Inside Look: The 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference

In just a couple of short weeks, FranNet will be sponsoring and sending a delegation to the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference. Held at the Downtown Hilton in sunny Miami, FL on Nov. 7-9, the conference is a gathering of franchise brands looking to take their business models to the next level. [...]

2018-10-24T00:00:00+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tips on Finishing the Year on a Good Note…

Well, we just checked the calendar and confirmed it. 2018 is officially winding down. Next week at this time, your kids will be wandering through different neighborhoods badgering strangers for candy while disguising themselves. And then what? Should you already start dividing up the list of whom to invite to Thanksgiving? And while we’re on [...]

2018-10-23T00:00:00+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Semi-Absenteeism: The Art of Working from Home

If you’re a budding entrepreneur interested in franchising, but you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘semi-absentee’, we have a quick refresher for you: Semi-absentee business model - A semi-absentee franchise is an opportunity that doesn’t require a full-time commitment as a franchisee owner. As we’ve said before in this space, you literally do not have to [...]

2018-10-23T00:00:00+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Last Straw – a Look at Why Some People Choose Entrepreneurism

At FranNet, we truly hope that you never come to a breaking point where entrepreneurism is seen as the only way out. We’d rather you reach a decision of this magnitude after a period of calm, cool and collected thought. But, as we all know, it doesn’t always happen that way, does it? During today’s [...]

2018-10-15T00:00:00+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Representation You’ll Need in Your Corner to Franchise

There is an old proverb that states a fact relevant to becoming your own boss: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” During today’s edition of FranNet’s blog, we’re going to look at the representation you’ll need in your corner to become a franchisee. Remember this, [...]

2018-10-10T00:00:00+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Choosing a Business Structure for Your Franchise

For many a budding entrepreneur, choosing the perfect franchise concept is likely going to be the fun part of your journey. You get to review different business models, some of which will be of great interest to you—while others may not be just yet. Weighing the pros and cons as several franchise concepts get narrowed [...]

2018-10-09T00:00:00+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How Validation Leads to New Franchisees

During today’s edition of FranNet’s blog, we’re going to take a deeper look into why the validation process is such an effective recruiting tool for new franchisees. But we’ll go ahead and give you the answer right up front: it has everything to do with belonging. The franchise investigative process has many measured steps, all [...]

2018-10-04T00:00:00+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The FDD: Five Areas to Focus

During today’s blog edition, FranNet brings you a frank and insightful look at five areas to focus when reviewing an FDD. That’s Franchise Disclosure Document, not Foreign Daily Digest. The FDD is probably the single most important document you’ll see during the franchise investigative process. The purpose of the FDD is to give potential buyers [...]

2018-10-02T00:00:00+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Which Franchise Concepts are in Your Fantasy Draft Pool?

One thing that never ceases to amaze the entrepreneurial clients we serve at FranNet is the sheer number of franchise business concepts available to consider. Currently, that number appears to be topping 4,000. A figure like that might lead you to believe that there simply has to be a business out there with your name [...]

2018-09-27T00:00:00+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Review: Small Business Development Centers Conference

During today’s FranNet blog edition, we present a brief review of this 38th annual America’s Small Business Development Centers Conference, of which we were a sponsor. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the SBDC hosted more than 1,000 attendees at the Washington Marriott Marquis on Sep. 4-7, 2018.  So, what is the [...]

2018-09-25T00:00:00+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |