St. Jude College Expands Franchise

Starting 2012 the academic institution will inaugurate new offices in Costa Rica and the rest of the region through franchising.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The idea of franchising was established over the past year and will continue in 2011 with cooperation form Finanzas Estructuradas, whom will find the best prospects.

"Expansion through franchising has been thought even by level, ie, the franchisor can start with the integrated preschool and then incorporate the rest," reports the article in El Financiero.

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Costa Rica: Franchise Center Opens

April 2013

The National Franchise Centre will promote new businesses and advise international franchises on how to set up in Costa Rica.

According to Karol Fallas, coordinator of the franchise process at the Chamber of Commerce, the National Center's goal is give continuity to the Franchising project currently being developed with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and which ends this year.

Guatemala in World Franchise Council

March 2012

The international body has accepted as a member the Guatemalan Association of Franchises, whose executives are hoping this will help attract more investment.

Julius Caesar Loarca Zea, project manager at the Guatemalan Association of Franchises, said the entry into World Franchise Council (WFC) opens the doors for national franchises to Europe and Asia.

Secrets of a Franchise Model

September 2010

Creating a successful franchise is the dream of many businesses but it is not an easy process.

Essential parts to the conceptualization and implementation of a franchise development plan:

Clearly defined business concept
- What exactly is being sold to future investors

A strong and attractive image

The Four Pillars of a Franchise

August 2009

Franchising is always an option for expanding a successful business model.

In theory, any business can become a franchise. However, not all activities are ideal to be developed under this model, so a good diagnostic is the first step, to check the viability of the model in each particular business activity.

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