February Franchise And Small Business News
If you currently own a franchise, or are looking into becoming a franchisee, it’s crucial for you to stay on top of franchise industry news and happenings. Why?
Because you’re currently in this huge, influential industry or you’re thinking about becoming a part of it.
In addition, since franchise owners and franchisors are small business owners, any news pertaining to the world of small business should be followed.
That said, here’s the latest franchise and small business news.
The IFA 2021 Annual Convention takes place virtually this year. The dates you can participate are February 16-18 and February 23-25. Head over here for more information.
The Small Business Expo, America’s largest business networking and educational event for business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, has released its 2021 schedule. It consists of both virtual and live shows with major sponsors including CNBC. A total of 45 shows will take place this year. Show schedule
There’s good news for franchising.
A smattering of data, including reports from several franchise webinars, seems to indicate that many franchise businesses are surviving the pandemic better when compared with independently owned businesses.
In other news, industry veteran Mark Siebert is predicting 2021 to be the best year of franchise growth in at least a decade.
Do franchisees need to participate in events for social good in their local communities?
According to Franchise Direct, the answer is a resounding yes.
“A franchisee’s reasonable and sincere efforts to accept responsibility for social issues will have payoffs because doing good will translate into doing well.” More
Note: Spoiled Rotten Photography franchisees always get involved and make a positive impact in their local communities.
Small Business News
PPP loans continue to be available, but there are a few new changes you need to know about here
Will small businesses thrive in 2021?
Small business expert, Rhonda Abrams gives her take on all things small business for 2021.
If you own or operate a business website, did you know that the images you use on your web pages can make an impact on the amount of visitors your site receives?
In this fairly technical (but important) article about image optimization, Search Engine Optimization expert, Barry Schwartz, offers suggestions every website owner can use today.
Finally, did you know that you can find the latest news about Spoiled Rotten Photography on our franchise blog?
(This was written by The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. He’s the author of two franchise books, is a Franchise Ownership Advisor, and helps emerging franchises get the word out about their exciting businesses.)