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Franchising Info

A concise breakdown of fundamental franchise topics into easy-to-read and engaging articles.

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Business Opportunities for Retirees: Is Franchising the Way to Go?

In Brief: The Baby Boomer generation is retiring at a rapid pace. Some Baby Boomers have turned to franchising in lieu of traditional retirement. The franchise business...
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The Power of a Brand: The Pros and Cons of Franchising to a Franchisee

In Brief: Franchises offer franchisees a strategic identity that is not only effective, but it also has a cumulative market impact. Franchises offer the independence of small business...
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The Origins of Franchising: Post World War II – The Franchising Boom Years

In Brief: Extraordinary explosive franchise growth did not occur until after the war was over. Unlike pre-WWII, suburbs post-war were connected by the automobile. This changed the “very...
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The Origins of Franchising: Post World War I – Food Franchises

In Brief: After World War I, the advance of the automobiles inspired another dining innovation: drive-in restaurants.  In 1919, Roy Allen purchased the formula for his root beer...
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The Origins of Franchising: Post-1900s – Creation and Mass-Production of Automobiles

In Brief: The creation—and ultimately, the mass-production—of automobiles changed everything in America. This new automobile industry in the 1900s created the opportunity and the need for these early...
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The Origins of Franchising: Prior to the 1900s

In Brief: The modern franchise business model can be traced back to Isaac Merrit Singer. He created and patented a simpler and easier to use sewing machine. It...
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Types of Franchising

In Brief: Initially, franchising's greatest appeal was as an opportunity for an individual to control their own destiny and secure their future. In recent years, that model has...
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What is Franchising?

In Brief: Franchising is big business. There are nearly 800,000 franchises in more than 120 industries employing over 9 million people in the United States. Franchising is the...
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A Preface to Franchising 101

Entrepreneurial investment began early. Queen Isabella of Spain was likely a first true entrepreneurial investor. She backed and invested in Christopher Columbus to fund ships and a crew needed...

3 Tips for New Entrepreneurs: How to Turbocharge Your Life

In Brief: Starting out as a new entrepreneur can be an intimidating process for most people. It's important to put yourself in the best possible position to...