Archives for: October, 2014

Nusha Pelicano: Ironman NBC clip

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Should I Franchise or Go It Alone?

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While an individual startup has its allure, starting from scratch carries a great deal of risk and uncertainty. Franchising can be a great vehicle for achieving success, as it provides a turnkey system of operating with access to familiar and unique products. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons franchising might be the […]

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The Daily Illini: Orange Leaf Review

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Orange Leaf: A dessert lover’s dream come true By Annabeth Carlson. See the full article here. I’d like to make a confession: I have a small dessert problem. Actually, it’s not that small. It’s an “I-can’t-survive-a-single-day-without-it” kind of problem. To me, a meal is just not complete without a sweet treat at the end. Whether […]

Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises

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See the full article here. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 300 units in five years Orange Leaf, a self-serve frozen-yogurt concept, has been able to thrive in a crowded market because its unit economics are some of the best in the biz. Their labor costs are less than 20 percent of revenue, and they offer a […]

6 Things to Ask Before You Franchise

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Author: Vinny Provenzano, Director of Franchise Development 1. What will my total investment be to open a franchise? Franchising is more than an upfront investment, and it is important to know how much capital will be necessary from start to finish. Don’t forget to include the franchise fee, training expenses and any fees that might […]

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Orange Leaf Maine Donates to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Orange Leaf Maine Donates 15% of sales to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer All October What:  Throughout October, whenever a customer mentions “Making Strides” or “American Cancer Society” at the register, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt stores in Maine will donate 15 percent of the sale to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of […]

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Featured Article: New England Real Estate

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Author: Scott Krupa, Franchise Development Manager Real estate is a broad field, especially when you are trying to choose the best location for a new franchise. In my experience, I have found it very beneficial to consult regional experts to get an accurate picture of the local real estate market. In New England, I seek […]