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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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...

 

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.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings turns to refranchising with sale of about 60 company-owned outlets to its franchisees.

 

Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.

 

We're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.

 

Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the...

 

Change is inevitable and there are always unknowns and the unpredictable to navigate. This should not be a hindrance to developing and executing a strategic plan for...

 

It's not the fact that minimum wages are increasing for some multi-unit franchisees, but more the way officials are going about it that raises questions...and their...

 

Papa Murphy's is offering a new development incentive program as the company continues to focus on accelerating growth in specific markets across the country. The new...

 

An established sales professional has mastered networking and thrives on helping businesses reach their goals.

 

Huddle House uses limited-time incentive program to grow, with eight existing franchisees signing new deals. The Atlanta-based brand has plans to open an additional 100...

 

Franchisees take action by speaking out at a public hearing when a proposed IRS rule threatens the valuation of interests in closely held businesses.

 

Papa Murphy's is turning to refranchising as it looks for growth in select markets. The company says it's focused on investing to accelerate unit growth in...

 

A new president will bring a need for reassessing your business operations. The opportunities and threats of the past are likely much different than what they are going...

 

In the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.

 

As a farm boy I learned common sense through experience. For instance, overloading a wheelbarrow could reduce back-and-forth trips, but at some point the wheelbarrow...

 

Dunkin' Donuts Power Team To Open 69 New Restaurants In Louisiana. Longtime multi-unit franchisee Vik Patel, Super Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees, and former New York...

 

Deciding which brands to invest in is a significant question. Factors run the gamut from getting in early on an emerging concept to customer trends to regional or...

 

Mara Fortin wears many hats as a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisee: taste-testing in one of her seven San Diego-area stores, meeting with local business owners, advocating...

 

Spherion Staffing survey finds 62 percent of American employees are looking to make a job change in 2017. They are looking for better pay, new opportunities, and a...

 

Focus on preparing your business for the future because change is inevitable. Start 2017 by aggressively engaging in the strategic and succession planning process that...

 

Multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee Tom Garrett makes major move taking on another 194 Burger King locations. His GPS Hospitality company now oversees 431 Burger King and...

 

Franchise Update Media launches its international conference for franchising professionals in Europe. The First Annual European Multi-Unit Franchising Conference was a...

 

Let's begin with three facts: 1) 78.2 million Americans are hourly workers; 2) hourly workers represent 58.5 percent of all jobs in the U.S.; and 3) 80 percent of all...

 

Four different multi-unit franchisee groups have latched on to the Taco Bueno brand and each of them has expansion on their minds.

 

Engaging in the strategic planning process and developing covenants will help protect your multi-unit franchising organization, the future growth goals of the business,...

 

Robert Schermer, Jr., CEO of Meritage Hospitality Group in Grand Rapids, Mich., hails from the school of life that says, "Go big or go home."

 

Unit-level economics (ULE) is the latest fancy phrase for the fundamental concept of franchisee profitability. The old-school franchise concept of caring only about a...

 

Four existing franchise groups will bring 65 new Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Including Several Multi-Brand Locations With Baskin-Robbins.

 

Rob Branca successfully operates 88 Dunkin' Donuts franchise locations. And that's just what he plans to continue doing long into the future. He says it's imperative...

 

After working his usual 50- 60-hour week tending to his 17 Indianapolis-area Penn Station East Coast Subs stores, Rob Chinsky and his wife Linda moved both their...

 

For 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...

 

Minimum 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...

 

Mara 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...

 

Rob 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...

 

Pokémon GO, the hot new augmented reality (AR) game is not just another fad or trending game on the market—it is a cultural phenomenon.

 

Addressing 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.

 

An Analysis of Franchise Systems over a 6-Year Period Indicated that Systems with Item 19 Disclosures Achieved Significant Growth While Others Declined.

 

We 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...

 

Are 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...

 

Pedro 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...

 

Today, 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.

 

Choosing 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.

 

Private 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...


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