Yearly Archives: 2011

  • From the Blog:

    Franchises and Families

    Family owned businesses are an American tradition.  Long before the term came into existence in 1951, ‘mom and pop’ businesses could be found in every corner of the country.  But in a fragile economy, starting a family business from scratch is a risky move, and so increasingly over the last few years, Mom and Pop […]

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    Common Challenges for New Franchisees: Part Two

    Letting go of employees is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks that business owners face. Especially for brand new business owners who are just getting a handle on the operations of a business, firing someone can be pretty nerve-wracking. Perhaps that’s why our Franchise Business Consultants identified hanging on to staff members that aren’t […]

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    Getting to Know Your Potential Franchisor: Training

    Nearly every franchisor claims to offer excellent training programs to franchisees, because training is one of the most important services that a franchisor provides.  Dig under all the marketing-speak with these four questions to help you assess the quality of a franchisor’s training program. Ask the franchisor: What was the most important recent improvement or […]

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    Common Challenges for New Franchisees: Part One

    For a new franchisee, having a great staff is never more critical than in the first few weeks and months. Yet our Franchise Business Consultants agree that proper staffing is the number one challenge for new franchisees. Most good franchisors provide ample hiring guidance. So how do new franchisees get tripped up? With all of […]

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    What do franchisors look for in franchise candidates?

    Think you need an MBA to impress a franchisor?  Not true.  In this series, we’ll examine some of the key traits that franchisors seek in potential franchisees, and why those traits are so important.

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    Rules for Achieving a Good Work-Life Balance

    Ever wonder how some business owners seem to have all the time in the world for vacations and mid-week activities all while being at the head of a vibrant business?  It’s likely that they follow the ground rules for making sure their business doesn’t depend on their constant presence.   

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    The First Few Months in a Franchise Business

    Does opening a new business sound daunting?  One of the best things about choosing to franchise is that it takes a lot of the pressure off of getting your business up and running in the right direction.  As a franchisee, you are not just buying a business, you’re buying a brand, a business plan and […]

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    What do franchisors look for in franchise candidates?

    So you’re thinking about owning a franchise business. You’ve done your homework and maybe even picked a brand or industry. Until now, franchisors have tried to demonstrate that their opportunity will be a good fit for you, but keep it mind that it works the other way around as well! In this ongoing series, we […]

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    Franchise Business Ownership for Parents

    Whether it’s as big as the school play, or as simple as the drive home, missing important moments with your kids is difficult for working parents.  At the same time, paying the mortgage, building a college fund and planning for retirement are non-negotiables.

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    Kiddie Academy Mentioned in Franchise Business Review

    Deciding on a franchise concept is no easy feat – from food to tools to computer repair to gyms, there is a world of possibilities. And even after you do decide the sector, your decision-making isn’t over. Each franchise category is vast and varied in terms of models, investment and services. If you have narrowed […]

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