I was at a Franchising and Business Opportunity convention over last weekend. There were many companies all competing for investor $$ some in the same industry, food services, and others from many different industries. I was there to talk to new franchisors, that is people who had recently began to sell their business model as a franchise. It was a very educational few hours. One thing I was somewhat surprised to hear is that competition is good. When one store has the whole market and another moves into the area the immediate response is fear. But the records will show that when a new business moves in it brings in more opportunity for all. The new business advertises and now the people who possibly were not using a service decide it is time and they want another bid. For food services same store sales usually increase when other stores move in. Sounds backwards I know but thats what I was told. So what say You?