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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTFor Wanda Sieber, what began as an ordinary phone call became a wake-up call. The person who answered the phone told Sieber that the owner of the business she'd called had died unexpectedly, adding "We don't even know if we're going to have jobs tomorrow."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTMinimum wage increases will be ringing in the New Year in states across the country. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) continues to push for greater increases in minimum wage. Wage increases will not only affect employees but also business owners and consumers.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:30:00 PSTMara Fortin was the very first franchisee for Nothing Bundt Cakes. She has served as chair of the brand's Franchise Advisory Council and has received the Outstanding Franchisee (Circle of Honor) award. She also loves to serve as a mentor - especially for other women. She has learned quite a few things about hiring and retaining employees during her decade in franchising.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTRob Branca and his extended family of in-laws, siblings, children, and cousins own and operate more than 1,200 Dunkin' Donuts locations throughout New England and a few expansion markets.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTPokémon GO, the hot new augmented reality (AR) game is not just another fad or trending game on the market—it is a cultural phenomenon.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTAddressing entitlement and the negative effects it can have on your business operation. How to take charge and set the tone of equality in your franchise business.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:00 PSTAn Analysis of Franchise Systems over a 6-Year Period Indicated that Systems with Item 19 Disclosures Achieved Significant Growth While Others Declined.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTWe spoke with three brands, Buffalo Wings & Ring, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Meineke Car Care Centers to see how they are using social media and digital technology for customer engagement and as a local marketing tool for their franchisees.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTAre your real estate commission dollars working as hard as you are? You can put your commission dollars to work by aligning your interests with those of your real estate broker. Take control of the commission process and base compensation on results.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTPedro Giorgana loves being a home-based franchisee of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections and iHandyMan. He has time for his family and personal life and still gets to work with and assist his customers daily. It's been a rewarding and successful blend for him.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTToday, at 38, Garrard still works out every day, but he's not just pumping iron in his post-NFL career—he's pumping profits from his two Retro Fitness gyms.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTChoosing the best social media platform or channel to reach your target audience can be challenging, as both the technologies and your customers continue to evolve.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTPrivate equity can provide a great growth or exit strategy for your franchise operation, but it is critical to consider and understand the rules of engagement. Make sure you know how to form the appropriate partnership with respect to your goals, and understand what you get and what you give up.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTRob Chinsky has been franchising since he was just 23 years old. Today he has 17 Indianapolis-area Penn Station East Coast Subs stores and will open his 18th location next year. He knows how to run a successful business and has been recognized with the brand's Franchisee of the Year award and served 10 years as president of the brand's Franchise Advisory Committee.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTDave Goebel has crammed several lifetimes into his 66 years.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:30:00 PSTIn nearly 30 years since founding The Cypress Group, I have encountered a multitude of client types on both the buy and sell sides. While the unique circumstances of each deal can vary significantly, a number of common threads can make or break a divestiture or acquisition.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTTechnology can reduce operating costs, streamline operations, build customer loyalty, enhance quality, and create more personalized experiences for customers.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:00:00 PSTPopeyes mega franchisee group, Parikh Network, purchases 18 formerly corporate-owned Arby's locations and signs deal to open another 50 Arby's units over the next 8 years.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:15:00 PSTWhether working to build up their business or improve the lives of children in their community, Papa Murphy's franchisee Todd Mulvahill and his wife Kelly love serving with a cause.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PDTWhat do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PDTIf you are looking to recruit and retain employees with strong values it is important to develop and shape programs to properly recruit on the front end, and build in programs to motivate and retain them on the back end.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:00:00 PDTLongtime Wienerschnitzel franchisee signs on for an additional 10 units to open in California and Texas.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:00:00 PDTWhen a competitor set up shop too close to Michael Geiger's Moe's Southwest Grill, he and his partner John Iaquinta fired back with a volley of cheese dip.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTLas Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTFranchise Update Media announces confirmed dates for the next 5 years for its Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. Registration for next year's event is now live.