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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
  • 24,626
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
  • 740
New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,527
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
  • 1,309
The first time Texas franchisee Earl Bowling experienced the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a Sunny Street Café restaurant, he knew the fast casual breakfast and lunch brand was the right franchise fit for him.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,409
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
  • 1,172
How to help your franchisees with community sponsorships
  • Liz Schaefer
  • 746
How Scooter's Coffee uses social media for local marketing
  • Todd Sanning
  • 1,183
How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,041
Are you sharing your franchise story in the widely popular photo-sharing world of Instagram? If not, social media management experts say, it’s time to start.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,235
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day. Ponczoch, senior vice president of food operations and marketing for TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro) since 2010.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,721
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Sonic Drive-In multi-unit franchisee partners bringing Pie Five Pizza locations to Nebraska and Kansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,942
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
  • 3,350
Growth-oriented U.S. brands seek opportunities abroad.
  • William Edwards
  • 1,070
For franchisees of casual dining brand Quaker Steak & Lube, the catchy mantra, "There's always something happening at The Lube®," has never rung more true.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,708
Think like a prospect to sell to a prospect.
  • Steve Olson
  • 1,032
If your perspective on the meaning of franchise development is a narrow focus on how many deals you get signed this quarter, I'd suggest you reconsider.
  • Art Coley
  • 1,214
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
  • 32,806
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
  • 2,762
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
  • 3,238
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
  • 2,803
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Dealing with customer complaints that make it to senior executives is a critically important strategy.
  • John DiJulius
  • 2,674
If leading-edge exercise nutrition and weight management expert Benjamin Gonzalez, M.D. has his way, the science-based franchise REVOLISM will change the way we view wellness and weight loss.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,426
What makes you passionate about investing? Obviously, the financial returns can be very motivating.
  • Ben Midgley
  • 2,865
Over the course of the past year, The Gents Place has been heavily involved in marketing our franchise opportunity through a number of avenues, including social media marketing, public relations, open house events, and franchise expos--all designed to leverage our personal networks and entice growth.
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As the world's largest swimming pool retail, service, and repair franchise, it's imperative that our marketing initiatives are successful in driving sales and traffic on a local level to our more than 230 locations across the Southeast.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,128
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
  • 56,358
When the folks at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop discovered the creative twist on a classic sandwich cooked up by Boston area franchisee Sean Olson, the brand was quick to share the creation systemwide.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,122
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
  • 2,985
Two Multi-Brand Franchisees Bringing 25 More Arby's Locations to the Chicago area.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,960
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