Archive for the ‘Franchise’ Category



IFA’s Franchise Forecast Strong Again in 2013!

Here We Grow Again! Thinking of buying a franchise this year? If so, you will have company. Nearly 11,000 new franchise units are expected to open doors in 2013 in the U.S., according the International Franchise Association. Wednesday, the IFA released its first quarterly update to the highly watched economic outlook & the numbers are promising! Reports [...]

Franchisee Technology Wish List

Even the most technology resistant among us are coming to realize, through constant bombardment by its bombs of influence, that the explosion of technology has become one of the most important factors to success in business. Franchisees will benefit greatly from association with a franchisor who leverages technology to maximum effect. Here’s are several franchise-crucial web [...]

Franchisee Screen Sharing with join.me

A free tool has emerged that can be used for a wide range of franchise communcations, including rich interactions for marketing support and technology support. Join.me is compatible with all recent versions on Mac and Windows platforms. Up to 10 participants can join a franchise or franchisee hosted conference held on any users computer using the [...]

Delicious Bookmark Sharing for Franchises

In 2011 Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, the creators of YouTube, purchased the already popular social bookmarking site delicious.com with plans to transform it into a social bookmarking destination using the same talents that enabled them to sell their last creation to Google for 1.65 billion dollars. Social bookmarking is a simple and powerful way for franchises [...]

Entrepreneur 34th Annual Franchise 500

The rankings are out….and we could not be more thrilled with the results! High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun Franchise has been ranked #196 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 Franchise 500 and named #1 in Category for Children’s Enrichment Programs.                     We are honored to receive this recognition [...]

Which Franchise Markets Are The Best?

The most profitable markets or industries in franchising are the ones least affected by the lousy economy that has marked the past few years. No matter how bad the economy, what are consumers still spending money on? One area of the economy that is somewhat recession proof is child care and related areas. People will [...]

6 Facts on Starting a Franchise Business

Thousands of people are getting involved with franchises. If you’re thinking about becoming one of the many franchise owners, there are 6 facts to know before you jump in: 1. Franchising opportunities are everywhere When most people think franchising, they think fast food, but virtually every industry has begun offering franchise opportunities. Whether your passion [...]

Franchising and Entrepreneurial Veterans

According to the International Franchise Association’s 2012 Veterans in Franchising Study, the industry has given more than 64,000 vets, military spouses and wounded warriors job opportunities in the past year. Also 4,314 new veteran franchise owners entered the industry since 2011, and were 30% more likely to have hired a veteran than a non-veteran owned franchise. [...]

A Fork in the Road

 Changing careers is inherently risky, and the transition from a stable position to an entrepreneurial venture is especially hazardous. For those determined to ditch the 9 to 5 and start a business in a field they’re passionate about, there are ways to make the move more of a calculated risk than a blind leap. It [...]

eLearning Brothers Celebrates Science Made FUN! Kids

Elearning Brothers, designers of Flash game templates for education, recently featured games from ScienceMadeFunKIDS.net on their design blog. Since the games were crafted by High Touch High Tech (ht2) using eLearning Brothers’ templates, the recent launch of ScienceMadeFunKIDS.net presents a rich opportunity to celebrate the work of both companies.  Please share in our celebration by [...]