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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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How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 11,923    18
Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
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  • 10,143    7
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
  • 10,236    15
Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,868    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
  • 6,456    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
  • 7,242    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
  • 5,792    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
  • 5,502    21
Department Of Labor Overtime Rule Ignores Concerns of Franchised Businesses and Will Also Effectively Demote Thousands of Working Americans.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,197    57
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
  • 1,616    6
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Communication, commitment, recognition, and growth are requirements for helping turn employees into leaders, regardless of age and generational differences.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 8,371    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
  • 10,247    0
Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Points to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner While Quick-Service Giants Show Improved Performanc
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,670    0
When retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hershberger signed on as a franchisee with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Florida, the 30-year military veteran was already focused on the customers he knew best. And his military ties have helped jump-start his first nongovernmental venture.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 12,802    0
As the Pizza Category Grows, Demand is Increasing for Unique and Better-For-You Varieties.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,440    12
Franchising is evolving much faster than most brands can respond. But franchisees that master team, tools, and transparency will be able to adapt, build customer loyalty, and outgrow the competition.
  • By Chris Taylor
  • 11,181    6
Building a sustainable multi-generational franchise business means knowing and understanding what is important to all generations of employees who will help you meet your goals and succeed.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 10,552    5
As we saw in graphic detail this past August-October, interim market swings in both directions can be violent. Major markets around the globe experienced their first correction in more than half a decade, only to make it all back up and then some within a couple of weeks.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 9,155    0
The usual reason for forming an independent franchisee association is to address problems with the franchisor or other conflicts within the system.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 7,643    2
Indiana Moves Forward With Its Own Bill To Provide Definition of An Employee and In Effort to Fight Back Against Federal Government.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,536    0
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Survey Finds The 500 Largest Restaurant Chains in the U.S Experienced Growth That Reached $288 billion in 2015.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,800    1
Iraq Vet Business Owner Testifies Before House Small Business Subcommittee Of Risk Due To Overreach Of NLRB.
  • 5,136    0
An exit strategy doesn't have to represent the fear of letting go but can actually give you more control and put you in the driver's seat of your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 7,001    2
World-class service companies have what I like to call a "customer bill of rights" that every person in that organization clearly knows and follows 100 percent of the time.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 5,817    0
Utah The Latest State To Challenge NLRB Ruling With New Bill Establishing Franchisees As Sole Employers Of Their Workers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,579    0
Ross Harried has found that a "small" strategy can serve up big business success. His Maui Wowi Ka'anapali Carts (Tiki huts on wheels) are 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep, 8 feet high and can squeeze in most anywhere...
  • By Helen Bond
  • 4,933    5
Wisconsin Pushes Back Against NLRB Overreach With Passage Of New Law Affirming The Separation of Franchisor and Franchisee Employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,709    0
Aziz Hashim Becomes IFA Chairman As Four Other Franchisees Are Named To IFA's Leadership Board.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,827    0
Without Cultural Compatibility, The Integration Of A New Location Can Be Very Challenging. Here's How To Integrate A New Location Or Brand Into Your Culture.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 3,667    0
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