Those are the now-famous words of advertising guru Don Draper in the award-winning “Mad Men” TV series. And they hold a special meaning for practitioners across today’s PR landscape too. [Read more…]
According to the International Franchise Association, the franchise sector is expected to grow by $36 billion in 2017. To that end, some of the national and international franchise organizations that BizComPR and BizComPress work with are making headlines to help drive that growth!
In particular, Entrepreneur Magazine just released it’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list for 2017, and we’re proud to say that BizCom clients were prominent on that list. The March issue that just hit newsstands, includes the top 100 fastest-growing franchises driving big growth. The list is a compilation of the top booming businesses from the magazine’s Franchise 500 ranking that are expanding their footprints at breakneck speed. [Read more…]
How do you build a better business?
Simple. [Read more…]
Thanks to all the risk-takers out there! It’s National Entrepreneurs’ Day – part of National Entrepreneurship Month. And there are quite a few success stories we’ve been fortunate to champion as a result of some amazing entrepreneurs. [Read more…]
As we recognize Veterans Day today and honor all those who serve our country, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of VetFran. This strategic initiative, founded by Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, and overseen by the International Franchise Association today, has evolved into one of the most successful business initiatives for our military veterans. For the past 25-years, VetFran has helped thousands of veterans from across the country enter the franchising industry. [Read more…]
We begin seeing from an early age that women have an amazing ability to truly do it all. From multi-tasking moms who have taken the balancing act of being a working woman and mother to a true art form, to the deep sense of drive and determination that motivates the women small businesses owners and franchisees that we run into every day, it’s only fitting that there is a month dedicated to recognizing their hardworking achievements. This is why we are happy to join in celebrating National Women in Small Business Month this October! [Read more…]
Whew! That was fast. As in how fast some of BizCom Associates’ clients have been growing over the last couple of years. We know this by the PR and headlines we generate for their soaring revenues, domestic and international growth, new company records and more. And now, the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies knows it too. [Read more…]
Fathers and franchising are not two topics that are typically put together, but you would be surprised at how many franchisees or people in the franchising industry credit their success to their fathers and families. [Read more…]
As November 11th champions another Veterans Day, we once again celebrate the growth of VetFran as well. This strategic initiative, founded by Dwyer Group and overseen by the International Franchise Association today, has evolved into one of the most successful business initiatives for our military veterans. For the past 14 years, VetFran has helped thousands of veterans from across the country enter the franchising industry.
By Monica Feid
When Don Dwyer, founder of The Dwyer Group, died unexpectedly in 1994, the company struggled to find the best person with a vision to lead the company in a rapidly-changing global marketplace.
In 1999, at the age of 35, one of Don’s six children, Dina Dwyer- Owens, was named CEO and president of The Dwyer Group. She immediately faced the challenge of proving to her constituencies that she could lead what was then a publicly-traded conglomerate of plumbers, carpet cleaners and other tradesmen spread around the world.