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New Labor Rules Increase Pay for Home Care Workers. Could Impact Franchise Sector

Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974 but in 2015 nearly 2 million home health care workers who help the elderly and disabled will be eligible to be paid federal minimum wage and OT. There are over 4,500 home care franchises in the United States.

When Buying a Franchise Calculate Your Return On Effort

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, the return on effort or ROE can be just as important as the return on investment or ROI. When individuals consider purchasing a franchise, an important part of the evaluation process is projecting the ROI or return on investment.

Cellairis Ranks 7th on List of Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises

Cellairis, one of the nation’s largest and most trusted cellular accessory specialty retailers, is named number 7 on The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of “Top

Sales of Small Business Companies Increase in 2011 Franchise Stats Lacking

This article in the Wall Street Journal by Sarah E. Needleman reveals that the sale of small businesses continued to increase for the 2nd year in a row. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any data pertaining to the sale of franchises.

Report Confirms Strength of Home Care Franchising

I just completed a report entitled “Home Care Franchises: Opportunities and Challenges.” It presents a detailed look into the role of franchising in the home care industry.

National Restaurant Association Hottest Trends Survey for 2011 Could Impact Franchise Concepts

 A recent NRA survey could offer insight into future trends for food franchises

Google Unveils Tool to Speed Searches

On September 7 Google introduced Google Instant, which predicts Internet search queries and shows results as soon as someone begins to type, adjusting the results as each successive letter is typed.

The Franchise Industry Benefits as the Economy Begins Its Recovery

In the midst of an economic crisis, it’s no longer easy to get credit. Americans are beginning to live within their means. Unnecessary expenses are being cut by families and corporations.