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For years we've expected prospects to apply to an online form to generate a lead. Today, viewers are much more dynamic on their approach. Franchising.com gives viewers many ways to make the franchise connection.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
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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.
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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.
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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
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How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
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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.
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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
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Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
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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.
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California mega franchisee Sunny Ghai shares his insight on how he evaluates adding new brands.
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As a Wireless Zone franchisee, you'll have the distinct privilege and opportunity to keep your community connected. And not just with cell phones, smartphones and tablets, but with the very latest wireless connectivity devices available.
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Burger 21® is an award-winning fast casual franchise concept featuring 21 chef-inspired burger creations, hand-crafted signature shakes, fresh salads and so much more.
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We have a question for you. What determines the success of a franchise? Is it luck? Coincidence? Kona Ice was ranked #1 New Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine and Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction by TWO separate agencies. We just might have the...
Franchise Brand Founder Gets Chance To Take On Department of Labor Ruling Thanks To Circuit Court Ruling.
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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.
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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
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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
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Unique New Study Analyzes More Than 740 Million Restaurant-related Social Media Posts To Determine What Restaurants Are Doing Right, Wrong, and Which Are The Most Beloved.
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The fitness industry is on an undeniable tear. In 2014, Entrepreneur magazine singled out the fitness franchise industry as one of the key sectors that showed gains in a sluggish economy.
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Waxing is a fast-growing segment of the ever-expanding salon industry. As it continues to gain in popularity – for women and men, young and old–a business dedicated to waxing is ideally suited for all types of markets in a wide variety of communities.
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'WOW' was the tagline in the first email I opened this morning. Our VP of Business Development sent a company-wide message to announce that a franchise customer had signed a big franchisee deal - 100 stores with an option for another 50
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Consolidation is perhaps the single most significant trend we have seen in the restaurant industry over the past decade. It is easy to understand why franchisees and investors have chosen this direction.
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