Internet leads are still the dominant source of franchise sales, but what are franchises missing putting by all their eggs into the lead portal basket?
A business opportunity is a need or want that can be met by a new business venture.
A new study that found business owners and executives in the United States were optimistic about the prospects for the U.S. economy in the coming year.
It's that time of the year again, to begin planning which shows, events and conventions you're going to attend in 2015.
We're seeing a shifting trend towards franchises amongst young people; their MBAs aren't opening getting them the jobs that they were expecting.
Why Burger King is taking beef off the menu for one set of franchisees, in Today's Business Ideas in the News.
One man's opinion: The White House is out to destroy fast food franchising as we know it. By Jack Jordans. It's long been the dream of liberals everywhere to make us all the same. Any skill...
Where can you get your teeth whitened and your hide tanned at the same time? Find out in Today's Business Ideas in the News.
Complaints used to be local and mostly private. Now they travel the world in a blink of tweet, and can be liked by everyone, forever.
Seasonal Halloween stores come in all shapes and sizes. Halloween Express is a franchise, Ricky's is corporately owned and Spirit is a consignment business. No matter the structure, Halloween costumes are a huge biz.
If you think you know everything there is to know about the golden arches and Happy Meals, guess again!

Franchising the Police?

Their focus is really offering a client high-visibility patrol, with a marked vehicle and a uniformed, armed officer who has prior police or military service.
Gigi Butler was a cleaning lady with just $33 to her name when she opened her first cupcake shop in Nashville, Tennessee, almost seven years ago.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Renzo Aida, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Dedham, MA.
If we had to narrow it down to one set of questions, this is the list.
A reader asked, "What is the real difference between a franchise and a business opportunity?"
A franchise, in its simplest definition, is a business opportunity that allows the franchisee (possibly you) to start a business by legally using someone else's (the franchisor's) expertise, ideas, and processes. Is franchising for you? This post could guide you toward a decision.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Larry "Lo-Lo" White, the founder and namesake of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles, a soul-food casual dining restaurant that is now offering a franchise. My questions are below in...
If any of these thirty are your primary reason for wanting to start a business, perhaps you'd better reevaluate.
What a difference a little, relatively undefended, international border makes. Here are the top ten Canadian franchises, ordered by number of locations in Canada. I'm surprised at how many of these companies I'm unfamiliar with. Tim...