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A Day In The Life Of A Franchisee

  Fred Reed  |    Sep 18, 2017 11:06:56 AM  |    Franchise Opportunities

Have you ever wondered what it's like to own a You've Got MAIDS? Join Elsa O'Brien, franchisee,  at her office in Quakertown, Pennsylvania to learn what's it like to own a You've Got MAIDS. Elsa's transition from stay-at-home mom to business owner was truly inspiring to everyone in the You've Got MAIDS family. 

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The 5 Mental Steps To Owning A You've Got Maids

  Fred Reed  |    Sep 8, 2017 2:24:59 PM

All roads may lead to Rome, but only one yellow and blue brick road leads to becoming a You've Got MAIDS franchise. We all ask ourselves the following questions, and some of us arrive at the best answer. Your due diligence is going down this road, asking these questions. We'll see you when you get to our Headquarters in Charleston, SC for training with our Founders and the rest of the team.

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Franchise Index Outperforms Market

  Fred Reed  |    Aug 31, 2017 11:59:34 AM  |    Franchise Opportunities

It's pretty hard to beat the S&P 500 Index. Since the Vanguard Group popularized index investment in the 1970s, passive index funds have been beating actively managed funds year in and year out. In this time, many index funds have become popular and can be found representing specific markets, regions, industries, etc. The University of New Hampshire created an index following the franchising industry. Here's how they explain on their website what they've done :

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Want to be Secretary of Labor?

  Fred Reed  |    Aug 29, 2017 3:35:50 PM

When you were a little kid, did you ever raise your hand and say, "When I grow up, I want to be the Secretary of Labor for the United States of America"? Perhaps you did, perhaps you didn't, but what it is certain is what could lose you such a sought after position; hiring undocumented workers as maids.

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Shaq the Franchise Owner

  Fred Reed  |    Aug 15, 2017 10:19:16 AM

Shaquille O'Neal is no stranger to franchising. In fact, Shaq has recently purchased grown his investment in the Kripsy Kreme franchise model to 100 units, making Shaquille O'Neal a master franchisor. Mr. O'Neal also has invested extensively in Auntie Ann's, Five Guys Burgers, and 24 Hour Fitness. 

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Franchising Industry Remains Healthy

  Fred Reed  |    Aug 9, 2017 9:11:24 AM

IFA (International Franchising Association) CEO Robert Cresanti spoke at length with QSR Magazine in July to discuss the franchising industry as a whole. One of the major points that stick out, and that is relevant to those who are considering going into the industry is what Cresanti had to say about the health of the industry in regards to the Great Recession and subsequent market upswing. 

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Jeff Bezos Quotes

  Fred Reed  |    Aug 1, 2017 4:39:49 PM

According to Forbes and other sources, Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates and become the world's richest person. The Amazon founders' wealth is estimated to be around 90 billion dollars. 90 Billion. 

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Franchising News : McDonald's & The Kiosk

  Fred Reed  |    Jul 24, 2017 2:22:24 PM

McDonald's recently had a jump in their share value after they unveiled their intention to expand their experiment with kiosks. The kiosk will replace counter attendants and will give the customer a digital locator which staff members will use to carry out the meal to the customers. McDonald's has already rolled out this system in about 500 of their 14,000 US locations. By year end they plan to integrate the kiosk into as many as 2,500 locations with future plans to bring the system to all of their US locations.

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Sara Blakely's Top Quotes

  Fred Reed  |    Jul 19, 2017 10:49:04 AM
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Volvo Steers Away From Gasoline

  Fred Reed  |    Jul 13, 2017 10:49:12 AM

Volvo Cars CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, has announced that by 2019 all Volvo automobiles produced will either be hybrid vehicles or fully electric. Samuelsson noted the increasing demand for hybrid and electric vehicles as the reasoning behind the decision. He also went on to state that this is going to serve as a landmark in the end of gasoline powered vehicles. 

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