So you’d like to open a retail store, but you’re not quite sure how to go about doing it? Opening a retail franchise location has many benefits over starting a new brand. Here are some of the incentives you might consider when deciding if it’s a good path for you.Brand Development & Customer BaseThe process of developing a competitive brand has gotten more complicated as customer expectations change. Proper branding has become one of the most important aspects of a successful company. ... More »Benefits of Opening a Retail Franchise
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Contributed by Guidant Financial Group.So you’ve decided that a franchise is the right path for you? Now comes the exciting part—choosing among hundreds of franchise opportunities. Here are questions to ask yourself to help narrow the field:What captures your interest?If you’ve always been a gear head, maybe a Jiffy-Lube or Snap-on Tools franchise would be right for you. If you love to travel, it may thrill you to help others with a cruise planning franchise or similar travel-based brand. ... More »5 Tips for Finding the Right Franchise
Despite the fact that the country continues to be mired in an economic downturn, FranServe founder and president Tim Bleakley finds himself in the enviable position of operating a business that continues to thrive.“FranServe is a franchise consulting company whose owners help people identify the franchise that is the best match for them, as well as helping them obtain the capital to pay for their franchise. ... More »Franchise Consulting- A Recession-Proof Business That Thrives in Any Economy
The Three Things You Need to Succeed with a Diet Franchise is a guest post brought to you by Enrica Clavito. Many savvy entrepreneurs looking for the next lucrative opportunity have found that the diet franchise just might be the way to go. The diet and weight loss industry is now generating more than $70 billion, and that means there is plenty of room for another player in the game, and plenty of money to go around. With just the right product, dedicated support, and the proper mindset in place, this could be an extremely rewarding and lucrative undertaking. ... More »The Three Things You Need to Succeed With a Diet Franchise
With the first wave of baby boomers reaching retirement age, impacting everything from the available workforce to rising demand for health care, senior services have become big business.A National Health Statistics Report released last year noted that in 2007—the most recent year for which data has been compiled—more than 1 million men and women age 65 or older received home health care services each day; and the number is predicted only to increase in the next 10-15 years. ... More »Home Helpers Eyes Future of Medical Home Health Care Services
Caring Transitions started out as strictly an estate sale facilitator until a franchisee suggested that the company should also offer senior relocation services based on an assessment of client needs. That suggestion has driven the brand to become a one-stop shop primarily for elderly people who are downsizing, moving into a nursing home or selling the contents of their homes to prepare for a move. ... More »Caring Transitions Provides Growing Senior Population with Essential Services
Growth Coach, a Strategic Franchising Systems company, provides business and sales coaching for business owners, entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, sales professionals and managers. More »Recession-resistant Growth Coach Helps Small Businesses Survive Bad Economy
When Bernard Brozek, president of Fresh Coat, talks about his brand, he doesn’t whitewash things. He confidently sees Fresh Coat as the market leader in the residential and commercial painting space, discounting some other painting franchises and claiming that local mom and pop companies are the real competitor. More »Fresh Coat's Fresh Approach to Franchising - Interview with President Bernard Brozek
For B2C brands, the words in Web copy and other marketing materials must be chosen more carefully than they are for B2B operations. It’s tempting to believe that hyper-manufactured marketing speak impresses the average consumer, but the exact opposite is true: He doesn’t understand it, nor does he care. In order to spare your audience a collective migraine while attempting to sell them your services, avoid using these torturous marketing terms: More »10 Marketing Terms Your Audience Hates
Fun, creative, and delightfully healthy, frozen yogurt franchises are always an exciting option to consider. Frozen yogurt franchise opportunities represent one of the fastest-growing and most popular categories in the entire dessert industry — bar none. To get you started, we’ve listed some of the best frozen yogurt franchises below, so you can start comparing your options today.Find more info about frozen yogurt franchises for sale in your area. ... More »Best Frozen Yogurt Franchise Opportunities in the USA
For some entrepreneurs, the expression “me motivates me” rings true; for others, it’s a big fat misconception. That’s because the one with all the ideas may not necessarily have the motivation necessary to make them happen. If this describes you, then try memorizing some of these quotes from entrepreneurial and motivational legends: More »10 Motivational Business Quotes to Get You Off Your Butt
According to IBISWorld, a leading independent source of industry and market research, revenues in the hair loss treatment and remove industry were expected to grow 0.4 percent annually from 2007 to 2012 to $551.1 million. More »A 'Brite' New Franchise Opportunity Could Be on Horizon in Hair-Removal Sector
Choosing a franchise can be a positive experience or a shot in the dark investment. Like most decisions, a systematic process for exploring and evaluating your options makes it much more likely that you'll be happy with the outcome. This guide will make your research faster, easier and more productive.Business Franchise Opportunities - Self AssessmentBefore looking at the vast amount of franchise information on the web, take a look inward. ... More »Franchise Opportunities – Where do I start?
One of the most common questions prospective franchisees have when looking at a franchise opportunity is: How much money can I make in this business? It's a reasonable question, but getting to the bottom line requires a bit of digging... More »How Much Money Can My Franchise Make?
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. With more than 50 years of experience, the Kumon franchise system offers a time-tested model for success. Franchisees benefit from joining a network of 26,000 individually owned and operated centers in 47 countries – more than 2,100 in North America alone.Kumon’s personalized approach helps children learn math and reading concepts based on their ability rather than their age or grade. ... More »What Makes Kumon One of the Most Lauded After-School Enrichment Companies in the Country