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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards. This is your chance, fellow franchise professionals, to nominate the most influential franchise brands and individuals in our industry. Read More

Working With Franchise Salespeople

Working With Franchise Salespeople Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.sba.gov 9 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on July 29, 2014 8:41 am
You’re interested in a franchise or two. You want to learn more about the opportunity. Who will you be talking to at headquarters? And, how should you approach the conversation? Find out here. Read More
Check out the AARP/SBA Encore Entrepreneurship Webinar Series. A webinar on how to buy a franchise is coming up this week. Don't miss all of the useful information. Read More
Pizza Hut and Dominos are currently battling to sell the cheapest pizza in Australia. While it’s great PR for both franchisors, it’s not being looked at too fondly from local franchisees across that country. Read More
When I was a franchise broker, several of my candidates-notice I didn't say “clients,” because they weren’t, would ask me a question that I didn't like answering. Read this post to see what it was, and why I didn't like answering it. Read More
The recent movement in Seattle and other major US cities to raise the minimum wage has franchise owners rankled. It’s not just that they’ll have to pay workers as much as $15 an hour. It’s that franchise business owners won’t get the same grace period to raise wages that other small businesses will Read More
Wheel of Fortune is a super-popular game show in the US. Pat Sajak, the host, is very recognizable. He's just become the spokesman-and partner, of a new franchise concept that's trying to take on Groupon. However... Read More

3 Things Franchise Brokers Want To Keep Under Wraps

3 Things Franchise Brokers Want To Keep Under Wraps Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.thefranchiseking.com 52 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on June 17, 2014 11:27 am
There are at least 3 things franchise brokers won’t tell you. I’ll reveal the first one in a moment.
But first, there’s something I need to share with any franchise broker who is reading this post, or the two blog posts that will soon follow.
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How To Set Up a Franchise To Take Credit Cards

How To Set Up a Franchise To Take Credit Cards Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.thefranchiseking.com 52 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on June 13, 2014 11:05 pm
I haven’t been able to locate a franchise business in the US that only accepts cash for products or services. And, I don’t expect to. Credit cards need to be accepted.
An interesting process takes place that enables franchisees to accept credit cards. Here it is. Read More

IFA Franchise Organization Set To Sue Seattle

IFA Franchise Organization Set To Sue Seattle Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.franchisebizdirectory.com 58 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on June 11, 2014 4:57 am
It looks like the IFA is going to sue the city of Seattle because of the new $15 an hour minimum-wage just voted in. We'll have to see if the members of the IFA will pony up the money needed to sue. Read More

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