While surfing the web, I came across an interesting franchising blog operated by David Rutkauskas. Rutkauskas is the founder and current President of Beautiful Brands International, which owns several franchise concepts including FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafe, Cafe Ole, and Camille's Sidewalk Cafe, among others.
What's particularly interesting about Rutkauskas's blog is that it gives the reader a first-hand look at the experiences of a person who grew his business from one small unit located in a mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma to a multinational franchising success story. For example, in a recent post, Rutkauskas talks about his initial decision to franchise his business, and gives advice to entrepreneurs who are looking at building their own businesses. In this way, Rutkauskas's blog serves as a window into the mind of a true franchising success story — much like the books written by Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. For business owners who are new to or considering franchising, Rutkauskas's blog can be a valuable resource.
Rutkauskas's blog can be found at davidrutkauskas.com.