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Franchising & Licensing: Two Powerful Ways to Grow Your Business in Any Economy
Andrew J. ShermanFilled with illuminating examples, stories from the field, and dozens of forms for drafting franchising agreements and licensing programs, the fourth edition of "Franchising & Licensing" covers all the strategic, legal, financial, and operational aspects of these complex but highly profitable business strategies. Incorporating up-to-the-minute information on regulations, best practices, Web 2.0 strategies, branding techniques and global trademark laws, the new FDD disclosure format, and the latest franchising trends, this indispens able reference reveals how to: raise capital, structure agreements, and protect intellectual property; create market-responsive sales, marketing, and globalization strategies; establish quality control and compliance measures; and, assess opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other alternatives to franchising. Comprehensive and applicable to domestic and international franchising initiatives alike, this essential guide remains the industry standard.
Street Smart Franchising: A Must Read Before You Buy a Franchise!
Joe Mathews, Don DeBolt and Deb PercivalTHE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO BUYING, OWNING AND OPERATING A FRANCHISE. Prepping you for what it takes to succeed in franchising, franchise experts Joe Mathews, Don DeBolt and Deb Percival deliver an insider's view of how franchising works, imparting real-world tactics and strategies, and empowering you to decide if franchising is for you. Street Smart Franchising is the kind of book I wish every one of our current and prospective franchisees would take the time to read. It beautifully captures the challenges of owning and operating a franchise business along with practical guidance on how to make it work. Anyone considering a franchise investment will make a better investment decision by reading this down-to-earth self help book. Don't miss it!" -- David McKinnon, chairman/CEO, Service Brands International: Molly Maid, 1-800 Dryclean, Mr. Handyman, Ductz "Twenty-five years ago when I became a franchisee of the Great American Cookie Company, this book would have saved me a world of grief. Street Smart Franchising lays it out. No sugar coating. It’s a realistic guide on how to make one the most important decisions of your life." -- Lawrence (Doc) Cohen, past chairman, International Franchise Association, franchisee of 21 units - Great American Cookie Company, Pretzel Time, and Coffee Beanery. "At the International Franchise Association, we were privy to all the fine books on franchising. What's truly unique about Street Smart Franchising is the carefully crafted treatment of how emotions and behavior influence success. It's another must read for any prospective franchisee--good stuff for folks who have been in the business a while too." -- Matt Shay, past president, International Franchise Association Joe Mathews has held management roles with such national chains as Subway, Blimpie, Motophoto and the Entrepreneur's Source. Don DeBolt is a former president of the International Franchise Association. Deb Percival works in franchise development.
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupHow To Buy A Franchise Or Franchise Your Own Business Are you thinking of buying a franchise or franchising your own business? This indispensable guide tells you how to do it--and save time and money in the process. Franchise expert Erwin Keup shares 35 years of franchise experience to reveal what to expect and how to avoid costly mistakes. With the Franchise Bible, you learn to: Determine if owning a franchise is right for you Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of franchising Understand the legal terms and documents associated with franchising Navigate the offering circular and what items it should contain Decide whether you should buy a franchise or start your own Select the best methods for expanding your existing business Determine the optimum time to franchise your business Includes these samples of actual franchise documents: Offering Circular Franchise Agreements Franchise Application Form Site Evaluation Form Operational Manual Outline Plus, this guide is packed with checklists to help you: Investigate franchisors Interview existing franchises Assess your suitability for running a franchise Prepare the required information before purchasing a franchise Whether you want to buy a franchise or franchise your own business, this guide is required reading. "Author and franchise lawyer Erwin J. Keup has made an exhaustive study of the franchise purchasing process and delivers his findings in concise, understandable language that has all you need to franchise with finesse." -- Entrepreneur Magazine "Kudos to author Erwin J. Keup. We like the book's easy-to-read style." --Small Business Opportunities magazine "Equally useful to prospective franchises and franchisors. Explains in detail what the franchise system entails and the precise benefits it offers." --Robert E. Bond & Jeffrey E. Bond, author of The Sourcebook of Franchise Opportunities
The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
Environmental Careers OrganizationUpdated to reflect ongoing changes in environmental fields, this text is a resource for anyone seeking information about environmental career opportunities and how to get started in one. Highlights include trends in employment opportunities and additional material on careers in the energy field. Offering case studies and individual profiles of a variety of environmental professions, this book also has further information sources referenced, including over 100 of the top environmental websites. Tips on career research strategies along with education, voluntary work and internship suggestions are also given.
Start Up: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Launching and Managing a New Business (4th ed)
William J. StolzeThis fifth edition of Start Up is a thorough, concise, and exceptionally easy to read book that applies to those who are ready to embark on a new venture, those who have already gotten their feet wet, and those who would like to learn more about entrepreneurship. It addresses key problems that are crucial to the success of any business such as: how much money is enough, how to write a successful business plan, what is most important to business success, and why small companies are better. Completely revised and updated, this edition also features complete information on how to use the Internet to fuel the information and promotion needs of a business.
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupThe go-to book for franchise information, now in its sixth edition This proven, popular reference has been completely updated to better guide you through the current franchise environment. Real-life examples of both service- and product-oriented franchises and useful checklists prevent mistakes and save time and money. Contact information for state and federal franchising regulatory agencies and a listing of useful publications guide you to the resources you need. Robert Smith, founder of Granite Transformations, describes how he successfully opened franchises nationwide based on guidelines in previous editions
The Unofficial Guide to Opening a Franchise (Unofficial Guides)
Jason R. RichThe inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!So you dream of escaping the 9-to-5 rat race, starting your own business, and becoming your own boss, but you don't have a clue where to start. Opening a franchise-based business can lower your start-up costs and reduce the time, hassle, and risk associated with getting a new business operational. A franchise offers training, support, a proven business model, and the closest thing possible to a turnkey solution for achieving success. There are more than 3,000 different franchise opportunities in more than seventy-five industries, including packaging and shipping, tax preparation, maid service, fitness, car care, and more. Featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews with a wide range of franchising experts, this book gives you a first-hand perspective plus valuable tips and strategies for success. It provides the guidance you need to choose the right franchise, select a prime location, market your business, and get it up and running efficiently. You'll learn all about financing, essential business skills, hiring and managing employees, working with suppliers, and even preparing for your grand opening. This guide includes:Vital Information on things to look for when evaluating franchise opportunities--and where to lookInsider Secrets from successful franchisors, franchisees, and franchise consultantsMoney-Saving Techniques such as using a franchise attorney to help you review the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular) and finalize your Franchise AgreementThe Scoop on the latest trends, plus profiles of the top twenty-five franchises in AmericaHandy Worksheets to help you examine your goals and opportunities, evaluate financing options, develop a realistic business plan, and more
Finding Lost - Season Five: The Unofficial Guide
Nikki StaffordThe preeminent source for Lost fans, this fourth volume of the popular companion series finds the show having regained both audience fervor and critical praise as the rescued "Oceanic 6" decide whether or not to return to the island for those left behind. Featuring the most comprehensive episode guide available as well as many never-before-seen photos, this resource is invaluable for all followers of Lost, whether casual viewers or hard-core theorists. With an analysis of how John Locke could become the mysterious Jeremy Bentham, the in-depth handbook also includes background information on the show's historical, philosophical, religious, and literary references, such as those alluding to James Joyce's Ulysses and Stephen King's The Stand.
Finding Lost - Season Five: The Unofficial Guide
Nikki StaffordThe preeminent source for Lost fans, this fourth volume of the popular companion series finds the show having regained both audience fervor and critical praise as the rescued "Oceanic 6" decide whether or not to return to the island for those left behind. Featuring the most comprehensive episode guide available as well as many never-before-seen photos, this resource is invaluable for all followers of Lost, whether casual viewers or hard-core theorists. With an analysis of how John Locke could become the mysterious Jeremy Bentham, the in-depth handbook also includes background information on the show's historical, philosophical, religious, and literary references, such as those alluding to James Joyce's Ulysses and Stephen King's The Stand.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse
Daniel TerdimanBusiness is booming in Second Life, and many residents are earning big bucks in-world—and so can you. This unique guide walks you through what it takes to launch and run a successful Second Life business. Packed with insider tips from some of the metaverse’s best-known entrepreneurs, it delivers the lowdown on SL business basics and shows you step by step how to succeed in popular business niches, from real estate and construction to fashion, gadgets, toys, entertainment, music, blogging and more.

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