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We recently wrapped HourMinds 2018, Snag's annual customer conference, where we hosted more than 350 brand and thought leaders to talk about the now and next of hourly work.
  • Peter Harrison
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Since immigrating to the U.S. from India at age 14 with "pockets that did not run very deep," Jay Pandya would discover a wealth of opportunity awaiting him in his new home.
  • Helen Bond
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New Technomic Report Forecasts 2018 will end with Modest Sales Growth for the Top 500 Restaurant Chains.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Evaluating whether the right course of action is an external buy/sell or keeping it in the "family" with an internal buy/sell.
  • Champ Rawls
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A look at four children’s services franchise categories that offer great investment opportunities.
  • Emma Pearson
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Joye and Dave Griffin have always had a singularly focused mindset to succeed in the automotive world, dating back to their college days when they ran a car detailing business out of the back of Dave's pickup truck.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,233
Access to capital continues to be one of the deepest challenges facing a competent, growth-minded multi-unit franchisee.
  • Rod Bristol
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Before expanding abroad, be sure you've considered these 6 pieces of advice
  • John Kersh
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Micro-franchising is a way to expand your brand internationally - and provide social good through economic development in LDCs.
  • Joyce Mazero
  • 1,427
Pokéworks teams up with Japan's Toridoll Holdings to accelerate international expansion
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,755
9Round kickboxing turns 10 and continues to grow internationally with 3 new overseas deals
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,177
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Hiring great hourly employees can be difficult but is essential. Try these 6 questions to get better results.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,338
Canadian Franchise Group adds to its Portfolio with Purchase of SweetFrog Yogurt Brand.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,376
Bob Middleton has never been a status quo kind of guy. "I have always tried to improve and be the best I can," he says. "Having that mindset has created unexpected opportunities throughout my career.
  • Helen Bond
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One of my close friends called me and said his son, who had recently graduated college, was looking for a good financial services firm he could do business with in the city where he was living.
  • John DiJulius
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Try these 5 easy and inexpensive ideas to help retain the best employees for the long haul.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,755
If You're Looking to Grow and Expand, You Should be Aware of the Leverage and Negotiation Flexibility in Franchise Agreements and Letters of Intent.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,609
These 5 steps will help you determine whether or not a pet franchise is right for you.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,028
One thing we've learned about Greg Cutchall over the years is that when it comes to his business dealings, he never sits still.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Social media changes so quickly that during the course of writing this column Facebook became embroiled in an international privacy scandal, was dragged before the U.S. Congress, had millions of users delete their accounts.
  • Adam Pierno
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Owning a house comes with a lot of maintenance responsibilities. Not everyone has the time or knowhow needed to take care of them themselves and even if they do, they may feel it is worth paying to outsource the work so they can concentrate on what matters most to them such as their family, friends, work, or hobbies.
  • Emma Pearson
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You need to get an early start on seasonal hiring. Here are 34 tips for getting great job applicants.
  • Liz Dillon
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Report Finds Chain Restaurants Growth Remains Steady While the Number of Independent Restaurants Declines During Past Year.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,381
For Alexander C. Johnson, giving back to his community is part of his nature. This second-generation franchisee is now paying it forward, sharing his know-how and leadership skills with the next generation as they navigate their way through the food and hospitality industry.
  • Helen Bond
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So how do we do better? Especially today, in a time when record low unemployment and rising wages are prompting employees to at least consider improving their job situation, if not downright jumping ship.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Child-focused franchises can offer affordability, work-life balance, and rewarding career opportunities.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,707
Study Finds the Job Candidate Experience is a Critical Part of the Application and Hiring Process.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,331
When you need credit to grow your company, look for alternative lending sources that could provide answers in this changing market.
  • Champ Rawls
  • 1,349
Vendors play a fundamental role in running a franchise business. They're essential partners to your success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 13,266
Before investing in international franchising, read this first!
  • Joyce Mazero and Michael Seid
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