News and Articles About Franchises
Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
Owning a franchise can be a rewarding career path, but people need to be cognizant of the hard truths that come with it.
If you're a big brand looking to get bigger, having a cool mobile app is one way to get customers talking. Here are six chains that are doing it right.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's request that customers leave their guns at the door puts his company -- and by extension, his employees and franchisees -- behind this political issue.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote an open letter to customers saying the presence of weapons in its stores is 'unsettling and upsetting' to too many of its customers.
No one wants families to suffer, or go hungry or not receive fair pay for the quality of their skill. But that's not what these protests are about, writes Ray Hennessey.
If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.
The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.
Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
Employee retention is a key component to any healthy franchise operation. We spoke to company owners and employment experts who have learned the secrets behind worker longevity and the long-term business success that comes with it.
Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.
What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
The franchise industry is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead after a 2012 that saw growth for the first time since 2008.
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.