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Successfully operating a multi-unit franchise--typically generating millions of dollars in revenue from many locations--requires a keen awareness that leading multiple units is fundamentally different than leading a small operation.
  • By Robert Sher
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As an entrepreneur, you're often the face of your company, and your ability to capture attention, to fascinate others--clients, employees, strategic partners, influencers--can make or break a business.
  • By Sally Hogshead
  • 4,307    27
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced widespread changes to the healthcare landscape. It has increased the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance for the general population, regardless of age, gender, or pre-existing medical conditions.
  • By Benjamin Geyerhahn
  • 5,504    0
Recently one of my partners and I were facilitating a meeting between a father and his daughter to work through some mismatched expectations between them in the family business.
  • By Jeff Faulkner
  • 4,109    49
It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Facing off with a screaming, unreasonable, irrational customer represents the ultimate test of any employee's service skills.
  • By John Tschohl
  • 5,793    0
Four out of five companies can testify that onboarding new hires leads to such positives as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater commitment to the organization, and stress reduction.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,609    0
The benefits of having employees who are better trained, more engaged, and who stay longer are clear. You might even call it the Holy Grail of HR.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,677    3
In survey after survey company meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,818    0
Employment rates in the United States are steadily increasing, meaning businesses are growing and, as a result, seeking the right talent to fit their teams.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,386    0
It's mid-2014 and nearly every American is required by the government to have health insurance coverage as outlined under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 5,823    0
If you're the CEO of a company, the realization that much of what you do can be copied by your competitors may be distressing, but veteran sales manager, consultant, and business speaker Jack Daly says not so fast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,352    0
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Franchisees in Seattle have been saddled with a new $15 dollar per hour minimum wage ordinance passed by the city's mayor, Ed Murray.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,397    0
Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,233    0
Over time, every brand evolves to stay relevant to its customers. You may not go through a corporate "rebranding" exercise to the extent that Wendy's, Burger King, or Arby's recently did, adopting a new logo, new store design, and/or new products.
  • By Nate DaPore
  • 3,638    0
Why won't my employees just do what I tell them? Why am I struggling to motivate my team? Why aren't they giving me the performance I need?
  • By Dr. Tasha Eurich
  • 4,073    0
Franchising is all about outsourcing. Someone comes up with a great concept and essentially outsources its growth to franchisees so corporate can focus on its core task of system development.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,157    0
Here's an intriguing idea from New York Times best-selling author and writing coach Michael Levin, "Creativity is a muscle; use it or lose it." Levin says anyone can grow their creativity just like any other muscle.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,345    0
In wrestling with this question, it is clear that so-called loyalty programs are really rewards programs.
  • By Jack Mackey
  • 4,196    0
Whether you're launching a new business or wondering why your existing company isn't performing as well as predicted, longtime corporate executive Larry Katzen suggests taking a careful look at your business plan.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,199    0
In survey after survey, company meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,496    0
Do you know there is "free" money out there for your business, and that it is easier than ever to claim it?
  • By Nate DaPore
  • 3,510    0
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Corporate prepaid credit and debit cards offer a new approach to managing day-to-day employee spending that, until now, was available only to the largest corporations.
  • By Toffer Grant
  • 3,204    0
As a franchise owner, your employees are likely making purchases on behalf of you and your business, which can conflict with the strong need you have to control expenses and limit risk.
  • By Toffer Grant
  • 2,679    39
Most of the money and time companies spend on training is wasted. That's because the majority of companies use outdated training ideas and boring training methods.
  • By John Tschohl
  • 3,138    72
What if you could give someone a really special gift that would cost you no money at all? And what if that no-cost gift could significantly change another's life?
  • By Steve Farber
  • 3,011    31
Companies can make more money when they empower employees to make decisions that create over-happy customers, says John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,944    0
These days we hear plenty about employee engagement. We know disengaged employees are bad for business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,735    0
Bradley was failing, and failing badly.Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say "good morning," they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons.
  • By Erick Lauber, Ph.D.
  • 2,639    0
The customer experience is all about doing things that will be memorable and of value to the customer.
  • By Lisa Ford
  • 3,540    79
The term "human resources management" is essential in business. But have you noticed that the majority of the literature about the topic focuses on the "resources" and the "management" aspects but barely addresses the "human" element?
  • By Marty Martin Psy.D.
  • 3,052    69
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