Can the churro displace the doughnut and the cinnamon roll in the United States' Latin American fast-food franchises are slowly bringing the flavors of their countries to U.S. taste buds.
TCBY, a leading frozen yogurt maker and franchisor, has rolled out a co-branding relationship with Boise, Idaho-based Moxie Java International, LLC, the largest licensor of coffee shops in the U.S.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will offer a free franchise seminar series in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
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The economy looks bleak; the job market has stalled. For many, the time seems right to dream about becoming their own bosses, and a franchise is often the first thing that comes to mind because it tends to be a proven business.
7-Eleven, Inc. is teaming up with the Charo Community Development Corporation and other national community and business organizations to deliver business seminars designed to recruit more African American, Asian and Latino franchisees.
Lomberto L. Perez's creative use of computer technology and the Internet dramatically turned around a failing South Florida dealership. That's earned Perez and his Autocity Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Homestead a coveted Dealer Innovation Award from the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Economic uncertainty or no, franchising remains an exciting option for those who want to test the entrepreneurial waters. In fact, now may be an uncommonly good time to explore franchising opportunities.
The lack of franchise fees, increased flexibility and extensive company support allows licensees to quickly establish and grow their retail espresso business.
Ramon Alvarez C., President of Alvarez Lincoln Mercury in the Riverside Auto Center has added the prestigious name of Jaguar to his successful dealership.
A growth strategy that fosters and encourages inclusion of minorities in franchising is clearly a two-way street. People from a variety of cultures and ethnic groups can now turn to franchising for opportunities for business ownership and employment.
From top-level corporate positions, to Mom and Pop corner stores, the U.S. minority population is coming of age. Minorities are better educated and better compensated than ever before and more entrepreneurial. They are also being called the "new frontier" of franchising.
One great way to find market opportunities for your product or service is to study social and business trends. New social trends transform how goods are built and sold. Business opportunities grow out of changes in the social order.
By the time the owners of Rubio's Baja Grill decided to franchise their restaurant, they already owned 135 stores and had been in business for 18 years.