Here are some resources for franchising created by the Library to Business Team.
This book is the only up-to-date book of its kind that will provide an introduction to franchising, its pros and cons, and other aspects pertinent to restaurant franchises. It is the only guide to franchising written exclusively for food service professionals and is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to break into one of today's most dynamic service industries.
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Franchising & Licensing
Readers will learn how to: raise capital, structure agreements, and protect intellectual property; create market-responsive sales, marketing, and globalization strategies; establish quality control and compliance measures; and assess opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other alternatives to franchising--among many other essential insights.
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The Unofficial Guide to Opening A Franchise
Featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews with a wide range of franchising experts, this book gives you a first-hand perspective plus valuable tips and strategies for success. It provides the guidance you need to choose the right franchise, select a prime location, market your business, and get it up and running efficiently. You'll learn all about financing, essential business skills, hiring and managing employees, working with suppliers, and even preparing for your grand opening.
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Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership
Considering starting your own small business or franchise? Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership will provide the information, encouragement, and insight you need to go from dream to reality. Co-written by Jeff Levy, our Franchising Workshop expert!
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Starting A Franchise
In this program, Jason Madsen discusses why an exit strategy is the first thing you should think about; how to research franchises before you invest in one; how to expand and grow beyond a single location; how to find dependable young employees and how to motivate them; how to develop your own marketing approach to set you apart from other franchises; how to evaluate and finance the right franchise; how to implement your own ideas within your franchise; and more.
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Facts About Franchises
Starting a franchise business or buying an existing franchise is a huge undertaking. This ABC News report looks at the questions you need to answer before buying into one. Susan Solovic helps viewers understand what is required to run a franchise.
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Franchise Owner—Career Q&A
What is it like to be a Franchise Owner? In this Career Q&A video interview, Eric Hicks talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success owning and running a franchise business. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.
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Library to Business Program – The Seattle Public Library
Free online business research tools, skill-building resources, one-one-one assistance, referrals, and live workshops taught by experts.View Library to Business Program – The Seattle Public Library