If you've played, coached, or watched a sport on the University of South Carolina (USC) campus, there's a good chance you've eaten a Firehouse Sub from Judy and Charlie Divita.
One of the most challenging components of making decisions to invest in franchise units is trying to predict the future.
A conversation with mega-franchisee Ed Doherty is invariably sprinkled with a lot of "wows."
During the initial stages of an exit strategy engagement with our clients, we spend considerable time gaining a full understanding the client's business.
Everyone knows the value of a sponge: it absorbs water. This is a pretty good deal.
The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference was held in Las Vegas this past April. Would it surprise you to know that 70 percent of all revenue generated by Las Vegas casinos is non-gaming revenue?
When Edwin Sarkissian and his family emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1996, he was a young boy who longed for a computer.
When things get quiet at Carla Fryar's Great Clips salons in Northfield and New Prague, Minn., she tells her employees to hit the road--dressed as the brand's mascot, Sudz, a life-sized blue shampoo bottle.
In my previous column I made several suggestions for successfully navigating our times to a brighter future.
Carol M. Schleif
When Kevin Osterfeld's "dream job" as a stockbroker didn't turn out so dreamy, he decided to switch things up.
As is always the case, I learned a lot at the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this year.