What the heck happened? What’s going on? 4 new franchises sold? It gets worse. According to Kate Taylor, that Kool Kat over at Entrepreneur.com, 2013 was the first time Baskin-Robbins® netted any new U.S. stores since 2006. How sad. I still can't believe Baskin-Robbins® only sold 4 new franchise units in 2013. 31 Fab Flavors Baskin-Robbins®, or “31 Flavors” as we called it growing up, was only a 5 minute bicycle ride away from my childhood home in Mayfield Heights,
It’s the angle of the sun. That’s why the nation’s frozen yogurt franchises are busy now. It’s not rocket science. It’s the temperature. It’s summer! Frozen Yogurt Franchises In The 80’s In the 1980’s, frozen yogurt appeared on the scene-in a big way. I remember my dad talking about TCBY a lot. He consulted with the local TCBY multi-unit franchise owner. TCBY was the dominant player in the 80’s, and at one time, 1,582 franchises were up and running across the US.
(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
(Courtesy of sa_ku_ra, on Flickr) I’d much rather win a jackpot than get into one. Do you remember how you felt when you said something or did something that you later regretted? Well, I do. Right now. Part of my recent keynote speech at the Franchise Brokers Association Conference included my take on “The State of The Franchise Industry.” I talked about things like the still-challenging franchise loan environment, trends in franchise lead-generation, and transparency in