On December 15th, 2015

How Much Should I Invest to Start a Franchise Company?

Why some fail and what can be done to help more new franchise systems succeed Talk to any number of franchise brands at the IFA Convention with fewer than 100 franchisees or locations, and a troubling theme will emerge: An alarming number of them have not been able to grow as they expected. Some have...

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On October 16th, 2015

Important Takeaways from the 2015 Franchise Leadership and Development Conference

The franchise buyer takes control – are you prepared to meet them where they are? By Thomas Scott Franchising is an unusual industry. For an industry that generates more than $25 billion a year in sales and has thousands of competing companies, it remains one of the most transparent. Attend any franchise conference, and you’ll find...

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On October 13th, 2015

Google Reports More Visitors on Mobile Devices Than Desktops for First Time

Percentage of visitors increases from 29% to more than 50% in one year Google quietly announced on its blog recently that in 10 countries the number of users using the search engine on mobile devices was larger than the number of desktop / laptop users for the first time in history. Last year, the number...

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On June 2nd, 2015

Franchise Lead Generation Featured on Brand Journalism Advantage

Brand Journalists CEO Thomas Scott talks about his approach to using brand journalism to generate leads and engage buyers Brand Journalism Advantage, a national podcast covering content marketing and brand journalism, features interviews with the country’s top content marketers. This week Phoebe Chongchua interviewed Franchise Performance Group’s Thomas Scott about his work in the franchise industry...

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On March 16th, 2015

Why You Should Use PPC and SEO For Franchise Lead Generation

Smart use of SEO and PPC can make a big difference in your results SEO and PPC are mysterious, smoke-and-mirror tools for business owners. They are attractive and complicated and offer great return if intelligently executed. However, franchisors appear to get deluged with a staggering amount of bad advice and mixed messages from vendors. Here is the...

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On November 13th, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Franchise Lead Generation Quantity

Don’t make the mistake of focusing on leads – focus on franchise buyers By Thomas Scott  Franchise lead generation is a mistake. You might think, “Wow, a mistake? I’m spending upwards of $250,000 a year to generate interest in my franchise opportunity.” That’s true. Companies across franchising typically spend $200,000, $240,000 or $250,000 a year...

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On February 25th, 2013

What are Franchise Buyers looking for? A takeaway from the IFA Convention

Marketing is in the midst of a revolution. The internet, and social media in particular, has wrested control of the conversation away from companies, turning traditional top-down marketing messages into quaint dribbles amid a tide of information being shared and commented upon by the public. How do you navigate the maelstrom? By moving beyond slogans,...

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