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The Dos and Don’ts of Franchising Your Business
By Alicia Saunders Is it time for you to take your business to the next level? Franchising is a great way to build on your success. Here are a few dos and don’ts when it comes to franchising your business. DO make sure that your concept can be replicated A key component of the franchise business model is that every iteration of the concept is similar. If your business would vary greatly from place to place, or you think your concept would be difficult to replic... Read more
Four Ways to Build a Loyal Brand Following
By Ryan Smolkin This post is a condensed version of an article that appeared in the Summer issue of The FranchiseVoice. Click here for the full article (note: additional blog content is available only to CFA members. Not a member? Click here to join now.) Right from day one, I knew that for Smoke’s Poutinerie to be a success, I couldn’t bank solely on Canadians’ appetite for poutine – I needed to turn that emotional connection with the dish into an all-out entertaining... Read more
What Smart Franchisors Need to Know About Multi-Unit Growth: 4 Things You May Not Have Considered
This post is a condensed version of an article that appeared in the Summer issue of The FranchiseVoice, written by Marietta Snetsinger. Click here for the full article (note: additional blog content is available only to CFA members. Not a member? Click here to join now.) Over the past few years, we’ve seen a trend in the United States toward “multi-unit” franchising. By definition, multi-unit franchising is when one franchisee (group, corporation etc.) operates... Read more
Doug Warren’s Bright Idea: How to keep your energy up while on the go
This post is an article that appeared in the Spring issue of The FranchiseVoice, written by Doug Warren. Business travel can be exhausting! Packing up, getting to the airport, having your meetings, and then making it to the hotel at the end of a long day can sometimes feel like a marathon. Luckily, I’ve found some ways to prepare over the years. With a bit of planning, it can be easy to keep your energy up when travelling. When you’re on the plane, it may be tempting ... Read more