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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
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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
  • 8,544
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Emily Harrington has spent her life as a high achiever and shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 9,572
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
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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
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Dunkin' Brands 'Capitalizing on Convenience' With More Than 86 Non-Traditional Locations Now Open Nationwide.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Master Franchisee Opens 5th Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Alabama This Week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,096
There are more types of automotive franchises than there are types of cars. Regardless of the economy, many will always be in demand because people need their cars to be functioning well for a variety of reasons and public transportation in most areas of the United States is very limited.
  • Emma Pearson
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Franchising is a larger part of the U.S. economy than most people realize.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Multi-brand franchising is a growing phenomenon. Some franchisees are not content with operating one brand so they add one, two, three, or more other brands to their portfolios.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Multi-unit franchise growth brings many challenges. One of them is transitioning from manager to leader. Find out how to do it at a session at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Innovation comes from a constant state of a creative development forcing change and growth. It also takes time and effort to see a return on investment.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 9,520
If you enjoy building relationships, are passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals, and want to own your own business, then the fitness franchise industry could hold the key to your having a fulfilling career.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 18,445
It's always a great time to get into franchising. Yet for entrepreneurs seeking to start and build their own business, some times are better than others to consider franchising as the vehicle for attaining their personal and business goals.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 17,300
It's possible to find great employees - and keep them. Strategies and techniques will be the focus of a session at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
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We ended our previous discussion of service concepts with the point that many of these businesses are based on customers making the choice to trade money (surplus) for time (deficit). The example we used was maid services, where time-starved customers spend money to buy time they can spend with their family and friends.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Kris Brown kicked his way through 12 seasons in the NFL. The former University of Nebraska standout and two-time National Champion was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Four tactics that will help you get out there, find time to promote your business, and let people know you're there
  • Robert Job
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Multi-unit franchisee with more than a decade of food service experience is bringing new Captain D's restaurant to St. Louis area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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You've read about senior care franchising, know franchising offers many benefits over starting a business from scratch, and have decided franchising is the way to finally be your own boss.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 32,310
When you first consider franchising as a business model, one of the choices that arises is which type of business, in which sector, suits you best. One basic choice to make is goods or service; another is retail or home-based.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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For decades now, franchised concepts have attracted consumers and investors alike, who often feel compelled by one simple notion: they know what they are going to get. Whether it's a familiar menu or a stable cash flow, recognizable brands put people at ease.
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 10,145
Former Silicon Valley Tech Executive has Become a Successful Multi-Unit Operator and is on the Grow with the Opening of his Newest Great Clips Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 10,880
Understand the ways in which you influence the motivations, behavior, and productivity of your team members and you can better lead by example.
  • Kendall Rawls
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