Restaurant Franchises & Fast Food Villainy

Restaurant Franchises & Fast Food Villainy

In this era of obesity, a lot of us may question our decision to open a fast food franchise. Are we doing something bad for our community? Should we feel guilty? A compelling argument could be made for both sides, but ultimately, we have to remember that we’re all humans with free will. Nobody is forcing anyone to eat fast food, and many patrons eat fast food responsibly – as part of a mostly healthy diet with the occasional indulgence….

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What Kind of Territory Protection Do You Look For?

What Kind of Territory Protection Do You Look For?

I recently came across this thread on Blue Mau Mau and it made me think – how far is far enough, when it comes to a second location of your chosen franchise chain? If you’ve ever really looked around a big city, you’ve no doubt  noticed that some stores appear on nearly every block. In NYC, you’ll find a Starbucks and Duane Reade if you walk more than a couple blocks in almost any direction. In a lot of areas,…

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Superior ROI in Senior Care and Home Care

Superior ROI in Senior Care and Home Care

According to the Franchise Business Review, senior care and home care may be emerging as one of the most profitable areas in franchising. Even better, the field also boasts some of the highest owner satisfaction figures. But why are these businesses doing so well? For one thing, the population is aging.  Baby boomers are beginning to retire, and many of them are going to need some kind of assistance. That number is only expected to increase. What’s different about baby…

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Why Restaurant Franchises Succeed More Often

Why Restaurant Franchises Succeed More Often

The odds of succeeding in the restaurant business are low, especially if you’ve never run a restaurant before.  In fact, most estimates I’ve read say you’re more likely to fail than to succeed when it comes to opening a restaurant. However, there are things you can do to improve the odds. One of the easiest things you can do to improve your odds of success is to start a franchise instead of an independent restaurant. Why? Well first off, let…

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2013 Franchise Outlook

2013 Franchise Outlook

Good news, franchisees and potential franchisees! The 2013 Franchise Business Economic Outlook has been released and the news is mostly good. Although most industries have been struggling lately, slow and controlled growth are expected in franchising. Perhaps that’s a reflection of the a general desire to cling to established businesses rather than taking on extra risk in a time when so much is uncertain? Some other highlights: The number of total franchise locations is expected to increase in 2013, by…

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Green Franchises

Green Franchises

For entrepreneurs with a conscience, the green franchise trend is a blessing. You get all the benefits of the traditional franchise business model, but you don’t have to accept the massive environmental impact that typically goes along with working under a large corporation’s business model. Although franchises have varying degrees of “green-ness”, here are a few to get you started. Be sure to do your research, as company policies can always change. Don’t just take our word for it! Martinizing…

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Why Potential Franchisees Need to Be Careful

Why Potential Franchisees Need to Be Careful

Owning a franchise can be a great way to get into business without having to re-invent the wheel. It’s nice to have an established brand and all its support as you get started. However, it can also be a would-be entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. There are literally thousands of companies that franchise their business model, and as with anything, only some of them are good. Even more than that, only some of them will be a good fit for you personally….

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Franchise Bytes

Franchise Bytes

Franchise Bytes is a new blog designed to help you learn about franchise opportunities from an objective source. We’ve been consulting in the industry for years, and we wanted to put that knowledge to good use by helping people make informed decisions. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave your comments on any post!