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Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Alan & Regina Miano

With the assistance of Sara Waskow, Market President and Franchise Consultant for FranNet of Dallas-Fort Worth & Oklahoma, Alan and Regina Miano have made their entrepreneurial dreams come true—owning a business operation of their own. The husband-wife co-owners are ready to share their franchise ownership journey as the new owners of PetBar in McKinney, Texas. [...]

By |2021-10-19T13:17:31+00:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

News: U.S. Small Business & Job Growth Report

FranNet is pleased to share some recent news on the state of small business growth and jobs in the U.S. Released earlier this month by payroll software company Paychex and IHS Markit, a global analytics provider, it reveals that national job growth continues to strengthen in the small business sector—a welcome sign for the franchising [...]

By |2021-10-14T12:27:42+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Small Business Administration Updates EIDL Funding

In September, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) updated the guidelines for the pandemic-induced Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Existing small business owners—especially franchise owners—who are still facing daunting challenges and losses are now eligible to apply for up to $2 million in EIDL loans. And the SBA is ready to start processing these loan applications right [...]

By |2021-10-11T13:42:52+00:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Thriving through Covid: 2021 is Here…Ready to Go?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in 2021, starting with one basic fact. It’s no longer 2020. We’ve been through an unimaginable year that most, if not all, will be more than happy to forget. A global pandemic, a battered economy, the fight for social justice and a bruising election gave us all [...]

Thriving through Covid: Franchising Year in Review

It’s not uncommon to see the typical “Year in Review” takes as December enters its final week, but 2020 has been anything but. Nevertheless, industries across the broad spectrum of commerce and business are trying to make sense of this year—and franchising is no different. Tallied amidst the backdrop of a once in a hundred-year [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:21:12+00:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , , |

Thriving through Covid: The Twelve Days of Franchising (A Holiday Take)

Hey, the work week is winding down and Christmas is literally right around the corner. As if the music on the radio, the endless Santa commercials and holiday parties aren’t enough, we’re hijacking the FranNet “Thriving through Covid” blog today to bring you even more Christmas cheer. Presented as a true tongue-in-cheek exercise, we give [...]

Thriving through Covid: 4 Things to Look for in a Good Franchise

With literally thousands of different concepts to choose from, entrepreneurs can be forgiven if they can’t decide which industry—let alone which franchise—to go with to start a business of their own. Much like reviewing a horse-racing preview guide, they can turn to many sources to narrow down the field. The top-five, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and [...]

Thriving through Covid: Meeting Financial Requirements for Franchising

Many entrepreneurs have a misguided notion that franchising is cost-prohibitive, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. With literally thousands of franchise concepts to choose from, there’s a business out there for all budget levels. During this edition of our “Thriving through Covid” blog series, we’re going to look at how to meet the [...]

Thriving through Covid: Why Home Care?

Entrepreneurs asking “Why Home Care?” should be asking “Why Not Home Care?” The home health care industry is a major growth industry, and franchises—with their proven business models—are shaping up to be an excellent opportunity to establish a business of your own. In this edition of our “Thriving through Covid” blog series, we’re going to [...]

Thriving through Covid: Why Service Brands are Leading the Franchise Industry

Service brands are doing quite well, even as the pandemic continues. And it has a lot to do with their recession-resistant nature. During this “Thriving through Covid” blog edition, we’re going to look into the reasons why these business models remain in-demand with consumers. Service brands may be an overly broad term, but it’s used [...]