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Jan

10

2014

Locavore Franchises

One of the shopping trends we’ve been seeing over the past few years is locavorism — maybe not a word that’s already in your vocabulary, but chances are good that you’ve heard of the concept.  Locavores prefer to eat food produced in their local area. Often they try hard to…

Jan

07

2014

Meeting Franchise Business Requirements

It’s exciting news — Starbucks is franchising. Unfortunately for Americans looking to get into the Starbucks business — you can’t. Starbucks, which traditionally has only company-owned locations and special licensing arrangements, is now looking to franchising to expand their business… but only in Europe. Starbucks began as a single store…

Jan

02

2014

Just One Franchise: City Wide Maintenance

A commercial building can be a great investment and an excellent income source. It can also require lots of maintenance. There are thousands of services commercial buildings will need over time—plumbing, HVAC units, doors, windows, parking lot maintenance and striping, and more specialized services that can be hard to predict….

Dec

31

2013

Just One Franchise: Clearette

E-cigarettes are widely debated and discussed. Are they a good way to quit smoking or a harmless and cool accessory? Should they be regulated and taxed like conventional tobacco products or is it appropriate to enjoy them wherever and whenever you please? The FDA has considered treating them as a pharmaceutical…

Dec

31

2013

Building a Second Franchise Business

If you already own a successful franchise, you might be ready to consider opening a second business. Here are some of the factors to consider if you’re thinking of taking the plunge: Another branch or a complementary business? When you add another branch of a successful franchise, you have advantages…

Dec

26

2013

Future Franchisees, Do You Shoot from the Hip?

Are you the plan-ahead kind? Do you like to know just what is coming up and when? Or are you the kind who likes surprises — the fly by the seat of your pants, shoot from the hip type? There are franchise business opportunities for both kinds of people. In…

Dec

26

2013

Holiday Stress and Franchise Businesses

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — unless it’s not. The average American mom puts in the equivalent of an extra 40 hour work week preparing for Christmas, some of us are racing to too many parties while others are coping with loneliness, and financial worries collide with…

Dec

18

2013

Just One Franchise: Decor and You

When you’re thinking which franchise business opportunity to choose, your attention might first be drawn to restaurants and retail opportunities. Franchise businesses cover a wide spectrum of different fields, though, include some that seem as though they would be difficult to scale. One choice you might not initially consider: interior…

Dec

16

2013

Just One Franchise: Nano-Concepts

Do carbon spears that stab and kill microscopic bacteria seem far-fetched? How about a spray that makes slippery surfaces safer? Both of these are real products offered by Nano-Concept franchises that perform treatments on porous and non-porous surfaces across the country. Their customers range from hospitals, retailers, and businesses to…

Dec

16

2013

Just One Franchise: Zoup!

One of the most famous episodes of 20th century TV hit Seinfeld was about a soup restaurant with amazing soup but serious customer service issues. The episode was based on a real soup restaurant, and perhaps it’s no surprise that when that real life soup man tried to franchise, he didn’t…

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