The Role of Conditional Use Permits in Expanding Your Franchise

It’s no secret that business often outpaces local regulations, city ordinances, or zoning regulations. When reviewing the rapid advance of the tech space or...

Understanding a Franchise’s Mission

What is the goal of the franchise you're considering? Some franchises share their mission statement publicly—but that might not mean that you know what their goal is.

Intent Marketing for Franchises

What if you said, "I could use a cup of coffee!" and someone immediately brought you a cup? That's pretty much what one licensed franchisor of Dunkin' Donuts locations in Arizona did.

5 Industries Set to Perform in All Economic Environments

Proven business models, forecasted revenue results and a myriad of financing options have become the attractive calling cards of a paradigm shift in thinking—one that rests squarely with self-reliance. We look to franchise concepts that perform well in any type of economy. Below is our All-Star list.

What is a Franchise Agreement?

The franchise agreement is the written contract between the franchisor and franchisee. It is the fundamental legal document upon which the franchisor-franchisee relationship is based. The franchise agreement details the conditions that both the franchisee and franchisor must understand and accept.

The Stages of Your Business Ownership Journey

When considering business ownership, it is easy to think about the short-term effects it will have on your life. There are a great deal...

Turnkey Franchises

You'll see the word "turnkey" on a lot of franchise business opportunity materials, in phrases like "turnkey franchises" to "turnkey marketing." Not all franchisors mean the same thing by this word, though.

How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Franchise

At the fresh start of a year, it’s only natural that you’d start thinking about your franchise’s marketing for the next 12 months. How...

Choosing a Franchise: Executive or Technician?

The American Dream—owning your own business—is the source of plenty of great stories. One is the story of the technician: the lady who makes such great cupcakes that all her friends encourage her to open a bakery. The alternative is the executive style franchise.

Hottest Trends in Franchising

What are the hottest trends in franchising? Think of franchising as a funnel, and let's look at the trends with the broadest application first and move down toward the narrowest trends.

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