Thousands of people are getting involved with franchises. If you’re thinking about becoming one of the many franchise owners, there are 6 facts to know before you jump in: 1. Franchising opportunities are everywhere When most people think franchising, they think fast food. But, virtually every industry has begun offering franchise opportunities. Whether your passion [...]
In spite of the global economic recession, the franchising industry in Cebu, the second biggest city in the Philippines, continues to grow. This is evident in its average growth of 20 percent, year on year, for the last 15 years.
I have just returned from a trip to Beijing and while I wasn’t there on franchising business, you can be sure I kept my eyes open all the time to see how many franchises I could recognise. Firstly, I have to say that Beijing was a big surprise. Any preconceived notions I may have had [...]
Pet Corner International has an interesting business opportunity. I like businesses that are inexpensive to get into and yet can be scaled-up enough to provide a good living for the owner. Health supplements for people is big business but I have not really seen many health supplements for pets yet. You could argue that pets [...]
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Today was the first day of the Franchising & Licensing Asia 2010 exhibition. It got off to a good start, I think. Certainly it was busier and more up-beat than last year at which time we were all weighed down by the gloomy economic outlook. Although economies in Europe and the US are still not [...]
(By John DeHart, Co founder, Nurse Next Door) I’m a big culture guy. It is my passion. I spend a lot of time in our own company and franchise system, focused on it. To me, you have to have a great culture INSIDE your company in order to build a great brand OUTSIDE of your [...]
I think it is true to say that in this blog I have taken a few pot shots at the franchising industry over the alarming rates of obesity in developed economies. I’m sure that fast food franchises should accept some of the blame, but at the same time I wonder if it is really fair? [...]
I often think that if ever there was a perfect franchise business concept, it would be the marketing, building and maintaining of websites. The idea is this: Almost every business, big or small, needs a website and these websites need upgrading fairly regularly as Content Management Software evolves, as content needs to be changed and as visual fashions [...]
In about a month the Franchising & Licensing Asia 2010 will open in Marina Bay Sands (the world’s second most expensive casino). I’m excited to be attending and this year it promises to be an exceptional exhibition. Economies in Australia, S.E. Asia and Far East Asia are robust and expanding quickly. With still a lot [...]