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Mark H. Friedman has 25 years of management consultant experience crafting high-end, multi-million-dollar turnaround strategies for large companies.
  • Helen Bond
  • 34,190
2018 is set to open with more than a dozen states raising the minimum wage and subsequently increasing labor costs for business operators.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 33,309
Married Couple Open Second Massage Heights Location with Additional Units Planned for the Next Two Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 32,077
Diversification, a recommended strategy in designing an investment portfolio, is a big part of the thinking behind the growth in multi-brand franchising. No matter how good the ROI may be from a single brand, savvy investors know it's not wise to put all their eggs in one basket.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 45,044
I've been fortunate over the years to consistently think about and work on the intersection of people's experiences and how technology can help make them better.
  • Jocelyn Mangan
  • 30,490
Taco John's signs 100-unit agreement with multi-unit operator to bring the Mexican QSR brand to the Carolinas and Georgia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 28,821
Start the New Year off by ensuring that you focus on all areas of the business including your leadership style and the example you are setting with your people.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 26,642
As the floodwaters were rising from hurricane Harvey's onslaught in Brazoria County, Texas, Mike Walls, who owns a Caring Senior Service franchise with his wife, Adie, received a panicked call from a client. He needed to get out of his home fast and had no one else to call.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 25,739
Albert Tadevosyan was an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter with a professional fight record of 7 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 22,955
Some entrepreneurs think big from the start. No single unit for them! Instead, they sign on as an area developer, agreeing to open a certain number of units by a specified date in a given geographic area, where they have been granted exclusive rights.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 38,881
Mega Wendy's multi-unit operator announces an agreement to add another 57 Wendy's locations across the Midwest to its growing portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,306
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Arby's Named One Of The 2017 Best Workplaces For Diversity By Great Place to Work and Fortune.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,641
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
  • 13,689
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
  • 6,496
Virginia Multi-Unit Operator Opens 20th Captain D's location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,769
It takes commitment, self-discipline, and a positive mindset to build a healthy and productive family business.
  • Loyd H. Rawls
  • 5,142
The fitness franchise sector is in a position of strength. Nearly one out of five Americans belongs to a health club.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 5,087
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
  • 11,360
Technomic study uncovers the latest trends and data concerning consumers’ shifting behavior and attitudes toward breakfast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,448
Jiffy Lube Multi-Unit Franchisee Finds Unique Advantage to Becoming a Mighty Auto Parts franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,684
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
  • 14,112
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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
  • 2,170
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
  • 3,362
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
  • 2,119
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
  • 27,317
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
  • 2,480
New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,676
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
  • 3,268
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
  • 2,377
How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,092
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