Once Upon a Baguette: The Panera Bread Franchise Story

In Brief: Considering the sheer size of the Panera franchise today, it’s hard to believe that Panera Bread began as a 400-square-foot cookie shop, founded by Ron Shaich. This...
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Is franchising with Chick-fil-A impossible?

In Brief: It goes without saying that Chick-fil-A is among the most popular fast food franchises on the scene today and the fandom is only growing. At the...

Opinion on Crypto-Currency Mining and Blockchain Technology: New Ways to Fund a Franchise

In Brief: Crypto-currency mining is the act of recording a “block” (all transactions that occurred within the last ~10 minutes) to the digital general ledger record (blockchain) of that...
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Updated Small Business Index Gives Business Owners Optimism

In Brief: The recent report, produced by Metlife and the US Chamber of Commerce, found that small business optimism and sentiment has risen to 68.7 percent. Other statistics...
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EDITORIAL: New Ideas Are Surfacing…Interesting Scenario

After 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 8 years of residency, and 5 years of astonishing, life-saving practice as a neurosurgeon - at age 39 Jane...
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To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

In Brief: The path to financial stability can be arduous on your own. An entrepreneur can build their business from the ground up or decide to become a franchisee. ...
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Franchising 101: The Six Steps to Franchise Ownership

In Brief: The Six Steps to Franchise Ownership Research, research, research Submit an Info Request Make the call and take the trip Meet the franchisor and review the FDDs Sign...
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International Franchise Expo 2018 Goes Off with a Bang

In Brief: Sponsored by the International Franchising Association, the International Franchise Expo (IFE) is in New York City at the Javits Center from Wednesday, May 30th through Saturday, June...
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Most Popular Franchises: Food, Fitness, and Beauty

In Brief: Most Popular Food Franchises McDonald's Kona Ice Dickey's Barbecue Pit Most Popular Fitness Franchises  OrangeTheory Fitness Planet Fitness Retro Fitness Most Popular Beauty Franchises  Massage Envy Great Clips Good Feet Most...
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Can you buy a Starbucks franchise? Well, kind of.

In Brief: “Starbucks franchise” is among the most popular Google searches of its kind, yet, these search results can be disappointing for hopeful franchisees. Schultz’s decision-making stems from...