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Madden 2010 Franchise Code

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Top 10 Franchises For Sale In 2009

Checking Out Franchises For Sale
Every year, Entrepreneur magazine names its top franchises for sale, gathered up into a list called the “Franchise 500.”  By referring to this list, prospective franchise owners can determine the top franchise for sale in any number of categories—the best fast-food franchise, the best auto service franchise, the best do-it-yourself picture framing franchise, and so on.  This publication also names the 10 best franchises for sale regardless of the industry they are in, and it is this list that offers the most coveted ranking of all.  The “next hottest franchise concept” certainly has a chance to advance in the standings.  But year after year, the same companies continue to dominate this list, mainly because they have superb brand recognition, a solid financial base, highly satisfied franchisees committed to excellence, and products or services that have stood the test of time.  As Entrepreneur sees it, here are the top 10 franchise companies for 2009.

1.    Subway
The top company on this list has gained a reputation for offering fresh, healthy food at very reasonable prices.  They also come up with some very innovative national marketing campaigns to keep the name “fresh” in the public’s eye.  Subway began franchising in 1974 and has more than 21,000 franchises in the United States.  The company charges a franchise fee of $15,000, with ongoing royalties of eight percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $78,000 and $238,000.  Subway has franchises for sale in nearly every U.S. state.

2.    McDonald’s
Ray Kroc took a California hamburger joint owned by two brothers and turned it into the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain.  Over the years, McDonald’s has been an innovator from the aspects of both service and menu items, inventing such concepts as the kids’ meal and drink tops with pre-punched access holes.  The company charges a franchise fee of $45,000, with ongoing royalties of 12.5 percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $950,000 and $1.8 million.  McDonald’s has a franchise for sale to residents of every U.S. state, plus worldwide opportunities exist as well.

3.    Liberty Tax Service
With the tax deadline of April 15 looming over the heads of U.S. citizens every year, more and more taxpayers realize that it pays to hire an outside expert to help them complete their filings.  The company started as Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in 1972 (and began franchising a year later) and changed its name after buying out another tax business in Canada.  The company charges a franchise fee of $40,000, with variable ongoing royalties based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $56,000 and $70,000.  Liberty Tax Service has franchises for sale to anyone living in the U.S. or Canada.

4.    Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
This company started as a root beer stand in 1954 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, jumping into the franchise business five years later.  Today there are close to 3,000 Sonic Drive-In franchises across the country.  The company charges a franchise fee of $45,000, with ongoing royalties ranging from two percent to five percent, based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $1.2 million and $3.2 million.  Sonic currently seeks out residents of Canada, New Zealand and Australia, offering exclusive territories in its franchise for sale.

5.    InterContinental Hotels Group
The flagship property in this massive chain is the self-named InterContinental, which include some of the most prestigious hotels in such world capitals as London, Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Nairobi, and many others.  This hotel conglomerate also includes such familiar brand names as Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Staybridge, and Candlewood.  There are more than 2,600 franchises in the U.S. alone, as well as another 800-plus in foreign countries.  Franchise fees and total investments will vary widely, since every property is unique.  The company charges an ongoing royalty of five percent based on gross annual sales.  InterContinental has franchises for sale in Oregon as well as assorted worldwide locations.

6.    Ace Hardware Corp.
The neighborhood hardware store is alive and well in the guise of Ace, a national chain that prides itself on hometown values and helpful personnel who can tell you the best way to paint a door or repair a fence.  The company began in 1924 and became a franchise operation in 1976.  There are currently more than 4,200 U.S. franchises.  The company charges an application fee of $5,000, and one’s total investment will run from between $400,000 and $1.1 million.  Ace Hardware has franchise for sale opportunities in all U.S. states.

7.    Pizza Hut
In 1957, when this pizza chain started business as a single restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, no one would have suspected that it would grow into the largest pizza restaurant chain in the world.  Today there are nearly 10,000 franchises in existence, including “express” and kiosk locations that expose Pizza Hut products to more people than ever.  The company charges a franchise fee of $25,000, with ongoing royalties of six percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $317,000 and $2.9 million.  Pizza Hut has franchises for sale in Oregon as well as assorted worldwide locations.

8.    The UPS Store / Mail Boxes Etc.
Mail Boxes Etc. started in 1980 as a competitor to the U.S. Mail and has since expanded to offer all kinds of services that include the sale of packing materials, copying and printing, mailbox rentals, and shipments of darned near anything to anybody who has a permanent address.  Re-branded as The UPS Store – although it ships by other carriers as well – the company charges a franchise fee of $30,000, with ongoing royalties of five percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $155,000 and $295,000.  The UPS Store has franchise for sale opportunities in all U.S. states, plus various locations worldwide.

9.    Circle K
This convenience store chain was founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas.  They waited until 1995 to begin franchising, but since then Circle K has seen its U.S. franchises grow to more than 450.  Surprisingly there are nearly 3,700 franchises overseas.  The company charges a franchise fee of $15,000, with ongoing royalties of four percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $161,000 and $1.4 million.  In a nationwide expansion mode, Circle K has franchises for sale across the United States as well as in assorted worldwide locations.

10.    Papa John’s International
This pizza chain got its start in 1985 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Papa John’s has more than 2,100 U.S. franchises and close to 500 on international soil.  The company charges a franchise fee of $25,000, with ongoing royalties of five percent based on gross annual sales.  One’s total investment will run from between $135,000 and $490,000.  Papa John’s has franchise for sale opportunities in all U.S. states.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Add LiveOffice to Roster
TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Los Angeles Dodgers deploy LiveOffice Discovery Archive, LiveOffice Email Continuity, LiveOffice Personal Archive and LiveOffice Personal Archive for BlackBerry

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Car auctions are not only a great place to buy a car, they are also an excellent way to generate income in a relatively short amount of time. The best part of it all is that it’s very easy to do. As long as you follow these general guidelines you can average a profit of $1,500-$3,000 on each car you buy and sell.

Your most obvious starting point is the find out when and where the next car auction will be held in your city. You can do this by either looking through the newspaper, calling your local police station or towing yard or by buying a list of all of the car auction sites in your city. I prefer getting the list because it provides me the information on numerous locations, such as their address, phone number and even website.

After you have found out when the next auction will be, your next step is to find out what kind of cars will be sold there. You can do this by visiting the site 2-3 days before the auction or by going to their website which will usually provide you with information on the cars such as their year, make, model and mileage.

Once you have this information, select a couple of cars that you would be interested in selling. The ideal car would be one that has a low to average amount of miles on it. Now, using a Kelly Blue Book, look up the trade in value of the car because that will be your target price that you will want to pay for the car. Anything above that price will eat into your profits.

When the auction date rolls around all you have to do is inspect the vehicle to make sure that it is running good and has no signs of being in an accident, flood or fire. Once the auction starts, stick to your guns and don’t over bid for the cars you have done research on.

After you buy the car, the only thing left to do is sell it. You can do this by placing an ad on craigslist, autotrader or in your local newspaper. By selling the car for $100-300 less than what everybody else is asking for will have you car sold in a matter of no time.

Once you buy and sell a couple of cars, the process of researching the car’s value and checking for damage will get easier for you. But watch out because you can only sell so many cars before having to get a dealer’s license, which can be pretty expensive. So, check with your state’s DMV office once you sell more than 2-3 cars.

Car auction lists can make your job easier by giving you the location of all the car auctions taking place near you.
Visit for a list of the best ones you can get.

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Test And Tag Franchise

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Jim’s Test & Tag – business opportunity NZ

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Ups Store Franchise Info

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Is a Bikini Car Wash a good business Idea?

I have a good friend who has the Trademark for
“The Bikini Car Wash™” He has a great business plan
and is now looking for investors. The Idea is to have a Hooters style Restaurant with girls in bikinis washing you car while you have a nice meal and maybe a drink. There will
be “Bikini Cams” that show the girls soaping up the cars and possibly each other, throughout the restaurant as well as posted on the internet. He plans to franchise the business soon after he builds the first store in Orlando.

Are there any Venture Capitalists out there that think this
would be a good idea?

If so, Please check out the website for more info.

It is not a good idea in the dead of winter. We have 6 inches of snow forecast today.

Be careful not to mention Hooters of Playboy Bunnies in your promotional material, or you could get sued for violating their trademark.

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Microsoft: Drinks Chivas, Drives Volvo

Microsoft Corp. is facing an increasing competition in the online video realm. To boot, MSN video is currently the sixth place video destination in the United States and that spot is far behind Google’s YouTube, AOL’s Time Warner, and News Corp.’s MySpace. This is why the software giant is expanding affiliations to cover the wine maker Chivas Brothers Ltd. and the Swedish automaker Volvo Cars.

Microsoft has signed deals with Chivas and Volvo to support two new web series from Reveille, the company behind “The Office” and the “Ugly Betty” television shows. The two new shows include the “Driving School” which would be coming as a comedy about a driving instructor who shares life lessons to his students. The show will be hosted by actor Craig Robinson, who plays Darryl on NBC’s The Office.

The other show titled “This is the Life,” is about travel and adventure linked to a Chivas Regal advertising campaign. The shows will arrive on MSN Web site in the next six months, Microsoft announced Tuesday at an advertising industry conference. Microsoft did not disclose the financial or product-placement arrangements of the deals.

Last month, 11.5 million people visited MSN video, and spent an average of five and a half minutes on the site as compared with the 45 million people who each spent about 41 minutes on YouTube, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.

It could be recalled that after the acquisition of Google Inc. of YouTube, an online video Web site, the same has become a white-hot topic. Advertisers and ad brokers rushed to turn the trend of web equivalent TV ads into dollars. Since then, short spots before or after a video clip online became an instant success.

According to Gayle Troberman, the general manager of branded entertainment at Microsoft, those will remain a staple of Microsoft’s video advertising inventory. But advertisers are also experimenting with original series and user-generated videos as they venture to capture even deeper connections with online purchasers.

In 2006, Microsoft and Reveille produced a handful of MSN shows that fall somewhere between advertising and programming. Troberman touted “Chef to the Rescue,” which is sponsored by Kraft Foods Inc., as one remarkable success story from the Reveille partnership. The software giant said that after the cooking show’s launch in December, over 250,000 viewers printed out related recipes featuring Kraft products.

While it is tempting to label the shows advertorials and leave it at that, Ben Silverman, Reveille’s chief executive, said that he has tried to find more elegant ways to incorporate products and entertainment. “I don’t want to be in something where you’re ruining that content by stupid, clunky choices,” said Silverman.

Microsoft said it planned to expand its commitment to developing original content built around branded entertainment opportunities, announcing during an afternoon session at the company’s Strategic Accounts Summit (SAS) in Seattle, Wash., that it will extend its current relationship with the production firm Reveille while also launching several other new Web content projects.

“We are the leader of original content creation online,” said Joanne Bradford, the corporate vice president and the chief media officer for MSN, citing the 20 plus Web series the portal has launched in the past year. Among those original series is Chef to the Rescue, a result of a partnership between it and Reveille announced at the summit last year.

While others have speculated that MSN’s partnership with Reveille has been slow to yield success, Bradford said the two companies had agreed to extend their relationship, though she forgot to say the duration. During Tuesday’s presentation, Bradford ardently greeted Reveille CEO Ben Silverman – the brains behind the TV hits The Office and The Biggest Losers – with a pair of kisses before handing him the stage.

Volvo has signed on as that show’s charter sponsor. Through the shows, the Swedish automaker could flaunt Volvo master cylinder, safety features, and other milestone innovations. As such, it is expected for this trend to plague the entire Web. Silverman said that while he still believed that TV was a great brand builder, his company’s Web creations offer advertisers much deeper access that is unheard of in the TV business. “I’m always really annoyed that I’m kept out of those conversations [with TV advertisers],” he said. “[The networks] don’t get it yet.”

Silverman was not the only partner to share the moment at SAS. Allen Shapiro, the CEO of Dick Clark Productions and president of the Mosaic Media Group, discussed the success of a Golden Globes content program launched earlier this year with MSN – one that TV partner NBC was wary of. This year, his company – which owns the rights to many early TV performances of music stars like Prince and Madonna, is exploring launching a classic rock channel with MSN, along with a potential comedy network. “We’re now determined to step this up,” said Shapiro.

About the Author

Glady Reign is a 32 year old is a consultant for an automotive firm based in Detroit, Mi. She is a native of the motor city and grew up around cars hence her expertise in the automotive field.

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