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In the 1st quarter of 2019, FRANdata identified 108 new franchise brands across 22 industries. Similar to last quarter, QSR and Restaurants industries are the top two largest markets for new franchises. Numbers of emerging brands in Health & Fitness and Business-Related industries increase, taking up 48% of the new franchise market with the top […]

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 […]

 

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