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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a Star Trek junkie. He almost named his company MakeItSo.com, based on the adventures of the USS Enterprise, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard would confirm his commands with the words, "Make it so!"
  • By Jack Mackey
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Doing good is a longtime pursuit in America. You might even say it's a part of the culture. Americans love a good cause and like to help when they can.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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IFA says new California bill would create untested new statutory language leading to costly litigation and hindering future franchise development.
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2015 AFDR highlights: Website mystery shopping of nearly 150 brands reveals most franchisors have a long way to go to excellence; social channel usage still lacking.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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The Melting Pot fondue restaurant offers new financing program incentive combined with reduced franchise fee for new franchise agreements through the end of the year.
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Founded in 2010 and only franchising since 2012, dessert franchise CREAM signs development deal for more than 30 units in Florida.
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The International Franchise Association teams up with five Seattle franchisees to file an appeal in federal circuit court to stop the city from discriminating against local franchise businesses.
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Fastsigns franchisee Clint Ehlers will be on a panel to address the NLRB's Joint-Employment Standard at U.S. Chamber of Commerce event this week in Washington, D.C.
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C&P Restaurant Company in Georgia signs six-unit development agreement with Fazoli's. The move will add to their portfolio of Captain D's and Cheddar's locations.
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Cyber attacks are on the increase. Here's what small- to medium-sized franchisees can do to be more secure in the future.
  • By Darren Guccione
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Taking risks can pay off in big rewards. After experiencing the exhilaration and ROI of risk taking, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
  • By Scott Petinga
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Franchise relations are in the midst of powerful, fundamental change. Driven by the maturity of franchising, the rise of large multi-unit operators...
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Whether you're planning to sell off units now or in the future, here are a few simple steps that will help you avoid unwanted surprises.
  • By Scott A. Augustine
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When evaluating a brand, experienced operators have two big advantages over first-time prospects. First, they know what questions to ask. Second, most of the time they know what a good answer looks like.
  • By Darrell Johnson
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New energy management systems can provide significant financial benefits and operational efficiencies. Here's how multi-unit franchisees can benefit.
  • By James Walton
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Franchisees testify before Senate committee that recent actions by the NLRB would significantly undermine their ability to operate and sustain their businesses - potentially forcing them to close down.
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Business entrepreneurs and leaders will always encounter challenges. But they can forge ahead with skills like caring, courage, confidence, competence and commitment.
  • By Marsha Friedman
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Throughout modern history, periods of heightened innovation and technological advance were followed by a relatively radical step up in the human condition as new industries, processes, routines, and services became commonplace.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
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New report says franchise businesses projected to again grow faster than the rest of the economy in 2015.
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Multi-unit franchisees will face certain challenges this year, but with the proper preparation and a little extra effort, you can breeze right past them towards success.
  • By Chuck Pistor
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Miracle Method President Chuck Pistor takes a look at what will help and hurt franchise sales and system growth in 2015.
  • By Chuck Pistor
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This year's annual CFA Day Forum will be in Washington, D.C. from March 24-25 at the Omni Shoreham.
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Expert shares tips for avoiding common problems while keeping the family business healthy.
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When it comes to making a difference and getting things done, there is a distinct difference between those that do and those that don't. Those that do have conviction, absolute commitment, and an unwavering desire to get results.
  • By Rowdy McLean
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Now is a great time to consider selling your franchise restaurant. Here are three steps that will help you get the most out of the deal.
  • By Kevin Burke
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No one ever said franchise growth was easy. Operating one or two locations is hard enough, but growing to 10, 20, or more is challenging for even the most seasoned operators--especially if any of their new builds or acquisitions turns out to be a poor performer.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Customers still like to speak with a real person by phone. Are you using the phone at your business and making it easy for your customers to get what they need?
  • By Lisa Ford
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The franchise business model is under unprecedented attack by anti-business activists launching a coordinated campaign in cities, states, and at the federal level.
  • By Erica Farage
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Every organization has a chance to deliver a positive customer experience. That experience has many starting points and touch points along the customer interaction.
  • By Lisa Ford
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Vast amounts of energy and treasure have been invested to understand why customers do--or don't--come back. Few questions are more important, since same-store sales growth is built on the backs of loyal customers.
  • By Jack Mackey
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