SANTA MONICA, Calif. —If you want to own a franchise, research shows that the boats rise a little faster for sports team owners. If you can afford one, professional sports team franchises will be one of the strongest growing sectors compared to other sectors tied to sports.
The U.S. Capitol Building from Pennsylvania Avenue. photo/bmm
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Associate Professor Elizabeth Crawford Spencer discusses why a revision of franchise regulation is necessary in this final part of her two-part interview. Spencer's timely book comes out as major legislation to curb franchising abuse has emerged from New England to California, from Canada's Manitoba to South Australia.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Blue MauMau dares say what other publications won't. Here is our annual listing of major franchise lemons to avoid investing in. It's hard to believe but there are 23 major brands in 2012, where franchised stores actually fail worse than Quiznos. Ice cream shops have not done well.
ATLANTA — Roger Bloss, CEO and founder of Vantage Hospitality Group, sat down with Blue MauMau during the Asian American Hotel Owners Association's annual conference in Atlanta for a frank discussion on how to give fair franchising practices teeth and the importance of empowering hotel owners to make collective brand decisions.
SYDNEY, Australia — Since it flourished in the early 1970s under the influence of American fast food outlets such as McDonald's and KFC, franchising has become one of the most dynamic aspects of Australia's small business sector.
PORT ORANGE, Fla.— Animal Control Management announced Thursday that the firm wants to aggressively sell franchise licenses throughout America. The firm handles removal of wildlife and provides a warranty for their services.
Journalists Lynn Hulsey and Ken McCall look into the world of franchising via Small Business Administration lending and uncover a universe of bad loans, shoddy underwriting practices and non-existent oversight.
Michael Hyam of Business Exchange interviews multiunit, multibrand owner Aziz Hashim at the International Franchise Association's annual conference in Las Vegas. Mr. Hashim sits on the board of directors of the International Franchise Association.
One of many independent Mexican diners in a small Ky. town, photo/bmm
According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey of businesses of 2007, nearly 9 percent of America's 27 million businesses are owned by Hispanics, despite their accounting for 16 percent of the American population.
Rick Kimsey, a twenty year veteran of the wireless telephone industry, decided he wanted to leave the increasingly competitive market of cell phones and invest where the grass looks greener - health care.
Sign of a once opened Golf Etc, ranked #1 worst by loan defaults
Business adviser Bob Papes has an interesting insight. His emphasis is less on buying a franchise because of training and support by the franchisor. He sees problems in buying a business in a box. After all, it could also be a ready-made bankruptcy in a box.
Here is a choice of not one but seven Australian franchise offerings too good to ignore. Yes; you will find the franchise to suit you with everything you ever dreamed of in a small business and wait for it - for ONLY $5,950.
Let's play a little game. Review Blue MauMau's alphabetized directory of franchises. HERE is the link. Take a few minutes to browse and then ask yourself how many companies you recognize. When you're done, come back to this article.