Take control of the currency risks associated with growing your franchise across borders. By Matthew Lewis You have worked hard to build the brand of your franchise and have reached the point where your business has expanded beyond U.S. borders to go global. You
Franchise restaurant chains are racing to develop business in this Southeast Asian nation as its national wealth increases and some nations begin dropping economic sanctions. By Albert Kong, CFE Having been to Myanmar three times over the last three years, and having met with
The goal is not just to expand globally, but to expand in a disciplined way that places your business in those markets where it is most likely to be successful. By Yoshino Nakajima So, you are ready to take your business global. Congratulations!
If you do your research, your franchise can avoid most faux pas. By Terri Morrison Before you greet clients in Copenhagen, Cairo or Chiang Mai, consider which behaviors can be construed as rude or even illegal. Your goal is to establish rapport and
The bridge built by franchising is a true two-way street paved with promise. By Ferenz Feher, CFE Almost a decade ago, we realized that there was a great opportunity to construct a bridge connecting Mexico to the United States. The building blocks were U.S.
By Josh Merin, CFE International Franchise Association International Committee Chairman and Past IFA Chairman Mike Isakson and I represented IFA at the second annual “International Franchise Conference & Exhibition” November 18 and 19 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Organized by the Abu Dhabi Chamber
Mexico is the fifth largest franchise market in the world. By Josh Merin, CFE While the leaves were changing colors in the United States, another International Franchise Association Franchise Trade Mission headed south to Mexico. U.S. franchise brands, including Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar,
Overseas expansion can be very profitable, but careful consideration is required. By Andres Franzetti Today, roughly 95 percent of the world’s potential consumer population resides outside the United States. This substantial and largely untapped market is eager for consumer goods. International expansion has clearly become