(PODCAST) SACRAMENTO — California state senators listened to franchise owners and associations ask for passage of Senate Bill 610 yesterday. Authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [D-Santa Barbara], the bill was crafted to bolster good faith in a franchisor's dealings with franchisees and the right to associate without fear of reprisal.
American franchisor Cold Stone Creamery is looking to chill the Australian market. While operating in 18 countries, the brand’s horrific franchising reputation in the U.S. ensures slow growth in a tough Down Under market.
Cold Stone Creamery, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pinkberry and Harley Davidson are franchisors highlighted by the crack team at Dow Jones Investment Banker (DJIB) as likely candidates for a possible initial public offering in 2010. Here's why.