Category Archive: Franchise Trends

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    Franchise opportunity with Kiddie Academy

    Check out this neat video about franchising with Kiddie Academy. Opportunity abounds with opening daycare businesses across the country!

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    Small Firms Expect a Big 2014 … according to the WSJ

    Three out of four businesses said they expect better sales in 2014, and … red tape as their biggest headache, for the first time since June 2008. And, we agree with the Wall Street Journal! The pundits at last concur with what we have been seeing – small business owners are quite optimistic and we […]

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    Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch … #1 is Child Care!

    Entrepreneur has spotlighted the child care industry as one of the Top 5 franchise industries to watch. The explosive demand for quality care seems to be an ongoing trend, if not a reality! And, of the 5 industries highlighted, only one allows for a flexible, Monday-Friday schedule … a happy business! The article states that […]

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    A Growing Need for Quality Preschool Education

    Recent headline-making studies are providing additional reasons to consider starting a new childcare franchise with education-focused Kiddie Academy. Growing evidence supports the need for high quality preschool education, prompting response from lawmakers with programs such as the Race to the Top fund. Here are some highlights of an article by Motoko Rich published in the […]

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    Franchise Businesses Expected To Continue To Outperform The Economy

    Determining the financial outlook for a potential business is an important part of deciding whether to start a new venture.  If you are considering a franchise operation, you’ll want to research the individual franchisors as well as the state of the industry overall.  The International Franchise Association (IFA) conducts independent, third party research that can […]

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    Kiddie Academy Featured in Maryland Spotlight

    Kiddie Academy President Greg Helwig and Vice President of Franchise Development Sue Hilger were recently featured on a Maryland Spotlight segment on ABC affiliate WMAR-TV.  See video below for a brief overview of the value Kiddie Academy provides to parents, children and franchise partners:  

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    High Interest From Them Means Low Interest for You

    Big Banks Leading the Lending Charge   According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, a survey of loan officers performed by the Federal Reserve “cited more aggressive competition” among lenders. Why is this good for you?  The increased competition among banks to lend money means lower interest rates for loan recipients — for you. […]

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    The Inside Scoop on Kiddie Academy Franchising

    Sue Hilger serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development at Kiddie Academy.  Sue and her team work with people interested in starting their own child care business, educating them about what it takes to open a franchise.  They can also provide start-up support, from finding and designing a location to opening the doors and […]

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    Report on the IFA Annual Convention 2013

    A Meeting of the Minds to Start the Year Off Right For the past 53 years, the annual convention of the International Franchise Association has drawn the industry’s best and brightest from around the world to strategize, plan, re-imagine what franchise businesses can achieve for our communities, for owners and employees, and for the economy […]

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    Happy Franchising! A positive outlook for 2013

    2012 was a great year for franchising. We saw an overall improvement in business ownership for the first time since the recession. And we’ll continue to see that trend going into the New Year. According to IHS Global Insight, the number of franchise establishments in the United States is forecast to increase by 1.4 percent […]

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