Franchise Expo South to Drive New Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

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December 5, 2012 ( – For the first time this year, the seventh annual Franchise Expo South will present the latest opportunities from a growing number of mobile franchise businesses, along with hundreds of industry-leading franchise concepts. From January 11 to 13, 2013, thousands of prospective franchisees are invited from across South Florida, Latin America, and […]

Fish Consulting Expands its Team, Promotes Senior Leaders

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December 5, 2012 ( Fish Consulting, a full-service national communications firm specializing in franchise marketing and public relations, announces it has promoted several senior leaders and added two new employees. As a result of its growth over the past several years, Fish has promoted long-time team member Jenna Kantrowitz to senior account director, Amanda Rich […]

Franchises gain traction among boomers and retirees

Kona Ice Franchise Glen Goode

By Justine Griffin — Last Modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10:34 p.m. After 13 years in the insurance game in Texas, Glen Goode decided he’d had enough of sitting behind a desk all day. So earlier this year, he chucked home and auto insurance sales — and the Lone Star State — in favor of a mobile […]

Front-line business lessons from Checkers’ ‘Undercover’ Boss

Burger-selling Checkers’ chief executive, Rick Silva, at first wanted to run the other way when producers of the CBS TV reality show Undercover Boss approached him to film a segment. “I did not want to do this show,” Silva said Friday. Why not? “This smells,” he thought at first. “It was worrisome. I can’t control the environment.” […]

Chemical engineer finds new calling in carpet cleaning franchise

Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:36 PM EDT Updated: Sep 29, 2012 8:45 AM EDT By Elizabeth Gaucher For The State Journal What do you do when your career moves out of state, but your heart stays home? If you’re Jeff Pickering, you take your future into your hands and start your own business. A chemical […]

Most Expensive Franchise Fees

For many an entrepreneur, the hardest part is finding that one killer idea to monetize. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Just buy a franchise, since it’s an already proven business model that someone else took the time to develop and perfect. You don’t have to create a product line, set pricing or devise any of […]

Get to Know the Chicken Salad Chick

Stacey Brown, Founder Chicken Salad Chick Franchise

September 21, 2012– ( After much anticipation the day had finally come; I was about to meet The Chicken Salad Chick. As I finally reached the Brown’s home, Stacy greeted us with a warm smile as she welcomed us into her kitchen, the birthplace of the Chicken Salad Chick Company. Stacy was raised by her […]

BSki’s set to launch national franchises

By Jasmin Singh | The Daily Tar Heel Franklin Street favorite BSki’s will soon introduce its wraps and refreshments to college students along other parts of the East Coast. On Tuesday, the restaurant will host a franchising launch event where people can learn more about franchising opportunities. Owner Bradley Smith said turning the family-owned business into a […]

Franchisors warn Obamacare will halve profits

September 13, 2012–The International Franchise Association held a convention in Washington this week where most of the Radio Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Curves and other franchisers were grumbling about new federal regulations, especially the impact of Obamacare. Most, said Atlanta Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchiser David Barr, presumed that the reports about how hard […]

Hidden Small Businesses: The Case for Franchising Growth

By: Steve Caldeira, Jon Luther and Steve Romaniello –As Governor Romney mentioned in his acceptance speech, what America needs is jobs; lots of Jobs. President Obama also mentioned jobs and his plan to create more while accepting his party’s nomination in Charlotte. If there’s a central theme for this election—it is the need to create […]