Strategic Planning in Franchise Systems

when franchise fails
An interesting phenomenon of a general downturn in the economy has often been the growth in franchise systems that occurs while the rest of the economy is going south.
changing franchise landscape
Franchising will continue to be a successful strategy for those small businesses and individuals, but there has been a shift in the traditional economic paradigm.
when franchise fails
Franchising is generally countercyclical to the economy; as job losses increase and people feel their security is threatened, they turn to entrepreneurial thoughts.