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Too Big to Fail

As the founder of the Franchise Research Institute, I am sometimes asked why mega-franchises like McDonalds and Subway don't seem to rely on franchisee satisfaction surveys to market their franchise opportunities, when it proves to be such a valuable tool for other franchisors, not only for marketing purposes but also for key internal decisions.

Buying a Franchise? Why I Wrote a Manual

I often considered writing another book about franchising and was undecided whether it would be a re-write of my previous book, Franchising From the Inside Out.

Thinking About A Franchise? Take A Look at Senior Care

If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, there are thousands of concepts available in just about every industry.  All require specific and unique skills depending on the nature of the business.

Do I Need A Franchise Attorney?

I recently participated in a discussion on Linkedin as to whether a franchise attorney is necessary.  There was a lot of good feedback on the pros and cons, and thus I wanted to share my personal feelings on the topic.

Timing is Everything – Ground Up or a Franchise?

Now May Be the Best Time to Start Something New

10 Great QSR Franchise Deals

The quick service restaurant industry can be particularly well suited to franchising versus striking out on one’s own.

Introverts Can Be the Best Leaders

Many people are natural introverts who try to keep that fact on the QT from others who may want to marginalize them because of it.

Making Downsizing into a Plus

Laying off workers is a most unpleasant task for business owners. But what happens after the layoffs?

What Chain Has the Fairest Franchise Agreement? Worst?

SAN DIEGO (Blue MauMau) - Robert Purvin, chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, discusses with Blue MauMau what franchisors provide the fairest franchise agreements and which ones have drafted the most oppressive.