Posts by The Wire

CarePatrol Franchising System Grows

By Katy Quinn • March 21, 2014

CarePatrol, the pioneer of the senior living placement industry, recently bought their competitor, Assisted Transition. CarePatrol, founded in 1995 by a social worker after …

Nonprofits in the Franchise Industry

By Katy Quinn • January 22, 2014

It may surprise you to learn that Nonprofit groups around the country own franchises, like Blimpie Subs and Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Nonprofit groups, in …

Guest Blog: Top 3 Franchises of 2014

By Katy Quinn • January 14, 2014

Upside Group Consulting is this week’s featured blog post! Upside Group provides step-by-step coaching and consulting to franchisors seeking to increase franchise units sold …

Setting New Year Resolutions For Your Business

By Katy Quinn • January 7, 2014

I read a great article last week on Forbes, here. It got me thinking… we often set personal goals for the new year (which …

The Top 10 Menu Trend Predictions for 2013

By Annabel • December 11, 2012

According to Pantone, the “it” color of 2013 will be emerald green. But that’s not the only trend worth considering– what about the “it” …

3 Things to Know This Afternoon

By Annabel • January 24, 2012

CBS Miami.com — Veterans returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq are being courted by franchises at the franchise expo in Miami Beach this weekend, …

AMEX Excludes Franchises From Small Business Saturday

By Annabel • December 2, 2011

“With every dollar we spend, we cast a vote.”
 
My economics teacher used to repeat this whenever the question of spending came up. If only …

What We’re Reading (Thanksgiving Edition)

By Annabel • November 23, 2011

MASHABLE- Domino’s Pizza has put the pizza making in the hands of its consumers with a new app for Apple’s iPad. The game-like app …

What We’re Reading – Nov 22

By Annabel • November 22, 2011

POST AND COURIER - Franchises tend to do quite well during times of recession, according to the IFA. Read how two franchisees found success, and …

What We’re Reading- Nov. 16, 2011

By Annabel • November 16, 2011

FOX NEWS: Veterans have what it takes to become successful franchisees. As more veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan many are turning to franchising as …

What We’re Reading

By Annabel • November 8, 2011

The Street: A lack of capital in an uncertain economy has made it increasingly difficult for franchisees to find sufficient funding. Not everyone loves …

What We’re Reading

By Annabel • October 26, 2011

Notes on what’s going on in the small business and franchising worlds.
 
Las Vegas Sun: Two tax breaks that small businesses got during the Recession are …