Analysis of Ice Delight

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The perspective of establishing a franchise ICEDELIGHTS in Florida constitutes both financial opportunities and business challenges for Paul Rogers, Mark Daniels and Eric Garfield. Practically, every emerging organization, ICEDELIGHTS particularly, differs in terms of managerial decision-making, structure and operations from other existing companies, representing same industry, such as Buskin Robbins and Haagen-Dazs (Markman & Baron, 2003).


Most importantly, ICEDELIGHTS occupies its own niche in the market of ice cream, selling Italian "gelati," and company's core competence lies in ability to freeze "gelati" and sell them on the premises of each store location. From financial perspective, ICEDELIGHT constitutes a rather expensive franchise, comparing with other offers available on the market. Simultaneously, this new and unproven venture can yield significant profit in the light of the investment required. Moreover, the purchase of ICEDELIGHTS' franchise guarantees to a franchisee exclusive rights to operate in the entire state of Florida.
From the critical viewpoint Rogers, Daniels and Garfield purchasing a rather unproven franchise ICEDELIGHTS risk experiencing liabilities of being new and lacking expertise in retail business. Practically, these aforementioned liabilities are characterized by the many challenges faced by new ventures, which include access to resources and knowledge capital, which larger and more established firms are more equipped to handle (Markman & Baron, 2003). ...
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