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What’s Hot: Growth Categories for New Franchise Concepts

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Fitness is surpassing Food as the franchising category generating the most new concepts, according to recent numbers from FranData, reflecting a shift in consumers’ time and dollars. It’s a common theme in several recent articles about this year’s hot new concepts: “Fitness” may be too narrow a label for all of the Health and Wellness businesses appealing to Millennials...

Learn from Leaders: Franchise Recruitment STARS

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Growing a network of local franchise owners takes a special kind of discipline and a lot of attention to detail. Some of the best in the business were honored recently at the  2018 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference in Atlanta. Here are a few that grabbed our attention: Best Overall Responsiveness – Home Care Assistance. “We were leaving good leads on the table because...

Franchises See Mobile Recruitment Triple

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Oct. 10, 2018 – Franchise development teams, take note: The mobile Internet revolution has up-ended the top of your marketing funnel. Internet franchise portals are the leading source of inquiries from potential franchise owners, and the smart phone is their Internet connection of choice. That’s according to new research shared at the Franchise Leadership and Development Conference in...

‘Local Franchise Ownership’ Wins as U.S. Proposes Rollback of Joint-Employer Rules

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One of the pillars of franchising is the concept of local ownership – the local franchisee’s responsibility for local operations. The latest federal regulations underscores that local ownership, reversing several years of “joint-employer” rulings that placed more responsibility on the franchisor. Under the Obama-era rulings, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that...

For Future Franchise Owners, Mobile Internet Is The First Step

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In the mobile-first world of Internet marketing, it’s no wonder that we’re continuing to see that same trend in the franchise development arena. Below are the latest franchise-marketing results from major franchise portals, just released this week at the  Franchise Update Leadership and Development conference in Atlanta, Ga. In the month of August this year, the top websites in the...

Right Place, Right Time: 7-Eleven Waives Franchise Fees in Select Markets

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Enterpreneurs who act quickly can still take advantage of 7-Eleven current offer to waive its franchise fee for more than 200 stores in select markets around the United States.  The application deadline is Sept. 30. 7‑Eleven started the Zero Franchise Fee program in 2015 following a period of rapid growth, and brought it back in both 2016 and 2017. Currently, there are more than 200 eligible...

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