(A view from The Crown)
2012 was quite an interesting year.
It was dominated by a lot of loud political discourse on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.
And, in-person political discussions were frequently of the “heated” variety.
In business, small business owners-including franchisors and some rather loud franchisees, jumped into the political fray…a lot.
Moving away from politics, the franchise industry had a pretty flat year as a whole, as the US economy continued to sputter along.
Some franchisors launched new products or new services. Some didn’t.
Some franchisors took advantage of hot trends, and were able to get some great PR in the process.
Below, is a recap of the past year’s topics and discussions…let’s see if you remember them.
One more thing: I’ve included a couple of useful tips for would-be franchisees, and even one for current franchisors.
This is One Franchise Blog Post That Really Stinks:
Quiznos Franchisees Got To Breathe Again:
Why Do You?
This One Cool Image Explains My Philosophy:
My Review Of McDonald’s DDTW
They Should Know Better
Frozen Yogurt Franchise Owners Didn’t Like This One
That Weird Wallenda Thing
Maybe All Of Us Should Do This
This Franchisor Doesn’t Like Me Anymore
Why Apple Stores Will Never-Ever Become Franchises
Franchisors Better Have a Social Media Footprint
The Hottest Franchise Trends
Once in a while, I step right in it.
The Denny’s Fiasco
Chick fil A: Bizarre Franchise Concept To The Max
Obamacare And Franchising
Did I miss any?
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