News and Articles About Franchises
Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.
After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.
A senior home care franchise based in Palo Alto, Calif., and run by young staffers is looking to give its elderly clientele five-star treatment.
A new reality show gives star employees a chance to compete for a huge promotion, and gives franchises valuable brand exposure.
Whether the walk-off in New York this week will have impact remains to be seen, but the dispute is continuing to echo on social media.
At the recent West Coast Franchise Expo, we talked to new franchises whose products and services range from sweet potato fries to temporary body art. Here are 10 to watch.
Roto-Rooter says it ain't afraid of no ghosts. Meanwhile, Baskin-Robbins and Party City jump on the Halloween hay ride.
Ben & Jerry's, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut use the 2012 election as a platform for marketing campaigns.
Diana Nelson of Kazoo Toys has an unusual way of fielding franchise applicants. Why it pays to be so picky.
Giullermo Perales, the country's biggest Latino franchisee, talks about why he likes to control the market.
The founders of Meat House revive an old-time institution, opening 30 stores in 10 states. They share their business secrets -- and their favorite cuts.
Jody Presti created JobOn, an online service that allows job applicants to answer questions via webcam. Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Hut are using it.
Here today, gone tomorrow? If the industry you're looking at fits the definition of 'trendy,' it's probably a good idea to look elsewhere.
So-called "paint and sip" franchises promise an evening of cheap entertainment -- and the satisfaction of creating your own work of art.
Restaurant franchises with a narrow--or even singular--focus are serving up high-concept takes on familiar, simple foods. Here's how to do one thing, and do it well.
The folks selling mega-sodas at food courts and fast-food drive-thrus are not very sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks.
Sure, a high-flying company seems like a great investment . . . until it's not. Here's how to avoid buying into a company that's ill-prepared for rapid growth.
A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.
If you have a hunch your business model is sound and repeatable, doing some groundwork now can make it easier to franchise later.
Complete Nutrition, one of the fastest-growing franchises on Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 list, was forced to freeze new franchise sales for 15 months when its concept took off.
Uni K Wax Centers raises eyebrows after it offers discounts on waxing services to girls 15 years and younger.
Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.
If the cookie-cutter franchise model appeals to you, then take these first five steps.