Entrepreneur: Latest from Mark Siebert http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT Is Franchising the Best Option? A growing company looking to bulk up its distribution channels has other options besides franchising. Here's a list. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222600 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222600 A growing company looking to bulk up its distribution channels has other options besides franchising. Here's a list. Would a Franchisor Make a Good President? GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both have franchise-industry experience. Columnist Mark Siebert looks at what a franchisor could bring to the White House. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220535 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220535 GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both have franchise-industry experience. Columnist Mark Siebert looks at what a franchisor could bring to the White House. Is My Business Ready to Franchise? If you're looking to expand, franchising can be ideal -- as long as you've got these six basics covered. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220438 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220438 If you're looking to expand, franchising can be ideal -- as long as you've got these six basics covered. How Your Franchisees Can Be Your Best Sales People If your system is performing, your best marketing reps are your franchisees. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220044 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220044 If your system is performing, your best marketing reps are your franchisees. How to 'Reverse Engineer' Franchise Success If you're planning to start a franchise with the aim of selling it one day, you'll need to plan ahead with your end goal in mind. Here's advice that can help get you started. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219750 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219750 If you're planning to start a franchise with the aim of selling it one day, you'll need to plan ahead with your end goal in mind. Here's advice that can help get you started. Want to Be the Next Subway? Avoid These Costly Franchisor Mistakes This advice may save owners looking to franchise their businesses some money and headaches. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219415 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219415 This advice may save owners looking to franchise their businesses some money and headaches. How to Franchise Your Business Is franchising the right expansion strategy for you? We'll help you ask the right questions--and find the answers. Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206498 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206498 Is franchising the right expansion strategy for you? We'll help you ask the right questions--and find the answers. The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Franchising If you want your program to succeed, you'll need some outside help. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/204188 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/204188 If you want your program to succeed, you'll need some outside help. The Quality-Control Myth Use motivated and committed management to maintain the value of your franchise system. Thu, 18 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/202330 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/202330 Use motivated and committed management to maintain the value of your franchise system. Franchisors: Litigation Risk Can be Minimized Avoiding a legal visit from a franchisee attorney begins with a solid contract foundation. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201276 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201276 Avoiding a legal visit from a franchisee attorney begins with a solid contract foundation. Know The Present Value of a Franchise A new paradigm for decision making helps franchisors see short-term expenses for their long-term worth. Tue, 03 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/199890 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/199890 A new paradigm for decision making helps franchisors see short-term expenses for their long-term worth. A Bad Economy May Benefit Franchises Learn what drives franchise sales, even in a slowing economy. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198766 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198766 Learn what drives franchise sales, even in a slowing economy. Why Do Franchisors Fail? Keeping your concept, capital and management in check will keep your new franchise from going bankrupt. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196676 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196676 Keeping your concept, capital and management in check will keep your new franchise from going bankrupt. How Strong Is Your Franchise's Quality Control? You can pump it up by installing a Learning Management System. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195882 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195882 You can pump it up by installing a Learning Management System. Outsourcing Your Franchise Sales This trend can save you time, but consider all your options first. Tue, 27 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/194166 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/194166 This trend can save you time, but consider all your options first. Growing Without Franchising Looking to grow your biz? Check out some business alternatives outside the franchise structure. Thu, 06 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191152 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191152 Looking to grow your biz? Check out some business alternatives outside the franchise structure. Making Your Franchise Stand Out Figure out what makes your franchise different--and sell that to franchise buyers. Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/187922 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/187922 Figure out what makes your franchise different--and sell that to franchise buyers. Should You Use Franchise Brokers? Franchise brokers can help you find qualified franchisees. But is hiring a broker the right choice for your franchise? Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185010 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185010 Franchise brokers can help you find qualified franchisees. But is hiring a broker the right choice for your franchise? Switching Over to Franchise Here's how to convert a dealer organization into an opportunity-charged franchise. Tue, 31 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/182300 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/182300 Here's how to convert a dealer organization into an opportunity-charged franchise. Franchising and the Internet How the internet has led to a franchise boom, and how your franchise can benefit from it. Wed, 02 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177776 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177776 How the internet has led to a franchise boom, and how your franchise can benefit from it. Finding Expert Franchising Help Choosing the right experts during your early franchising phase can translate to long-term success. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/176426 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/176426 Choosing the right experts during your early franchising phase can translate to long-term success. Can You Franchise an Unsexy Concept? The secrets to making your franchise concept attractive to franchisees Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175406 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175406 The secrets to making your franchise concept attractive to franchisees Should You Sell Franchises or Build a Chain? How to decide which expansion plan is right for you Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173750 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173750 How to decide which expansion plan is right for you 10 Steps to Making Your Franchise the Next McDonald's How to make sure your new franchise is a massive success Tue, 05 Dec 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171428 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171428 How to make sure your new franchise is a massive success Franchising Goes Global Many foreign-born franchises are looking for master franchisees to bring their concept to the U.S. How can you get in on the trend? Tue, 07 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170090 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170090 Many foreign-born franchises are looking for master franchisees to bring their concept to the U.S. How can you get in on the trend? Get Connected With Your Franchise Community Why it's important to network with your fellow franchisors. Wed, 27 Sep 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/168084 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/168084 Why it's important to network with your fellow franchisors. Put Your Best Image Forward Seeing your franchise through the eyes of a prospective buyer Tue, 29 Aug 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/166068 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/166068 Seeing your franchise through the eyes of a prospective buyer Making the Most of a Trade Show For many franchisors, expos and trades shows offer an excellent opportunity to find prospective franchisees. Mon, 24 Jul 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/164822 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/164822 For many franchisors, expos and trades shows offer an excellent opportunity to find prospective franchisees. Making the Most of a Trade Show For many franchisors, expos and trades shows offer an excellent opportunity to find prospective franchisees. Mon, 24 Jul 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175384 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175384 For many franchisors, expos and trades shows offer an excellent opportunity to find prospective franchisees. The Accidental Franchisor Are you running a franchise and don't even know it? Take these steps to stay out of legal hot water. Mon, 22 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159454 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159454 Are you running a franchise and don't even know it? Take these steps to stay out of legal hot water.