There was a time when a hacker needed exceptional computer skills to breach a system. Only the most talented and experienced computer users could successfully bypass even the most minimal security provisions.
Sam Covelli says he grew up in the restaurant business working in his father's McDonald's. Under his father's leadership, Covelli Enterprises eventually grew to 26 locations, one of the largest McDonald's franchisees in the country.
When sellers are contemplating a decision regarding the sale of their business, they overwhelmingly select the bidder with the highest price, only to find afterward that this might not have been the best decision for their circumstances.
Franchisors recognize the best performers in their system each year with a Franchisee of the Year award.
When great front-line hourly employees quit, most managers take it personally--and with good reason.
After 10 years at Union Carbide, Ottawa-born chemical engineer Roger Mongeon wanted to spend less time traveling and more time with his family.
You search and screen and interview for the best employees. Days pass, sometimes weeks, as you narrow down your choices (and continue to operate understaffed).
In business, owners often become trapped because they don't heed the messages their business sends and don't pay attention to basic principles.
Tommy Haddock has added 10 Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits restaurants since we profiled him six years ago.
In business, a lot changes in three years, especially in a down economy. And while his business has taken a turn for the worse, Tom Barnett's values and commitments remain strong as ever.
The U.S. economy is on the rise. While the world economy will be fortunate to realize a 3 percent growth rate in 2012 (less than 2 percent and we'll see a global recession, something too close to call at the moment), most of the domestic indicators are signaling a positive outlook for next year.
This has always been the place, right? America, I mean, where anybody can start with nothing and turn it into something.
Is anybody else as fed up as I am with hearing about how bad things are? Let's get on with it already and start focusing on what we can do to survive--and thrive--in the new reality.
Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.