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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
  • 1,683 Reads 7 Shares
Fantastic Sams franchisee John Prichard has never been a "growth for growth's sake" kind of franchisee. Until recently, the Twin Cities-based owner of 24 Fantastic Sams and two upscale Camille Albane salons wasn't even aware that he was the brand's largest franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,631 Reads 20 Shares
When it comes to providing a great customer experience, digital technology is key
  • Chad Storlie
  • 2,222 Reads 22 Shares
Low unemployment and rising minimum wages are making it difficult to find and keep quality employees in 2018. Increased labor costs are also having an effect on the bottom line, even as many franchisees increase their sales or raise prices.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,016 Reads 8 Shares
If you haven't already removed your anti-poaching provisions, act fast!
  • Jess Dance
  • 3,138 Reads 38 Shares
The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,457 Reads 6 Shares
Robb Quinlan is comfortable wearing many hats--and also many gloves. The former Major League Baseball player could snag balls at first base, third base, and in the outfield, could take pitches as a catcher, and hold his own with a bat as a designated hitter.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 10,203 Reads 113 Shares
Absolutely. Because marketing is one of those areas fortunate enough to interact with so many different aspects of the Freddy's family, our marketing team is constantly in communication with our owners, operations teams, franchisee groups, and many other areas of the company.
  • Franchise Update
  • 9,642 Reads 51 Shares
Tennessee Multi-Unit Operator Opens Second Of Several Grabbagreen Locations In The Volunteer State.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,792 Reads 3 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
  • 52 Reads
Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,490 Reads 26 Shares
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
  • Franchise Update
  • 2,898 Reads 187 Shares
Matt Rusconi, who recently added a hot new tech franchise to his two restaurant brands, has a refreshing attitude toward work: he loves it.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,971 Reads 8 Shares
Two years ago, when Georgetown, Texas-based Sport Clips prepared to enhance its corporate team and boost growth it called on Mark Kartarik, a salon industry veteran.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,889 Reads 2 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue growing larger each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these Dominators expand their portfolios through acquisitions, new units, refranchising offers, and scooping up successful units from retirees
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 36 Reads
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.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,663 Reads 4 Shares
So many good things are happening so fast in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome back 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
  • 1,584 Reads 6 Shares
Ross Harried has found that a "small" strategy can serve up big business success. His Maui Wowi Ka'anapali Carts (Tiki huts on wheels) are 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep, 8 feet high and can squeeze in most anywhere...
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,233 Reads 8 Shares
Franchise Update mystery shoppers, posing as qualified prospects, surveyed attendees at the 2014 Leadership & Development Conference for best practices in lead generation, follow-up, and recruitment.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 2,169 Reads
When it comes to operating multiple brands, Craig Comer has discovered that differences can attract--profits, that is, for his two very different service brands.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,733 Reads 1 Shares
Cyber attacks are on the increase. Here's what small- to medium-sized franchisees can do to be more secure in the future.
  • Darren Guccione
  • 11,916 Reads 51 Shares
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In the restaurant world, if you survive 3 years, you have essentially beaten the odds. Before rebranding to Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in 2013, Old Chicago Pizza & Pasta had a successful 37-year history that served three generations of guests.
  • Mike Mrlik
  • 1,773 Reads
Army veteran Jim Lager turns to franchising model where he prefers a hands-on approach, streamlined systems, and a drive to teach others.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,410 Reads
You want your customers to talk about you. Positive word of mouth advertising can enable your most loyal customers to not only talk about you but also to keep doing business with you. So give them something to talk about.
  • John Tschohl
  • 6,117 Reads 10 Shares
Organizations have leaders and managers. But there is a stark difference between the two and each has different skills sets. Can you recognize leaders from managers?
  • John Tschohl
  • 5,786 Reads
Jim Lager doesn't talk about himself a lot, but will allow that he's "pretty good at taking lousy businesses and turning them into something.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,032 Reads
Before rebranding to Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in 2013, Old Chicago Pizza & Pasta had a successful 37-year history that served three generations of guests.
  • Mike Mrlik
  • 1,879 Reads 1 Shares
We live in a world where law firms commonly have billable hourly quotas that their attorneys must meet, and substantial hourly rates as well.
  • Carl Khalil and Sada Sheldon
  • 5,058 Reads
Discuss the role of diversity inside your marketing department and in your marketing strategies.
  • Franchise Update
  • 1,898 Reads
We asked Stacy Anderson, chief marketing officer at Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City to discuss the role of diversity in the company's marketing department and in its marketing strategies.
  • Stacy Anderson
  • 24,634 Reads 121 Shares

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