2015 is starting out as a very busy year for international franchise development. U.S. franchises are exporting their brands more than at any time in history--and to more places.
Early in her career, Barbara Moran-Goodrich, CEO of the Moran Family of Brands, was fired from her job as controller at Moran Industries--by her own father, who had founded the company.
The data breach reported by Jimmy John's last September affected just over 10 percent of the company's locations, but the bad press and customer fallout affected the entire chain.
As a franchise organization, there is no doubt your marketing department is focused on the Millennial audience as a potential customer base. You've read scores of articles describing the size of this generation, as well as their potential spending power in the coming years.
Fifteen years ago, mainstream franchisors wouldn't think of contracting their recruitment selling to outside companies.
At Pancheros, interviewing prospective franchisees who fit within our brand's culture is a lot like dating.
Carin Stutz, president of McAlister's Deli, considers herself a student of business. If her own success in the restaurant industry is any measure, she's a quick study.
CMO Roundtable: Working with the Sales Team in Franchisee Lead Generation and Franchisee Recruitment
Twenty-first century learning skills--which include STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity)--are at the foundation of The Goddard School's play-based learning program.
"Increasingly, leadership today is defined not just by how many hours you spend at your computer, but your ability to connect to others, says Carol Bartz, former Yahoo CEO and Lisa Lambert, founder of UPWARD."