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Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes

The Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes is presented by the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In this episode we discuss how private equity moves franchise brands forward, which players are investing in the franchise sector, and how founders and franchisees can reach their objectives in franchising now that PE is a dominant force.

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

How to Build and Grow a Franchise System that You Can Sell to Private Equity How to Build and Grow a Franchise System that You Can Sell to Private Equity

What does it take to build a franchise business that will attract a private equity buyer? What should you do right now? Over the next 12, 24, 36 months to get ready? Begin with the end in mind. What does it takes to really scale a franchise system? How do you position your brand right out of the gate?

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

Carl's Jr. & Hardee's to Separate Carl's Jr. & Hardee's to Separate

It appears that after years of attempting to reboot both brands, the split of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. will hopefully create more focused marketing to drive traffic. It also makes it easier to sell each brand or transfer one of them to one of Roark's portfolio companies should Roark wish to do so. For more, see the CKE Restaurants case study in my book: Big Money in Franchising (available on Amazon).

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Trends, Turnarounds and Case studies

Franchise Woman - Interview Part 2 Franchise Woman - Interview Part 2

Part 2 of our conversation between a franchise attorney, a behavioral scientist with expertise in franchisee performance, and a private equity advisor. We go deep strategically as well as psychologically to help founders prepare mentally for each transition. We discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to keep the end in mind and how to position the company for private equity. We also address the changes and challenges a franchise concept and its franchisees will experience in systems, culture, and initiatives with each sponsor change. Join Alicia Miller, Rebecca Monet, CEO & Chief Scientist at Zorakle Profiles, and Bruce McFarlane, franchise attorney, franchisee and investor in this lively and insightful conversation.

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

Emerging Franchise Brands Podcast With Frank Fiume Emerging Franchise Brands Podcast With Frank Fiume

"You will never see franchising the same way again!" In an insightful episode of Emerging Franchise Brands, Frank Fiume sits down with Alicia Miller, the author of “Big Money in Franchising,” to unravel the complexities of franchise investments and the profound impact of private equity on the industry. This conversation sheds light on the critical aspects of investing in a franchise, highlighting the opportunities and risks involved. Her insights are particularly valuable for franchisees and franchisors navigating the investment landscape. The discussion delves into the strategic maneuvers and financial intricacies that private equity brings to the franchising sector, including the often overlooked implications for franchisees.

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

51 Labs Interview: PE & Franchising 51 Labs Interview: PE & Franchising

An engaging interview where we cover a wide range of topics: - The Differences Between Private Equity Buyers - Career Opportunities in Franchising Because of PE Activity - Challenges and Complexities of Turnarounds in Franchising - Pros/Cons of Working With PE

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

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

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

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