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Franchising: PropertyGuys.com

Financial Post: After spending years working in sales for a large automotive supplier, Mike Shanks saw limited potential for career advancement in an industry that's...

La Teresita Plans 10 New Diners

Tampa Tribune: Fans of the historical West Tampa restaurant La Teresita soon could have 10 new locations to find their Spanish-style omelets, cafe con leche...

Service Beats Low Prices

Inc.: Customer service is more important than low prices when it comes to luring and keeping loyal customers, according to a new survey by Accenture. More...

Taking Care Of Business

Franchise International: Years ago, Raymond J. Margiano, Ph.D., established a shoe-repair franchise named Heel Quik. Unfortunately, his timing was a bit off. Thanks to the...

Bowled Over By Tupperware

SunHerald.com: Earl Tupper's invention was more than a food storage container, vast improvement though it was over the previous standard of shower-cap-style bowl covers. The...

Souring Economy Catches Up To New York City Hotels

CNNMoney.com: A souring economy is taking a bite out of the Big Apple's robust hotel industry. New York City's hotels have been on a roll over...

Inventor’s Gum Keeps GI’s Awake

WBBM Newsradio 780: A man from the Chicago area who spent much of his life developing new kinds of chewing gum is now using his...

Franchise Business Financials Up At NexCen

Chain Leader: NexCen Brands, Inc. today reported the following business update. Selected Preliminary Third Quarter Results The Company ("NexCen") reported preliminary unaudited financial results for the third...

Batteries Plus Franchise Store Sales Continue To Climb Despite Economy

PR.com: While the economy continues on a negative downturn, the battery retail segment remains positive – with Batteries Plus leading the charge. Batteries Plus, the nation’s...

Shoppers Turn To Consignment Stores

The Wall Street Journal: The economic downturn is bad for the nearby mall but good for local consignment shops. Sales at these stores have soared...

Free Franchise Consulting By FranNet

Quality Franchise: FranNet The Franchise Connection is the world’s original, premier network of franchise consultants. No consulting group has successfully helped more people realize the dream...

Education Franchising

IndUS Business Journal: The influx of new franchise concepts in all segments of the industry over the past several years has left many franchisors dizzy...

The Myth Of Guaranteed Success In Franchising

Franchise Key: In the business world, no method, no magic formula can guarantee success or bring success with no efforts. Franchising reduces risks, speeds up success,...

What’s Your Major? You May Be A Future Entrepreneur

The Wall Street Journal: Someone’s college major may be a good predictor of whether he or she eventually becomes an entrepreneur. A new working paper by...

Time To Re-Negotiate Retail Property

Blue MauMau: Retailers are battening down the hatches, readying for the approaching storm. MIT Center for Real Estate shows signs of the coming wind. Retail...

Don’t Worry, Start A Company

Inc.: Y Combinator's Paul Graham makes the case that now is a perfectly fine time to start a company–maybe not a restaurant, he says, but...

Franchise Sector’s Robust Growth

Adelaidenow: Franchises have reported strong growth in the past two years despite tougher economic times, according to a survey commissioned by the Franchise Council of...

Burger King To Form Joint Venture With DaChan Great Wall

Taipei Times: Burger King Corp, the second-largest fast food chain in the US, yesterday announced plans to form its first overseas joint venture with DaChan...

Internet Use Good For Brain

BBC News: A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulated centres in the brain that controlled decision-making and complex reasoning. The researchers...

Franchises Safer In Hard Times

The Times: In tough economic times, franchises are a relatively safe way of doing business. This is evident in the 2008 Standard Bank Franchise Factor survey,...