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Just a few decades ago, franchising was still characterized by "mom and pop" operations where franchisees opened and operated a single unit for years - maybe even for a lifetime. The focus was simple and the operations not complex.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Kevin Kelly, a decorated fighter pilot, credits his 25 years of active duty for his strategic focus on the big picture in his multi-unit franchise business.
  • Helen Bond
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Over the past 20 years, internationally renowned dietitian Laura B. LaValle has seen every diet fad imaginable come—and go.
  • Helen Bond
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Virginia Multi-Unit Operator Opens 20th Captain D's location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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It takes commitment, self-discipline, and a positive mindset to build a healthy and productive family business.
  • Loyd H. Rawls
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The fitness franchise sector is in a position of strength. Nearly one out of five Americans belongs to a health club.
  • Emma Pearson
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Great concept. Great site. Great training. Great employees. So far, so great. Now it's time to get the word out to your future customers. It's time to crank up the marketing machine.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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As an emerging brand, the inside coup is kicking its winning franchise blueprint up a notch with an ever-growing dream team of cutting edge marketing strategies set to take the innovative, upscale magazine to new heights in the multi-billion dollar direct mail industry.
  • Helen Bond
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Technomic study uncovers the latest trends and data concerning consumers’ shifting behavior and attitudes toward breakfast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Jiffy Lube Multi-Unit Franchisee Finds Unique Advantage to Becoming a Mighty Auto Parts franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Now that you have your franchise unit up and running, how do you keep it from stumbling during its first months and years? After all, most small businesses need time to learn the ropes and turn a profit.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Most people reading this article probably are members of several loyalty programs. Some are franchisees whose systems have a loyalty program they and their staff have had to implement.
  • Tom Epstein
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Consider these four fundamental questions when looking for a trustworthy business partner and you can achieve peace of mind and build a sound business.
  • Marc Collopy
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In a world characterized by devastating and tragic events, multi-unit franchisees should look for ways to be lasting and positive influences throughout communities.
  • Kendall Rawls
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Two well-known franchisees are adding Arby’s to their restaurant portfolio for the first time as the brand announces new growth in Chicago
  • Helen Bond
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Finding the best site for your new franchise unit (assuming your brand is not mobile or home-based) is a critical decision, one that should be based on the cold, hard facts: the numbers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Not only is Ben & Jerry's franchisee Karen Morse a veteran of serving up the brand's mantra of peace, love, and ice cream, she strives to scoop it forward.
  • Helen Bond
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New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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The complex challenges of a marriage and business partnership often requires both partners to work hard to maintain harmony and drive business performance.
  • Loyd Rawls
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The first time Texas franchisee Earl Bowling experienced the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a Sunny Street Café restaurant, he knew the fast casual breakfast and lunch brand was the right franchise fit for him.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,558
Senior care franchising is a winning proposition for many entrepreneurs on several fronts. It can enable you to earn a very nice income while simultaneously helping seniors and their families.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,805
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How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Are you sharing your franchise story in the widely popular photo-sharing world of Instagram? If not, social media management experts say, it’s time to start.
  • Helen Bond
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John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day. Ponczoch, senior vice president of food operations and marketing for TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro) since 2010.
  • Helen Bond
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Sonic Drive-In multi-unit franchisee partners bringing Pie Five Pizza locations to Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,705
Wages are important to employees, but so are schedule flexibility and development opportunities. Use these motivators to drive culture, improve retention, and be more competitive.
  • Mike Zorn
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For franchisees of casual dining brand Quaker Steak & Lube, the catchy mantra, "There's always something happening at The Lube®," has never rung more true.
  • Helen Bond
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After years of easy money for financing a franchise (or anything else for that matter), capital available for starting and growing a business shrank considerably as the U.S. and global economies began to feel the first stirrings of the subprime lending meltdown and ensuing economic recession.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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This issue’s six profiles of multi-unit franchisees include immigrants from three different countries (India, Pakistan, and Armenia), all living the American Dream in their own way.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Larry Lavigne has learned a few things about being successful in franchising during the past 25 years. He operates Tropical Smoothie Café and Jet's Pizza locations in his home state of Tennessee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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