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The Franchise King
I am The Franchise King®
Interests: small business, social media, entrepreneurship, all things internet, franchise industry
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Jim Kukral, friend, author, online marketer, and more, put on one heck of event this week in the heart of downtown Cleveland. And, I was there. Here's what Jim promised in his pre-event promotions for his 1st-ever live event, Author... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at
How easy is it to get a small business SBA loan for start-up? The answer: It depends. On lots of stuff. The Role Of The SBA The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs for small... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
Are pet franchises right for veterans? Of course they are! I'll show you why. Pet Franchises For Veterans If you’re a military veteran interested in becoming the owner of a franchise, there are hundreds (thousands actually) of franchises for you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
So many American military veterans are going to be returning home in the near future. Our heroes are going to face lots of choices. Some of the choices have to do with their career direction. Some veterans will follow tradional... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
My friend, Michael DeAloia, has been hosting Cleveland Confidential Radio on AM 1420 in Cleveland for a while. The show features interesting (Ahem) and exciting guests from the Cleveland, Ohio area. A lot of book authors and small business types... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at
There is no way for me not to post this-from my FF (Franchise Friend) Sean Kelly-at It has to do with a certain lawsuit against 7-Eleven, the huge convienence store franchise and Slurrpy champion. 7-Eleven Franchise Blues A Protest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at
A lot of people compliment me on the Brand that I created several years ago. But, it wasn't all me that did it. Thank You's Thanks to Tom Sudow, who first called me The Franchise King®, and Jim Kukral, who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at
Advice is plentiful these days. Especially if franchise business ownership is top of mind. I read a good article on franchise it right for you?-on the online version of The Kansas City Star. Here's part of it. On whether... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
Always Best Senior Care is waiving their initial franchise fee of $44,900 plus royalties, marketing fees and staffing fees for six months in a contest offered for qualified US Military Veterans. (Winners will be responsible for other costs of setting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
(Disclosure; I am the exclusive guest blogger on franchising for the Small Business Administration.) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has just announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
If you're in the construction or design industry, you're invited to attend a huge networking and educational event. The Blue Book Showcase takes place on Tuesday, April 9, at "Brownstown." (The Cleveland Browns Stadium!) This event is a complete afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at NEO Biz Blog
If you're the owner of a franchise business, you have a built-in network. I'm not referring to your computer network...I'm referring to your network of fellow franchisees. When you were doing your franchise research, were you able to befriend any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
The best franchise websites are great at a couple of things. Do you know what they are? If you're looking for a franchise, what are you hoping to find when you hit a franchise website? And, if you're a franchisor,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
(Guest post from Megan Totka, Twitter has fast become a fixture in the online landscape that is social media. People and businesses use the network for business communication, sharing news, and having personal conversations. Navigating the site and its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at NEO Biz Blog
You know about Hooters, right? You've been to one their franchise restaurants, right? If not, you should stop by one of their operations. Just for the experience. Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 435 Hooters... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
You know about BizSugar, right? This small business website won The Best of Tech Award for Best Social App a short while back, and this NEO-based website has been climbing the charts ever since. Well, BizSugar just announced a cool... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at NEO Biz Blog
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(Guest post from Lately, it’s pretty much common knowledge that social media has the ability to help businesses succeed or fail. The same goes for grassroots organizations, charitable foundations, and personal campaigns as well. There are even whole websites... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at NEO Biz Blog
Should you consider multi-unit franchise business ownership? If you are thinking of becoming the owner of several units...several businesses, really, you'll have to look at risk vs. reward. Obviously... Not only will you have to take a hard look at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets
(This is a guest post from the folks over at Most social media users access their accounts from a variety of different sources. However, it does seem that the vast majority of heavy social medial users tend to log... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at NEO Biz Blog
To get the most from this time-saving device, it’s important to select a model with the right features Postage meters, aka mailing machines, are popular among businesses of all sizes, and it’s easy to understand why. Instead of running out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at NEO Biz Blog
(This is a guest post from Megan Totka, Chief Editor @ Chamber of Small businesses have come and gone on the proverbial horizon for many, many years. From mom and pop restaurants to internet start-up companies, hundreds of thousands... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at NEO Biz Blog
If you're a retail business owner in Northeast Ohio, I'd wager that you are stocking your shelves with holiday items...or are just about ready to. If so, good. Geting a head start on the most important time of the year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at NEO Biz Blog
(This is a guest post from Megan Totka, The Chief Editor For ) Many people have a great idea for a business. Only a handful of those with ideas for businesses will actually start them. Once you have brought... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at NEO Biz Blog
In a recent article on, Carol Tice named 3 different franchises that had slashed their franchise fees. They include: Dunkin Donuts Papa John's Fazolli's I'm not sure why all of them are in the food sector... I'm not usually... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at The Franchise Blog 4 Vets