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

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  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,516 Reads 27 Shares
New York Fries, a Canadian brand, signs a 35-unit deal in India.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,215 Reads 5 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
  • 2,704 Reads 7 Shares
The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,911 Reads 6 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
  • 425 Reads
When Scott Hilary arrived at Monster Tree Service in 2014, its website was almost primitively basic: one paragraph and one photograph. With that level of online marketing, it's no surprise that the company had just a handful of franchisees.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,111 Reads 21 Shares
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,022 Reads 4 Shares
Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,851 Reads 677 Shares
Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 25,041 Reads 428 Shares
Minimum wage increases will be ringing in the New Year in states across the country. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) continues to push for greater increases in minimum wage. Wage increases will not only affect employees but also business owners and consumers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 17,423 Reads
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
  • 349 Reads
After working her way through college waiting tables, Tracy Balen told her mother at her graduation from Ohio State University, "I'll never work in another restaurant!"
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,080 Reads
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 30 social media tips to ignore; new eye tracking study on Google results pages; how is your logo doing at reflecting your brand?; Hillary Clinton's adaptable logo: mistake or new direction?; social media images now available through Lobster; Google adds Loch Ness to Street View
  • Daniel Lieberman
  • 3,024 Reads
Jeff Tews and Susan Rather were married for just a year when they entered a new venture as franchisees in the home care field.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,985 Reads
Multi-unit franchise operators are about to exceed the 55 mph speed limit (or in this case, the 55% limit).
  • Darrell Johnson
  • 7,263 Reads 42 Shares
Jim Fitlow is a lifelong skier and as he loves to say, "Turning is highly overrated."
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,825 Reads
When Jim Fitlow skis, he goes at it full tilt. In fact, one of his favorite quips is, "Turning is highly overrated."
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,480 Reads 126 Shares
Rick Silva developed a passion and understanding for business early in life. The son of Cuban immigrants, he watched his mom and dad start their own small business from scratch in Miami.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,085 Reads 824 Shares
"If you're not moving forward, you're standing still," goes the old business axiom. In franchising, expansion is one way of moving forward. Whether you're a start-up organization or a player who's been around a while, growth through new sites is an objective--and when it comes to successful site selection tactics and techniques, consider the following approaches.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,823 Reads 11 Shares
For Don Cape, franchising came as an afterthought-and a good one. Cape, 34, who grew up in a family that developed land in Montana, focused his education and early career almost exclusively in real estate, finance, and development.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,424 Reads 15 Shares
In 1991, Jeff Johnson wife Carol were successful multi-unit franchisees for Schlotzky's deli. They had three units of their own in Lincoln, Neb., and area developer rights for a five-state region in the upper Midwest.
  • Ripley Hotch
  • 2,052 Reads 7 Shares
Who ever forgets those early embarrassments? The careless and overheard remark in high school that gets repeated for months, the ticket for running a stoplight the day after you got your license-everyone knows those.
  • Ripley Hotch
  • 5,568 Reads 426 Shares

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