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Top Online Franchise Resources

The Internet is a great place to research and learn about franchising. There are many websites, blogs, and ezines filled with franchising news and information. There’s so many good franchise resources, in fact, that the sheer amount of information available may become overwhelming (yes, we’re officially in the “Too Much Information Age”).

Money Can't Buy Happiness

“Money can’t buy happiness.”  As much as this is a commonly held belief, there is still a misconception in franchising that “as long as franchisees are making money, they’re happy.”

Establishing Franchisee Expectations

One of the responsibilities of a franchisor (and its development team) is to establish realistic franchisee expectations.  Of course, this includes an accurate disclosure of expected return on investment, but it needs to go beyond “the numbers.”

Critical Support Areas for New Franchisees

We are experiencing a dramatic increase in individuals reaching retirement age. As with other parts of the economy, it is our expectation that some segments of franchising will undergo dramatic changes as more people contemplate retirement.

What Makes A “World-Class” Franchise

I am often asked what it takes to become a world-class franchise. The answer is simple, but far from easy to achieve.