, at the very least, help themselves and their franchisees weather the storm...


Forbes - How To Invest In A Franchise During The Pandemic

The thought of launching a business at any time can be daunting. But in the wake of a worldwide pandemic, it may seem downright terrifying. The uncertainty around COVID-19 has frozen some people into inaction, while others are making bold moves. One of my favorite quotes by T.S. Eliot says it all: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” As an entrepreneur, I live with risk, and I always see possibility. The reason I have been drawn to franchising is that the risk is calculated, and the opportunities are plentiful...