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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
  • 1,011
New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,071
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
  • 1,581
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
  • 1,540
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
  • 1,318
How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,202
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
  • 2,309
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
  • 1,917
Sonic Drive-In multi-unit franchisee partners bringing Pie Five Pizza locations to Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,135
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
  • 3,493
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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
  • 1,740
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
  • 3,409
A disaster recovery plan is one of the most important tools to keep the franchise business, your employees, and yourself moving forward should a disaster hit.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,941
If leading-edge exercise nutrition and weight management expert Benjamin Gonzalez, M.D. has his way, the science-based franchise REVOLISM will change the way we view wellness and weight loss.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,788
What makes you passionate about investing? Obviously, the financial returns can be very motivating.
  • Ben Midgley
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You've just finished attending Discovery Day and you like what you've witnessed in this final installment of the franchise courting process. You've decided this is the franchise for you. You sit down with the franchisor at the end of the day and he brings the franchise agreement to the table.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 56,553
When the folks at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop discovered the creative twist on a classic sandwich cooked up by Boston area franchisee Sean Olson, the brand was quick to share the creation systemwide.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,146
If there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand's largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand--all day, every day, in every way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,125
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Two Multi-Brand Franchisees Bringing 25 More Arby's Locations to the Chicago area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,097
KBP Foods Snaps Up Another 78 KFC Restaurants and Now Tops 500 Locations in 20 States.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,032
Senior Services franchisees earn an average pre-tax income of $123,000, which is the second highest among all franchise sectors according to Franchise Business Review's (FBR) survey of over 1,700 senior care franchisees representing 18 brands.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 3,140
By the time you need legal advice to see if a franchise is right for you, you've come a long way in the evaluation process.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 16,953
When it comes to a franchise investment, the inside coup offers entrepreneurs the best of both worlds in a ground floor opportunity: an innovative, emerging direct mail marketing brand in an established 37-billion-dollar industry poised for continued growth.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,240
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,645
Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee Brings New Location To The State Of Iowa.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,668
Franchise owners must plan for ongoing success by paying attention to historical trends and developing a strategic plan for the future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,574
The Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD, is a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide to franchise candidates, at least 14 days before a sale.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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