Franchise Blogs to Have on Your Radar

Posted by: Chris Marentis

Franchise Blogs to Have on Your Radar

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Franchise owners face a host of daily challenges that are unique to the franchise model of business. Due to the constantly evolving business landscape, it’s a good idea to keep your finger on the pulse and a handful of franchise blogs can help ensure that you do.
Here are a few of our top picks:

Franchise Direct

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For all the top franchise news without the spin, turn to Franchise Direct. If you’re just starting out looking for franchise blogs, this may be the one to start with. Don Cranford, who keeps you informed with a concise, direct style, writes most of the blogs. Also check out some of Franchise Direct’s franchise portals, some of which cover topics related to international franchises.

FranBest

FranBest is the place to go to learn more about a lot of niche franchises. For information as well as entertainment, you can’t go wrong with the hilarious posts from FranBest writer Sean Kelly, a marketing guy at heart. Although he’s one of the funniest guys in the franchise world, he also offers thoughtful commentary about the world of franchise ownership.

Rush on Business

Rush on Business offers smart insights from Rush Nigut, a web-savvy franchise attorney. He’s been watching and analyzing the local internet marketing world for several years, even before social media was called social media. This guy knows his stuff.

 

IFA Franchise Blog

Turn to the IFA Franchise Blog for all the most important news from the International Franchise Association. In addition to news that may have an impact on your business, you’ll also find practical tips for promoting your franchise and driving sales.

AMSpirit Business Connections Blog

Every once in a while, a franchise owner needs a few words of motivation to get them through the day. That’s where AMSpirit Business Connections comes in. Check out this blog for quick motivational tips and short posts aimed at helping franchises improve their businesses.

The Franchise Chatter Blog

Learn from a pro who was once a franchisee himself. Ambrosio, the founder of The Franchise Chatter Blog, provides readers with objective franchise information that he would have found useful as a franchisee of The UPS Store. In this blog, you’ll find entertaining yet helpful Top 10 lists that relate to the franchise world, and thanks to social networking options, you won’t miss a single post.

Blogs serve as an excellent tool for staying up-to-date on the latest topics in your industry.  Best of all, they fit our schedules because they provide pertinent information in a short and concise manner. A reminder that these are only a handful of franchise blogs worth taking a look at and that there are dozens more out there.

Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is a passionate entrepreneur and innovator determined to leave a legacy bigger than himself. Chris grew up in an entrepreneurial family with a father who owned a home contracting HVAC business. When traditional media was disrupted by the online world, empowering consumers to rely less on sales people and advertisements to make decisions, large companies with big budgets could afford to play the game, but the local entrepreneur, like Chris’s father was left behind. This disadvantage inspired Chris to write Surefire Social: the guide for local SMB’s to compete in the digital world. Chris was invited to speak at events and demand grew for ways to implement his ideas. Chris turned his vision into a reality when he started Surefire Social in 2009. Feedback was strong. Businesses began asking for help implementing their digital marketing and Surefire evolved into a SaaS and services business. The company’s dramatic growth came with only 1-2 sales people at any given time and a limited marketing budget, thanks to referrals from rabidly loyal clients. The company’s latest innovation Surepulse, an SMB’s Digital CMO, provides data insights and competitive tactics to marketing novices, giving them complete control over their online marketing activities. Chris has spoken at the following events: SMX, BIA/Kelsey, Hanley Wood International Roofing Show and Contractor Summit, NAILBA National Conference, Tech Summit, CCN, GAF Wealth Builders, Gutter Helmet National Dealer Meeting. Publications Chris contributes to: Street Fight, Search Engine Land, iMedia, Social Media Today, Franchising World‏.

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