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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 had died unexpectedly, adding "We don't even know if we're going to have jobs tomorrow."
  • By Helen Bond
  • 2,097    0
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.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 3,496    0
An Analysis of Franchise Systems over a 6-Year Period Indicated that Systems with Item 19 Disclosures Achieved Significant Growth While Others Declined.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,290    2
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 for customer engagement and as a local marketing tool for their franchisees.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 6,483    0
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 broker. Take control of the commission process and base compensation on results.
  • By Randy Airst and Susan Airst
  • 13,499    0
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 you know how to form the appropriate partnership with respect to your goals, and understand what you get and what you give up.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 7,682    0
In nearly 30 years since founding The Cypress Group, I have encountered a multitude of client types on both the buy and sell sides. While the unique circumstances of each deal can vary significantly, a number of common threads can make or break a divestiture or acquisition.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 8,229    0
Technology can reduce operating costs, streamline operations, build customer loyalty, enhance quality, and create more personalized experiences for customers.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 19,662    1
If you are looking to recruit and retain employees with strong values it is important to develop and shape programs to properly recruit on the front end, and build in programs to motivate and retain them on the back end.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 24,054    1
Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 28,746    0
Congress brings small business relief by passing legislation to delay DOL overtime regulations for 6 months. America's 730,000-plus franchise establishments employing nearly 7.6 million workers now have until June 1, 2017 before implantation of overtime rule. 
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,545    12
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Technology can offer multi-unit franchisees many cost-saving and streamlining opportunities but best practices must be weighed against each franchisee's needs and specific business challenges.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 21,402    9
Since the turn of the century, I would highlight three fundamental trends within the franchise business model. The first is adaptability, which has a wonderful positive attribute but a dark side as well.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 21,075    66
If you are willing to invest your time and capital in the proper areas, the challenges are reduced, risks minimized, and growth and the sustainability of your business can be greatly enhanced.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 19,598    9
New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,965    14
Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 16,302    0
New Study Finds That Multi-Unit Franchisees Have More Satisfaction And Enjoy Operating Their Business More Than Single Unit Operators. And Because They Have More Invested, They Have Higher Expectations For Their Franchisor
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,855    25
Sibling Partnerships In Business Can Be Challenging And Even More Complicated When Trying To Draw Lines Between Personal And Business Relationships.
  • By Champ and Kendall Rawls
  • 16,943    0
Franchising has proven to be a successful and popular business model since its mainstream inception many decades ago. Three constants have fueled its growth: the desire to expand, the need for capital to fuel that expansion, and the goal of operating seamlessly across large geographical distances.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 18,471    29
New survey highlights how young consumers want food that is tasty and affordable, made with quality ingredients, and offered in a social environment.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,402    9
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
  • 12,612    0
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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
  • 12,428    0
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
  • 12,145    12
After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 11,083    0
How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 11,546    0
Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
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  • 9,789    3
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
  • 9,687    15
Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,541    21
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
  • 6,125    15
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.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,804    0
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