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Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

Posted by: RICHARD BRANSON | August 13, 2012 on Entrepreneur.com; picture taken by Mark Royce   When I started networking on behalf of Virgin Music –- meeting with agents, persuading musicians to sign with us, finding distributors -– it often involved swapping phone numbers scrawled on napkins. It was the '70s, after all! These days it’s much easier to connect [...]

Franchising a Strong Job Creator despite Tough Economy

Q&A with John Blair, Director of Marketing, FranNet By BEN HEINEMANN The economy may have officially hit broken record status; every report or news story on the topic continues to state that it’s sluggish and isn’t picking up momentum anytime soon. However, what’s the same old news for everyone else means big business for the [...]

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Franchising 101

What is franchising? Well, most people think that it’s just fast food, dry cleaners, pet stores and hair salons but we are here to tell you, that is not the case. Franchising is a 2.3 trillion dollar market place, which encompasses over 3,100 different business models and 80+ different industries. Who knew? Well, the next [...]