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An Improved Work/Life Balance Attracts Successful Businesspeople to Franchising

An Improved Work/Life Balance Attracts Successful Businesspeople to Franchising

Why are executives leaving high paying jobs with excellent benefits to open a franchise? The dream of achieving an improved work/life balance is a primary factor according to Lee Willwerth, who left a career in custom software to open a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise, Rochelle Carrington, who left a magazine industry sales career to


PJ’s Coffee Franchisees Give High Marks to Its Products and Services

  Franchise Business Review, a national franchisee satisfaction market research firm, found that 64% of PJ’s Coffee franchisees rated the “Quality of Products and Services” as “excellent,” compared to just 37% of all franchisees surveyed in the past year. The findings were based on data from 28,000 franchisees representing 339 franchise. When asked what he feels

FBR Member News: FASTSIGNS® Closes Out Record-Breaking Year

Richard Helmey, owner of truecolor GRAPHICS and a FASTSIGNS Co-Brand franchise, said, “I purchased a local printing business and parlayed my background into quick revenue growth. My penchant for big growth led me to enter the wide-format market. After becoming a FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Franchisee, things really took off…

List of 2016’s Top Franchises According to the Franchisees Who Own Them

To identify the franchises that made it’s list as well as the latest trends and information concerning franchisee satisfaction in general, Franchise Business Review surveyed 28,000 franchisees representing 339 franchise brands. Franchisees who participated in the free survey were asked 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

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Choosing the Right Food Franchise For You

The food services industry is franchising’s most visible segment and nearly 90% of food franchisees enjoy what they do. If you have a passion for food and want to be your own boss, there are hundreds of food franchise concepts ranging from pasta or burgers to smoothies or ice cream and everything in between you

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Out-Of-Work Veterans Turn To Franchising

After retiring as a Master Sergeant from the army in 2008 and returning to Iraq and Afghanistan to serve the troops as a contractor for six years until March of 2014, Eric Stewart returned home for good. He sent his resume out to almost 70 employers. “I think I was only called in for two

Don’t Buy a Franchise Unless It Has These Five Traits

The franchise brands named in our 2015 Top Franchises report scored about 12% higher than average in innovation and creativity. Perhaps more telling is that there were over 36% more occurrences of an “excellent” rating, the highest response option, by franchisees of the Top 200 Franchises, showing these systems are focused on evolving their brands in order to meet changing consumer needs and desires.