Meet the Women Behind Some of McDonald’s Most Iconic (And Essential) Ingredients—And How They’re Setting New Standards

It’s hard to think of a trip to McDonald’s as an act of small business solidarity — the fast-food chain has more than 38,000 locations in over 100 countries. But that’s because you haven’t met Trina Bediako and sisters Erin Tolefree and Cara Hughes — the dynamic women responsible for supplying McDonald’s with everything from … Read more

Think Like a Multi-Unit Franchisee From the Start

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Many first-time franchises start to investigate the franchise business model by looking at concepts they can run themselves. In other words, they initially investigate single-unit, owner-operator franchise models. But a “one-unit mindset” can be both self-limiting and can actually create blind spots when it comes to evaluating … Read more

Want to Franchise Your Business? Make Sure You Know These 5 Things

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In a previous article, I wrote about why so many franchisors do not grow past 10 franchise locations. In my current position leading my company and in my roles as past chair and a board member of the Canadian Franchise Association, I see hundreds of fledgling franchisors … Read more

How to Start a Jamba Juice Franchise in 2022

Jamba Franchise Information What began as Juice Club in 1990, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., evolved into Jamba Juice, then formally became just Jamba® in June 2019, to reflect the brand’s wider variety of consumer offerings. Today, Jamba is the global lifestyle brand leader serving on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed … Read more

How to Start a Schlotzsky’s Franchise in 2022

Schlotzsky’s Franchise Information Schlotzsky’s® is a fast casual restaurant franchise that started in 1971 and is home to The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The brand started in Austin, Texas and their made-to-order menu options still include bold flavors and fresh ingredients inspired by the great food scene in Austin. Shutterstock The brand began franchising their concept … Read more

Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your Franchise to a Private Equity Firm?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you follow what is happening in the franchise world, it will come as no surprise to you that there is a virtual feeding frenzy going on in the marketplace, with private equity (PE) firms and others buying franchise companies at a record pace. Not only are … Read more

How to Start an N-Hance Wood Refinishing Franchise in 2022

N-Hance Wood Refinishing Franchise Information Founded in 2001 and a franchisor since 2003, N-Hance Wood Refinishing is the premier wood franchise opportunity for executive business builders. Who are focused on growth over time, wooden cabinets and hardwood floors can become damaged, faded, and build up dirt and grime, making their appearance flat, discolored, and lifeless. … Read more

How to Start a Chem-Dry Franchise in 2022

Chem-Dry Franchise Information Founded in 1977 by Robert Harris and currently part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet cleaning franchise — and one of the most economical, multi-unit franchise opportunities you can own. Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked Chem-Dry at No. 229 on this year’s prestigious Franchise 500 list, helping to cement … Read more

I Ditched My Stock Portfolio And Put Money Into a Franchise. Here Are The 4 Steps I Followed.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s been two years since I traded my comfy corporate job to pursue a lifelong dream of owning a restaurant. At the time, no one knew there would be a global pandemic, but I was sure of one thing: I would make my dream happen at all … Read more

Small Business Week Spotlight: 5 Exceptional Franchises

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A lesser known fact about franchises is that franchises function as small business owners, and often thrive independently by bringing their own passions and ideas to the business. In honor of Small Business Week, we’re highlighting outstanding franchisees who have gone above and beyond for their businesses, … Read more