Franchise How-Tos and Trends

For American Franchisors to Succeed Overseas, They Have to Be Open to Change

Sometimes the fastest way for a U.S. company to penetrate an international market is though a master franchise structure. This has wide-ranging implications for fee structure, the franchisee profile, marketing, training and support. Area development structures are also used. In … Continue reading

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Lessons on Franchise Quality Control

Article originally published on FranchiseExpo.com, May 2017. Many lessons can be learned from John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” but perhaps none more important than the lesson of quality control and consistency as the foundation of franchise success. In one particularly … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why Trump should be huge for the franchise industry

Originally posted on Crain’s Chicago Business, January 5, 2017 Opinion: Why Trump should be huge for the franchise industry By: MARK SIEBERT Whether or not you like him, are comfortable with his character, or agree with his stance on international … Continue reading

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Thinking Big. Plan for the Future. (radio interview)

Mark Siebert talked to Inc. radio’s Alan Taylor about franchising a business. Click here to listen to the whole interview.

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Why a franchisor would make a good president | Employment relationships in franchising (radio interviews)

Mark Siebert joins Jim Blasingame to explain why a franchisor entrepreneur would naturally have the kinds of traits that would make that person a great president: Find interviews with Small Business Experts on the <a href=”http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com”>Small Business Advocate</a> show   … Continue reading

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Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Avoid (radio interview)

Mark Siebert talked to WTMJ radio’s Derrell Connor about how entrepreneurs can grow their business without spending their own money. “For a lot of people, getting a franchise is sort of the American dream,” Siebert said. “They dream about owning their … Continue reading

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Want To Franchise Your Business? There’s a Book for That. (radio interview)

In this radio interview with Steve Pomeranz of On the Money! Radio, Mark Siebert discusses his new book Franchise Your Business: The Guide to Employing the Greatest Growth Strategy Ever. As an expert in the business of franchising, Mark’s book … Continue reading

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How to get from start-up to franchise (radio interview)

Mark Siebert joins WTMJ radio’s Derrell Connor to discuss franchising. Business like Subway started off with one store and then grew into (inter)national brands. So how can other small business grow into franchises? Click here to hear the whole interview.

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What does it take to become a franchisee? (radio interview)

Mark Siebert joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the entrepreneurial track that starts with buying a franchise and operating it as your business, including resources for your search.

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Why the NLRB has assaulted the franchise industry (radio interview)

Mark Siebert joins Jim Blasingame to report on the recent assault by the Obama administration’s NLRB on the franchise industry’s relationship between franchisors and franchisees as they employ people across the relationship.

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