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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
  • 4,912
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
  • 11,081
Technomic study uncovers the latest trends and data concerning consumers’ shifting behavior and attitudes toward breakfast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,347
Jiffy Lube Multi-Unit Franchisee Finds Unique Advantage to Becoming a Mighty Auto Parts franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,498
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
  • 13,521
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
  • 2,029
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
  • 3,097
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
  • 1,959
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
  • 26,847
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
  • 2,276
New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,523
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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
  • 3,052
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
  • 2,200
How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 14,672
Sonic Drive-In multi-unit franchisee partners bringing Pie Five Pizza locations to Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,030
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
  • 4,367
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
  • 34,913
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
  • 3,854
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
  • 4,454
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
  • 3,626
What makes you passionate about investing? Obviously, the financial returns can be very motivating.
  • Ben Midgley
  • 3,651
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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
  • 61,588
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
  • 3,868
Two Multi-Brand Franchisees Bringing 25 More Arby's Locations to the Chicago area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,784
KBP Foods Snaps Up Another 78 KFC Restaurants and Now Tops 500 Locations in 20 States.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,561
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
  • 4,383
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
  • 17,882
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,974
Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee Brings New Location To The State Of Iowa.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,940
Franchise owners must plan for ongoing success by paying attention to historical trends and developing a strategic plan for the future.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 3,304
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