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As Jesse Keyser and his brother Charles prepared to buy the local pizzeria that sustained them through college, they received some fortuitous advice, redirecting them to search for a franchised pizza brand.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 122
Dunkin' Donuts Multi-Unit Franchisee Signs New Deal to Develop 7 More Locations in the Montgomery, Alabama Area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 830
Multi-Brand Operator Adding Del Taco Locations in Atlanta To His Portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,430
Andrew Howell, 29, has been in franchising for just four years but he is making big waves in Florida with his growing chain of Tropical Smoothie Cafes.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,915
Anyone starting out in franchising faces two critical financial hurdles: 1) finding the capital to start, and 2) surviving the start-up years. Both require careful and accurate budgeting, not only for the business itself, but also on the personal side, as most start-up businesses stretch household budgets at the outset and usually play a key role in keeping individuals and families afloat.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,446
Anil Yadav has graced the pages of this magazine before. He's well-known as a man whose work ethic took him from a Jack in the Box fry cook to the brand's largest franchisee, with 227 restaurants.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,206
The Keys to Vetting and Choosing Potential Business Partners that Will Increase the Odds of a Successful Relationship
  • Aaron Bakken
  • 5,157
Combining Your Dream with a Plan That That Will Help your Business Now and Going Forward.
  • Jeff Bannon
  • 4,600
To succeed and grow, multi-unit franchisees must learn to overcome competition, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, the unpredictability of social media, and legislative and regulatory threats--at the same time they're busy hiring and training employees, updating menus, remodeling stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,167
If you have been researching automotive franchises and have identified one you believe will meet your long-term financial and personal objectives, you’re probably anxious to obtain the funds to invest in it.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 7,526
In the previous article, we discussed in general terms the cost of starting your own business compared with that of buying a franchise. This week we dig deeper into the specifics.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,057
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First, congratulations on joining a franchise! You've avoided many startup headaches, and now development work, brand building, systems development, and business model refining are all off your plate.
  • Ben Midgley
  • 6,904
For Evan Latham the franchise business is a family affair. That's because the 29-year-old Orangetheory Fitness franchisee is the son of the brand's co-founder, Ellen Latham.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 9,689
Women- and Millennial-Owned Businesses Most Likely to use Social Media in Their Operations, According to New Survey.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,430
Understanding the Emerging Impact of the NextGen of Franchise Leaders and Consumers.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 6,520
One of the greatest motivators for entrepreneurs is to be their own boss, make their own decisions, and control their destiny.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,338
Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these "mega" franchisees operate, but also their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,331
There are many reasons why you may be thinking of opening your own fitness business. Maybe you want to be your own boss because you’re tired of working for someone else or need more flexibility.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 21,702
Previously, we discussed franchising without any financial partners. Today we look at ways for entrepreneurs without their own capital resources to get into the game.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 20,811
Tracy Bouwens was a stay-at-home mom who never stayed home in Omaha when her discovery of Scooter's Coffee piqued her entrepreneurial instincts.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 8,546
It's in the best interest of multi-unit franchisees and franchisors to work together to resolve any differences that emerge. Be a part of a session that addresses both sides of this issue at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 8,236
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Open a Roy Rogers Family Restaurants Franchise
There is no single factor that accounts for the powerful appeal of the Roy Rogers concept.
A new Gecko Hospitality survey looks at why restaurant managers leave their jobs. The findings can help restaurant operators better understand employees and increase their odds of keeping their best talent.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,700
To say Tom Garrett has been a busy man since we last profiled him in 2015 would be a gross understatement. When we first met up with Garrett, his Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality company was operating 196 Burger King locations.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 10,803
When considering an exit strategy there are four basic ways to leave (or transfer) a business: 1) to heirs or family; 2) to a key employee or team; 3) to an outsider; 4) to no one, by shutting it down.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,827
As we near the perpetual end-of-year market ritual of review and predict, we suspect that few strategists called this year's twists and turns in the domestic and geopolitical scenes with any great degree of accuracy.
  • Carol M. Schleif
  • 8,406
Multi-unit franchisees often need funding to sustain and grow their business operations. Find out how to secure such necessary funding at a session at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 8,694
It will always be a fact in business that change is coming. Successful organizations must be willing to consistently innovate and adapt from the top down. Consider these steps to ensure you are tackling the questions of when, why, and how to adapt.
  • Champ Rawls
  • 8,680
Emily Harrington has spent her life as a high achiever and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,259
Most entrepreneurs starting a business usually don't place "Develop an exit strategy" high on their priority list. Most business owners nearing retirement wish they had.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 17,135
This past June, the White House announced a program intended to widen the scope of the government's apprenticeship and skills training programs.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 8,832
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