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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 unique, health-conscious...
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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...

UFC Gym Franchise: A New Franchise Opportunity

Summary Title Currently, the growing franchise has over 540 domestic and international locations and was listed on the 2015 Forbes Franchise 500.The UFC Gym prides itself on its appeal to...
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Anytime Fitness Franchise: A Success Story

Summary Title Anytime Fitness began franchising in 2002 and has since opened thousands of locations across 20 different nations worldwide.Truly reaching above and beyond in the business, Andy Gundlach represents...
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5 Franchises to Consider this Summer

Summary Title As one of the biggest ice cream chains in the world with over 7,900 locations, Baskin Robbins is a perfect summer franchise to consider. Consistently awarded a...
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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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Marketing on a Budget? Try Social Media to Expand Your Influence

Summary Title Companies are beginning to move away from large scale and high cost marketing campaigns, reinvesting those funds into social media content creation and management. Platforms such as...
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Women in Franchising Disrupt the Former Boys’ Club

In Brief Between 2007 and 2016, women-owned businesses increased by 45 percent. Not to mention, women are now majority owners of roughly 38 percent of U.S. businesses. The numbers...
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NLRB Remains Undecided on Joint Employer Status

Summary Title On May 9th, the NLRB released a press release to address the current standstill on the joint-employer standard. The Browning-Ferris decision expanded the standard for joint employer...

Most Expensive Franchises

In Brief Most Expensive Franchises DoubleTree Franchise Choice Hotels International Golden Corral Buffalo Wild Wings McDonald's 7-Eleven While there are some extremely affordable franchise options–you can even open a franchise for...
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