Cuba: President Obama Just Opened The Door To Franchising In Cuba

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President Obama, in one fell swoop, just opened the door to normalized relations between two countries that have been at odds with each other for 5 long decades. The One Fell Swoop Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor that has been held by the Cuban government for the last 5 years, was freed today. His release, part of a historic deal with Cuba, will pave the way for a major overhaul of U.S. - Cuban ... Read More

Franchise Ownership: The Pros And Cons


The decision to become the owner of a franchise is a big one. Franchise ownership can be very, very rewarding. It can also be not very, very rewarding. The franchise business model is a powerful one. But, it’s not perfect. That’s why I suggest you ignore some of the more common sayings in franchising. Like these: “You’re buying a ‘business in a box’ when you buy a ... Read More

This Could Put Waiters And Waitresses On The Unemployment Line


Please don't pass this blog post onto any family members or friends that wait tables for a living. You'll only succeed  in depressing them. Big time. As a mater of fact, if you do  pass this blog post onto the waiters and waitresses in your life, they'll probably decide to never wait on you again. Please don't do it.   The Scenario It's Friday night, and your kid is back from ... Read More

Franchise Interviews: Auntie Anne’s®

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(Sponsored Post) Food franchises are top of mind for a large number of today's franchise business opportunity seekers. But, why? Well, for one, food franchises are very visible; they're everywhere. Food franchises can be found in malls and strip centers...even in travel plazas. Another reason...and this is a very common one I hear from people who contact me, "people have to ... Read More

All Bloggers Must Do This January 1st

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Are you a blogger? Do you own a website? If so, there's something really important that you need to do. And, you need to do it January 1st. Are you wondering what "it" is? Good! In order to find out, I'm going to ask you to do one little thing. Only read this blog post for the next 5 minutes. That means you can't look at TweetDeck, Hootsuite, or your iPhone or ... Read More

How And Why Are Pizza Fusion Franchisees Walking Away?

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You can't just walk away from a franchise you have purchased-and operated. Not only can't you just "walk away" from what's typically a 10-year franchise agreement, you certainly can't just change the name of your franchise business-and start an eerily-similar one on your own. One would think. Unless you're Pizza Fusion franchisees. You've heard of Pizza Fusion, right?   Pizza ... Read More