If there’s one main takeaway that you’ll find with this issue of Global Franchise magazine, it’s that franchising welcomes each and every kind of brand – no matter its size.
On one end of the spectrum, you’ll find our list of 10 emerging franchise leaders from page 20. This highlights the up-and-comers that are rivaling the most established names in the industry; trendsetters and rulebreakers redefining what it means to be a franchisor in this decade. From U.K.-based success stories like Rebecca Newenham’s Get Ahead VA to American icons like Michael Browning Jr. and Unleashed Brands, this list brings together all the biggest names that you need to know about right now.
Then on the other end, we’re also featuring some established experts in this issue that you’re sure to have heard from previously. Tutor Doctor president, Frank Milner, shares some invaluable insight from page 50 on why embracing wellbeing and keeping an eye on stress is paramount for franchisors in the education sector.
And on page 88, we speak with Gary Findley – also known as ‘the Redneck CEO’ – about the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in the industry. In between these two extremes, you’ll find a plethora of essential franchising content and investment opportunities that you can’t afford to miss. We’ve got several regional deep dives covering everywhere from Latin America (p.28) to Australasia (p.34), which should prove useful for brands looking to conquer these hotly-contested markets. And for brands looking to grow regardless of region, insightful features on utilizing consumer data (p.72), methods of growth (p.78), or leadership lessons learned from times of intense stress (p.92) should assist nicely.