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Tires on the Easy Payment Plan

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:39:02 +0000

When people find that their tires need to be replaced, they often don't have the money conveniently available. Larry Sutton, now 66, saw the opportunity in this situation years ago and founded RNR Tire Express back in 2000. Its concept was simple: offer to sell tires on a deferred payment basis.

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McDonald's Franchise Owner Sells Restaurants, Runs for Office

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:33:53 +0000

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Kentucky state capitol at dusk / sniggie photo

Earlier this month, Joe Graviss completed a deal to sell his nine McDonald's restaurants in Kentucky to another Kentucky-based franchise owner. He is now running for Kentucky state representative as a Democrat.

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McDonald's Writeup in Financial Times Has No Mention of Franchisees

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:41:09 +0000

Just yesterday, Financial Times penned a very timely article on McDonald's. With great sources and a multiyear perspective, it recapped the last several years of ups and downs and initiatives.

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Greg Flynn: Founder, CEO of America's Largest Franchisee

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:09:12 +0000

(image) Greg Flynn, 51, son of a lawyer, says he didn’t realize the opportunity in franchise ownership until he was 33 and his father, off on one of his frequent post-retirement trips, asked Greg to send him $2 million right away so that he could buy a villa on the Greek island of Corfu.

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Changes Ahead for SBA Franchise Loans

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:52:27 +0000

(image) Franchisees often seek access to funding for their businesses through SBA loans, but changes have been taking place over the last few years and more are in store for 2018. This blog by a legal firm is addressed to franchisors, but the information is just as important and arguably more important to franchisees, who are the debtors.

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Kix Mobile Announces “No Fee” Area Development and New Startup Package for Franchisees

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:56:31 +0000

The initiatives will save hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kix Mobile franchisees on territory and new store development!

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Multi-Unit Franchisee: The Youngest Son

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:40:26 +0000

Amin Dhanani, 40, has worked in the franchise business since he was 15. He is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen's largest franchisee, with 270 units, and also owns 26 La Madeleine French Bakery & Café franchise units. The youngest of 11 children, Amin, who was born in Pakistan, grew up in Houston observing his late father and family members build The Dhanani Group, a hugely successful multi-unit Burger King franchisee that got started in the gas and convenience store business, which it still operates.

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Dry Cleaner Franchise Chain Takes Laundry 24/7

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:02:44 +0000

(image) The Hollywood, Florida-based OXXO Care Cleaners franchise chain takes and delivers laundry 24/7 and is eco-friendly. Founder and CEO Salomon Mishaan grew up in his father's textile business in Colombia, later worked in plastics in Venezuela, and traveled to Europe before he established OXXO in Florida in 2002. His time in foreign countries gave him the advantage of perceiving the backwardness of the dry cleaning business in the U.S., giving him the opportunity to establish something better.

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Why Franchisors Hate Their Franchisees

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:12:03 +0000

Your franchisor hates you, writes David Chapman. He is the head of an agency that deals with more than 20,000 franchisees on a daily basis, and says his firm consequently often finds itself in the middle of tensions between franchisors and their franchisees.

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Obscure Clause Limits Fast-Food-Worker Job Opportunities

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 03:15:34 +0000

(image) Two well-known Princeton labor economists have zeroed in on a clause that they feel could be having a major effect on pay growth and job opportunities for fast food workers. The clause is not found in any agreements the workers sign, so they are presumably mostly unaware of its existence and the limitations it places on them.

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Coca-Cola Franchisee Counteracts Declining Soda Sales & Climbing Taxes to Prosper

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:57:40 +0000

It would seem that Coca-Cola franchisees are facing a discouraging sales environment. Carbonated drinks sales have declined for 12 straight years. The public is constantly being warned that the drinks are unhealthy and make them fat.

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Griswold Home Care Announces It Is Franchising Again

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:30:08 +0000

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CEO Matt Murphy receives AAFD award for Griswold from America's franchisees

Home care franchising chain Griswold Home Care announced on August 22 that it has returned to franchising. After stopping the sale of franchises for three years, the franchisor has begun again to actively look for franchise owners.

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Why Franchisees Hate Their Franchisors

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:57:58 +0000

The CEO of a marketing company writes that his firm works with over 20,000 franchisees both in the U.S. and globally. He and others in the company hear many gripes from them. He is writing to franchisors, but since it's via Forbes, those on the franchisee side get to read about it and compare it with their own experiences, as well as using it as a guide to potential pitfalls before deciding whether or not to sign on with a franchise brand.

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McDonald's Multi-Unit Franchisee Grew Up in Company

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:35:18 +0000

Stephanie Rawden, a multi-unit McDonald's franchise owner based in Pennsylvania, grew up in the McDonald's business. Her father, aunt and uncle all owned separate McDonald's locations, and now Stephanie owns multiple locations, partnering on the parent company with her brother, who owns his own Mickey D restaurants, according to the Reading Eagle Business Weekly.

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FIREHOUSE SUBS FRANCHISE

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:40:19 +0000

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