Articles & Announcements

Doing Global Business in These Times

By William Edwards, December 2023

Technology International

By William Edwards, 2023

Going Global, Locally

By William Edwards, 2023

Risks And Opportunities In The Year Ahead

By William Edwards, 2023

Franchising The World Over

By William Edwards, December 2023

Risks and Opportunities in the Year Ahead

By William Edwards, 2023

MUMBO-fication

By William Edwards, 2022

Taking Your FDD Abroad

By William Edwards, 2021

China Then and Now

By William Edwards, August 2022

Setting the Standard – 3 suppliers that kept the world growing

By William Edwards, 2022

Five Things You Need to Be a Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

By William Edwards, April 22th, 2021

Digital Transformation in Global Franchising

By William Edwards, April 16th, 2021

Global Franchise – Multi-Unit Franchising: Everything You Need to Know

By Kieran McLoone, April, 2021

2021 International Development Goes Online in the Pandemic

By William Edwards, February 3, 2021

2021 International Outlook – Mixed Prospects Amid Global Uncertainty

By William Edwards, December, 2020

Coping with Covid – What Global Brands Are Doing To Survive

By William Edwards, August 3, 2020

Titus Center – Selling Franchises Internationally Post Covid-19

June 17, 2020 by William Edwards, Bob Jones & Ray Titus

Managing Your International Franchise Network in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 1,2020 by William Edwards

Complete Solution with GlobalAssess™

February 2020 by William Edwards

Here Are the Top Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in China

By William Edwards, January, 2020

Good Franchising, Vietnam! A Deep Dive Into one of Asia’s Hottest Growth Markets

By William Edwards, 2020

2020 Global Trends

By William Edwards, November, 2019

4 growth guidelines globetrotting pizza brands need to know

By William Edwards, August 8, 2019

Going global? Take these top 3 QSR expansion strategies along

QSR Web, By William Edwards, July 21, 2019

Fastest Two Minutes in International Business – July 2019

By William Edwards, July, 2019

Five Ways U.S. Food and Beverage Brands are Using Technology to Drive International Success

Restaurant Technology News, By William Edwards, June 8, 2019

The Ups and Downs of Going International

Franchising World, By William Edwards, CFE, and William Gabbard, May 2019

Your Way Into China

Global Franchise, By William Edwards, May 2019

A global look at the state of retail space

Real Estate World, By William Edwards, CFE, March 2019

A survey of international franchising experts

World of Innovation, By William Edwards, CFE, February 2019

Edwards Global Services, Inc. Names Robert Jones International Managing Director

Company Press Release, January 13, 2016

Preparing Your Franchise To Go International

December 17, 2015 by William Edwards, William Gabbard, and Ray Hays

Preparing Your Company to Go International

Franchising World, June 2015 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO of EGS, Michelle McClurg, COO of EGS, William Gabbard, VP Client Relationships of EGS and Lelsey Hawks, International Director of EGS

Edwards Global Services Promotes Gabbard to Senior Vice President; Creates New Executive Group to Oversee Rapid Corporate Growth

Company Press Release, June 1, 2015

Overseas Training Tips

By William Edwards, May 22, 2015

EGS Wins 2015 President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service

Company Press Release, May 21, 2015

The feminine side of the Mexico Franchise Trade Mission

Nancy Weingartner, April 21, 2015

Advice for franchisors thinking about global expansion.

Nancy Weingartner, April 2015

20 to Watch People, Brands & Ideas Trending in 2015

Franchise Times, January 2015

Enthusiasm of youth with ageless experience

Franchise Times, January 2015

Carl’s Jr. Brings Iconic, Big and Juicy California-style Burgers to Japan

Released by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., December 19, 2014

Leading Boxing Fitness Concept Signs Master Franchise License in Mexico

Club Industry, November 18, 2014

Edwards Global Services, Inc. Names Michelle McClurg as Company’s First COO

Company Press Release, October 8, 2014

Opportunity Beckons

Franchise Update, Issue IV, 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

International: Cultural Competence

Franchise Update, Issue III, 2014 by William Edwards & Robert Shaw

Franchising in Brazil? Things to Know Before You Go.

Franchise Times, July 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

U.S. Commercial Services Discover Global Markets – Europe

June 3, 2014 by William Edwards

The Certified Franchise Executive™ Designation – A Global Standard

Franchising World, May 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Franchising in Canada? Things to Know Before You Go.

Franchise Times, May 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Going Global – Socially

Franchise Update, Issue II, 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Franchising in Thailand? Things to Know Before You Go.

Franchise Times, April 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Doing Business in China – The Opportunities and the Challenges

China Law Blog, February 4, 2014 by Dan Harris

What Consultants Need to Know About International Assignments Presented to the Institute of Management Consultants – Orange County

January 9, 2014 by William Edwards

Going Global? Better Read this First!

Franchise Update, Issue I, 2014 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Franchising is First in Afghanistan and Tunisia

Franchising World, February 2013 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Going Global – Overseas Growth for U.S. Franchisors

Franchise Update, Issue IV, 2013 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Opportunities & Challenges for Franchises Coming to the USA

Franchise Update, Issue III, 2013 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

World Wide Growth – Technology Eases the Path to International Expansion

Franchise Update, Issue II, 2013 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Border Crossing – Navigating the Waters of International Expansion

Franchise Update, Issue I, 2013 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Financing Your International Development Program

Franchising World, December 2012 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Where to Take Your Franchise in 2013 and Why

Franchise Times Annual Vendor Supplement, Fall 2012 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Expanding Markets – Franchising in Viet Nam and Indonesia

Franchising World, December 2011 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

The Pros and Cons of Franchising in China

China Business Review, July-September 2011 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Orange County Firms Honored For Export Success

Orange County Register, May 27, 2011

Edwards Global Services earns highest export award

IFA SmartBrief, May 18, 2011

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Honors U.S. Companies with Highest Award for Exports

U.S. Department of Commerce News Release, May 16, 2011

Edwards Global Services, Inc. Receives U.S. Presidential “E” Award for Exports

Franchisewire, May 15, 2011

EGS wins Presidential Export Award

Company Press Release, May 13, 2011

EGS Export Award Letter From The Secretary Of Commerce

April 2011

U.S. Commercial Service Franchising In Viet Nam Webinar

March 2011 by William Edwards

Where To Take Your Franchise in 2011

Franchising World, March 2011 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

Establishing and Justifying International License Fees

Franchise Asia, July/August 2010 by Robert Shaw and William Edwards

EGS Helps Mr. Handyman Go Global

Corporate Magazine, March/April 2010

An Insight On The Global Economy And Taking Your Franchise International Florida Franchise Business Network

December 2009 by William Gabbard

An Update On Franchising And Global Franchise Opportunities Presented to the World SME Expo in Hong Kong

December 2009 by William Edwards

Establishing and Justifying International License Fees

Franchising World, November 2009 by Robert Shaw and William Edwards

U.S. Franchises Find Opportunity To Grow Abroad

Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2009 by Richard Gibson with a quote by William Edwards

Oversees Overseas: Bill Edwards’ World of Experience

Franchise Times, June/July, 2009

Viet Nam – Ready For Franchising

Franchising World, March 2009 by William Edwards, CFE, CEO – EGS

International Expansion: Do Opportunities Outweigh Challenges?

Franchising World, February 2008 by William Edwards

Why Go Global?

Franchising World, December 2006 by William Edwards

A Franchiser’s Path to International Success Is Often Paved With Pitfalls

Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2005 by Julie Bennett with quotes from William Edwards

Artemis Project

The Human Reach of Franchising – Business Women In Afghanistan by Robert Shaw, Managing Director, EGS

China Revisited

Enroute to Zhanjiang, People’s Republic of China by William Edwards, President, EGS

How To Know When You Are Ready To ‘Go International’

Franchise Times, May 2004 US and version by Robert Shaw and William Edwards