Sports bar franchise eyes Richmond

Maryland-based Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille  is looking to add one or more locations in Richmond within the next four years. The Washington Biz Journal reveals that the sports bar chain plans to target Richmond as they add up to 150 new locations. They also plan to grow locations in Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C., and… Read more »

Guest Opinion: Potential franchisee, know thyself

The views expressed in Guest Opinions represent only those of the author and are in no way endorsed by Richmond BizSense or any BizSense staff member. Let me start my first column on franchising with a declaration: 2008 is over. It was a brutal year. Some of you might have felt some of the pain… Read more »

Follow the Model

Igor Jekauc often wishes he didn’t have to fork over 19% of his annual revenue, but he says he wouldn’t have been able to open a tax preparation business without Liberty Tax Service’s business model and support system. A computer software that allows Jekauc to instantly issue tax return checks to customers was essential –… Read more »

Are you ready to start talking franchise?

It takes two to do the franchise tango. First there’s the franchisor. He’s typically the entrepreneur that built a company from scratch. He also generally likes taking risks, said Eric Perkins, a business attorney at Hirschler Fleischer. The franchisee, on the other hand, is usually a “straight-A student and likes to learn a system and… Read more »