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MaidPro Recognizes Top Franchise Performers

At their franchise convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 6-8, MaidPro had the opportunity to recognize the outstanding performers among their MaidPro franchise owners, managers and home office staff. The winners of MaidPro’s annual recognition awards were announced at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino on March 7 by MaidPro President, Richard Sparacio. The […]

Why Franchise Times is Essential Reading

I’m a fan of the Franchise Times magazine and the people who publish it.  I consider it essential reading for franchisors, franchisees and, perhaps especially, prospective franchisees.  Franchise Times is an inside-the-industry publication and, as such, gives a much truer picture of what’s really happening in franchising.  You won’t find Franchise Times on the newsstand, […]

The Wall Street Journal on Franchise Blogs

Blogs and blogging is transforming the way franchise opportunities are researched, marketed and selected by franchise buyers.  Blogs are also giving franchise owners a chance to interact as they never have before.  And the mainstream business media is starting to take notice.
Today, the Wall Street Journal published Richard Gibson’s story Blogs Provide Insight to Would-Be […]

FranTwits: Franchise Resources on Twitter

Newsweek states:  “Suddenly, it seems as though all the world’s a-twitter.”  The franchise world certainly is.  The online conversation is getting increasingly lively and useful as franchisors, franchisees, franchisee prospects, franchise vendors, pundits, pr firms, and franchise media interact 140 characters at a time.
Now FranchisePick.com and FranBest.com are compiling the Who’s Who in Franchising on […]

FranTwits: Snack Franchises on Twitter

Twitter is the Internet’s – and franchising’s – fastest-growing and most powerful social networking and communications tool.  Whether you’re a franchise buyer, seller, vendor or student, you’ll find a wealth of opportunity and information on Twitter.
Food and snack franchisors are early adopters in using Twitter to communicate and network.  We’ve put together the list below […]

FranTwits: Restaurant Franchises on TWITTER

What’s Twitter?  The New York Times calls it “one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet.”

TIME magazine says “Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app.”
Newsweek states:  “Suddenly, it seems as though all the world’s a-twitter.”
FranchisePick.com exclaims:  “Twitter is the Internet’s – and franchising’s – fastest-growing and most powerful social networking and […]

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MCDONALD’S: Toledo Franchise Owner Leaves an Inspiring Legacy

I never met James Cobham, Jr., or even heard of him until today. I imagine you didn’t, either. 
Too bad for us.
According to his obituary in the Toledo Blade, James Cobham, Jr., 65, was a successful McDonald’s franchise owner who died this past Sunday.  I found it striking that Cobham’s family and friends did not […]