Yearly Archives: 2011

  • From the Blog:

    Do you need experience to become a franchisee?

    At Kiddie Academy, we tell potential franchisees that previous experience in child care is not a requirement – and that sometimes gets a puzzled response.  Wouldn’t it be important to have industry experience in order to run your business well?  Across the board in franchising, the answer is often no.

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    What to Expect during the Site Selection Process

    The importance of site selection Even if criteria differ by business, every entrepreneur knows: location plays a determining role in the success of almost every franchise business.

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    The New Franchisee: Age and Franchising

    Since the appearance last December of Annie Lowrey’s article Grown-Up Start Ups, the buzz about the higher success rate of older entrepreneurs has grown unabated, catching the attention of journalists at the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.  We’ve even seen special attention paid to the recent boom in older franchisees by Market […]

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    Evaluate the three tiers of marketing support

    Franchisor marketing support can have a huge impact on the cost of generating sales, and hence on your overall profit.  Take it upon yourself to find out how well a potential franchisor’s marketing works.

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    6 Essential Questions to Ask Every Franchisor Up Front

    While each person has his or her own personal questions and criteria for opening a business, the answers to the following six questions will help you evaluate a franchisor’s foundation for franchisee stability and success.  Ask these questions early, in the first phone call if possible.

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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. Trait 3:  Natural positive energy We love meeting franchise candidates who exude a natural vitality and can-do attitude.  To help illustrate […]

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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. Trait 2:  Self-awareness Often, franchise business owners are people with a strong sense of self-confidence.  However, the most successful franchisees balance […]

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    Want the best franchise support possible?

    Create a great relationship with your Franchise Business Consultant When you become a franchisee, your franchisor will usually assign an individual franchise support specialist, who serves as your main liaison with the corporate office.  At Kiddie Academy, we call them Franchise Business Consultants or FBCs.

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    Check Out our Franchise Essentials Newsletter

    Franchise Essentials Newsletter – October 2011

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