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Interview with Brian Smart, Director General of the British Franchise Association
< United Kingdom >
As the head of the British Franchise Association since 1989, Brian Smart was in Paris for a presentation about Franchise Expo Paris 2012, which will run from 18 to 21 March 2012 at Porte de Versailles. The UK is guest of honour at this year's show. L’Observatoire asked him about the history of franc...
February 13th, 2012

Molly Maid
Questioning Whether or Not a Cleaning Franchise is Right for You?
< United States >
Molly Maid President Kristi Mailloux Answers Common Questions Ann Arbor, MI – As more and more people are turning to professionals for cleaning help, residential and commercial cleaning companies are growing exponentially. Molly Maid, the leading residential cleaning franchise with thousands of sig...
July 7th, 2010

El Pollo Loco
Avoid Barbecue Blunders: 5 Ways to Grill Chicken to Perfection Every Time
< United States >
Nation’s Flame-Grilled Chicken Leader El Pollo Loco Offers Expert Tips. What’s worse? Biting into a piece of grilled chicken that’s dry and overcooked with texture similar to a hockey puck or biting into a piece of chicken that should have been left on the grill a few minutes longer? To avoid these...
June 9th, 2010


Economy Provides Ripe Conditions for Record High Franchise Expo Attendance
< United States >
Organizers of 2010 International Franchise Expo Report Increased Registration. Paramus, NJ – In the midst of a “new career economy” in which an increasing number of people are starting their own businesses, organizers of the 2010 International Franchise Expo (IFE) are reporting a record number of r...
March 11th, 2010

i9 Sports
How to Talk to Young Athletes about Sports Scandals
< United States >
National Youth Sports Franchise, i9 Sports, Offers Expert Advice Brandon, FL – With recent national news and tabloid gossip swirling around the scandals of Tiger Woods to Gilbert Arenas and Mark McGwire, young sports fans have become over-exposed to the misconduct of once idolized professional athl...
January 20th, 2010


Survey: U.S. Business Coaches `Cautiously Optimistic’ on Economic Recovery
< United States >
The Growth Coach Franchise System `Business Barometer’ Indicates Subtle Signs of Uptick. CINCINNATI, OH – A random survey of small business coaches across the country reveals that 60 percent of those surveyed agree with economists that the recession is rapidly coming to an end, overall expressing a...
October 27th, 2009


Ice cream franchises enjoying sweet taste of success according to new Franchise Direct study
< United States >
The ice cream franchise sector is displaying strength despite the economic challenges of the moment, the latest franchise report by Franchise Direct states. Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, has assessed the ice cream market after examining the UFOC’s of 18 franchises and i...
October 12th, 2009


Ice cream franchises enjoying sweet taste of success according to new Franchise Direct study
< United States >
The ice cream franchise sector is displaying strength despite the economic challenges of the moment, the latest franchise report by Franchise Direct states. Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, has assessed the ice cream market after examining the UFOC’s of 18 franchises and i...
October 9th, 2009


Franchise Direct reveals the list of Top 100 Global Franchises for 2009
< United States >
Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, has released its first-annual list of the Top 100 Global Franchises. Franchise Direct arrived at these rankings after examining thousands of franchises worldwide. Franchising plays a major role in the global economy, and this list highlight...
September 25th, 2009


Is Buying A Franchise Really Buying A Job?
< United States >
One very popular question that’s asked of me during the numerous seminars I give on franchise ownership is this one; “Aren’t I really just buying myself a job, when I purchase a franchise?” The answer that I have been giving as of late may surprise you; “What would be so bad about buying yoursel...
September 7th, 2009


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