What trends in the franchise business world will dominate the small business landscape in 2011? What concepts will be hot, and what concepts will be…..not?
Being the “Franchise Expert in Residence” for Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends website has it’s perks. Writing my annual “Top Franchise Trends” post for Anita’s award-winning small business website is one that I really enjoy.
From Small Business Trends;
“The credit crunch has had a major impact on franchising, and even with several pushes by lobbying groups like the International Franchise Association to loosen credit up, the credit market is still not very loose.”
“Intrepid souls who are serious about becoming their own bosses will still find ways to buy franchises in 2011. But patience will be a needed virtue, as the process itself will continue to be a slow one.”
Read the rest of my 4th annual look at the Top Franchise Trends….
(You’ll be hungry after reading it!)
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