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What do franchise brokers do?

What do franchise brokers do?

Failure Rate

Failure Rate

Buying a Franchise

Buying a Franchise

The circus comes to town

The circus comes to town

How to Find a Franchise Lawyer

How to Find a Franchise Lawyer

Any Lawyer Will Do… Right?

Any Lawyer Will Do… Right?

Acquisition Fever

Acquisition Fever

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Disagreeing with Your Franchisor

Disagreeing with Your Franchisor

Discovery Days

Discovery Days

Franchising – The engine for growth

Franchising – The engine for growth

Franchise Development – Doing It Right

Franchise Development – Doing It Right

Developing a Proper Franchise Program

Developing a Proper Franchise Program

How to figure out start-up operating costs

How to figure out start-up operating costs

Why Franchising is Right for Enovana Green Cleaning

Why Franchising is Right for Enovana Green Cleaning

Bring all-natural cleaning to your neighborhood with an Enovana Green Cleaning franchise, using green cleaning products to deliver a more environmentally-friendly and healthier house cleaning experience.

Making a Splash in the Franchise World - Goldfish Swim School

Making a Splash in the Franchise World - Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School's year-round swim lesson model for children 4 months to 12 years teaches swim and safety skills while building character, with one certified instructor for every four children.

Franchisor Profile: Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care

Franchisor Profile: Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care

Shelly Sun, CFE, is the CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Franchising, LLC, a healthcare franchise system providing the full continuum of home care, child care, and medical staffing services. Shelly also serves as Chair of the International Franchise Association's Executive Committee.

Melt Mobile Franchise: Taking Cheesy Comfort Food to the Next Level

Melt Mobile Franchise: Taking Cheesy Comfort Food to the Next Level

Melt Mobile has adapted an American classic comfort food - grilled cheese - to how people are eating today; creative, comforting sandwiches infused with originality, sustainability, and quality ingredients at its core.

Franchise Investor Profile: Aziz Hashim, Founder, NRD Capital

Franchise Investor Profile: Aziz Hashim, Founder, NRD Capital

Aziz Hashim is the founder of NRD Capital, the first private equity fund sponsored and managed by a multi-unit franchisee. He is also the immediate Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Franchise Association (IFA).

Blink Fitness Zigs, While Others Zag

Blink Fitness Zigs, While Others Zag

Blink launched its first clubs with a lofty vision – to create a gym whose culture and environment is accepting of all adults, not just for those who are fit enough for a gym.

Franchisor Profile: Ronald Olson, NTY (New To You) Franchise Company

Franchisor Profile: Ronald Olson, NTY (New To You) Franchise Company

Ronald Olson is the Founder and President of NTY Franchise Company, the gold standard in resale franchising companies. NTY franchises five brands, each with its own focus: Clothes Mentor, Children’s Orchard, Device Pitstop, New Uses, and NTY Clothing Exchange.

London Day School's Empowering New Vision for Preschool Franchising

London Day School's Empowering New Vision for Preschool Franchising

The London Day School's innovative curriculum introduces preschoolers to the greater world around them with foreign languages, mathematics, and social values such as tolerance and self-control.

Franchisor Profile: Liam Brown, Marriott International, Inc.

Franchisor Profile: Liam Brown, Marriott International, Inc.

Liam Brown is Chief Operating Officer, The Americas, Select Services, Marriott International, Inc., and first Vice Chair of the International Franchise Association's Executive Committee.

Franchisor Profile: Gordon Logan, Sport Clips

Franchisor Profile: Gordon Logan, Sport Clips

Gordon Logan is Founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts, and serves as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors.

House of Air Takes Flight: Franchising Can Be the Answer for International Expansion

House of Air Takes Flight: Franchising Can Be the Answer for International Expansion

House of Air, an indoor trampoline park, is expanding internationally with the franchise model.

Franchisor Profile: Jania Bailey, FranNet

Franchisor Profile: Jania Bailey, FranNet

Jania Bailey, CFE is the CEO of FranNet, LLC, the industry’s most respected consultant/broker group.

Franchisor Profile: Darrell Johnson, FRANdata

Franchisor Profile: Darrell Johnson, FRANdata

Darrell Johnson, CFE, is CEO of FRANdata, the franchise industry's source for objective information and analysis.

Kids In Sports Franchising Poised for Success

Kids In Sports Franchising Poised for Success

Kids In Sports franchises teach kids aged 12 months to 12 years the fundamentals of a variety of sports, also emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and communication.

Franchisor Profile: Melanie Bergeron, Two Men and a Truck

Franchisor Profile: Melanie Bergeron, Two Men and a Truck

Melanie Bergeron is past Chair of the International Franchise Association Board of Directors and Chair of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the fastest-growing moving company in the U.S.

Franchisor Profile: Thomas Bunchman, JumpBunch

Franchisor Profile: Thomas Bunchman, JumpBunch

JumpBunch brings sports and fitness classes to existing daycare, preschool and school-age classrooms. Since classes are held at the schools, this is a low-overhead, home-based business.

Franchisor Profile: Kathleen Gilmartin, Interim HealthCare Inc.

Franchisor Profile: Kathleen Gilmartin, Interim HealthCare Inc.

Kathleen Gilmartin is President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc., based in Sunrise, Florida. Kathleen also serves as President and CEO of Caring Brands International, a global healthcare franchisor enterprise.

Franchisor Profile: Jerry Crawford, Jani-King

Franchisor Profile: Jerry Crawford, Jani-King

Jerry Crawford, CFE, is President & CEO of Jani-King International, Inc., “The King of Clean,” and holds various officer and director positions of subsidiary and affiliated companies. Jerry also serves as a member of the IFA Board of Directors.

Franchisor Profile: Robert McDevitt, Golden Corral

Franchisor Profile: Robert McDevitt, Golden Corral

Robert McDevitt, CFE, is Senior Vice-President, Domestic and International Franchise Development for Golden Corral®, and serves as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors.

Franchisor Profile: Jim Bugg Sr., Decorating Den Interiors

Franchisor Profile: Jim Bugg Sr., Decorating Den Interiors

Jim Bugg Sr. is Chairman of Decorating Den Interiors, the largest in-home decorating service in North America. He is also past Chairman of the International Franchise Association, and a member of the IFA Hall of Fame.

Sam Meineke, Founder of Meineke Discount Mufflers franchise system

Sam Meineke, Founder of Meineke Discount Mufflers franchise system

Samuel Washington “Sam” Meineke is an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the automotive repair franchise Meineke Discount Mufflers. The company’s name was changed in 2004 to Meineke Car Care.

Franchising and the Internet - Part 1

Franchising and the Internet - Part 1

Franchising and the Internet - Part 2

Franchising and the Internet - Part 2

Adding a New Product or Service

Adding a New Product or Service

Training your personnel

Training your personnel

Royalties that do more than pay the rent

Royalties that do more than pay the rent

Franchise Training

Franchise Training

Understanding a Lease

Understanding a Lease

Finding A Great Location

Finding A Great Location

Encroachment – The issues and solutions

Encroachment – The issues and solutions

Encroachment – Managing Market Expansion

Encroachment – Managing Market Expansion

When times get bad

When times get bad

The Changing Landscape

The Changing Landscape

Downturn in the Economy

Downturn in the Economy

Bridging Strategy and Execution

Bridging Strategy and Execution

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