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Winners Announced For 2010 UK Franchisee Awards

Gerald Thompson of McDonald’s in Manchester and Oldham was last night crowned 2010 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year, supported by Express Newspapers.


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Home Helpers Senior Care Franchise Joins The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

To help raise awareness and join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise specializing in non-medical and personal care and companionship, has formed a team to participate in the 2010 Memory Walk in Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the Alzheimer’s Association on October 2, 2010.



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Massage Franchise Sponsors American Massage Therapy Association 2010 Conference Luncheon

National massage therapy franchisor, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., sponsored the Teachers’ Networking Luncheon at the 2010 American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) conference in Minneapolis, Minn., held Sept.


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Taste Buys St Elmo’s To Increase Economies Of Scale

TASTE Holdings yesterday announced details of the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary Scooters Pizza of St Elmo’s, a pizza franchise, saying the purchase would vertically integrate its food division and increase economies of scale in its franchising and manufacturing divisions.


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Daughter Of Plastic Bag Inventor Debuts Eco-Friendly Reusable Bags

“I have some experience in that, because my father invented the first plastic grocery bag in 1977,” Brown said.



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The Unlikeliest Franchisee

That’s right, walking around in your underwear strumming a guitar is an actual franchise, registered in Tennessee by Naked Cowboy Enterprises.


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Socialpreneur Creates Wellspring Of Support

That philanthropic effort turned into Citizen Effect, a website Morrison launched last year to help others complete similar projects.


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You Can Learn About Entrepreneurship From SpongeBob Squarepants

Here’s the plot, and what real entrepreneurs can learn from it: In the episode, SpongeBob is struck with the idea that he’d like to get rich after receiving a high-end luxury magazine in the mail by mistake.


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