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When Franchising a Business, Apply These Statistics to the Franchising Process

When a company decides to franchise its business, it's important ownership understands the risks.

The franchise model continues to provide a formula for success. However, just like other business ventures, franchising a business carries a certain amount of risk for franchisors.

Shane Pt 3: Common Mistakes by New Franchisors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Professor Scott Shane finishes his three-part interview explaining the common mistakes of new franchisors, and how franchisors need to understand and manage built-in conflicts of the franchise model.

Shane Pt 2: Franchisors Need Mix of Company-Owned Stores

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Professor Scott Shane explains to franchisors and franchisees why businesses with highly skilled employees make poor franchises, and how franchisors without the right structure in their chains leave money on the table.

What Businesses Go Well with Franchising?

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Professor Scott Shane argues that franchisors often do not understand when to franchise or even what franchise structure best drives success. It's not just franchisors. Franchisees are typically unclear too, as they put hundreds of thousands or even millions into a franchise in the hopes that they and the chain will be successful.