Goddard Systems, Inc. Certified A World-Class Franchise By The Franchise Research Institute

The recognition comes after an independent survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute, in which over 85% of all GSI franchisees participated.


TransMedia Group Opens Office In Sao Paulo Adding To Its Global PR Expansion

The Public Relations firm TransMedia Group is opening its first office in Sao Paulo, Brazil as the firm’s international business continues to expand.


Mora Iced Creamery Plans Expansion, Franchises

Mora Iced Creamery, a group of three popular artisan ice cream shops on Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula, is thinking big.


Should Franchisees Participate In Small Business Saturday?

American Express’s second annual Small Business Saturday promotion, which the company declared a success, also spurred a one-man complaint storm over the exclusion of franchised business locations.


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Franchising and the Economy

Few people realize how critical franchising is to our economy, but as the infographic below illustrates, some of the most celebrated brands in the U.S.


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Website Let’s People Pay Someone Else to Do Their Chores

A new crop of websites and smartphone applications are allowing people to farm out chores to a growing army of temporary personal assistants.


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Decide.com Tells You When to Buy

Is Black Friday the best day to buy something?


Franchising In Quebec Comes With Translation Obligations

Quebec’s Charter of French Language establishes French as the official language of Quebec and, accordingly, the rights of every person in Quebec to do business in French within that province.


International Franchising Opportunities Reach Far

The 2008-09 recession put a sharp crimp in franchise expansion across the U.S.


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Farming Turkeys For Thanksgiving

Ten turkeys enjoyed their last meal in a way any turkey would love — in a spacious pasture under a gray November sky.


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