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The role of franchising on industry evolution is explored in this book both in terms of the emergence of franchising and its impact on industry structure. Examining literature and statistical information the first section provides an overview of franchising. The Role of Franchising on Industry Evolution then focuses on two core elements; the emergence or franchising and the contextual drivers prompting its adoption, and the impact of franchising on industry-level structural changes. Through two industry case studies, the author demonstrates how franchising has the ability to fundamentally transform an industry's structure from one of fragmentation to one of consolidation.
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* Pick the perfect franchise opportunity for you * Become a commercial or social franchisor * Must-have training and legal information online Buy, own, and operate a franchise If you want to be your own boss and stand on the shoulders of franchise giants, this accessible guide makes it easier than ever before. For franchisees, it takes you from the first steps of prospecting for a franchise to getting it up and running successfully. For prospective commercial and social franchisors, it explains how to determine if a business is franchisable and discusses how to properly design and develop a franchise system that you can grow and support. inside * Evaluate franchise opportunities * Become a successful franchisor * Join the growing social franchise sector * Build your brand * Grasp important legal issues * Plan for future expansion * Keep the cash flowing
Most small business books focus on what it takes to start a small business, and not what it takes to start a franchise. At best, these books might allocate a single chapter to the concept of franchising, and at worst the author presumes that franchises are the same as any other business start-up. The world of franchising has its own nuances, and advice that works for 99% of start-ups would not apply to franchising. In fact, well-meaning advice can often be detrimental to potential franchisees. This book is focused on making sure that potential franchisees are aware of the specific journey ahead of them. As franchising is a two-way business arrangement, it includes exactly what franchisors are looking for, what can or cannot be negotiated with a franchisor, and how best to present yourself to ensure that you win the franchise you want.
McDonald's. Blockbuster Video. Jiffy Lube. Subway. Franchising has
become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third
of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, and
one out of every sixteen workers is employed by one. But how did
franchising come to play such a dominant role in the American
economy? What are the day-to-day experiences of franchisees and
franchisers in the workplace? What challenges and pitfalls await
them as they stake their claim to prosperity? These are just a few
of the questions explored in "Franchising Dreams," a
documentary-like look into the frustrations and uncertainties that
entrepreneurs face in their pursuit of the American dream.
This volume is an unconventional foray into the underworld of baseball. It looks at issues such as baseball's cult of memory, numerology in sport and society, the emergence of an anti-competitive league and exploitation by a cartel. The book has been expanded to include the Yankee's World Series appearance in the 1999 season.
While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising-a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to re-imagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and even consumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.
Is Franchising Right For You?Why start a business from scratch when you can have a piece of the greatest expansion strategy ever conceived? Franchising is BIG and getting bigger in every sector-from restaurants and coffee chains to pet care and insurance. There is a franchise for everything and everyone. As a potential franchise owner, you can be in charge of your own success while being supported by a known brand. Franchising gives you that ability, along with the satisfaction that comes only with building something that can last a lifetime and beyond. And, if you are successful, you eventually stop sweating the details and have the freedom to enjoy your life in a way that most around you cannot. In The Franchisee Handbook, franchise expert Mark Siebert walks you through the process of vetting and buying a franchise, helps you ask the right questions of franchisors and yourself, and gives you the resources you need to decide if franchising is right for you. Siebert shows you how to do your homework before making what could be the greatest financial decision of your life. You will learn how to: Accurately assess the risks of buying a franchise Determine if a franchise is a good fit for your personal goals Research and vet potential franchise opportunities Create a startup plan that meets your business goals Prepare your franchise for success Why dream about owning a franchise when you can take concrete steps to make it happen today? With The Franchisee Handbook as your guide, you have the power in your hands to start your own franchise journey right now.
Franchising has become a global phenomenon. Many brands have grown beyond their national markets and proved that this business expansion model can work around the world. Meanwhile, in comparison to growth on a national scale, it is clear that cross-border franchising involves additional divergent business models and requires solutions to different issues in order to succeed. This major title, published in partnership with the International Bar Association, is a concise, practical guide for all those involved in planning and operating an international franchise programme, from in-house counsel to managing directors to those in private practice. The book is divided in two parts: the first part provides general information on preparing for international franchising and the second part applies know-how and industry experience to the most popular franchise industries such as hospitality, internet and technology, services and retail. The lack of a harmonised franchise regime or dispute resolution system across the major jurisdictions means that this is not a simple exercise from a legal perspective. In addition, many jurisdictions require specific pre-contractual disclosure and/or registration. In addition to classic legal questions, efficient tax planning is required to secure success. In parallel, the book reviews questions on data protection and intercultural communication during a franchise partnership as well as financing possibilities from various national perspectives. Uniquely, this title applies and reflects general practical and technical franchising know-how to specific franchised industries and highlights typical sector-by-sector questions and solutions in an international franchise context.
The virtual organization is a form where only what is used has to
be paid for. It has the capability of the real organization, but
does not itself have the tangible facilities and permanent
employees that is the traditional way of meeting the requirements
of customer. It is a concept which gives flexibility, lower overall
cost, and reduces the capital needs of a business. It is equally
applicable to new and established businesses, and can provide both
with a means of achieving success in business development and
The definitive A-to-Z guide to researching, selecting, and starting a viable franchise business
With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, "Become a Franchise Owner " informs would-be franchise owners of the joys and perils of purchasing a franchise. Authored by a trusted, feisty, tell-it-how-it-is independent franchise industry insider, this book offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly ("and carefully") research and select a franchise business.
Get tips on how to locate information about franchises, current industry trends, interviews with franchisors, and hot franchise opportunities.Offers a self-evaluation to discover if you are "franchise material"Describes how to choose the right franchise for your specific situationLists the 40 crucial questions to ask current franchise owners
Owning a franchise isn't for everyone; in fact, as Joel Libava says, "it's really not for most people." But if it "is" for you, this book can guide you in starting your own successful franchise business.
The Right Franchise for You helps entrepreneurs get started on a path to a fulfilling and lucrative career as a franchise owner. In The Right Franchise for You, Faizun Kamal, renowned franchise coach and former corporate executive, guides entrepreneurs through her proven process of researching and buying a future franchise. The Right Franchise for You exponentially increases the probability of success. For those who are serious about finding a better career path, then by the end of The Right Franchise for You entrepreneurs will: Learn the proven process to find the best franchise Uncover the pitfalls to avoid making a costly mistake Determine the best way to fund a franchise Discover the key to making a franchise search a successful one
The Business on a Shoestring series helps small business
Franchising is a popular option for many people who want
This book helps you to build a successful franchise, covering
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