Excellent connections and
long-running recruiting experience

fjebelMaster Franchise Germany was established by veteran journalist and senior communications professional Franz-Josef Ebel to help franchisors from other countries expand their business operations to Germany and Europe.

Franz-Josef gained a certificate as Franchise-Manager (IHK), successfully completing a course and examinations of the German Franchise Association (DFV) and the Chamber of Industrie and Commerce (IHK). He is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and also a member of the IFA's International Committee as well as a member of the German Franchise Association Deutscher Franchiseverband (DFV).

In addition, Franz-Josef is a regular contributor to Franchise Erfolge, Germany's bi-monthly Franchise Magazine. Read some of his articles (in German):
Previously, Franz-Josef worked for international news agency Reuters plc, German publishing group Handelsblatt, private television group ProSieben, German Internet Service Provider T-Online – part of telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom –, and international logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL in senior positions, running teams of more than 100 people himself.

With more than three decades of experience in recruiting and excellent connections in industry and the financial sector, Franz-Josef is well positioned to find and attract the best candidates to manage and grow your Master Franchise offering.

Franz-Josef holds a Master of Arts undergraduate degree in Economics / Economic Histroy from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and a Master of Philospophy postgraduate degree from the University of Cambridge (England). He has a 26-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. 



The Case for Investing
in Europe is Compelling

CaseForEurope_800Despite the Eurozone crisis, Europe offers tremendous opportunities for US businesses and remains the most profitable region in the world for corporate America. This is the conclusion of a report commissioned by the American Chambers of Commerce in Europe and written by Joseph P. Quinlan.

Regional variations in
entrepreneurial spirit

Logo University of JenaThe entrepreneurial spirit varies drastically among different regions in Germany. This is the result of a study by psychologists who looked at Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Number of new startups plunge
to record low in Germany

kfwA buoyant job market in Germany had a profound negative impact on startups in Germany in 2012: Only 775,000 people decided to start their own business – 60,000 or 7% less than in 2011. It was the lowest number of startups in Germany since 2000. These are the main results of KfW's current survey on startup activity in Germany.

German households have
assets of ten trillion Euro

Euro01The net monetary and real estate assets of German private households are as large as the combined national debts of all 17 eurozone countries, figures released by the German Federal Rerserve Bank called Deutsche Bundesbank show. The total assets amount to ten trillion Euro or 13 trillion USD, the net figure to more than eight trillion Euro or 10.4 trillion USD. 

Annual Economic Report
forsees continued growth

roeslerThe German economy will continue to grow this year, albeit at a slower pace than in the previous two years, the Federal Government's 2012 Annual Economic Report concludes. Germany remains the most dynamic economy in Europe, with unemployment reaching its lowest level in 20 years and disposable income continuing to rise.

Lucrative employment opportunities
hinder franchise expansion.

dp6166Three Dutch researchers have found that opportunity costs have a significant effect on an individual’s decision to set up his own business. A discussion paper on the topic was published by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Find out more by clicking on the headline.
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