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Somewhat buried in a recent SBA information notice footnote (5000-180007 Updated Lender Portal), was the announcement of new PARRiS flags which will closely monitor start-up loans, small loans, export loans, and loans to hotels. These SBA-issued new risk-monitoring rules are meant to help SBA determine whether to conduct a lender audit. The new PARRiS flags […]

FRANdata’s in-country director of research at-large Peter Schwarzer analyzes the German hair care sector in this in-depth report. The German hair care sector has been devastated by fierce pricing wars. It is highly fragmented and presents many challenges, not least due to regulations and required licenses. However, franchised concepts have tremendous opportunities to establish themselves […]

Almost 50% of Emerging Franchise Are Looking to Outsource Technology Functions Technology, Construction, Marketing, Real Estate, Legal Counsel — Among Top Functions That They are Looking to Outsource The emerging brand population is not insignificant. FRANdata adds 1-2 franchisors to its database each day. These franchisors tend to be smaller or new to franchising. In the last quarter […]

On the rise of M&A activity in the mid-market franchise segment:  Franchising as a business model has always been about scale: taking a good concept and creating a great brand through the local owners acting as brand ambassadors. But as the top fills out for private equity investments, a more interesting trend is the rise […]

Franchising as a business model has always been about scale: taking a good concept and creating a great brand through the local owners acting as brand ambassadors. But as the top fills out for private equity investments, a more interesting trend is the rise of M&A activity in the mid-market franchise segment, which has many […]

 

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