As a franchisor it is very important to keep up with trends and happenings in the franchise world. We've been in the franchise industry for well over a decade now and we've found the following resources to be great support:
Franchise Times is the place to go for franchise news. You can learn about opportunities, trends and basic happenings in the franchise world, as well as find out about conferences and events.
The wildly popular Entrepreneur Magazine has an entire section on its website devoted to franchise news. At any time you can find a current list of the top 10 franchises in the country. You can also search franchise categories to find opportunities in the field of your interest.
This is the website to visit if you are looking for how-to’s and more editorial pieces about franchises. This has less to do with franchise trends and more to do with the entrepreneurship that goes into owning a franchise. It’s a great place to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills.
And finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include PredictiveProfiles as a resource for franchisors and those interested in becoming one. PredictiveProfiles is a one-stop-shop for all of your hiring needs. We help you find the best potential candidates for your open positions by assessing each candidate and providing you with a comprehensive four-page description of his or her competencies. Additionally, our iSource Franchisee System helps you find good potential franchisees. If you have any questions about franchises or becoming a franchise owner, please don’t hesitate to ask us! You can reach us at 952.021.8813 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.