Opening day should be a big event for any new restaurant or business. Here are some tips on how to make yours a good one.
April 9, 2012
These days, franchisees looking to expand are trying their luck with other brands. Here are three tips for those who want to diversify.
April 5, 2012
Want to start a business, but don't want to deal with an office or a storefront? These are the franchises for you.
March 30, 2012
A martial arts franchise aims to drop-kick bullies and raise self-esteem while helping owners bring a professional approach to their business.
March 24, 2012
Co-branding among franchises appeared to have lost its luster in recent years. But new concepts are emerging to prove that strategic combinations of businesses can cut costs and broaden the customer base.
March 23, 2012
A firefighting-theme sandwich chain gets hot. Now with nearly 500 locations, it's grown to become one of the top sub-sandwich franchises in the U.S.
March 18, 2012
Apricot Lane franchises operate as true boutiques. And they're growing fast.
March 17, 2012
Sometimes you dream up business ideas, other times they find you. Here's the story of a franchise business dedicated to stomping out lice.
March 16, 2012
As Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchisees, sports luminaries show their softer side.
March 16, 2012
Our annual Franchise 500 listing reveals 14 sectors where franchising is booming with opportunity. Here's a look.
March 14, 2012
Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.
March 9, 2012
When Brian Scudamore of 1-800-Got-Junk hired a contractor to spruce up his old house, he found the second brand he'd been looking for. Now, the two have joined forces for 1-888-Wow-1Day! Painting.
March 5, 2012
Aiming to fill vacancies, shopping centers partner with franchise companies to pre-approve space for new chain locations.
February 27, 2012
New franchises are holding their own against older competition
February 27, 2012
Sure, it's a thrill to get in on the ground floor of a hot new concept. But it's risky to invest in an unproven business model. Here are questions to ask.
February 8, 2012
A Seattle couple makes the jump into franchising with iFly.
February 5, 2012
The Seattle coffee chain is holdings auditions to cast "hot young girls as servers" for a new reality show. A recent Tampa casting call, however, came up short.
February 3, 2012
Forget football. Sales of America's favorite food will skyrocket on Super Bowl Sunday. That's good news for these pizza franchises.
February 2, 2012
Jaime and Mark Van Wye, owners of dog-training franchise Zoom Room, say they're running a more efficient business thanks to tablet technology. Here are their iPad tips.
January 31, 2012
The hamburger chain admits that its new Twitter campaign, designed to promote the farmers who supply its meat, didn't go exactly as planned.
January 25, 2012
Franchise ownership isn't for everyone, nor is every opportunity a gold mine. Here's a shortlist of what you need to know.
January 20, 2012
Before sinking your money into a hot franchise concept, make sure it's the real deal -- not a dead duck.
January 19, 2012
A growing company looking to bulk up its distribution channels has other options besides franchising. Here's a list.
January 9, 2012
January is when Americans migrate from the bottomless eggnog bowl to the gym. Not surprisingly, fitness clubs win at least a third of all new memberships at the start of the year.
January 6, 2012
Consider this look at the impact franchised businesses have on the U.S. economy -- and how doughnuts may be just what we need to rebound from the recession.
January 3, 2012
A Kansas businessman takes on the staid funeral industry and creates a new franchise sector in the process.
December 23, 2011
Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise penalty-free. ($50k min)
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