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Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 78    0
Your ability to stay focused on your strategic plan and leverage your resources of time, people, and money efficiently is essential to successfully growing your multi-unit operation.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 1,098    0
Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 1,949    0
I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.
  • By John (and Bo) DiJulius
  • 3,858    6
La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,842    329
Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,253    368
Harry Rose, founder and chairman of The Rose Group, is a winner. In 2016, for the second year in a row, Applebee's named Rose its Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 6,128    388
We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • By Jocelyn Mangan
  • 7,634    6
Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 9,075    0
Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,129    0
Eddie Rodriguez, one of the 10 largest Wendy's franchisees, says he has never worked a day in his life. After 43 years in franchising, Rodriguez continues his relentless dedication to growing a brand he believes in--and in expanding it beyond his company's 179 Wendy's locations in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 9,169    0
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The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 10,940    2
The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 10,582    4
Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,539    0
Al Bhakta is proof that friends can be successful in business together. As managing director of the Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, Bhakta is one of seven longtime friends who have made wise business decisions together through the years.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 12,505    26
K'Zell "Zelly" Wesson took his pro basketball career global more than 17 years ago. He currently plays in Turkey as a forward for Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor, a team in the Turkish Basketball League. But the 6-foot-7-inch Wesson is also making sure he's got game as he nears the end of his playing days--by investing in and growing a chain of Workout Anytime fitness gyms in the USA.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 12,412    0
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 Congress and meet with representatives.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,674    0
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 compliance or risk dire consequences.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,664    0
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 politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,181    0
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.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,343    0
Politics, federal law, and franchisee assets. There are several significant steps that can be taken to help reduce estate taxes.
  • By Hugh Roberts
  • 12,553    0
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Texas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,107    2
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 chain for nearly two decades, as both an operator and an area developer in Florida.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 13,264    0
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.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 13,729    0
Buffalo Wild Wings turns to refranchising with sale of about 60 company-owned outlets to its franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,407    0
Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,028    0
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.
  • By Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,839    0
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 coming years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,988    0
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 your business.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 12,403    0
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 blood pressure.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,916    0

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