On Tuesday February 11th, the Charlotte Business Franchise Network met on the 15th floor conference room at Nexsen Pruet. The attendees, representing a broad cross section of franchisors, master franchisees, and franchise...more
The saying that “love is blind” is as true in picking a franchise as in finding a soul-mate. Most prospective franchisees tend to shop franchise concepts instead of franchise agreements. They focus their search on hot...more
Like a strong marriage, a strong franchise relationship must be built on shared success. In the end, no relationship is likely to work out when one side holds all the cards.
Originally published in Franchise Post on...more
When designing an international multi-unit franchise relationship, it is beyond question that the most important factor is choosing the right international partner. Once you believe that you have found that ideal partner you...more
What had 28 flavors, nearly 1,000 locations, and a ubiquitous orange roof? If you answered Howard Johnsons Restaurants, then you are one of a shrinking number of people who can still appreciate the power that brand once had....more
At a recent meeting of Charlotte’s Franchise Business Network, sponsored by the International Franchise Association (the IFA) and Nexsen Pruet, 40 participants from a range of franchise concepts discussed paths to growing a...more
A new report from IHS Global Insight shows the franchise industry will outpace growth in other business sectors in 2013. The Franchise Business Economic Outlook projects that...more