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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTThe 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.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTHusband 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.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00:00 PDTYour 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.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTVeronica 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTI 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTLa 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDTMarco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTHarry 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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDTWe often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTControl 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.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:30:00 PDTSenator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDTEddie 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.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PSTThe 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.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PSTThe only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:00 PSTFranchisees 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.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PSTAl 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.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PSTK'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.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PSTCFA 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.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTLocal 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.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTUncertainty 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTGoing 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.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTPolitics, federal law, and franchisee assets. There are several significant steps that can be taken to help reduce estate taxes.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PSTTexas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PSTSam 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.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:00 PSTIf a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.