Location, Location, Location!

Your franchise territory can have a direct effect on the success of your business – the demographic of your territory as well as whether or not it’s protected are important considerations when you’re researching your franchise. Not all franchises offer protected territories, but when they do we offer you tools, resources and knowledge that can help you negotiate with your franchisor and get the most out of it.

 

We will help you analyze the demographics of the area where you would like to open your business, including population, average age and income. You need to know that the demographics will support the type of business you’re interested in opening. The information can help you evaluate whether your senior care, spa, tutoring or fitness franchise will grow and thrive. We also analyze your potential territory and identify if there is an opportunity to expand the size for the benefit of both you and the Franchisor. Does the territory not have a large enough population in your target age range or income bracket? We can help you expand that territory so it covers the target population to help your business succeed.

 

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How A Franchise Broker Can Save You Time & Money!

When you buy a house you go through a stringent process of checks and balances to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying BEFORE you lay down your life savings. When you are looking into purchasing a franchise, even more is at stake. You are considering a purchase that will determine your future income and stability.

For this reason, it is extremely important to take the time to do your research and align yourself with professionals. Franchise brokers and consultants know a lot more about this business than you do. Novice franchise buyers could inadvertently end up in a very bad position if they don’t know what to look for.

All FBA consultants go through an extensive training program that not only consists of broker processes but also includes legal training, industry training, client training, profitability studies, franchisor training, and more. They are provided with a plethora of tools to help them examine a franchisor’s continued viability and profitability. That knowledge is then passed onto you.

Here are some of the benefits of using a franchise consultant:

  •  Franchise consultants have insider knowledge
  • Cut down on research time
  • Get prepared with the right questions
  • Understand the terminology and processes
  •  Get a better deal on your franchise
  • Information on your chance of being awarded the franchise
  • Work with highly trained professionals within a professional organization
  • Edify you on the most profitable and sustainable franchise opportunities
  • Using a franchise consultant is typically at no charge to the client
  • Franchise consultants can locate red flags in a franchise
  • Franchise consultants research franchises every day
  • Franchise consultants can help you find funding
  •  Find the right franchise

If you would like to find out more, please contact us today! 888-217-8865 or rogers@franfaire.com

Why is franchising a good business venture for women?

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Women-owned businesses are becoming increasingly important to the US economy. The number of successful women operating at senior positions within franchises is growing, and women are finally truly making their presence felt within the franchising industry.

Before exploring why franchise ownership is a good way for women to accomplish business goals, it is important to have an informed understanding of what franchising is and how it works.

Franchising Basics

Franchising is a business structure where franchisors grant franchisees rights to operate their business system under an agreement in return for ongoing fees. Optimally, a franchise is a fully operational business concept with established and clearly documented processes. The franchisee becomes an individual business owner, and uses a pre-developed framework, typically in the form of training, operational guidelines, and marketing support, to refer to or use for ongoing guidance.

Women in Franchising-1In a franchise partnership, the franchisor gains the capital of the franchisee as well as their drive and commitment to the success of the brand and their own franchise operation. Conversely, the franchisee gains important benefits in terms of established branding appeal and has the advantage of an existing developed business model to guide them.

 

Franchising can offer ambitious women the opportunity to successfully and profitably run a business while stimulating personal and professional goals.

 

Women and Franchising: Top Franchise Characteristics
According to Iain Murphy in his book, The Franchising Handbook: The Complete Guide to Choosing a Franchise, women are in some ways better suited to franchising and make an even more attractive group as potential franchisees.

 

  • Women are often skilled activity and people coordinators; women franchisees are thus often naturally inclined to manage their chosen franchise opportunity even more productively and profitably
  • Women are often skilled with setting priorities; this skill complements the franchising industry along with planning, staffing, financing, and people management responsibilities
  • Women usually strive to work toward common goals and enjoy networking; female franchise operators aim to make their franchise a success, working well with the entire team, and ensure effective communication between franchisee and franchisor

 

Women in Franchising-1“When you look at the demographics, there are more women than men. We tend to live longer so we certainly need to have some options in business ownership,” adds Miriam Brewer, the Senior Director of Education and Diversity with the International Franchise Association (IFA).

“Women make very good business owners—as do men,” Miriam says. “But we need to have some other opportunities. Sometimes we leave the workforce to take care of children and then we come back and the jobs may not be there, so why not be your own boss? In franchising, we like to say that ‘you’re in business for yourself but not by yourself’, and franchising is attractive to women for that reason.”

Furthermore, Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group says, “I think women bring so much value to franchising because we’re big collaborators. We don’t mind meeting with a group and saying ‘what’s the best way to do this’. And when you’re with a franchising community you need to listen to those franchisees—they’re out there doing it on the frontline doing it day in and day out. You need to be willing to sit down and hear what they have to say and [figure out] how do we make this better than we already have. So I think women are a natural fit for franchising.”

Statistics reveal that women will only continue to have a dramatic impact on business. Based on The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute’s projection, women-owned small businesses will generate more than half of the estimated 9.72 million new small business jobs ahead, and roughly one-third of the 15.3 million total new jobs anticipated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2018.

“Franchising is absolutely conducive to the needs of women,” says Dina. “It spans more than 300 industries. Whether it’s beauty care, or frankly, home services, we have [women] franchisees who own Mr. Rooter plumbing franchises. There’s something for everybody.”

 

Glendale auto care shop holds true to being ‘honest’


                                                                                                                                                                         

By Kathryn Stafford and Ayla Hopper

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Anyone who drives knows the feeling of putting the key in the ignition and coming to find their car won’t start. Many thoughts run through their head, including a car service provider. Car owners want the best service for their car, and not to mention, an “honest” mechanic. Honest 1 Auto Care really does live up to their name.

The car service is a national franchise and the Glendale location, 15420 N. 59th Ave., is owned and operated by Thomas Young.

Young grew up in Georgia, and went to the Citadel on a NROTC military scholarship in 1975. He received an active duty commission in the U.S. Marine’s in 1979 as a Second Lieutenant. After Young left the Marine Cops, he joined the Georgia Air National Guard, 128th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Young continued his journey by becoming an FBI agent in 1987. After Young retired, he cumulated more than 30 years of government service. Young’s loyal service doesn’t stop there. After retirement he wanted to do something a little different. Using his knack of helping the public and by using loyalty, honesty, Young opened Honest 1 Auto Care in Glendale. A car care community holding true to being honest.

Now, Young still honors active duty military and veterans by offering them discounted repair work. He also extends discounts to students from local colleges.

Young said, “We like to think of ourselves in a doctor patient type relationship with our customers, but with their cars. We want them to always bring their car here so we can always know what is going on with it, just as they go to the same doctor who knows what’s going on with them.”

What also sets the car shop apart is they recycle.

“We recycle everything at the shop that can be recycled,” Young said. “We want to do our part for a greener planet from a business that is known to be very dirty. This includes, oil, anti-freeze, oil filters, plastic, paper, cardboard, tires, etc.”

The facility is also one of the cleanest you will find. The waiting room is spacious and immaculate. Guests can relax as they watch TV, enjoy some complimentary coffee, or play with their child in a separate child waiting room with toys and movies.

Young and operations manager Braden Poole said the centers were designed with female customers in mind.

“We wanted to make sure our stores would be welcoming to female clients, so that they would be clean, spacious, and have a children’s center,” Poole said.

While Young said he and his staff will never try to sell a customer a service they do not need, he contends regular and preventative car maintenance is very important.

Young cited an article which read, “Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of people aged 1 to 44. Over 2,600 deaths occur each year because of car neglect, and nearly 100,000 disabling injuries happen every year. This means that eleven people are injured every hour and that one person dies every three hours due to accidents which could have been prevented.”

Honest 1 Auto Care will be closed in observance for Memorial Day. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Glendale location accepts walk-ins and has a nice customer lounge. Customers are encouraged to leave their cars when they do not have an existing appointment.

For more information about Honest 1 Auto Care, contact us at contact@franfaire.com.

 

Identify Franchise Opportunities Positioned for Growth

March 29, 2013 Franchise Direct – Holly Lewis

A franchise that appears investment worthy to one potential investor may not to another and this fact is common knowledge to most anyone experienced or even new to franchising. The reason for this is simple: people differ, opportunities suit certain individuals and not others, and each potential investor must make personal assessments when considering how and where to invest.
With this in mind, well positioned franchises in new or even established markets can offer an appealing package to potential franchise owners who are naturally suited for or experienced within the respective industry. Despite the subjective nature of choosing a franchise system, superb positioning, whether related to literal location or the leverage of the brand, along with a record of lower investment costs coupled with an intellectual property safeguard that attracts attention in the given market are sure signs of an appealing package. The details of how an arrangement such as this appears in any given industry or country are endless yet franchisees sniffing out an investment opportunity locally or abroad can consider these framework aspects and weigh them in relation to personal goals.

The less daunting the market, the better, and for US franchises moving into markets with similar cultural and language backgrounds, investment opportunities become even more plentiful and without the burden of adjusting the brand to markedly different cultural norms. Industries that linger in the “recession proof” category are worth checking into, be they locally or globally placed, which means human services often top the list, especially in countries where cultures and social economics dictate the kinds of services that will be sought. Both master franchising internationally and single unit franchising locally can succeed in these industries.

One excellent example of this is health care services related to in and out of home care for aging populations where families are culturally and economically impacted in such a way that seeking outside assistance is necessary. Services provided by franchises in senior and family care industries that offer alternative approaches to care giving are positioned for growth, especially when their trademark image and company culture is easily recognized amidst competition.

Another example is business to business services provided by a franchise that enables legal and regulatory compliance with a twist. Providing first aid and medical supplies to businesses that must be kept on site can seem simple enough, which it no doubt may be, yet when this need is fulfilled by a well positioned brand that can be relied upon throughout a market area for distribution, a rapport between client and franchise is established. Easily recognized brands, which excel at keeping companies in compliance so as to avoid auditing disasters, offer an appealing investment package to investors. The appeal is amplified if initial investment is relatively low with a history of earnings declarations, and existing franchisees consistently report contentment with their role in the franchise system.

Establishing the worth of a franchise when considering investment is one thing, and locating the right market to move into is another. Yet these two concepts overlap considerably whether master franchising abroad is the aim or single unit at home. Establish the franchises that have experienced and will experience the most growth based on human services, those services directly related to evident lifestyle trends, human care services, health, wellness, and regulatory measures of compliance in these areas.

Express Named Best of Staffing

Express Employment Professionals has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing Client list. Best of Staffing, presented by CareerBuilder, is the nation’s only loyalty award that recognizes exceptional service in the staffing industry. Express went through a rigorous client survey process to be considered for the award. Best of Staffing award winners received a score of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 74% of their clients. Less than 1% of all staffing firms made the final list. Based on the standard metrics for measuring satisfaction, this award defines the staffing industry’s elite leaders in service quality and their commitment to client satisfaction.

Employment Trends – March/April 2013

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Service Team of Professionals,
Monday, June 18th, 3pm ET

 

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The Service Team of Professionals provides quality disaster cleaning and repair, including 24-hour emergency service.  Call on “S.T.O.P.” for water, smoke, fire, wind, mold, vandalism and other damage repair services.  The S.T.O.P. franchise system has one goal: to help each individual franchisee build a company; not a job, but a real company with organizational structure and systems.  S.T.O.P. combines their proven marketing and management systems with highly profitable disaster restoration and reconstruction services.

As part of the Service Team of Professionals (The National Team of Property Restoration), the franchisee will have on-call support from S.T.O.P.’s own nationwide staff of restoration experts.  This “teamwork” assures your customers of up-to-date technology and professionalism.  S.T.O.P. gives franchisees a unique business-to-business franchise opportunity where a franchisee will market their services to the insurance industry (where money has already been allocated to repair homes and buildings damaged by water, wind, smoke, fire, and mold).  S.T.O.P.’s training and support for its franchisees helps build companies.  Their management and technical staff are experienced professionals.  They specialize in handling the complexities of disaster situations and have done so for 40 years.

S.T.O.P. offers their franchisees:

  • A low initial investment opportunity $40k-$103k
  • Most impressive earnings claim in the industry
  • Extensive training
  • On-call support
  • Up-to-date technology for restoration services
 

Firestorm,
Tuesday, June 19th, 3pm ET

 

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/760620441

Are you looking for a professional consulting and training business opportunity that will put your experience and contacts to work?  Firestorm can show you how preparedness can create opportunities for you while helping others at the same time. Firestorm believes that a culture of preparedness is the foundation of success. Such a culture centers our organization on sound governance principles of responsibility and accountability. It enables and guides our organization should we face hostile conditions or if our business environment is compromised.

We live in a period of increasing natural disasters, terrorism and health crises. Firestorm has solved problems ranging from designing continuity and pandemic plans for Fortune 500 companies to providing crisis management support after the Virginia Tech tragedy. Together, we can be an effective team.

Firestorm has developed step-by-step processes, tools, procedures and plans for franchisees to market to companies and assist these companies in planning for and managing disasters and crises. The franchisees sales market is the entireUnited States.  Firestorm brings credibility, references, potential national account opportunities, and a fast-start process to help franchisees generate immediate sales.  With Firestorm, you can generate sales while enjoying the satisfaction of helping those in need.

Firestorm Offers:

  • Total Investment of $72,500
  • Passive Ownership Allowed
  • Residual Income
  • Small Staff Size
  • Repeat Clients

Express Oil Change & Service Center,
Wednesday, June 20th, 3pm ET

 

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/986799729

Express Oil Change andServiceCenteris the largest independent quick oil change business in theSoutheastern U.S.with over 185 stores across the South.  Express Oil, LLC corporate operates 75 of those stores, with over 600 employees. ExpressOilChange & ServiceCenteroffers fast oil changes, minor automotive repair, and preventive maintenance services.  Vehicle maintenance has proven to not only be recession resistant, but boosted by the recent recession as vehicle owners are looking to keep their cars longer and looking for reliable service centers.

ExpressOilChange & ServiceCenterhas experienced exceptional growth and endurance with their franchise system, with franchisees enjoying a 99% survival rate behind a strong, experienced brand. Franchisees do not need any prior automotive experience. Franchisees can operate an industry leading brand, AND still have time for their personal life. As anExpressOilChange & ServiceCenterfranchisee, you will get outstanding support from your franchisor. According to Franchise Research Institute, 100% of Express Oil Changes franchisees believe “My franchisor understands that if I am successful, they will be successful.”

Express Oil Change andServiceCenteroffers:

  • Cash Investment of $300,000
  • Earnings Claim
  • High Return on Investment
  • Passive Ownership Allowed After Approval
  • Been in business for over 30 years

 

Interpreters Unlimited,
Monday, June 25th, 3pm ET

 

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/514930072

Interpreters Unlimited is a global company helping to improve communication between people of different cultures, nationalities, locations and religions. Fluency in a language does not guarantee proper communication. Technical expertise along with cultural sensitivity is an absolute must. With our world getting smaller each day, translation and interpretation services take an added importance to doing business successfully. Interpreters Unlimited understands this and has created a business model around this concept. They provide multilingual solutions wherever language is creating a barrier to effective communication.

Interpreters Unlimited is truly a turn-key business opportunity; ready for you to start immediately. Franchising is available nationwide and carries the Interpreters Unlimited trademark. This business can be operated from your home office and you can determine the work schedule and income you desire.  After working in this industry for nearly 40 years, Interpreters Unlimited has a nationwide name and their client base includes more than 600 active customers representing a wide array of industries.

Benefits of owning an Interpreters Unlimited License include:

  • Total Investment as low as $37,250
  • Ability to work from home
  • B2B opportunity
  • Proprietary software system
  • 14 billion dollar industry
  • Part-time ownership allowed

Pro Martial Arts,
Tuesday, June 26th, 3pm ET

 

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/372716033

Have you always wanted to own your own sports-related and/or fitness-related business?  Do you want to work with people of all ages while being actively involved in your community?  If you said yes to these questions then PRO MARTIAL ARTS is the right franchise for you!

PRO MARTIAL ARTS is a fast-paced, exciting sports/fitness business concept with cutting-edge programs comprised of true karate workouts. PRO MARTIAL ARTS offers quality training in the Grandmaster Samane methods to people of all age groups, genders, and skill levels. This is not a big box gym!  Grandmaster Samane recognized early on that the karate school business provided a niche within the fitness industry and was ripe for innovation.  Backed by more than 18 years of industry and entrepreneurial experience, he developed a unique and innovative business model that shifts the paradigm of martial arts instruction and allows people to work in the enjoyable and fast-growing fitness industry as independent business owners.  NO PREVIOUS KARATE TRAINING IS NECESSARY TO QUALIFY FOR A PRO MARTIAL ARTS FRANCHISE.

PRO MARTIAL ARTS offers:

  • Residual Income
  • Earnings Claim
  • Passive Ownership Allowed
  • Turn Key System
  • Full Training and Support
  • Assistance in Hiring Instructors

 

ProTect Painters,
Wednesday, June 27th, 3pm ET

 

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/286527001

For a modest initial investment, you can own a top home-based franchise with a simple business model built on an extensive sales and technology infrastructure.  As a franchisee of ProTect Painters you will have the resources and support needed to reach your financial goals and to enjoy a flexible lifestyle.

The residential and commercial painting industry generates more than $40 billion in total annual sales. There is pent-up demand for a trusted national brand because the industry is littered with unreliable independent contractors. With the ProTect Painters franchise business model, they bring value to the marketplace by providing guaranteed quality and exceptional service.  ProTect Painters is bringing professionalism, quality and superior service to a market littered with unreliable mom-and-pop painters.

As a ProTect Painters franchise owner, you won’t have to touch a brush or scale a ladder. Our owners manage sub-contracted crews who perform the work. The most successful owners attract, manage, lead and motivate a team of sub-contractor crews who wield the brushes and deliver the quality ProTect Painters service that the brand is known for.

ProTect Painters will provide your clients with:

  • Total Investment of 99K
  • Financial Performance Statement Available
  • Professional business
  • Few to no employees and low overhead
  • Scalable Model

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Hair Saloon For Men, Wednesday, April 18th, 3pm ET

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/149024361Hair Saloon For Men is looking for candidates that have people management skills, a passion for the concept and local store marketing. Are you hungry for the opportunity to grow your business? Hair Saloon for Men candidate should have the understanding of franchise business model and willingness to follow template for success. Hair Saloon is a premium brand of men’s haircutting appealing to men of all ages in an environment “Where Men Feel Comfortable”. The Hair Saloon for Men business is as much about the “restoration of men” as it about the business of haircutting…we call it “Honorable Rebellion Among Men”. The Hair Saloon is a reinvention of the neighborhood barbershop in a wholesome atmosphere where fathers and sons can again look forward to the experience. Hair Saloon For Men Offers:

  • Cash investment of $100,000
  • Financial Performance Statement
  • Scalable model where owner can work “on” and not “in” the business
  • Passive ownership allowed

Keylingo Translations

Keylingo Translations, Monday, April 23rd, 3pm ET

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/540148648Are you interested in joining a dynamic industry growing at 15% per year? Would you like to work from home and make your own hours? Keylingo can help you achieve these dreams all while earning an income. With a low initial investment of just $56,000 you can get started with running your own business. Keylingo is a translation company. Keylingo adapts their clients’ business, marketing and legal documents/content to new languages. This helps clients sell their products and perform their services more efficiently around the world. Keylingo provides translation services in every major business language, subject matter and industry. Keylingo offers:

  • Low Cost and Low Overhead
  • Robust margins and very high repeat business
  • Financial Performance Statement
  • Recession resistant
  • Repeat clientele

Expense Reduction Analysts

Expense Reduction Analysts, Wednesday, April 25th, 3pm ET

Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/675207232The ideal client for Expense Reduction Analysts would be someone interested in working full time with the option of working from home. This person would go through extensive training and will have proven strategies for marketing and success. With a low investment, totaling less than 80K this could be the right franchise for you! ERA provides cost-management expertise to businesses, with typical customers’ revenue between $5M – $250M. ERA helps client organizations reduce on-going business expenses, including indirect expenses such as those for printing, freight, equipment maintenance, courier service, telecommunications, janitorial service and office supplies. ERA has reviewed over 100 cost categories worldwide. Expense Reduction Analysts offers:

  • Home-based
  • Provides service that has been made essential in the recession
  • Low initial investment totaling less than $80K
  • Extensive five phrase training and mentoring
  • Strong Financial Performance Statement

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From the Franchise Brokers Association April Newsletter