Current Trends in Franchising

Franchising has matured since Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. First-day sales at that restaurant were $316.12. In 2008, McDonald’s annual sales topped $23.5 billion at more than 32,000 restaurants in over 100...

We Talk to Alan Coote on Let`s Talk Business

Let’s Talk Business 190: How2Franchise, What Is A Business Anthropologist, Is Fast Growth Good On this week’s Let’s Talk Business: How2Franchise, What Is a Business Anthropologist, Is Fast Growth Good and Are, We On The brink Of a Second Digital Revolution and 50% of...

Franchise Industry Research:

bfa/NatWest Franchise Survey Beginning research on the franchising industry in 1994, the British Franchise Association (bfa), with the outstanding support of NatWest, has been building the most detailed long term franchise survey in the world. The full annual report...

Has economic downturn affected Franchising?

Despite worries of an economic downturn, one sector is poised for another year of solid growth in 2016, according to one study.  Bolstered by trends including acceleration in business spending, the franchise industry is set to grow by 1.7 percent in 2016, according to...

Franchising: your model for business growth?

Franchising: your model for business growth? Franchising has been lauded as a tried and tested way of growing one’s business by using the entrepreneurial skills and capital (without incurring debt or interest charges) of others. It has also sometimes misguidedly been...

Create your Legacy

We talk a lot about purchasing a business or a franchise as a way to become your own boss, have financial independence, give back to the community, and obtain flexibility to do more of the things you love. Indeed, it can do all of those things. However, we rarely take...