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This is not expected to be at the cost of local franchising in Manila. The Philippines has the second-highest number of franchisors globally at 775, and franchisees at 100,000. Many competitive Philippine brands have entered the foreign market in recent years— Jollibee, Max’s, Oishi, Red Ribbon. The foreign brands present competition for Philippine homegrown brands.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Franchisor-Stratus Building Solutions Master Jason Potts Represents Small Business Owners During Presidential Visit
Monday, August 10, 2009
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Many Phoenix fans are happy that the Coyotes are not moving to Canada, but staying in Phoenix. Why is this good news especially if the team hasn't enjoyed much success lately? According to this article, “San Jose, Anaheim, Dallas....all have very successful franchises on the ice and are doing well financially. The Coyotes started off on the right foot, had an extremely dedicated fanbase but haven't enjoyed much success lately....
"However, it's good to know that they are staying in Phoenix. As someone who grew up in Texas and came to love and play hockey there, I think it's important to support the game in as many places we can. Hopefully the Coyotes can rebound from this, get some things straightened out inside their organization and become successful once more.”
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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"Faced with daily disappointments and struggles, the doughnut is one of those affordable treats that can make someone's day," Allen said.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Ed Lane said business has been slow and his work lately has been remodeling jobs. With Fast Wrap, buildings can be sectioned off, isolating construction areas and minimizing dust and debris."
Friday, March 6, 2009
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We are always looking for news about what any business is doing in a financial downturn to stay on top. Realty World N. California and Nevada is one franchisor dedicated to providing a sound business model for its franchisees. This includes a full range of marketing and advertising tools into the corporate intranet including: virtual tours and digital marketing; virtual and paper flyers, brochures, postcards and newsletters; e-mail distribution and tracking; video production and distribution.
According to this article, the franchisor has goals in three key areas:•
- "Ensure that Brokers and Agents have Access to Best Technology: The Realty World extranet is the backbone of the franchise, delivering all the tools required for success. The Imprev platform seamlessly integrates into the company’s intranet.
- A Robust Solution at an Affordable Price: Realty World’s model centers on providing offices with everything needed to run a successful business, for one low franchise fee. Full access to the Imprev solution provides associates with the premium level marketing Realty World requires, at an affordable cost.
- Partner with Proven, Trusted Partners: Realty World’s business model depends on delivering exceptional technology, and it is imperative that the companies they partner with provide uninterrupted service for years to come. Imprev’s reputation for providing high-levels of service availability has been proven over many years, and their commitment to ongoing development is well known."
Monday, February 9, 2009
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This year, the fifth annual Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp "plans once again to kick women into shape with a powerful day full of world-class insights, cutting-edge success strategies, practical tools, world renowned keynote speakers and relevant topics to empower Arizona women entrepreneurs. "
In addition to its laudable purpose, the conference will hold a raffle of donated gifts and give 100% of the proceeds to Gabriel's Angels, whose mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children. The president and founder of Gabriel's Angels' says "The fact that these powerful women leaders are also giving back to the community speaks to the caliber of attendees and organizers. I encourage all women entrepreneurs to attend this amazing event as they will leave with many business ideas they can implement immediately."
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tutor Doctor is part of a 10-year-old, Toronto-based franchise that operates in Canada, North America and Great Britain. Taylor's job with Pfizer's shuttle service ended last year when the company discontinued the service for its employees. "With Tutor Doctor, Taylor, age 42, and his wife oversee 20 independent educational consultants, who provide consultation with interested students and their families, then schedule tutorial sessions consisting of one-on-one learning in their home"
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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- Works hands-on in the franchise. Especially at the start of the franchise, there is alot to learn and even if a franchisee plans to delegate certain responsibilities, it pays to know everything first hand.
- Performs research prior to purchase of the franchise.
- Forges mentoring business relationships
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
According to this article, in its recent release of the top searches for franchise opportunities, businesses that offer fitness services and the opportunity to live a healthier lifestyle have entered the top 10 most searched for business opportunities in the competitive franchise arena, which included such well known brands as McDonald's, Subway and Denny's. The growing Colorado-based Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., the world's largest wellness company, made the list with its two franchised business models: Fitness Together® (www.fitnesstogether.com), the world's largest personal training organization; and elements therapeutic massage® (www.touchofelements.com), a massage therapy concept. Scott Wendrych, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Fitness Together Holdings, Inc. said that "In today's economy, people want proven brands for career opportunities that also promote a better society. Today, we are realizing a record number of new people interested in owning their own Fitness Together® or elements therapeutic massage® business."
Fitness Together® began franchising small personal training studios in 1996, has awarded more than 600 franchises and now has 419 fitness studios open nationwide. The massage therapy franchisor has sold more than 100 franchises in 18 months and now has 55 massage studios open in 19 states.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Interest in entrepreneurship tends to increase when people face unemployment and have no other options. Many people consider starting small businesses and franchises. Indeed, some sectors of the economy do not see a difference in a downturn or may even see increased consumer demand. Many people find that these areas coincide with personal interests as people start franchises involving handyman services, fitness, pet care or elder care with require relatively less capital than other types of businesses.
Monday, October 27, 2008
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"It also took the siblings much more than $300,000 - plus the expense of creating the franchise agreements. Franchise cost, the Chas said, will require less than $300,000, which is relatively low, but, as David Cha said, "The idea is that everyone can make a profit. We're really flattered that people want to franchise. And we should be ready to do that soon." You can find a couple of local Fro-Yo stores at Chill 1250 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe. 480-698-6101 and Wildberri Yogurt 401 E. Bell Road (Seventh Street at Bell Road), Phoenix. 602-298-6331.
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Arizona Smart Choice, a program designed to help fight obesity in Arizona is working with local restaurants, including Subway and the McDonald's franchise, to provide nutritional information for customers, according to this article. "Chronic illness, diabetes and obesity are big threats to the United States and Arizona and according to the U.S. Surgeon General, one out of five adults in Arizona is obese." Arizona Restaurants can join the program at no charge, but a nutritionist, which typically costs about $100 analyze at least one menu item that meets the program's nutritional requirements approval can be provided and the restaurant can display the given Arizona Smart Choice marketing tools.
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The company began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 250 distributor locations in those areas and "serves the remainder of the United States via its national home delivery program, shipping meals from coast to coast."
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
After Botched Attempt Distribution Company Turns Again to Franchising to Grow Company in Today's Economy
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Another scam "involves a phony letter informing the taxpayer his or her tax return may be audited. The letter refers the taxpayer to a fake FTB address in Georgia. Both the e-mail and the letter contain misspellings and grammatical errors."
Taxpayers who receive such information should contact the FTB at 800.852.5711.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
second-stage companies that are generating new jobs and sustaining business growth, according to this article. "To qualify, companies must be privately-owned "second stage" companies. Second-stage companies employ between 10 - 100 employees with $1M to $100M in revenues,
while creating jobs and growing sales through innovative products, services
and practices." The effort means more than recognition. According to Meredith Russell, president of Comerica Bank in Arizona, "This new agreement represents a great opportunity for us to not only recognize but also provide resources for entrepreneurs and growing
companies in Arizona, one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.."
Gary Shapiro is the founder and owner of Auto Vault – a secure storage facility for cars and motorcycles. According to this article, : "Auto Vault has become very successful very quickly. "We opened in the fall of 2004 with zero customers," he said. "And now we are looking for more space because we are looking after 400 cars." He started out in the neckwear business before pursuing his passion. "I've always been a car guy, I collected cars, I always drove nice cars," he said. "Even my neckwear showroom was decorated with about 1,000 model cars." The idea for Auto Vault struck him when he was offering a customer a great deal on a Bentley. "He said to me: 'Oh, the money's no problem,' " Shapiro recalled. " 'But where would I put the damn thing?'"In summer when many of the exotic cars are being enjoyed, Shapiro can often make room for vacationers who don't want to leave their cars in the driveway while away.
As his space rapidly fills up as Auto Vault continues to grow, Shapiro is looking to expand. "He's even spoken to people about franchises in the U.S., including south Florida and Phoenix." "Phoenix is a car-crazy town," he said. "And there they have to protect their cars from the summer, not the winter."
Sunday, May 11, 2008
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Monday, May 5, 2008
Service Businesses a More Affordable Path for Franchise Ownership-Opportunities for California Franchisees
Sunday, May 4, 2008
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Patient Care Advocates charges an upfront fee of $1,895 for two years of patient advocate service, available whenever it's needed. They say that does not cover their actual expense of performing the service, which is supported by the other part of their business, home health-care services." However, some US corporations have added this service to their employee health care plans which appears to indicated continued demand.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Why Franchising is an Option for some Businesses:
- Cost. Franchising is not cheap, but finding the equity or capital to expand a business without franchising can be more costly. Setting up a franchise system requires the input of professionals to meet legal requirements and properly plan the expansion of the business. Franchising allows some businesses to structure the expansion in a way that some of the costs of a regular business expansion are the responsibility of the franchisee. E.g. Lease or service contracts.
- Management. If a business were to expand without franchising, it would be hard to do so without hiring additional staff to manage additional outlets. Good Franchisees essentially serve the same basic functions your ideal manager might serve in an expanded business. Because franchisees have a stake in your business, indeed, they own the unit that you sell them, with the training that you provide and the guidelines under which they operate, franchisees can spare a business the risk of finding managers who are not sufficiently motivated or finding good managers who may leave at any time they choose. It is not unusual to see franchise agreements that are 10 to 15 years.
Jason Brown and Vikki Hardy Brown bought into the Edible Arrangements franchise in 2006. Edible Arrangements is a Connecticut-based chain. According to this article, despite the downturn in the economy, "Their gamble is now paying off as their fruit-arrangement business is no longer just paying for itself; it's starting to turn a profit." They now own a second franchise. Edible Arrangements "has grown from a handful of stores in the Northeast to nearly 800 in only 9 years of franchising thanks to its novelty -- specializing in high-end, handmade fruit baskets and arrangements -- and its healthy twist." Apparently, despite the current state of the economy, the Browns say that none of the Edible Arrangements Franchises have closed.
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Benefits of Franchising:
- Training, Support and Experience. Many franchisees enjoy the idea of not having to "start from scratch" with a new business.
- Established business plan.
- Proven methods and Technology.
- Marketing assistance. Many Franchisors have national campaigns that can benefit local franchisees.
- Recognized brand name.
- Collective purchasing power from vendors.
Benefits of Starting Your Own Business
- No royalty fees.
- Freedom to relocate or sell other items.
- More creativity in how you sell your product.
- Start up costs may be lower.
These are only rough generalities. Not all franchisors provide the experience and training that you might need. Some may micro-manage you to pieces. Also, much may depend on the type of franchise you purchase. Some industries are growing while others are somewhat stagnant. Also, it doesn't help to pick a franchise performing work you will not enjoy. Many franchisees find that it suits them best to pick a franchise based on a personal interest or type of personality. Those who tend to work well on a team find franchising appealing. You work for yourself, but not all by yourself.