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Image Studio 360: On the Cutting Edge of the Beauty Industry

11/2/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Americans spend $75 billion on beauty services and products each year in the United States. That is a lot of haircuts, pedicures, botox treatments and eyebrow waxings. That is a lot of haircuts, pedicures, botox treatments and eyebrow waxings. The salon and hair care industry in the United States is growing rapidly at 14% per year, with a 31% job growth rate. There are currently 1.1 million Americans working in the beauty industry in some form, whether they are hairdressers, massage therapists, aestheticians, barbers or nail salon technicians.

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Firehouse Sub's selective franchisee process leads to training program success

10/13/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

The best business models are always driven by passion, and the franchise operation of Firehouse Subs is a perfect example. What began as a simple sandwich shop started by two brothers, who were also firefighters, has become a wildly successful franchise, with 970 stores across North America. Brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen, along with their passionate and energetic team have developed a franchise model that is not only successful, but steadily growing and adding new franchisees, while utilizing their unique training and management system.

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Franchise Training Fitness: it's Crunch time

10/11/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Very few of us enjoy working out. We will come up with any number of excuses to avoid it, and then just complain, because we aren’t where we would like to be with our fitness goals. It’s a vicious cycle that is very hard to break. However, there is one fitness franchise that is striving to put the fun back into fitness for everyone. Crunch Fitness is one of the largest fitness clubs in the world. They have over 160 locations worldwide, with many more clubs set to open in the near future. Craig Pepin-Donat, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for Crunch Fitness says that Crunch Fitness is best known for its group fitness classes and small group training programs, and that “Crunch has been the trend setter in group fitness for over 25 years. We adhere to the low price value model, so we make fitness affordable and fun.”

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Fazoli’s Propells Training the Fast Casual Italian Concept in the Restaurant Industry

10/4/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

Fazoli’s® is an Italian fast food restaurant that began in 1988 in Lexington, Kentucky, as a multi-brand restaurant group. The original concept of the restaurant was sold to Seed Restaurant Group (SRG), Inc., two years later. SRG has been developing the concept and brand ever since. Currently, the corporation has 123 company units and 89 franchise units. Vanessa Naso, director of training at Fazoli’s, discusses the company’s franchise training program and how it has grown during her 3 years on staff. 
Fazoli’s Training Process: In order for a franchise to be successful, new hire training is essential.

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Uni K Wax Center's Uniquely Thorough Franchise Training

9/27/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Pronounced "UN EEH KAY," Uni K Wax Center offers a unique, full-body waxing service for both men and women. Their proprietary wax is an all-natural formula that's made fresh every day, specially designed to remove hair from even the most sensitive skin without irritation or pain. Uni K Wax Center began serving South Beach, Florida, in 1993, expanding to offer franchising opportunities under the name, UKW Franchising Company, LLC, in 2005. Headquartered in Aventura, Florida, the brand currently has 50 units in operation throughout Florida, New Jersey, and New York. We spoke with Noemi Grupenmager, CEO and founder of Uni K Wax, and Charlotte Russell, UKW's Chief Development Officer, to learn more about the company's franchise training practices.



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Five basic franchise questions and their answers

9/19/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

The following article is authored by Guest Blogger, John Hayes.

From my franchise seminars, and from mail sent to me via my website, here are five of the most frequently asked basic franchise questions, and their answers.



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The Pizza Press serves up a custom training experience

9/13/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

The Pizza Press is a restaurant enterprise headquartered in Anaheim, California that provides customers with customized pizza creations as well as old pizza classics. A unique item featured on the restaurant’s menu includes the “Publish Your Own,” which allows guests to create their own pizza from the restaurant’s full line of sauces, toppings, and crust options. Currently, there are numerous franchise opportunities available across the country.

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Franchise Source Brands International Helps Brands Get to the Next Level

9/6/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

Terry Powell is the multi-brand franchisor and founder of Franchise Source Brands International (FSBI), a network of franchises and a national leader in franchisee coaching. The company started in 1983 and began franchising in 1999, and since then it has worked with hundreds of franchise companies to help them award the right franchises to the best people. In addition, the company’s primary foundation--Entrepreneur’s Source--is currently the prime franchise and business ownership coaching organization in North America.

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Rita's Italian Ice Offers A "Cool" And Thorough Training Program

8/30/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Rita’s Italian Ice first opened its doors in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in 1984. As a way to supplement his household income, former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo decided to start selling Italian Ice through a porch window and named the business after his beloved wife, Rita. Since then, Rita’s Italian Ice has gone on to become one of the most well-known Italian Ice shops in the United States, with 625 units currently in operation around the world. Victoria Coia, Rita’s Franchise Development Manager, has been with Rita’s Italian Ice for 11 years and shared their franchise training practices with us.

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CorpNet Creates a Solid Foundation for New Business

8/23/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Many entrepreneurs startup a new business venture full of excitement and enthusiasm, ready to jump in and work hard to make their dream a reality. However, all of the enthusiasm in the world cannot create success without a solid plan and strong foundation to build from. There are so many variables to think about, and so many unexpected situations that may arise, that we often don’t know what we don’t know.

It is very important, at the planning stage for a new business, for an owner to outline the strategies, and create back up plans, for the different challenges that a new business may face, and although nobody can ever anticipate every situation that might jeopardize the success of a new venture, having a solid foundation in place will help an owner to tackle these challenges when they do arise. It was the desire to help entrepreneurs navigate the waters of starting a new business, that prompted Nellie and Phil Akalp to create CorpNet.

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