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Husband and wife area developers for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Ohio are now on the grow in Colorado. They already have 58 locations in their markets and 39 more cafes in development.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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What if you had your customers review all associates, locations, or the products on your menu directly to your website? I am not talking about raving fan testimonials.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 103    0
Your ability to stay focused on your strategic plan and leverage your resources of time, people, and money efficiently is essential to successfully growing your multi-unit operation.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 1,961    0
Shoney's, founded in 1947, is banking on a complete makeover with a new menu, a new look, and a full beverage bar.
  • By David Davoudpour
  • 177    0
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Google's YouTube takes major hit as global advertisers pull ads; 2) Debunking 5 myths about obstacles to sales and marketing alignment; 3) 15 stats about the value and behavior of loyal customers; 4) Texas Applebee's franchisee will accept gift cards, certificates, and coupons from other brands during March.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 131    0
Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 2,687    0
I have had the good fortune to experience and witness many professionals who truly know how to serve. However, one person in particular consistently blows me away by how he builds rapport instantly with strangers and learns so much about them in only a short conversation.
  • By John (and Bo) DiJulius
  • 4,599    6
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
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Remember when we used to hear Prince's song "1999" and it seemed so far into the future? Well, how about the year 2020, which is just 3 years away?
  • By John DiJulius
  • 331    1
La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Open a Russo's New York Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen Franchise
Russo’s Restaurants is a 46 location national and international franchisor of the fast casual and casual dining brands Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. Based in Houston, Russo’s Restaurants are composed of a mix of...
After you've sold a franchise, your next job is support!
  • By Marc Collopy
  • 663    34
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
  • 278    0
Harry Rose, founder and chairman of The Rose Group, is a winner. In 2016, for the second year in a row, Applebee's named Rose its Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
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We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • By Jocelyn Mangan
  • 8,307    6
Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
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Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 9,787    0
A typical multi-unit agreement provides to the developer the right (and obligation) to open a certain number of units according to a specified timetable within a defined territory.
  • By Kay Ainsley
  • 278    0
Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Market research and customer data analytics are front and center for Debbie Gonzalez, chief brand officer at Massage Envy.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 836    0
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Campbell's Soup beta tests new Pinterest tool to spot trends earlier; 2) Email marketing - 14 mistakes to avoid; 3) Twitter - 7 steps to identify your target audience; 4) Facebook updates its Analytics for Apps platform; and 5) Instagram expands the number of photos and videos allowed in its carousel ads.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 416    0
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Open a Tutor Doctor Franchise
Tutor Doctor is revolutionizing the private tutoring industry by helping children achieve their academic goals utilizing a one-to-one tutoring approach. Franchisees follow an award winning, home-based business model that requires no education...
Eddie Rodriguez, one of the 10 largest Wendy's franchisees, says he has never worked a day in his life. After 43 years in franchising, Rodriguez continues his relentless dedication to growing a brand he believes in--and in expanding it beyond his company's 179 Wendy's locations in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
  • 9,835    0
Allan Young will tell you straight up that his job begins and ends with accountability. It's just the way the 46-year-old CEO of Noble Brands sees it.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 631    0
The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.
  • By Tom Epstein
  • 11,579    2
Debbie Gonzalez loves trying new and fresh ways to market a brand. Before moving into franchising with Massage Envy in 2014, she held marketing leadership roles at Kellogg's, Gerber, Herman Miller, and PetSmart.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 377    0
The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 11,206    4
Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,171    0
Want more multi-unit growth in your system? Try these four tips!
  • By Kay Ainsley
  • 461    0
A series featuring highlights from the 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR) continues with a look at cost per lead and cost per sale.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 302    0
Al Bhakta is proof that friends can be successful in business together. As managing director of the Dallas-based Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, Bhakta is one of seven longtime friends who have made wise business decisions together through the years.
  • By Danielle Buenrostro
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