Thursday, April 28, 2005

Can Your Business Become A Franchise?

Are you certain that your company is the next Ray Kroc (McDonald's) story? Tired of reading about companies and thinking, "I have a better franchise concept than that company?" Maybe you, too, should consider franchising.
Check out this article by Mark Siebert, CEO of the iFRanchise Group, a management consulting firm specializing in franchising. Mark's article helps business owners realize whether or not their dreams are franchisable.
Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Franchising: Buying Your Way Into Business

A new franchise opens every eight minutes. Are you ready to take the plunge. The popularity of franchising continues to grow, with hundreds of people opening new franchises around the world every day.
More than 316,000 franchised small businesses operate in the United States, spanning some 75 industries, according to the International Franchise Association. Do you have the right personality to own a franchise? Do you know how to avoid buying a franchise lemon?
Check out this article on franchising. It will help you figure out if you are right for a franchise, and how to find the right one.

Monday, April 25, 2005

A Blog: Can It Help Your Growing Business

Does your business currently have a web log? Why not. Interests in blogs continues to grow. One of the big benefits of a blog for small firms is that it offers businesses a voice and personal presence. Check out this article I wrote on blogs and building a successful blog. I interviewed some of the world's pioneers in blogging. They shared the reasons why a web log helped their businesses. They also shared some important do's and don'ts when it comes to creating a blog.
Click here to check out the story.