On Global Expansion Mistakes: “When the topic of international development comes during strategic planning sessions at many a franchisor, many are quick to dismiss the opportunity, sighting costs or potential untapped white space in the U.S. market. Such lack of clarity can be a serious problem for franchisors embarking on a rapid growth plan, often […]

When the topic of international development comes during strategic planning sessions at many a franchisor, many are quick to dismiss the opportunity, sighting costs or potential untapped white space in the U.S. market. Such lack of clarity can be a serious problem for franchisors embarking on a rapid growth plan, often resulting in mistakes that […]

On SBA Loan Performance: “The last time the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officially released a consolidated list of loan-loss performance for franchise brands was 2011. For years franchise lenders have used this SBA failure rate data as an initial screening tool to determine whether they should consider a loan to a prospective or existing […]

W. Edwards Deming, whose sampling techniques are still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, once said, “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” What he did not know then was what happens if it is “bad data.” The last time the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

Franchising’s year in review: Another year has come to an end. And thus far it has been a busy year for the franchise industry. We have seen numerous new concepts opt for the franchise business model as their growth engine, enter the market, and a few others lose traction. Read all about the trends here. […]

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