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Global Domination

Franchisors, the world is yours . . . thanks to Uncle Sam.

This story appears in the March 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ever dream of expanding your franchise into Egypt . . . Italy . . . everywhere? Or maybe you're a franchisee who needs to convince your franchisor the global marketplace is ripe for the taking?

Until recently, the costs of taking a franchise international were too high for many. Enter the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a government agency helping U.S. companies invest in the emerging markets of 140 countries.

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