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    Minuteman Press is the world's largest & number 1 rated printing & marketing franchise. Our business model features multiple revenue streams, a high repeat business factor, normal hours of operation, a royalty cap and much more!
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  • Fastsigns
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To succeed and grow, multi-unit franchisees must learn to overcome competition, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, the unpredictability of social media, and legislative and regulatory threats--at the same time they're busy hiring and training employees, updating menus, remodeling stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
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If you have been researching automotive franchises and have identified one you believe will meet your long-term financial and personal objectives, you’re probably anxious to obtain the funds to invest in it.
  • Emma Pearson
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Tutor Doctor focuses on quality prospects and international growth
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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.
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Love them or hate them, franchise brokers can be an essential recruitment tool for some brands, depending on their stage of growth and timetable for expansion.
  • Helen Bond
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In the previous article, we discussed in general terms the cost of starting your own business compared with that of buying a franchise. This week we dig deeper into the specifics.
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First, congratulations on joining a franchise! You've avoided many startup headaches, and now development work, brand building, systems development, and business model refining are all off your plate.
  • Ben Midgley
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For Evan Latham the franchise business is a family affair. That's because the 29-year-old Orangetheory Fitness franchisee is the son of the brand's co-founder, Ellen Latham.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Women- and Millennial-Owned Businesses Most Likely to use Social Media in Their Operations, According to New Survey.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Understanding the Emerging Impact of the NextGen of Franchise Leaders and Consumers.
  • Kendall Rawls
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Don't let the GDPR bite your bottom line!
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Open a Kiddie Academy Franchise
Educational Child Care Franchise. Kiddie Academy is one of the nation's most respected providers of quality educational child care.
6 tips to help your PRs spending produce the results you want
  • Melissa DiGianfilippo
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Carl Howard has served at the helm of Fazoli's for the past decade. In that time, he has helped lead the brand through numerous challenges and successes, helping it become America's largest fast-casual Italian brand, a thriving and growing franchise with more than 200 locations in 26 states.
  • Kerry Pipes
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One of the greatest motivators for entrepreneurs is to be their own boss, make their own decisions, and control their destiny.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these "mega" franchisees operate, but also their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Scrutinizing your finances, developing a sound business plan, and researching your loan options will open doors to financing opportunities.
  • Frank Gallagher
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Multi-unit operator adds a new Chicago location for Valvoline Instant Oil Change bringing the franchise operator's total number to 34 units across three states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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There are many reasons why you may be thinking of opening your own fitness business. Maybe you want to be your own boss because you’re tired of working for someone else or need more flexibility.
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How do you measure individual unit success? East Coast Wings tells how!
  • Sam Ballas
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Whether you're a franchisor or franchisee, a newbie or a seasoned pro, this book has something for you.
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The increase in opportunities to make data-driven decisions is changing the way Americans do business. With the influx of data, algorithms, and measuring systems, the days of intuition and gut decision-making are gone.
  • Sam Ballas
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Open a Scissors and Scotch Franchise
Scissors & Scotch provides a badass grooming experience for men, and a kickass investment opportunity for you. We’re looking to expand nationwide, and are seeking business partners to join us.
Previously, we discussed franchising without any financial partners. Today we look at ways for entrepreneurs without their own capital resources to get into the game.
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Tracy Bouwens was a stay-at-home mom who never stayed home in Omaha when her discovery of Scooter's Coffee piqued her entrepreneurial instincts.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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It's in the best interest of multi-unit franchisees and franchisors to work together to resolve any differences that emerge. Be a part of a session that addresses both sides of this issue at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
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A new Gecko Hospitality survey looks at why restaurant managers leave their jobs. The findings can help restaurant operators better understand employees and increase their odds of keeping their best talent.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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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
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Have you tried a cross-branded loyalty program yet?
  • Marty Greenbaum
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) 5 SMM metrics your C-suite cares about; 2) 5 years of Yelp data reveals shifting dining-out trends; 3) Facebook algorithm changes driving you up a tree?; 4) 25 tips and tricks to improve customer service; 5) the return of Pizza Hut's pie-ordering sneakers; 6) 8 news updates about loyalty/reward programs and delivery.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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It's a deliciously simple and satisfying concept: pick your dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings and watch your pizza get made right before your eyes, flame-fired in a 900-degree oven in under 3 minutes.
  • Ed Yancey
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When considering an exit strategy there are four basic ways to leave (or transfer) a business: 1) to heirs or family; 2) to a key employee or team; 3) to an outsider; 4) to no one, by shutting it down.
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