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The Pursuit Of Happiness: Key Economic Decisions Are Now In Play

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The recent U.S. election cycle, more than any other in recent memory, tapped into deep angst within both major parties and the electorate at large.

Area Developers Craig And Dianne LeMieux Bring More Tropical Smoothie Café Shops To Colorado

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.

Managing The Changes That Come With Multi-Unit Growth

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Your ability to stay focused on your strategic plan and leverage your resources of time, people, and money efficiently is essential to successfully growing your multi-unit operation.

A Winning Combination: Veronica And Tyler Jordan Pair Up For Success

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.

The Real Deal: Life Lessons From A 13-Year-Old

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.

La Madeleine Refranchising For Aggressive Growth

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.

Area Representative And Multi-Unit Franchisee To Expand Marco's Pizza

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.

First Prize Rose: Harry Rose Shows How It's Done

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Harry Rose, founder and chairman of The Rose Group, is a winner. In 2016, for the second year in a row, Applebee's named Rose its Franchisee of the Year.

The Gig Economy: Managing Employees In A Changing World

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDT

We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.

Reputation Management On The Local Level

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.

Efforts To Reduce Regulatory Burden On Small Business Owners

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:30:00 PDT

Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.

Channeling Dave (Thomas): JAE Soars From 13 To 179 Wendy's

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Eddie Rodriguez, one of the 10 largest Wendy's franchisees, says he has never worked a day in his life. After 43 years in franchising, Rodriguez continues his relentless dedication to growing a brand he believes in--and in expanding it beyond his company's 179 Wendy's locations in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.

Got EMV?: Why You Should, And What's Ahead

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PST

The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.

Mapping Out The Road To Success

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PST

The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.

Start Spreading The News

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:00 PST

Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.

Brotherhood Of Friends: Chalak Mitra Group Spreads To 27 States

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PST

Al Bhakta is proof that friends can be successful in business together. As managing director of the Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, Bhakta is one of seven longtime friends who have made wise business decisions together through the years.

Disciplined And Relentless: Global Basketball Player Transitions To Franchising

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PST

K'Zell "Zelly" Wesson took his pro basketball career global more than 17 years ago. He currently plays in Turkey as a forward for Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor, a team in the Turkish Basketball League. But the 6-foot-7-inch Wesson is also making sure he's got game as he nears the end of his playing days--by investing in and growing a chain of Workout Anytime fitness gyms in the USA.

Chairwoman Foxx To Keynote At CFA Day Forum

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PST

CFA Day Forum will feature pro-business Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as keynote speaker. The event will also offer franchisees the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and meet with representatives.

Compliance Challenges And Franchise Growth

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Local and federal laws are growing and affecting franchise operations in an increasing manner. Franchisees must be aware of the laws that affect them and be in compliance or risk dire consequences.

Regulatory Unburdening?: An End To Uncertainty--but What Lies Ahead?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Uncertainty is the bane of business. Although the regulatory environment of the past few years seemed bent on attacking the franchise business model, the early drama and politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.

Franchise Update Goes International!

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Going international? So are we! This past December, Franchise Update Media co-produced its first conference in Europe, partnering with the Best Franchisee of the World.

A Trump Effect On Your Estate Taxes?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Politics, federal law, and franchisee assets. There are several significant steps that can be taken to help reduce estate taxes.

Adding Sonic To The Mix

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

Texas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.

Revving Up For Growth: Tropical Smoothie Franchisee And AD Adds New Concept

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Sam Osborne is the longest-running franchisee in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe system. That says a lot about him, as well as the brand. He's been a part of the smoothie chain for nearly two decades, as both an operator and an area developer in Florida.

Building For Success: Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure!

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:00 PST

If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.