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Oklahoma multi-unit franchisee applies his military background and training to how he operates his 4 franchise locations. The common theme to his success is 'team.'
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,268    20
Franchisees work hard, provide jobs, help their communities, and inspire countless others to follow in the footsteps of their well-earned success. That's why we recognize the best of them each year with our Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,480    0
Create long-term stability for your family business and lay the groundwork for future growth by defining a vision, providing opportunities, creating an exit plan, and using family governance policies, and other provisions to bring in the next generation
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 12,783    11
Multi-unit franchisees working together with their brands, and on their own at the local level, can rely on certain tools and strategies to help build their success.
  • By Alex Vaccaro
  • 12,709    0
How financing and site selection strategies play a significant role in multi-unit franchisee expansion.
  • By John T. Hewitt
  • 12,753    30
Michael Geiger and his partner John Iaquinta operate 7 Moe's Southwest Grill locations in the Pittsburgh area. Their company is technologically savvy and focused on community service. They also understand the important role their employees play in providing top-shelf customer service. He believes "premium performance" requires a "premium wage."
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,454    21
A couple of years ago we worked with a really big search engine client to help them better understand and approach the franchise community.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 12,294    0
If you are in a scenario where your business is doing great but you have little or no liquidity, make it a priority to free up cash.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 11,270    9
Jeff Davis' United States Beef Corporation (US Beef) operates 333 restaurants in 8 states across the country's midsection (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming), providing employment and career path opportunities for more than 7,000 employees. The company has an aggressive expansion plan to add 70 new restaurants by 2022 and remodel 123 existing stores along the way.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,323    8
The difference between being a leader and being an exceptional leader is admitting shortcomings and weaknesses. Avoid these common mistakes, take steps to create new habits, and gain more respect and followers.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 12,598    12
Dan Ponder operates 36 Hardee's in three states and is an operations-focused franchisee who likes to own the building and land underneath. A dozen years ago, Ponder scrapped a formal mission statement for a focus on providing employees and various departments with the tools to be the "Best Franchise Group" within the Hardee's chain.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,332    0
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Do you know the seven drivers of gross margin? More important, do you know how to actually manage them in your business?
  • By Rod Bristol
  • 11,524    5
After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 11,188    0
SMS can be a powerful tool for building the customer relationship. Targeted messages, exclusive deals, and helpful reminders via smartphone can all help improve customer satisfaction and create loyal fans.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,884    23
The Saxton Group, a Dallas-based McAlister's Deli franchisee with 67 locations, has built a culture around knowing when and how to respond in the communities where it does business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,890    10
They say everything's bigger in Texas. It's definitely bigger for Texan Michael Knobelock, whose Houston-based MSK Enterprises operates nearly 70 franchise locations spread across 4 different brands and 7 states.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 10,708    44
How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 11,659    11
Seattle-based Papa Murphy's franchisee who is deeply involved in giving back to his community, also has a unique perspective on how to build great team leadership at his restaurants.
  • 10,425    7
As I'm sure you've noticed in your dealings with Millennials, there can be significant differences between their attitudes and those of the Baby Boomers.
  • By Jason Conrad
  • 11,535    11
Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
  • franchising, leadership, dairy queen, multi-unit franchisee, investing, ifa
  • 9,933    3
Durham, North Carolina-based couple Brooke and Les Wilson have figured out how to be married, run a successful franchise business - and be successful at both.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,799    0
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In some ways, brothers Jesse and Charles Keyser, 39 and 35, are very different, and that's good. So are their three brands--Little Caesars, Sport Clips, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning--which also is good.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,825    10
In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,872    15
Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,649    21
Former corporate America exec Todd Mulvahill, and his wife and partner Kelly, have a unique way of hiring, training, and retaining employees at their Papa Murphy's locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,767    2
California mega franchisee Sunny Ghai shares his insight on how he evaluates adding new brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,256    17
Franchise Brand Founder Gets Chance To Take On Department of Labor Ruling Thanks To Circuit Court Ruling.
  • 8,080    1
Franchisees of all sizes are increasingly discovering that business goes better with outside help. Many have found the key to bottom-line success is to focus on what they do best and find the right fit to outsource the rest.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 8,056    1
Former NFL linebacker Bryan Scott has two things on his mind these days: 1) building a successful chain of Title Boxing Club franchises in the Atlanta area, and 2) overseeing the company he co-owns, Noene USA, which sells a line of high-tech, ultra shock-absorbing insoles.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 7,947    14
Whether It's Through Succession In A Family Business Or Taking Over An Existing Business, You Need To Know These Things In Order To Be An Effective And Successful Owner.'
  • By Champ Rawl
  • 6,245    15
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