Franchises Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Opening a McDonald's: Franchise Costs and Requirements
If you meet the requirements to open a McDonald's franchise, it can be a very financially rewarding and life-changing experience.

Franchise Royalties - Introduction
Part of a franchisee's ongoing expense includes regular royalty payments to the franchisor. Learn about how franchise royalty payments work.

Five Advantages of Buying a Franchise
This article details 5 key advantages that owning a franchised business has over taking the risk of opening your own mom-and-pop business.

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?
The cost to open a franchise business are different for each franchise company. Here are 7 types of costs to consider.

A Short History of Burger King
Learn about the history and development of Burger King from its founding in the mid-1950s to its $3.2 purchase in 2010 by 3G Capital.

Review of Papa John's Pizza Franchise
Papa John's pizza franchise review, including all the franchise costs and information needed to open a Papa John's pizzeria franchise.

The UPS Store - Franchise Review, Information and Costs
The UPS Store franchise review, including details on franchise costs to open a UPS Store franchise in the United States.

S. Truett Cathy Bio the Chick-fil-A Story
Samuel Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, built his business from a small restaurant into a $1.6 billion empire.

Molly Maid Franchise Review
Molly Maid cleaning franchise review, including details on start-up costs, royalties and franchise information.

Is a Home-Based Franchise Right For Me?
Investing in a home-based franchise opportunity can be very rewarding and can be a perfect fit for some people, but it must be in the right situation.

Franchising Internationally but not at Home
Companies that do not franchise in their home market can still develop an international franchise program to expand their business globally.

Certification in Franchise Systems
The purpose of franchisee training has not changed; however, the role of the franchisor due to actions of the NLRB may need to.

Build Your Sales Before You Open Your Doors
It is never too soon to begin to begin building brand awareness and let the community know that you will soon be opening your doors for business.

Fifty Shades of Franchising, Part I
This article intends to promote consensus among stakeholders on defining and differentiating franchise models, especially for social franchising.

Three Hard Truths to Know Before Becoming A Franchisee
Becoming a franchisee carries with it specific challenges to be aware of before investing what is often one's life’s savings into a new business venture.

The Process of Buying a Franchise
Making a decision to own and operate your own independent business, instead of working for a company, is not something to take lightly.

Use It or Lose It: Manager Training Follow-Up
As with most training, the investment in franchise Unit Manager training is only worthwhile if new skills are applied back on the job.

Which Franchise is Right for You?
How do you figure out which is the best opportunity for you and your family? Are all franchise systems the same?

Developing Your Franchise System Field Staff
As business coaches and consultants, effective field reps can guide franchisees to take their stores to the next level of revenue and profitability.

Franchising Your Business - Achieving Sustainability
When franchisors don’t structure and support their systems properly and don't deliver on their brand promise, franchise systems frequently fail.

VetFran: Helping Veterans become Job Providers
Since 1991, VetFran has pursued its mission to help veterans create business success for themselves and others via the franchising model.

History of Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill was founded by Steve Ells in 1993 and based in Denver, Colorado.

Whether and How to Train Franchisee Employees
Recent NLRB actions have required franchisors to revisit franchisee training practices to avoid triggering joint-employer or vicarious liability risk.

A Comprehensive History of Franchising
The history of modern franchising, driven by transportation advances in the 19th and 20th centuries, exploded in the 1950s and 60s, continuing today.

Pizza Hut's Founding Brothers - Frank and Dan Carney
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The Biography of Bill Darden
Learn about Bill Darden, founder of the company that runs Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and other restaurant chains.

History of Fast Food Breakfast
Learn about the history and development of breakfast menus at fast food companies.

History of Boston Market
Learn about the development, growth, fall, and return to profitability of Boston Market.

Tom Monaghan Biography
Learn about Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, and how his vision still guides the company.

How to Understand a Franchisor's Financial Performance Representation
How to understand the importance and limitations of Financial Performance Representations when evaluating a franchise investment

Failure Rate: Dealing with Failure in a Franchise System
Regardless of the cause, the loss of any single franchisee-owned location should be viewed with concern by the franchisor, and learned from.

Best Practices in New Franchisee Training
Franchisee training is an essential investment for both the franchisor and the franchisee. So what does effective training look like?

Four Best Practices in Franchise Manual Wording
Franchise manuals can be daunting to develop; these 4 key writing tactics will help you communicate your system standards effectively to franchisees.

5 Consumer Tips for Getting the Most from a Franchise Trade Show
If you're attending a franchise trade show to explore buying a franchise, use these tips to stay focused on which opportunities are the best for you.

The Role of Mentors in Franchise Training
Mentoring in franchise training leverages a system's brand advantage, whether with new franchisees as proteges or amongst franchisees as peers.

The Role of the Franchisee - Responsibilities
Learn the role of the franchisee and the responsibilities required to run your franchise. The franchisee in a franchise system has many responsibilities.

Multi-Unit Franchise - Definition
Multi-unit franchising creates the opportunity for a franchisee to open more than one franchise unit, typically under an Area Development Agreement.

What is a Royalty Fee?
A royalty fee is an ongoing fee that the franchisee pays to the franchisor, usually paid monthly and calculated as a percentage of gross sales.

Dave Thomas - Kentucky Fried Chicken and Wendy's
Here you will find the Dave Thomas Story - a brief biography and how he built Kentucky Fried Chicken and Wendy's.

Are You Ready to Be a Franchisee?
Only you can determine whether becoming a franchisee is right for you. Here are major preliminary questions to consider as you begin your exploration.

Steps in Buying a Franchise
The process of buying a franchise is a complex process that should be done very carefully. Becoming a franchisee is a life-changing investment.

Mighty Distributing System
Since 1963, Mighty has been the gold standard of parts distribution exclusively to the automotive repair professional.

Think Different (and Big) - Reimagining international development
Demonstrating that franchising can work in the social sector will lead to the transformative change we are all seeking in international development.

Determining Large Employer Status under the PPACA
This article addresses the legal obligations of a multi-unit business owner under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Fundamentals of Good Social Franchise Design
Unfortunately, most social franchise implementers are not familiar enough with established franchising principles to optimize their potential.

The Benefit of a Liquidated Damages Clause to Franchisees
Properly constructed franchise agreements offer protection to the franchisor and create clearly defined obligations for the franchisee.

What is the Role of a Franchisee?
Franchise Glossary - definition of Franchisee; role and responsibilities of the franchisee; attributes of a successful franchisee.

Domino's Pizza Franchise vs. Pizza Hut Franchise
Considering buying a fast food pizza franchise? This article discusses the differences between a Domino's Pizza Franchise and a Pizza Hut Franchise.

Training Tips for Franchisees
As a franchisee, training your employees is essential. Avoid common pitfalls by following these three basic training tips.

Thinking Long-Term when Selecting a Franchise
What to ask when selecting a franchise about the franchisor's support for re-selling your franchise in the future

Franchisor Profile - Ronald Olson, NTY Franchise Company
Ronald Olson is Founder and President of NTY Franchise Company: Children’s Orchard, Clothes Mentor, Device Pitstop, New Uses, and NTY Clothing Exchange.

Franchising Can Be the Answer for International Expansion
In the shadows of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge stands House of Air, an indoor trampoline park bustling with people of all ages.

Vetraplex-VETS 4 HIRE
Vetraplex-Vets 4 Hire franchises provide services for any or all of these construction trades: handyman, landscaping, painting, moving services, haul-off, remodel. etc.

Yellow VAN Handyman
Do you love the work? Yellow Van is an affordable handyman franchise.

Wireless Zone
Wireless Zone is the largest Verizon Wireless franchisor in the U.S. Our franchisees have the advantage of offering the most innovative products and services.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is proud to be North America’s first, largest and most trusted full-service outdoor landscape and architectural lighting provider.

NiteLites Outdoor Lighting
NiteLites provides a proven franchise system in the growing “Green Industry” with our energy-efficient, solar and home automation outdoor lighting systems

STEM For Kids
STEM For Kids makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun and real. Computer Science jobs are the fastest growing in all STEM fields.

iDropped Affiliates, LLC
iDropped is an emerging leader in the mobile device repair industry, with a loyal customer following due to quality parts and superior customer service.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing
Worn out bathtubs, tile, and countertops are worth millions to our franchisees! Miracle Method’s expertise is bathroom and kitchen remodeling without the hassle of replacement.

Redline Athletics Franchising, LLC
RedLine Athletics is a youth focused sports-specific training facility where accomplished athletes, former professionals and certified trainers help young athletes reach their goals.

Rhea Lana's Franchise Systems, Inc.
Rhea Lana’s is the leading children’s consignment event franchisor, established in 1997, with franchises in 25 states.

Rockin' Jump Franchise, LLC
ROCKIN’ JUMP is a family-friendly indoor trampoline park with arenas for open jumping, dodgeball, basketball, a giant foam pit, and private party rooms.

Romp n' Roll
Romp n’ Roll is the premier play-based educational program for children 3 months to 6 years, with movement, art, and music classes.

SafeSplash Swim School
Premium, warm water learn-to-swim program with a proven, proprietary curriculum in a small, personal class to positively teach children and adults safety skills and confidence.

Snip-Its
Snip-Its is revolutionizing the hair care industry with its branded entertainment concept focused on the specific hair care needs of children.

Young Rembrandts Franchise, Inc.
Young Rembrandts teaches drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts, to children ages 3-1/2 to 12, instilling confidence and self-esteem.

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, Inc.
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts is an exciting and FUN high tech retail boutique with low inventory, high quality/high margin products, and a

Flip Flop Shops
Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear.

Archadeck
Archadeck is proud to be North America’s leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces, with the largest client base in the industry..

Bin There Dump That
Bin There Dump That is a simple franchise model providing a much needed service to homeowners and contractors doing business in a residential setting.

CertaPro Painters
North America’s Most Referred Painting Company®. Our customers have made the CertaPro brand the most trusted, referred and reliable in the industry.

DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen
At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, our specialty is working with those who want to establish or further develop a strong, successful interior remodeling business.

Epcon Homes and Communities Franchising
A unique opportunity in home building. Epcon franchisees provide a maintenance-free lifestyle to the baby-boomer and empty-nester home buying market.

G.J. Gardner Homes (USA) Pty Ltd.
Construction is a complex and intense business. G.J. Gardner Homes offers a system that ensures entrepreneurial success and freedom for each franchise.

Granite Transformations
With offices and showrooms around the world, Granite Transformations offers new and exciting alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more.

Grout Doctor Global Franchise Corp.
Award-winning franchise, the largest, most experienced, and recognized brand specializing in renewing existing grout, tile and natural stone to its original beauty!

Handyman Connection
Handyman Connection specializes in small to medium home improvements, repairs, and remodeling jobs. Time-tested, proven business model.

House Doctors and House Medic
A House Doctors Handyman franchise is today's hottest opportunity! Annually, over $105 billion is spent in minor home repairs.

Kitchen Solvers
Kitchen Solvers is a leader in the kitchen remodeling industry, offering kitchen design, cabinetry, custom countertops, tile, lighting, flooring, and accessories.

Metal Supermarkets
Metal Supermarkets is the world's leading provider of small quantities of any metal cut to size and ready fast. We are the only franchised small metals distributor.

SmartView Window Solutions
Smart View Window Solutions is offered as a co-brand service with Alta Mere the Automotive Outfitters, for a minimal investment.

Temperature Pro
TemperaturePro offers a full range of energy efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) services for home and business comfort.

kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE
CRATE Franchise Systems, Inc. (CFS) franchises the kitchenCRATE and bathCRATE residential remodel concepts for kitchen and bath remodeling.

ProTect Painters
Professional exterior/interior painting franchise that focuses on quality, service and value. Franchisees will be able to build a scalable equity business.

Franchise Royalty Payments - The Basics
Different industries and revenue models lead those industries to specific strategies for setting royalty amounts.

Mad Science
Mad Science franchises provide fun, entertaining and educational science programs to children in schools, homes, camps, libraries and community centers.

Empowering Local Entrepreneurs with a New Vision for Preschool
The London Day School provides children with a more rounded and comprehensive curriculum, and parents with greater options in preparing their children for a changing world.

Wallace Property Management Group, LLC
Wallace Property Management Group (WPMG) is an established Property Management Company specializing in middle to upper-end residential homes.

WG Storage and Delivery
WG Storage & Delivery is a full service relocation, storage, and delivery company with locations in Austin and Dallas, TX.

Uniglobe Travel
Join the world’s largest single brand travel franchise chain and focus on the $255 billion U.S. business travel market.

WSI Digital Marketing
WSI is the #1 Internet franchise with the largest digital marketing network and offices in over 80 countries worldwide.

Premier Auto by Rent
Premier Auto by Rent consists of five franchise systems offering a wide variety of products and services, primarily focused on the rent-to-own industry.

Sherpa Kids International Pty Limited
Sherpa Kids is an out-of-school-hours childcare franchise, seeking country master partners across the globe. Multi income streams for Master Franchisees.

Keyrenter Franchise LLC
Keyrenter is the ultimate business model for efficient and proactive residential property management.

Specialized Risk
Specialized Risk is a professional risk management, security consulting, and private investigation service that provides customized consulting.

American Robotics Academy
Designed to provide educational-based, productive, curriculum-based teaching of various levels of robotics, from fundamental robotics to advanced levels.

Apex Fun Run
Apex Fun Run is a 2-week hassle-free fundraiser led by a team of athletes promoting fitness and leadership for elementary schools.

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies
Preschool teaching early childhood education with exclusive curriculum for ages 6 weeks to 12 years, using experiential learning and learning through play.

Kumon Math and Reading Centers
Kumon is the world’s leading afterschool learning program, designed to give kids an academic advantage, critical thinking skills, and the ability to learn new materials independently.

Wanna Play Playcare Franchising, LLC
Wanna Play Playcare offers a creative solution to the need for flexible, quality child care for children 6 weeks to 12 years.

Bach to Rock
Our innovative, fun approach to music instruction teaches everyone from ages 3 to 93 to play or sing the music they love, whether it’s rock or Bach.

E2 Young Engineers
Our focus is on the future generations of engineers. Young Engineers enrichment programs combine education + entertainment = edutainment.

Prendamex Group
Prendamex is the largest pawnshop franchise system in Mexico.

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain
Founded in 2014, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading plumbing and drain-cleaning franchisors.

Assisting Hands Home Care LLC
Our mission is to offer our clients the very finest personalized medical and non-medical care, so they can stay safely and comfortably in their own homes.

John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers
John Casablancas, the leader in the modeling and talent industry is now offering you the opportunity to own a John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center!

Lightbridge Academy
Lightbridge Academy is unique in the child care industry and meets the demand for services that support stressed dual income working parents.

Little Kickers Canada Holdings Limited
Little Kickers run educational pre-school soccer classes and a very popular English language programme for age-appropriate English language skills.

Make Meaning
Make Meaning stores offer all-ages creative activities - ceramics painting, glass making, candle making, soap making, and cake and cookie decorating.

MaxOut Strength Studio
MaxOut Strength Studio franchises focus on providing customers with a multi-faceted mind, body and soul training development program.

Nutty Scientists
Nutty Scientists is a leading global provider of scientific activities for children of all ages, and an ideal franchise opportunity for all types of people.

Parisi Speed School
Parisi Speed School's proven Parisi Youth Training System has made us the leader in safe youth sport performance training.

Primrose Schools
Primrose Schools is an accredited private preschool franchise that provides a premier educational child care experience.

Retail Theatre - Successfully competing in an etail economy
The challenge today is making every consumer visit to your location a compelling necessity - not merely an alternative to another retailer or etailer.

Pump It Up
With over 130 Pump It Up locations across the US, we’re proud to be Kids’ Favorite Place - the premier destination for kids' private birthday parties.

TechVoo
TechVoo is a chain of brick-and-mortar computer repair and sales stores providing expert-level IT services for residential and business customers.

Signarama
SIGNARAMA is the largest Full Service Sign Franchise in the world, with nearly 900 locations in more than 50 countries.

2016 Franchise Expo South - Feb. 11-13
Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at Franchise Expo South, the premier event serving the Southwestern US, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Stratus Building Solutions
Stratus Building Solutions provides industry-leading green commercial janitorial cleaning services driven by Unit and Master franchises nationwide.

OfficeZilla Franchise Company, LLC
OfficeZilla has revolutionized the world of business essentials, including core office supplies, cleaning, janitorial and break room.

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services
One of the most admired brands in the commercial cleaning industry, Office Pride provides top quality janitorial services with honesty and integrity.

MilliCare Textile and Carpet Care
MilliCare has been operating since 1984 and franchising since 1996. Our exceptional R&D has resulted in 27 existing system patents.

Picture This Today 3D Inc.
This is a groundbreaking technology that enables home buyers to walk through virtual replicas of properties listed for sale.

The Alternative Board (TAB)
The Alternative Board offers consultants, business owners, and transitioning corporate executives the opportunity of significant income from facilitating executive peer boards.

Fetch! Pet Care, Inc.
Fetch! Pet Care is the nation's leading provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services. Turn your passion for pets into a flourishing business!

FlipFlop Dogs, LLC
FlipFlop® franchisees arrange for their customers’ dogs to stay in the homes of carefully selected Companion Families who maintain home life routines.

Furniture Medic L.P.
Furniture Medic is at the top of the furniture repair and wood restoration services industry, with more than 200 franchises.

Liquid Capital of America Corp.
LC franchisees help S&M businesses grow through factoring, a specialized financial service that provides immediate funding to expanding businesses.

Jomsom Staffing Services
Jomsom provides full-time and part-time resources to businesses of all sizes on a temporary, temporary to permanent, and permanent placement basis.

Link Staffing
As a Link franchisee, you will have an experienced team of support professionals committed to helping you make your business a success.

Fight for $15: The Tipping Point for Generational Poverty
All an increase to $15 in the minimum wage will do is perpetuate problems for low-wage workers and ensure generational poverty.

Blink Zigs in Fitness, While Others Zag
The Blink Fitness

The 2016 International Franchise Expo
At the 2016 International Franchise Expo, meet thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners, and hundreds of proven franchise opportunities!

Finding the Right Candidate - Franchisee Recruitment, Part Two
Creating a system that allows your team to properly qualify franchise candidates takes a little work and a lot of communicating.

Making a Splash in the Franchise World
We created a premier learn-to-swim facility that teaches children ages four months through 12 years to swim and be safer in and around the water.

Threshold Analysis, Part Three: Available franchisees
The different classes of franchisees and how to determine which class or classes you should be focusing on as you develop the franchising concept for your business.

Threshold Analysis, Part Four: Your support system and fees
Here in Part Four we’ll cover the support system and fees to consider for your franchise system during the Threshold Analysis.

Documenting your Business for Franchising
An essential task in franchising your business is to document your operations to guide franchisees in meeting your brand standards with integrity.

Franchisor Profile: Gordon Logan, Sport Clips
Rooted in three simple but solid principles, Logan's Sport Clips continues to be one of the fastest-growing haircare franchises in the nation.

How Much Does a Chick-Fil-A Franchise Cost?
Got $10,000 laying around? Then forget burgers and spend your money on a Chick-Fil-A license - if you don't mind giving away 50% of your net profits.

The History of Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts' first shop opened in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts. The company started franchising in 1955 and now has over 11,700 locations worldwide.

Pros and Cons of The UPS Store Franchise
The UPS Store Brand is a globally respected market leader. There is no doubt that franchisees will immediately enjoy public trust and the established

Franchising Gives Back - Award Nominations Due July 10!
Now through July 10, the IFA Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for the inaugural Franchising Gives Back Awards.

The Most Valuable Lessons I've Learned In Franchising
Joining a good franchise system is akin to aligning yourself with hundreds of experts who know the course and keep you on-track for success.

Bringing Your Franchise Concept to the United States
The most successful foreign-based franchisors have done their homework and created a market-driven strategy for establishing their brand in the U.S.

IFA Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting, Sept 29-30
Franchise business leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. to conduct committee business, network, and visit with Members of Congress.

Athletes and Franchising - Strategy for a Winning Play
The annual Professional Athletes Franchise Initiative (PAFI) Franchise Summit introduces athletes and their advisors to the world of franchising

2016 IFA Annual Convention - Feb 20-23, San Antonio
This IFA 2016 convention is designed for franchisees, franchisors and the IFA’s steadfast supplier partners to build and enrich relationships and ideas.

Funding Your Franchise through Investors: The Tax Basics
An alternative approach to traditional financing of a franchise is to find a partner, or one or more investors, willing to invest in the deal.

Franchisor Profile: Jim Bugg Sr., Decorating Den Interiors
Decorating Den Interiors is the largest interior decorating franchise company in North America.

Adapting Your Franchise Concept for International Markets
Work with the potential franchisee during the franchise sales process to identify all necessary changes for entering that international market.

Franchisor Profile: Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care
Shelly Sun, CFE, is CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Franchising, LLC, as well as the IFA Board of Directors Secretary.

Franchisor Profile: Jerry Crawford, Jani-King
From a single office in Norman, Oklahoma in 1969 to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Jani-King story is one of extraordinary success.

Sam Meineke, The History
Samuel Washington “Sam” Meineke is an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the Meineke Car Care franchise system.

Franchisor Profile: Robert McDevitt, Golden Corral
With more than 40 years of success and over 500 locations, Golden Corral is recognized as “America's #1 buffet and grill.”

IFA Supplier Forum: Advancing IFA Goals and Initiatives
The IFA Supplier Forum consists of those association members who provide services and products to franchisors and franchisees.

Franchisor Profile: Kathleen Gilmartin, Interim HealthCare Inc.
Interim HealthCare offers the complete continuum of care through over 300 U.S. franchises, Bluebird Care in the UK, and Just Better Care in Australia.

The IFA Women's Franchise Committee
The WFC promotes women’s participation in franchising by providing networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences.

Franchisor Profile: Melanie Bergeron, Two Men and a Truck
Melanie Bergeron is incoming Chair of the IFA and Chair of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the fastest-growing moving company in the U.S.

Franchisor Profile: Thomas Bunchman, JumpBunch
JumpBunch is a highly effective business model that brings sports to young children in a fun, engaging way.

Franchisor Profile: Liam Brown, Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International now has nearly 3,000 franchised hotels worldwide, offering franchises for 18 brands.

Franchisor Profile: Jania Bailey, FranNet
FranNet has been helping individuals find their ideal franchise and has helped hundreds of franchise systems strategically grow for over 28 years.

Franchisor Profile: Darrell Johnson, FRANdata
Darrell Johnson, CFE, is CEO of FRANdata, the franchise industry's source for objective information and analysis.

Franchise Investor Profile: Aziz Hashim, Founder, NRD Capital
NRD Capital is the first private equity fund sponsored and managed by a multi-unit franchisee.

MSA Presentations at the 2015 International Franchise Expo
Free seminars and symposia for prospective franchisees and franchisors, as well as current franchisors, at the 2015 International Franchise Expo.

Creating the Profile of Your Ideal Franchisee
Once you know who you want as your franchisee it becomes easier to create a message targeted to that audience.

Franchising For-Benefits: Emergence of the 'fourth sector'
The fourth sector has emerged in response to the need for alternative ways to address the social and environmental problems that plague society today.

Franchise Your Business: An Overview
While becoming a franchisor involves considerable expense, the capital required is far less than achieving the same number of company-owned locations.

Insider Tips to Maximize Impact from Franchise Training
Using these tips, franchisors will add value to their training offerings, and unit operators will get better results from their franchises.

Phases of Franchise Training
Designing critical elements of training before you offer franchises is essential if your franchisees are to succeed.

Managing System Change and Enforcing Brand Standards
Instilling a culture of compliance makes conformance to brand standards by franchisees more likely and consistent.

What is a Franchise?
Franchising is a system for expanding a business and is based on a contractual relationship between the brand owner and the local independent operator.

What Support Can You Expect from the Franchisor?
The support that a franchisee receives from the franchisor depends on such variables as the type and size of the franchise organization.

The Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Franchise
Buying a new franchise does not guarantee success. When you buy an existing franchise, you can sometimes better your odds of success.

Negotiating a Franchise Agreement
Your ability to negotiate changes to your franchise agreement will depend on the franchise system and whether your requests are reasonable and supported.

Requirements to Open a McDonalds Restaurant
McDonalds is still accepting franchisee applications, but in the United States most franchisees will enter the system by purchasing an existing restaurant.

Buying an Existing Franchise
Buying an existing franchise is a great way to become a franchisee, but as with any investment, you need to do your homework and due diligence.

Getting the Most from a Visit to a Franchisor
Visiting a franchisor's headquarters is your opportunity to meet the staff that will provide support to your business should you become a franchisee.

Finding a Great Franchise Location
By understanding the criteria for your type of business and conducting the required research, you can enhance your chances of finding the perfect site.

Franchisees, Put the Advantages of Local Ownership to Work for You
As a local businessperson, you can solicit the help of your community to grow your business.

Selecting a Territory for Your Franchise
If you're considering investing in a franchise opportunity, one factor to consider is the proposed territory and any franchisor limitations.

How to Find a Franchise with Good Return on Investment
Unlike stocks, bonds, real estate or other passive investments, a franchise is an investment where you have a great influence on its performance.

Franchise Relationship Structures
Franchising can be a wonderful way to become a business owner, and there is a wide variety of structures used in franchising today.

Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Franchise
Or, 'Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Well-Designed and Managed Franchise System' - because not every franchise system is a success!

Advantages & Disadvantages of Joining a Mature Franchise System
When you invest in a mature, well-managed franchise system, the advantages outweigh the negatives - if - franchising is right for you.

Purchasing a Franchise in a New Franchise System
Many of today's most successful franchise systems are less than 20 years old. This article addresses the pros and cons of joining a new system.

Purchasing a Franchise in a New Franchise System, Part One
Many of today's most successful franchise systems are less than 20 years old. This article addresses the pros and cons of joining a new system.

Researching the Financial Performance of Franchises
How much money does the average franchisee make? If a prospective franchisor does not provide this information, there are other ways to find it.

MSA Worldwide: Where We Are Today
Our strategic capabilities are well known and respected; our ability to execute on a tactical level separates our practice from other advisors.

FranNet: Helping Small Business Become Big
FranNet helps entrepreneurs’ dreams of business ownership come true via sound business decisions that give them the best chance for future success.

Is franchise support part of the sales pitch, or real help?
Franchisors want to put their best foot forward when talking with a prospective franchisee. Here's how to investigate a franchisor's support program.

Should I Buy a Franchise? - Pros and Cons
Before deciding whether becoming a franchisee is right for you, consider these pros and cons.

Congress Can Give Small Business a Holiday Gift
Congress should maintain a status quo that has functioned well for decades in franchising, benefiting American consumers and the US economy.

Franchising Creates over 27% of All Private Sector Jobs in September
Franchising accounted for 27.5% of all 120,000 non-government private sector jobs created in September 2015.

What Is a Franchise Area Developer?
Unlike a single-unit franchisee, an Area Developer (Multi-Unit Developer) enters into the franchise relationship with a plan to develop multiple locations.

Franchise Marketing
Most franchisors have comprehensive marketing plans in place for the overall franchise. In addition, franchisees typically conduct local marketing efforts.

Franchise Training Programs
Franchise training programs are a major component of a franchise's success, allowing the franchisee to learn the business operations quickly and easily.

Single vs. Multi-Unit Franchise Owner
Learn about the major differences between being a single-unit and multi-unit franchise owner.

The Sky is Not Falling
Despite all the recent legal decisions impacting franchising, the sky is not falling

Retaining the NLRB Rider
Retaining the joint-employer rider in the budget is the right and necessary thing for Congress to do for the economy and for the American worker.

The Changing Nature of Unconscionability in Adhesion Contracts
An adhesion contract may be voided in whole or part where there is significant inequity in bargaining power, or evidence of deceptive practices.

Start-Up Costs: Determining your initial franchise investment
Smart franchisees investigate the costs in their area and modify the franchisor's projections based upon the reality of their markets.

Selling Your Franchised Business: The Tax Basics
Approached by a potential buyer for your franchised business? This article addresses the important differences between an asset sale vs. a stock sale.

48th Annual IFA Legal Symposium May 3-5, 2015
The IFA 2015 Legal Symposium is a “must attend” event on the franchising law and how-to’s for navigating today’s business and regulatory environment.

Bills Threaten Existence of Franchising in Connecticut
HB 6791 and SB 1044 recast the franchising relationship improperly in a way that would have made franchising all but impossible in Connecticut.

The Little Gym Franchise Review - The Little Gym Franchise Information & Costs
The Little Gym franchise review. The following quote is from a The Little Gym franchise owner:

Burger King Franchise Review - Information & Costs
Burger King franchise review including all Burger King franchise information & costs.

McDonald's Franchise Review - Information and Costs
McDonald's franchise review including McDonald's franchise information & start-up costs. Learn all about what it takes to become a McDonald's franchisee.

Taco Bell Franchise Review - Information and Costs
Taco Bell franchise review including all start-up costs, royalty fees and all other franchise information and requirements to open a Taco Bell franchise.

Pinkberry Franchise Review - Information and Costs
Review of the Pinkberry franchise opportunity, including initial investment, system fees, and the background of the Pinkberry franchise.

Want to Own a Subway Franchise? Here's What You Need to Know
Want to purchase a Subway franchise? Learn everything you need to know, including costs involved, training and support available, and company history.

Franchise Agreement - Definition
The Franchise Agreement is a legally binding agreement which outlines the franchisor's terms and conditions for the franchisee.

What Is a Franchise Fee?
The franchise fee is an up-front cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor, in most cases covering training, support, and site selection.

What You Need to Know to Become a Franchisor
The franchisor owns the overall rights and trademarks of the company and allows its franchisees to use them to do business.

Single Unit Franchise - Definition
Definition of a Single Unit Franchise, how it compares to multi-unit franchising, and the importance of due diligence with a single unit franchise agreement.

Franchise Agreement vs Franchise Disclosure Document
Learn what is included in the Franchise Agreement and how it differs from the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Understanding the Franchise Disclosure Document and the disclosures required by the FTC is essential in developing your franchise system.

Chick-Fil-A Franchise Review
Chick-Fil-A franchise review, including Chick-Fil-A background, franchise information, franchise fee, and pros and cons of owning a franchise.

Domino's Pizza Franchise Review - Information and Costs
Domino's Pizza franchise review including Domino's Pizza franchise information and the costs to open a Domino's Pizza franchise.

Sonic Franchise Review - Information and Costs
Review of the Sonic franchise opportunity and franchise system, including franchise information and costs to open a Sonic franchise.

Coca-Cola Company Franchise Information
The Coca-Cola Company was established in 1886, started franchising in 1899, and is currently focused on refranchising in North America.

7 Warning Signs When Buying a Franchise
Investing in a franchise is life-changing. Here are seven 'red flags' or indications that further investigation may be prudent before you commit.

Most Popular Food Franchises and How Much They Cost
Most popular food franchises and how much they cost. We have compiled a list of the most popular food franchises and the costs involved to open each one. The following 8 franchises are considered

Five Must-Read Books about Franchising
Considering investing in a franchise? Begin your exploration (and due diligence) by reading up on the subject, including these five must-read books.

Top Reasons to Buy a Franchise
Buying a franchise can be life-changing - make sure it's a positive experience by doing your due diligence before signing a franchise agreement.

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An index of categories in the

IFA Franchisor Member Profiles
This new online resource will provide a profile of each franchisor member of the International Franchise Association, organized by franchise industry classification. Stay tuned!

Calendar of Franchise Meetings and Conferences
A calendar of upcoming franchise meetings and conferences for brought to you by MSA Worldwide.

Is Starbucks Considered a Franchise?
Marketing consistent products, superior customer service, and old-fashioned hard work has led to Starbucks' multi-billion dollar business success.

Finding the Best Advisors in Franchising
Take your time and invest in the best - selecting your franchise lawyer and consultant is one area where you cannot afford to make a mistake.

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Melt Mobile Franchise: Taking Cheesy Comfort Food to the Next Level
We started with the desire to create a mobile restaurant concept that could also be a successful franchise offering, and are now starting that part of our journey.

Lessons in Franchising: The Importance of Culture
Don Fox, Firehouse Subs CEO on company culture - the one thing that will most strongly influence the success or demise of a business or a brand.

Key Tips to Audit Manager Effectiveness
Management effectiveness is critical. How can franchisors and franchisees monitor manager effectiveness? What should you look for?

Pizza Hut Franchise - Information and Costs
A review of the Pizza Hut franchise offering, including start-up costs and other information about being a franchisee in the Pizza Hut system.

Dairy Queen Franchise - Information and Costs
A review of the Dairy Queen franchise offering, with franchise information and costs about the two types of Dairy Queen franchises offered.

Dunkin Donuts Franchise Review
The Dunkin' Donuts franchise offers some of the industry's best field-support experts covering franchising, development, construction, and marketing.

7-Eleven Franchise - Information and Costs
7-Eleven franchise information and costs. 7-Eleven was the first 24/7 convenience store ever, and has been a convenience retailer for over 80 years.

Wendy's Franchise Review - Information and Costs
A review of the Wendy's franchise offering, including initial investment, franchise costs and royalties, and the competitive strength of the Wendy's brand.

How American Fast Food Franchises Expanded Abroad
American fast-food restaurant franchise chains are adapting themselves to markets all over the world by tailoring their practices to local tastes.

Product and Trade Name Franchising - Definition
Definition of Product and Trade Name Franchising (Traditional Franchising), and describes the differences from to Business Format Franchising.

Fred DeLuca Biography - The Subway Franchise Story
Learn about Fred DeLuca and how he built the Subway franchise empire. Today there are close to 45,000 Subway locations in 112 countries.

Colonel Sanders Biography - Kentucky Fried Chicken
Learn about franchising legend Colonel Sanders and the colorful story behind the world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

The Ray Kroc Story - McDonalds Facts and History
The Ray Kroc story, and interesting facts about the McDonald's Restaurant franchise.

Lawn, Garden, Agricultural Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Lawn, Garden, Agricultural category

Green and Eco-Friendly Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Green and Eco-Friendly category

Photography and Supplies Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Photography and Supplies category

Vending and Kiosks Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Vending and Kiosks category

Data Doctors
Data Doctors is an award-winning comprehensive computer repair service process is unparalleled in its industry.

iSold It
iSold It sells on eBay and Amazon with two methods to make money - earn sales fees from consignment customers and sell owned overstock items.

Jewelry Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Jewelry category

EmbroidMe
EmbroidMe is a full service embroidery, screen-printing, and promotional products franchise.

Playgrounds Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Playgrounds category

Event Planning Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Event Planning category

Publications Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Publications category

KidsPark, Inc.
KidsPark hourly childcare centers for preschool and school age children offer a safe and fun play space that is available without reservations.

Finding Qualified Counsel
Articles and resources for finding qualified franchise legal counsel and consultants.

IKOR International, Inc.
IKOR franchise offers business opportunity and a chance to do something meaningful - advocacy and life management for seniors and disabled individuals.

HobbyTown
HobbyTown is the most trusted, recognized retailer in the hobby industry and the largest hobby retailer in the world.

Helen Doron Early English and MathRiders
An established international leader in providing learning programs and quality educational materials for babies, children and adolescents since 1985.

Goldfish Swim School
Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months and up. Experienced staff of first-aid, CPR and lifeguard certified swim instructors.

Eye Level Learning Centers
Eye Level nurtures problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. Our innovative and effective teaching method is the key to self-directed learning.

Drama Kids International
Drama Kids teaches kids public speaking, creative thinking, and leadership skills, with a focus on developing confidence and self-esteem.

Discovery Point Franchising, Inc.
Discovery Point is a year-round child development center offering child care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old at an affordable cost to parents.

Creative World School Franchising Co., Inc.
Our Exploratorium™ curriculum recognizes the individuality of childhood and focuses on three powerful concepts - enrichment, education, and exploration.

Computer Explorers
We offer comprehensive technology education programs for children, teens and adults. Meets or exceeds National Education Technology Standards (N.E.T.S.).

Building Kidz, LLC
Building Kidz is the only school that offers a specialization in performing arts to complement a world class academic curriculum.

British Swim School
British Swim School has been teaching water survival skills for over 30 years, offering private and group lessons for individuals of all ages.

Health and Beauty Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Health and Beauty category

911 Driving School
911 Driving School exclusively hires only the finest commissioned law enforcement officers (current or retired) to instruct teen and adult drivers.

Huntington Learning Centers, Inc.
Huntington Learning Center is the #1 revenue producing tutoring franchise, with an average earning of 61% more revenue than our closest competitor.

Aire-Master of America, Inc.
With a repeat service cycle that provides residual income, we provide odor control and commercial hygiene services utilizing proprietary products we manufacture.

Equipment Leasing and Financing Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Equipment Leasing and Financing category

Campgrounds Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Campgrounds category

Expense Reduction Coaching
Expense Reduction Coaching (ERC) is a proven process for saving companies money, and profiting from sharing 50% of those new found cost savings.

Bartercard USA, Inc.
Join a business network with 55,000 cardholders who barter-trade over $60 million every month with 74 offices in 7 counties around the world.

AdviCoach
Our unique AdviCoach business model is designed to empower business owners to increase the productivity and value of their businesses.

The Growth Coach
The Growth Coach is one of the fastest-growing Business Coaching franchises in North America and has ranked

Crestcom International, LLC
For more than 25 years, Crestcom International franchisees have trained business people across the globe in the areas of management and leadership.

Expense Reduction Analysts, Inc.
Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is one of the world’s leading networks for cost, purchase and supply management.

We Sell Restaurants
Industry leader in restaurants for sale and restaurants for lease. Our name says it all. We Sell Restaurants!

The UPS Store
The UPS Store is the largest network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers in the U.S.

RMH Business Solutions, Inc
Franchisor offering business formation, payroll and accounting services, corporate tax services and retirement planning options for small business.

Recycling Products and Services Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Recycling Products and Services category

PIRTEK
PIRTEK is the world’s industry leader in fluid transfer solutions.

Pinot's Palette
#1 in paint and sip for franchisee satisfaction - Pinot’s Palette is a unique, art-inspired entertainment concept catering to adults, corporations and kids.

Payroll Vault Franchising, LLC
Payroll Vault is the leader in Payroll Services and the Payroll Services business opportunity.

Murphy Business and Financial Corp. LLC
Would you like to use your skills and experience to help others buy and sell businesses? You don't need previous industry experience to become a Murphy Business broker.

Kwik Kopy Business Centers
From design and printing for companies seeking to grow their businesses, we assist customers with a wide variety of solutions.

Happy Tax Franchising
Tax services franchisor. Franchises.

Recreation - Equipment, Supplies Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Recreation - Equipment, Supplies category

Senior Living Communities Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Senior Living Communities category

Tanning Centers Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Tanning Centers category

Video, Audio Sales and Rentals Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Video, Audio Sales and Rentals category

Water Conditioning Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Water Conditioning category

Wedding Planning Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Wedding Planning category

Weight Control Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Weight Control category

Wildlife Management Control Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Wildlife Management Control category

Consumer Buying Services Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Consumer Buying Services category

Convenience Store Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Convenience Store category

Estate Planning Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Estate Planning category

Florists and Gift Shops Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Florists and Gift Shops category

Food - Baked Goods Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Baked Goods category

Food - Candy, Popcorn, Snacks Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Candy, Popcorn, Snacks category

Food - Ice Cream, Smoothie, Yogurt Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Ice Cream, Smoothie, Yogurt category

Food - Sports Pubs, Wings Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Sports Pubs, Wings category

Home Inspection Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Home Inspection category

Hotels and Motels Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Hotels and Motels category

Insurance Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Insurance category

Laundry and Dry Cleaning Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Laundry and Dry Cleaning category

Marine Services Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Marine Services category

Medspa Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Medspa category

Food - International Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - International category

Food - Meal Preparation Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Meal Preparation category

Food - Pizza Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Pizza category

Food - Restaurants Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Food - Restaurants category

Optical Aids and Services Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Optical Aids and Services category

Home Appliances Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Home Appliances category

Pest Control Services Franchisors
A listing of IFA member franchisors in the Pest Control Services category

The Entrepreneur's Source
The Entrepreneur's Source provides education, coaching and resources to individuals who desire to achieve self-sufficiency through business ownership.

College Hunks Moving
College Hunks Moving is a franchise opportunity with a fast-growing moving business seeing rapid adoption and loyalty from residential and commercial segments.

BlueGrace Logistics
BlueGrace Logistics is a progressive freight shipping and technology company focused on supply chain management and efficiency for businesses of all sizes.

AmeriSpec, Inc.
Amerispec has over 200 independently owned and operated franchises conducting more than 80,000 home inspections annually in the United States and Canada.

All Team Franchise Corporation Home of Med Team and Food Team
All Team, specializing in food service, hospitality, and medical support staffing, has a reputation for quality performance with a sense of urgency.

@WORK Personnel Services, Inc.
The @Work Group is an award winning nationally known franchisor of staffing services and has locations throughout the United States.

360clean
Our JaniMed Cleaning System (Medical Grade Cleaning) provides an innovative approach for our franchise owners.

Spherion Staffing
Franchising since the 1950s, Spherion provides talent for meeting business staffing needs in temporary help, temp to hire, and direct/full time hire.

Signal 88 Security
Signal 88 Security is the #1 physical security services franchisor with a uniquely effective, technologically advanced approach to security services.

Real Property Management
Join the largest residential property management company in the nation! Real Property Management helps franchisees grow faster to reach their long term goals.

Postal Connections of America
Using a proprietary system, Postal Connections of America stores sell printing and creative services offering low prices and convenience.

Navis Pack and Ship
Navis is the leading provider of specialized packaging and global shipping for fragile, large, awkward, valuable, and irreplaceable items.

InXpress
InXpress is a business opportunity with extremely low entry costs, very little overhead, and the ability to create an incredible leveraged residual income!

FASTSIGNS
Now more than ever, businesses look to FASTSIGNS for innovative ways to connect with customers in a highly competitive marketplace.

City Wide Franchise Company
City Wide is a B2B sales and management company offering commercial janitorial and other building maintenance services to business and commercial properties.

ATAX Tax Preparation Services
ATAX is one of the fastest growing, minority-owned, tax preparation businesses guided by a team of seasoned and dynamic professionals.

ServiceMaster Clean
From janitorial cleaning services, floor care cleaning services to disaster restoration cleaning services, ServiceMaster dominates these industries.

Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service is one the fastest growing income tax preparation companies in the industry, serving the United States and Canada.

Image360
Image360 franchise members offer professional graphic communications services to national, regional and local businesses and organizations.

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions
FiltaFry provides a mobile on-site service for micro-filtration of cooking oil, the vacuum-based cleaning of deep fryers, and full fryer management.

Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals reached $2.8 billion in sales in 2014 and is ranked as the #1 staffing franchise in the Entrepreneur 500.

Sweet Nel's
Sweet Nel's is the Next Big Thing in ice cream and gourmet coffee. The cafe experience of the future is here today.

Scooter's Coffee
Since 1998, Scooter's Coffee & Yogurt has grown from one location to over 100 across 7 states, and we're expanding nationwide.

Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies
Our stores are easier to operate and manage compared to other concepts, which allows owners to open multiple units.

Rita's Italian Ice
Rita’s is the largest Italian Ice franchise in the world, with over 600 stores open across the U.S. and Internationally.

Planet Smoothie
Since its first store in 1995, Planet Smoothie has been treating customers to THE

P.J.'s Coffee of New Orleans
PJ’s Coffee offers coffee products through three different brewing methods as well as a wide selection of delicious, fresh food.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi is the largest Hawaiian coffee and smoothie concept in the world, offering fruit smoothies, Hawaiian coffee beverages, and lifestyle merchandise.

Juice It Up!
For over 20 years, Juice it Up! has established itself as a brand leader in the made-to-order raw juice and smoothie bar category.

Forever Yogurt
Forever Yogurt is growing like no other franchisor in the froyo market with 21 locations operating and 40 planned in the US, Panama, China, and India.

Emarat
Emarat is looking for small and medium business developers to take on its 3 brands Freshplus, Bakeria, and Caf Arabicca, locally and internationally.

Dunn Bros Coffee
Founded in 1987, Dunn Brothers is the leading specialty coffee roaster retailer in the U.S.

Caribou Coffee Company
At Caribou Coffee, we pride ourselves on sourcing the finest green coffee in the world, craft-roasting in small batches, and have won numerous awards.

Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Our franchisees serve up super-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbets, sundaes, shakes, and mouth-watering smoothies made with real fruit.