By Gareth Parry
Choosing the right franchise can lead you to your dream of independent business ownership and financial freedom, while a poor choice can lead to headaches, heartbreak and, potentially, financial disaster.
By Peter Snell
Franchising represents an ongoing business relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees. The signing of the franchise agreement itself is only the beginning of this long-term relationship.
By Joakim Ahlström Q: How do you define continuous improvement in business terms? A: Continuous improvement is the way to achieve your objectives. My definition of an improvement is a solved problem and my definition of a problem is the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
By Vivian M. Ciampi Q: What misconceptions do first-time franchisees typically hold about leadership? Vivian says: Overall, it is typical for first-time franchisees—given they have bought into a business with a strong brand and demand in their local market—to underestimate the importance of paying attention to leadership.
By Wayne Maillet Franchising is a model for business growth that has been around for more than a century and has generated employment, stimulated economies and contributed to the financial success of millions of people around the world.
By Nancy Harris Q: Why is it important for franchisees to plan for the end-of-year holiday business season? Nancy says: One of the most unfortunate situations for any business is not being able to meet demand due to low supply.