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Informative articles to support business buyers, franchisees, and franchisors in Michigan.

5 top multi-unit operators dish on how they've scaled their organizations.
  • Helen Bond
  • 785 Reads 20 Shares
Former schoolteacher makes the grade as a multi-brand franchisee.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,397 Reads 18 Shares
Regis Corporation announces the sale and conversion of 190 company-owned salons to multi-unit operator Super C Group.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,354 Reads 13 Shares
Tips from 6 franchisees on how to carry out a successful grand opening.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,625 Reads 98 Shares
Multi-Unit Franchisees Talk About How They Measure Growth & Where They See Themselves In The Future.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,568 Reads 19 Shares
Former NFL player turned franchisee credits sports and God for his success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,323 Reads 224 Shares
So many things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,001 Reads 2 Shares
For John Nobis, CEO of Two Men and a Truck, a background in accounting, consulting, and IT are adding up to success.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,154 Reads 63 Shares
Multi-Brand Operator Adds Captain D's to His Portfolio with new Orlando Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,206 Reads 33 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue to grow--and they're getting bigger every year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,687 Reads 7 Shares
Pearle Vision multi-unit operator Bill Noble, a graduate of West Point and former UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter pilot, credits "courage and access to capital" for his swift growth as a first-time franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,798 Reads 8 Shares
NBA star Draymond Green bringing Blink Fitness locations to his native Michigan.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,021 Reads 10 Shares
Cutting its franchise fee by 60 percent and eliminating the sales team is paying off for Gyroville in new sales
  • David Kurlander
  • 3,142 Reads 32 Shares
How 7 franchisees are using their loyalty programs to attract and retain customers.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,177 Reads 37 Shares
Bob Middleton has never been a status quo kind of guy. "I have always tried to improve and be the best I can," he says. "Having that mindset has created unexpected opportunities throughout my career.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,893 Reads 13 Shares
Biggby Coffee South Carolina Multi-Unit Area Developer has a Plan for Growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,574 Reads 12 Shares
Selecting the winners for our annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards means analyzing applications submitted on behalf of some of the best multi-unit franchisees in the business.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 6,154 Reads 154 Shares
We are finally entering a cycle of higher inflation expectations. Is that good for franchising? That's not a trivial question as it can significantly affect unit performance and expansion decisions.
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 4,597 Reads 44 Shares
With the U.S. economy entering a period of inflation, franchise brands may have to raise prices
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 8,394 Reads 1 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • 7,579 Reads 2 Shares
To say Tom Garrett has been a busy man since we last profiled him in 2015 would be a gross understatement. When we first met up with Garrett, his Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality company was operating 196 Burger King locations.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 13,037 Reads 1,192 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 8,631 Reads 7 Shares
Clyde Rucker, a U.S. Army veteran and self-described military brat, said he spent years working his way to the top in corporate America and as a franchise executive for one reason: so he could become a successful franchisee.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 17,672 Reads 65 Shares
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
  • 33,832 Reads 20 Shares
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
  • 18,651 Reads 517 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue expanding each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "Dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 419 Reads
The new presidential administration wasted no time jumping in, even before Inauguration Day. A steady stream of potential cabinet appointees was ushered in and out of Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by the most intense media scrutiny we can recall for an incoming administration in recent memory.
  • Carol Schleif
  • 2,952 Reads 3 Shares
Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,389 Reads 35 Shares
GPS Hospitality To Acquire 11 More Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants in Georgia. The Burger King and Popeyes Franchisee Is Nearing 400 Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,496 Reads 463 Shares
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 6,491 Reads 274 Shares

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