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Using a checklist and leveraging experienced sources can help business operators implement strategies, tried and true processes, and procedures that are critical to everyday business.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 244
Columbus, Ohio-based Sunny Street Café is celebrating 10 years as a family friendly breakfast and lunch brand, looking both at their past and forward to their bright future as an expanding franchise.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,040
How Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City's CMO uses technology to connect with customers
  • Meredith Jurek
  • 1,781
Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) P&G demands more accountability and transparency from digital media; 2) the chatbots are coming - are you ready?; 3) study finds there are only 4 types of Facebook users; and 4) Moe's takes on Chipotle in the "queso wars"
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 874
Mark Davis acquired a small restoration company called Rocky Mountain Catastrophe in Denver in 1996. He was just 27 and didn't know anything about the restoration industry.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 476
Type "franchise" into Google and you’ll get nearly 200 million hits (June 2017) -- a number that keeps growing every year. So what are the best sources? Which can you can trust to provide you with the information you want? Which ones should you avoid?
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,780
If David Sliman has his way, the direct mail magazine - aptly named the inside coup - will soon be in a mailbox near you.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,791
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
  • 847
NRD Capital Management Closes its Second Fund. The New $100 Million Fund Will Invest in Restaurant Concepts as Well as New and Emerging Markets Like Healthcare Franchising.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,166
New Study by Technomic Reveals the Latest Trends and Data Outlining Consumers’ Shifting Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Burgers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 954
Franchise Business Review surveys the satisfaction level of low-cost franchisees
  • Franchise Business Review
  • 655
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Open a FIT36® Franchise
Start a fitness business with one of the best, manager-run franchise models in the industry. FIT36® delivers a proven business model backed by a management team with nearly a century of franchising expertise. HIIT fitness is a booming segment in...
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
  • 699
These five "big picture" customer service lessons, observations, and accompanying advice may not qualify as future deathbed regrets for many CEOs, but they should.
  • John DiJulius
  • 609
There's a good reason the United States is called the Land of Opportunity. The spirit of independence is one of the cornerstones in the nation's founding. That spirit persists today in the world of business, where independent-minded entrepreneurs take the risks and reap the rewards of running their own business.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 13,524
Quaker Steak & Lube takes beverages seriously. It’s why the brand’s revamped drink menu is so much fun.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,564
For a very long time, franchisees and franchisors maintained an arm's-length relationship: the franchisee sent the franchisor a sales report and a royalty check each month and the franchisor pretty much left them alone.
  • Rod Bristol
  • 1,317
Dinesh Goswami and his partners with AR Pizza, LLC, already successfully operate 47 Popeye's Chicken locations and eight Arby's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,525
Contracts between parties have existed for centuries. Before contracts - there were agreements, or what we also call, covenants.
  • Doug Howe
  • 1,197
How Winmark's director of marketing uses technology to connect with customers
  • Franchise Update
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) Online campaigns to attack brands are increasing; 2) Measuring the effectiveness of paid advertising; 3) Tracking and engaging with the mobile generation; 4) New insights now possible from in-app advertising.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 748
Eric Casaburi, founder and CEO of Retro Fitness, has an open and transparent style. He also likes to lie on a bed of nails daily to meditate, relieve stress, and, he says, help improve his decision-making.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,482
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Open a Roy Rogers Family Restaurants Franchise
There is no single factor that accounts for the powerful appeal of the Roy Rogers concept.
Franchising really began to blossom in the post-war 1950s and 1960s. Franchisors of convenience goods and services seemed to be popping up on every corner. McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, laundry services, dry cleaners, hotels, and rental car franchises flooded the marketplace.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 28,251
Chelsea Segura signed her first franchise agreement with The Little Gym two months before she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,770
Qdoba franchisees are banding together to protect the $250 million they have invested in the Mexican food brand by forming the Qdoba Franchisee Association.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,852
We've all had this experience: We see a store or restaurant we'd hoped to visit, but before we commit to going into the building, we're struck by an uneasy feeling.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 1,877
TA Restaurant Group rejuvenates Quaker Steak & Lube
  • John Ponczoch
  • 1,016
Using "big data" to recruit franchisees at Driven Brands
  • Dave Schaefers
  • 1,055
The data available through today's manifold third-party resources and related technologies is now required to inform and guide our decisions at every step of the lifecycle of our franchise owners.
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Franchising provides benefits for both seller and buyer. For franchisors, the primary benefit is the ability to use other people's money to expand the brand more rapidly than they could either on their own or through investors or lenders.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 154,136
Sunny Street Café is shining bright with a new interior look for the fast-growing chain that is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a welcoming spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,873

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