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Children's Services Remains a Hot Franchise Category

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine by Jason Daley explains the reasons why the children's services franchise sector continues to enjoy sustained growth.

In Franchising Some Things Never Change

 In my first book Franchising from The Inside Out, I presented The 10 Commandments of Franchising. Now twelve years later, I believe these remain as true today as they did then. I’ve edited them to highlight the most important ones.

Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing; Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?

For over 15 years, we have been speaking at franchise shows across North America about real estate leasing.

Franchisees, Negotiate the Rental Rate

It should come as no surprise that rent can be one of your three major business expenses, if not the largest.

Importance for Franchise Tenants of Time, Timelines and Timing with Commercial Leases

In Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals for Dummies, it is shown that the leasing process can take differing amounts of time, depending on whether you are opening your first or fifth franchise store location.

Nathan’s Famous Turns 100! Board Director Wayne Norbitz Recalls History

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Founder Nathan Handwerker, circa 1955 (photo courtesy of Nathan's)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—At one hundred years old, Nathan's Famous is arguably America's oldest quick service restaurant chain that has franchised restaurants. On July 4th, it will be the gathering ground for the wiener world when Nathan's holds its annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

To Head Lease or Not to Head Lease?

In the franchise industry, the franchisor or the franchisee could sign the “head lease” with the landlord. By doing so, either party becomes the “head tenant”.

2015 Restaurant Franchisee Profitability Reporting and Implications

I’ve noted the reluctance of virtually all restaurant franchisors to report the profitability of franchised stores. But there are a few franchisors that do.

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See how your brand stacks up against the Top Ten traits of high-performance brands.