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The Fight for 'Fairness in Franchising'

The Fight for 'Fairness in Franchising'

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The Coalition for Franchisee Associations has put together a Bill of Rights to fight for changes to the long-established franchising system. But that's just a starting point in what could be an uphill battle,
November 4, 2011 in Franchises
Turning Jocks Into Franchise Owners

Turning Jocks Into Franchise Owners

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A new program aims to help professional athletes tackle the franchise world when they retire from sports.
November 1, 2011 in Franchises
Help! My Franchise Is Failing

Help! My Franchise Is Failing

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If your business hits a rough patch, you should be able to turn to your franchisor for assistance. Here's what you can expect to receive.
October 26, 2011 in Franchises
Facebook Friends Franchises

Facebook Friends Franchises

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The social-networking giant joins the International Franchise Association, with plans to appear at the trade group's annual meeting.
October 25, 2011 in Franchises
Franchisees Who Grew Million-Dollar Businesses

Franchisees Who Grew Million-Dollar Businesses

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With hard work and trust in the concept, franchisees can make it big. From a maid service, to a restaurant and a photography studio, here's how three entrepreneurs profited from their own spin on a franchise's business plan.
October 21, 2011 in Success Stories
How to Find Funds to Launch a Franchise

How to Find Funds to Launch a Franchise

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Shelly Sun turned her health-staffing company, BrightStar Care, into a fast-growing franchise. But she almost ran out of cash along the way.
October 19, 2011 in Franchises
Would a Franchisor Make a Good President?

Would a Franchisor Make a Good President?

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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.
October 18, 2011 in Franchises
How Social Media and a Sprinkle of Stardust Led to One Franchisee's Success

How Social Media and a Sprinkle of Stardust Led to One Franchisee's Success

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A Fetch! Pet Care franchisee in the Los Angeles area credits celeb clientele and word of mouth for its growth.
October 17, 2011 in Success Stories
How a Downsized Burrito Led to Franchise Success

How a Downsized Burrito Led to Franchise Success

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A Moe's Southwest Grill franchisee's idea for a smaller, more healthful burrito was a hit with customers chainwide.
October 14, 2011 in Success Stories
NBA's Gooden Buys Into Wingstop Franchise, Citing Lockout

NBA's Gooden Buys Into Wingstop Franchise, Citing Lockout

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The Milwaukee Bucks forward says he's thinking about his future as he signs pact to open four locations of the national hot-wings chain in Orlando.
October 13, 2011 in Franchises
Franchise Group Resists Union Rules

Franchise Group Resists Union Rules

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A major franchise group is speaking out against efforts to update union election rules, saying such a move could "effectively silence" employers during organizing drives by shortening the time between signature gathering and elections.
October 12, 2011 in Franchises
From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

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How the founders of Great Clips haircutting company built a thriving business.
October 7, 2011 in Success Stories
How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

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For better quality child care, this franchisor turned to those with the most experience.
October 7, 2011 in Success Stories
Hot Franchises: It's Boom Times for Movers

Hot Franchises: It's Boom Times for Movers

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The economy hasn't kept Americans from changing addresses or stashing their stuff, and that's good news for moving and storage franchises.
October 7, 2011 in Franchises
Friendly's Bankruptcy: A Lesson for Any Franchisee

Friendly's Bankruptcy: A Lesson for Any Franchisee

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Our franchise columnist looks at what happens to any franchise operator when a parent company files for bankruptcy protection.
October 5, 2011 in Franchises
Franchise Group Says Tax Reform Could Hurt

Franchise Group Says Tax Reform Could Hurt

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The new bipartisan "Super Committee" could trim the deficit by enacting tax measures that hurt franchise operators who file as individuals, the International Franchise Association says.
October 5, 2011 in Franchises
Is My Business Ready to Franchise?

Is My Business Ready to Franchise?

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If you're looking to expand, franchising can be ideal -- as long as you've got these six basics covered.
September 30, 2011 in Franchising Your Business
The Top Global Franchises of 2011

The Top Global Franchises of 2011

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Franchising is exploding in international markets, from Latin America to Asia to Europe and beyond. Here's a look at the franchises leading the worldwide expansion, along with insight on how to succeed on the global stage.
September 30, 2011 in Franchises
Six Tips for Taking Your Franchise Global

Six Tips for Taking Your Franchise Global

Is your goal world domination? Here's advice on how to make your business concept a success outside the U.S.
September 30, 2011 in Franchises
A Bright Forecast for a Solar Panel Installation Franchise

A Bright Forecast for a Solar Panel Installation Franchise

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A San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur harnesses tax credits and the power of the sun to fire up a successful solar panel installation franchise.
September 16, 2011 in Success Stories
Beware of 'Song Birds' When Doing Homework on a Franchise

Beware of 'Song Birds' When Doing Homework on a Franchise

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Some franchisers will try to steer prospects to franchisees who will only sing their praises. Follow these five steps to make sure your research yields a more accurate picture of how a system is faring.
September 9, 2011 in Franchises
Three Franchises Far From Business As Usual

Three Franchises Far From Business As Usual

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From rock 'n roll to divorce to kickball, these companies take franchising to a new creative level.
September 7, 2011 in Franchises
How a Business-School Grad Became a Successful Franchisee

How a Business-School Grad Became a Successful Franchisee

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After college, a twentysomething rejects loftier professions and becomes Sir Grout's hardest-working franchisee.
September 6, 2011 in Franchises
98 Brave New Franchises

98 Brave New Franchises

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Our annual list of new businesses in the world of franchising. Plus, a look at four franchisors with innovative, fresh approaches.
September 2, 2011 in Franchises
How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You

How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You

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Take your time and develop a strong sense of how franchisees feel about each aspect of their marketing program before you decide to buy in.
August 10, 2011 in Franchise Buying Guide
Will Dunkin' Go the Way of Burger King or McDonald's?

Will Dunkin' Go the Way of Burger King or McDonald's?

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Our franchise columnist looks how a change in the ownership structure can impact franchisees
July 29, 2011 in Franchise Zone
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