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Act Like a Five Star Recruit

26 April, 2017

I’m a big fan of sports analogies, particularly those that involve college football. In keeping with that theme, I would like to issue a challenge to any candidate looking to “be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.” When looking for a franchise business opportunity, you should act like... Read More

ComForCare Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise

25 April, 2017

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     ComForCare® Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute®   LINCOLN, NE (4/24/17) – ComForCare® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® for the Tenth Consecutive Year!   The recognition comes after an independent franchisee... Read More

Mosquito Squad Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise

17 April, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Mosquito Squad® Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute®   LINCOLN, NE (April 17th, 2017) – Mosquito Squad® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® for the eighth consecutive year!   The recognition comes after an independent... Read More

Be a Shark!

12 April, 2017

  If you have lived out of the country (or under a very large rock) over the last few years, you may not have watched an episode or two (or many) of ABC’s hit Shark Tank. As the network’s website states, “Shark Tank, the critically-acclaimed reality show that has... Read More

Q&A with IFA President, Shelly Sun

29 March, 2017

How important is franchisee satisfaction to you? I don’t know of any franchise executive who doesn’t focus on franchisee satisfaction.  I obsess over it  You’ve got to know what’s working and what’s not so you can course-correct if necessary. Do you believe that franchisees begin with an expectation of success,... Read More

Polling Vs. Research: What’s the Difference?

15 March, 2017

Polling vs. Research:  What’s the Difference? By Jeff Johnson and Geri True Regardless of whether you lean to the left or lean to the right, there is one thing about the 2016 presidential election which is tough to deny:  the pollsters got it wrong. Very wrong.  According to Kenneth... Read More

Expense Reduction Analysts Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise

01 March, 2017

Expense Reduction Analysts® Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (March 1, 2017) – Expense Reduction Analysts® has received World-Class Franchise® certification for the third consecutive year from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by... Read More

Color Glo International Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise

08 February, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Color Glo® Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise® for the 7th Consecutive Year!   LINCOLN, NE (2/8/2017) – Color Glo® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®.   The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise Research... Read More

FASTSIGNS Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise

06 January, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     FASTSIGNS® Certified as a 2017 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute®   LINCOLN, NE (1/6/2017) – FASTSIGNS® has received World-Class Franchise® certification for the seventh consecutive year from the Franchise Research Institute®.   The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey... Read More

Comfort Keepers Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise

10 October, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comfort Keepers® Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute®   LINCOLN, NE (10/10/2016) – Comfort Keepers® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®.   The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute,... Read More

Shelly Sun Cares About Franchisee Satisfaction

15 August, 2016

August 15, 2016     “There are a lot of ‘Best of’ and ‘Top’ lists in franchising, but there is only one list based upon fully inclusive, transparent, third-party research. At BrightStar, we are pleased that our company has been (and continues to be) recognized by numerous organizations, but... Read More

Children’s Lighthouse Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise

03 May, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Children’s Lighthouse® Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (May 3) – Children’s Lighthouse® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute, in... Read More

Expense Reduction Analysts® Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2016

28 January, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Expense Reduction Analysts® Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (January 28) – Expense Reduction Analysts® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise Research... Read More

Arby’s Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2016

14 January, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arby’s® Certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (January 14, 2016) – Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey in which 70 percent of... Read More

CMIT Solutions Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2015

18 September, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CMIT Solutions® Certified as a 2015 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (September 18, 2015) – CMIT Solutions® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. CMIT Solutions provides systems to deliver information technology to small and medium-sized businesses. As a... Read More

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2015

29 June, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Outdoor Lighting Perspectives® Certified as a 2015 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (June 29, 2015) – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise... Read More

Spherion Staffing Services 2015 World-Class Franchise® Video

17 June, 2015

Spherion Staffing Services 2015 World-Class Franchise® Video.  

Spherion Staffing Services is Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2015

17 June, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Outdoor Lighting Perspectives® Certified as a 2015 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (June 17, 2015) – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise... Read More

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Certified as a World-Class Franchise for 2015!

26 May, 2015

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers® Certified as a 2015 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® LINCOLN, NE (May 26) – Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers ® has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®. The recognition comes after an independent... Read More

2015 Compilation Report

08 May, 2015

The Franchise Research Institute’s 2015 Compilation Report  Compilation Report 2015 This report serves as the benchmark for measuring franchise performance metrics in the world of franchising, where the model truly represents a “win/win” situation for both the franchise brand and the franchisees within the system. We would like to express... Read More

Franchise Research Institute®

The Franchise Research Institute was founded in 2002 to study and promote excellence in franchising, performing franchisee satisfaction research throughout the U.S. and internationally. World-Class Franchise® opportunities must demonstrate that they are endorsed by their franchise owners through FRI’s scientific, confidential, third-party surveys.

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