Franchise Business Radio: Listen and learn from Jeff Konopack with Deck Medic, plus hear the advice of Larry Carnell with Benetrends on funding opportunities and, specifically, the Rainmaker Plan.
The number of women in the franchising industry continues to grow. Today, women either own or co-own about 265,000 franchises in the U.S. To give that figures some context, that’s approximately 35% of all U.S. franchise outlets, up 24% from just a decade ago. But these numbers represent a mere snippet of the impact women are having on the franchising industry and the wider business world. By Sue Bennett
I remember my first public speaking engagement in front of about 200 people. I was so nervous and afraid. I remember thinking, why am I the one up on stage? How come no one else is doing this? Thinking back, I now know exactly why. By Don Clayton
Did you know 97% of consumers search online to discover businesses like yours? In our rapidly evolving digital world, relying on print, TV/radio advertising, and direct mail just aren’t enough. You have to build a strong online presence to keep your franchise afloat. How? Digital marketing.
Every month I sit down to write a column about the things that are important and impactful to a franchisor from my perspective as a franchise attorney. This month, I decided that nothing says it better than one of my favorite phrases; the devil is in the details. And the details that trip up many franchisors are the state of their franchise agreements. By Tom Spadea
Now may be the perfect time to consider utilizing qualified retirement funds to capitalize on your dream of business ownership. Thousands of entrepreneurs have chosen to use Rollover for Business Startup (ROBS) to start their business tax-deferred and penalty-free. To find out if this is the best solution for you, lets review the advantages and disadvantages. By Sherri Seiber
When you hear that someone has failed, how does your gut react? Most people associate the word “failure” with negative feelings. Poll a hundred people, and you won’t find many who say they are okay with failing. Odd as it may sound, I am one of the few people who don’t mind failing. That’s not something people expect to hear from me. However, my definition of failure is most likely different than yours. By Alesia Visconti