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Ray Kroc Is Probably Rolling In His…

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Grave. That's right: Ray Kroc is probably rolling in his grave. Because of this.   Keep reading.   Lunchtime In Cleveland Ohio I know I shouldn't be eating fast food. Really...I know. But, sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do. Anyway... The image above was taken 1.5 hours ago. It's the interior of a McDonald's restaurant in Cleveland. In the ... Read More

Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, and this year, I'm looking to get even more of the franchise community involved. Remember back in 2012, when Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, was named a Top 100 Champion during the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in New York City? I do, I was there to congratulate her. What franchisors, or ... Read More

Working With A Franchise Broker: Only One?

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If you're thinking about working with a franchise broker to assist you in finding a franchise to own, I'd like to offer you some useful tips you can use. Would you like to know why I'm doing this? Keep reading.     I Was A Franchise Broker That's right: I'm a former franchise broker. I know how brokers work. And, if you've been a subscriber to my VIP Newsletter and/or to ... Read More

Why Is LeBron James Opening 10 Pizza Franchises in South Florida?

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Cleveland basketball fans may now have another reason to feel paranoid today. That's because Lebron James is buying a pizza franchise -10 of them, actually...and opening them up in South Florida. South. Florida. That's where King James decided to "take his talents" 4 short years ago. And, now that's where he's investing a teeny-tiny portion of his money.   Which Pizza Franchise ... Read More

The Top 50 Franchises From Another Country

  Top Franchise Lists There are: Top 50 franchise lists. Top 100 franchise lists. Top 500 franchise lists. Even lists of the top 10 franchises. My point: There are certainly lots of lists these days. It can be hard to figure out what's what with some of them.   Are Franchise Lists Important? Yes and no. Yes, because they can serve as a good starting point if ... Read More

Pizza Franchise War In Australia May Hit U.S. Shores

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Pepperoni. Mushrooms. And, for those who like it hot-how about some Banana peppers? What do you like on your pizza? More importantly, how cheap do you want it?   Pizza Franchise War In Australia May Hit U.S. Shores That's right: A price war between pizza franchises in Australia has been brewing baking for a while in Australia for a while. And, soon, U.S. pizza lovers could ... Read More

3 Things Franchise Brokers Would Prefer To Keep Under Wraps: #3

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In Part 2 of this 3-Part series on the 3 things franchise brokers would prefer to keep under wraps, you learned the importance of words. Do you remember? If not, allow me to refresh your memory.   You  Are Not The Client When you work with a franchise broker (sometimes referred to as a franchise consultant) you are not their client-it only feels like you are. That’s because they’re ... Read More