Nothing like a good article on franchising to bring me out of a blogging hiatus that I anticipated would last at least another week.  But thanks to the Small Business Trends site and franchise consultant Joel Libava, my rest is over.

The Franchise King posted on a Central Ohio restaurant franchise called Roosters that seeks experienced franchise

All Business has a decent article describing the ten key provisions of a franchise agreement.  However, I do take issue with the comment in Section 1 that "most franchisors offer ongoing support including administrative and technical support."

As I discussed in my last post on franchising, it is my experience that "most" franchisors DO

While discussing a franchise case recently an attorney working with me observed that the franchisor really didn’t agree to do anything for the franchisee in its franchise agreement.

Unfortunately most franchisees are under the mistaken belief that franchisors will provide all kinds of support.  When it doesn’t happen and the business relationship has fallen apart, the

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and FranNet have teamed up to offer an online training course for those interested in franchising.

The free online course on franchise basics provides three key sections that examine more than 10 essential areas relating to franchising, including Whether Franchising Right for You and How to Choose the Right

Iowa has never been the hot bed for franchisors but it seems as though some Iowa franchisors are really picking up steam.  According to the Des Moines Register this morning Chocolaterie Stam stores have expanded to Ames, Chapel Hill N.C., and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  Upcoming stores including Minneapolis and Steamboat Springs (that would be my personal

Doug Mitchell interviews Steve Reese who is the owner of Fitness Together franchise in Clive, Iowa in his first podcast of the Iowa Small Business Zone.  Listen and you will find that Steve is an enthusiastic proponent of franchising.   I was also impressed with Steve’s impression of the potential benefits of blogging from someone who is new

I ran across this informative article on whether you should hire a franchise broker to purchase a franchise via the Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

The article discusses how the Internet has changed the way people find a franchise.  With all the information available on the Internet it has produced "information overload" for prospective franchisees. 

As regular readers of this blog know, I am engaged in a never ending search for blogs that present franchise opportunities in a fair and objective manner.  All too often franchise related sites are merely promotional pieces. 

FranchisePick is a site worth checking out.  Yes, there are some promotional pieces on the site.  But franchise marketing veteran, Sean

Congratulations to What’s For Dinner – Des Moines and its owners, Dawn Angus and Kristen Severs for their feature article in the Des Moines Business Record.  The success of their meal assembly business has brought multiple inquiries from would be entrepreneurs who are wondering whether they offer franchises opportunities for their business.  The thought of expanding beyond