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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
  • 13,107    0
Technology can reduce operating costs, streamline operations, build customer loyalty, enhance quality, and create more personalized experiences for customers.
  • By Rick Thompson
  • 29,889    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
  • 29,181    0
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
  • 30,673    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
  • 9,856    12
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
  • 22,318    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
  • 21,553    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
  • 19,867    9
New Technomic Study Finds That Consumers Blame Restaurants For Third-party Delivery Service Mistakes
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,188    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
  • 16,507    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
  • 18,201    26
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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
  • 17,187    8
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
  • 18,877    47
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
  • 11,672    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
  • 12,869    0
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
  • 12,855    42
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
  • 12,372    0
After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 11,244    0
How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 11,740    11
Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
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  • 10,023    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
  • 9,962    15
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Open a Taco John's Franchise
Taco John's is one of the largest Mexican quick service restaurant brands in the United States, and we have been serving bold, original Mexican-inspired flavors since 1969.
Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,715    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
  • 6,316    0
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
  • 7,039    23
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.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 5,600    48
Americans Love Their Breakfast And The Morning Meal Market Is Expected To Pick Up The Pace, According To a Global Information Company.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,341    21
Department Of Labor Overtime Rule Ignores Concerns of Franchised Businesses and Will Also Effectively Demote Thousands of Working Americans.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,931    55
Predictive analytics is catching on as marketers learn how to use it to better target customers. Are you ready to go beyond CRM and take your marketing to the next level?
  • By Lang Smith
  • 1,519    6
Communication, commitment, recognition, and growth are requirements for helping turn employees into leaders, regardless of age and generational differences.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 8,233    16
Seattle Franchisees and IFA Say They Will Continue Battle Despite the Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear Case Over City's Minimum Wage Law.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,068    0
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