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Interview: Franchise Woman Interview: Franchise Woman

When three entrepreneurs: One a behavioral scientist, one an attorney, and one an advisor/investor/author get together to chat...., it's not your usual interview! This is a fun conversation about entrepreneurial journeys.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Part-time Franchise Models Can Work, If Owner Expectations Are Set Up Front Part-time Franchise Models Can Work, If Owner Expectations Are Set Up Front

Designing and marketing a franchise as part-time sets expectations, regardless of what the franchise agreement says. While often easier models to sell, be sure this is the best way to optimize your model and create growth. Recruit carefully and be transparent about expectations.

Categories: All, Building smart, Prospective franchisees

What Franchising Can Teach The NFL About the Impact of Private Equity What Franchising Can Teach The NFL About the Impact of Private Equity

The National Football League is smart to take a thoughtful approach before approving institutional capital's investment in teams.

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Trends

Global Franchise Interview Global Franchise Interview

Private equity decoded: In this interview with Global Franchise we discuss mastering the art of the deal and the playbook for attracting investors.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

The Franchise Show Interview The Franchise Show Interview

The style of this show is very conversational and attendees can ask questions instead of just a one-way broadcast.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Roark/Nothing Bundt Cakes again taps securitization market for $240M bonds Roark/Nothing Bundt Cakes again taps securitization market for $240M bonds

Whole business securitization is now the preferred method for large scale franchise systems to tap the capital markets. This is something discussed at length in my book: Big Money in Franchising. Nothing Bundt Cakes is the latest example. Roark Capital is the most frequent franchise user of WBS across its portfolio. It is an efficient capital planning tool but franchisees need to understand how it works and implications.

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Interview / Podcast with 1851 Franchise Interview / Podcast with 1851 Franchise

Summary transcript & replay of podcast/interview. Alicia Miller, founder of Emergent Growth Advisors has an unusual career path, but has discovered the keys to responsible franchising, and the importance of an "exit mindset" along the way.

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Valuing a Franchise Brand: What You Need to Know Valuing a Franchise Brand: What You Need to Know

Buyers underwrite the future. The more confidence & belief they have in that future, the more they are willing to pay. Bring proof when you go to market.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands

Third Party Franchise Sales Disclosures Third Party Franchise Sales Disclosures

We can elevate franchising through better disclosures and treating franchise sales like a respected profession, not an occupation.

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