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If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 876    0
Buffalo Wild Wings turns to refranchising with sale of about 60 company-owned outlets to its franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,272    0
Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,202    0
Learn how to teach your Millennial employees the skills of customer service - and improve everyone's' experience!
  • By Katie Mares
  • 344    0
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) 5 ways to turn connections into customers; 2) 9 predictions on what's hot in YouTube Marketing for 2017; 3) Custom audience retargeting on Facebook; 4) A quick guide to social media etiquette.
  • By Daniel Lieberman
  • 215    0
We're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • By Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,730    0
Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,537    0
Change is inevitable and there are always unknowns and the unpredictable to navigate. This should not be a hindrance to developing and executing a strategic plan for your business.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 3,653    0
A series featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) continues with a look at top sales producers by category.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 392    0
Thomas Scott's report from the IFA Convention pinpoints several important takeaways for franchise sales and development in 2017.
  • By Thomas Scott
  • 578    0
Franchisee recruitment is the cornerstone of any successful brand. It must be done right. It requires the right team, the right information, the right prospects, and the right follow-up.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 435    0
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It's not the fact that minimum wages are increasing for some multi-unit franchisees, but more the way officials are going about it that raises questions...and their blood pressure.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,948    0
Papa Murphy's is offering a new development incentive program as the company continues to focus on accelerating growth in specific markets across the country. The new program offers zero royalties for the first three years of operation and $35,000 for the opening of each new store in select markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,452    0
Huddle House uses limited-time incentive program to grow, with eight existing franchisees signing new deals. The Atlanta-based brand has plans to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next five years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,531    0
Franchisees take action by speaking out at a public hearing when a proposed IRS rule threatens the valuation of interests in closely held businesses.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,537    2
Customer service guru John DiJulius highlights his readers' Top 10 favorite articles from last year.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 766    0
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) How to make Instagram ads work for your brand; 2) Using Twitter lists to narrow your target audience; 3) Pinterest - 6 tips to make your Pins stand out; 4) Wendy's beats down a Twitter troll - with facts!; and 5) What Facebook "sees" in your online photo.
  • By Daniel Lieberman
  • 516    0
Papa Murphy's is turning to refranchising as it looks for growth in select markets. The company says it's focused on investing to accelerate unit growth in underpenetrated markets in an effort to enhance local advertising opportunities and drive sales and profits.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,542    0
A new president will bring a need for reassessing your business operations. The opportunities and threats of the past are likely much different than what they are going to be in the next three to five years. Be prepared for how these can have a direct impact on your internal strengths and weaknesses.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 14,547    0
A series featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) continues with a look at recruitment spending: where the digital money goes, by category.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 796    0
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 655    0
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In the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 10,450    0
Today's media darlings, the Millennials (Gen Y) were born beginning in the 1980s. For better or worse, we all seem to get a generational label these days to describe who we are, and how we should be dealt with from business, economic, and social perspectives.
  • By Todd Juneau
  • 618    0
As a farm boy I learned common sense through experience. For instance, overloading a wheelbarrow could reduce back-and-forth trips, but at some point the wheelbarrow became too hard to balance and tipped over, defeating my intended purpose of less work.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 15,683    0
International franchise development continues at a fairly high pace, despite all the challenges around the world that have little to do with the business climate.
  • By Bill Edwards
  • 626    0
Dunkin' Donuts Power Team To Open 69 New Restaurants In Louisiana. Longtime multi-unit franchisee Vik Patel, Super Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees, and former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl Bringing Rush of Donuts To The Bayou State.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,804    0
Deciding which brands to invest in is a significant question. Factors run the gamut from getting in early on an emerging concept to customer trends to regional or geographic demands. Dave Goebel has been in franchising (as a franchisee and franchisor) long enough to have developed his own criteria for deciding.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,746    0
Sonic's CEO discusses the brand's progress with its consumer-facing technology, refranchising, and focus for 2017.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 748    0
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Instagram is the clear leader in online photo sharing; 2) What are Twitter Moments, and how can you use them to market your brand?; 3) Huggies provides a good model for how to use Facebook and Twitter to engage; and 4) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans a 50-state listening tour in 2017.
  • By Daniel Lieberman
  • 410    0
Mara Fortin wears many hats as a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisee: taste-testing in one of her seven San Diego-area stores, meeting with local business owners, advocating before Congress on issues of concern to franchisees and small-business owners, and mentoring young women.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 15,489    1
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