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Franchisees and investors say the economy is trending up and that regulatory relief and tax reform could provide further benefit for business operators.
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Franchising has proven to be a successful business model across a wide spectrum of industries using multi-unit retail distribution.
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Report finds franchise brands disclosing financial information more than ever, providing greater transparency and greater access to capital from lenders.
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Will 2018 be a year for optimism, pessimism, or anxiety? Every year has its opportunities and challenges.
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Study Finds Millennials Give High Marks To Brands Like Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, Ben & Jerry's, and Starbucks.
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Multi-Unit Franchisee Mark Molina Acquires His Fourth Orangetheory Fitness Studio In Connecticut. The Award-Winning Franchisee Is Helping The Brand Double the State's Studio Count This Year.
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Famous Dave's of America Ramps Up Refranchising With New Strategy To Sell All 33 Company-Owned Locations in the Next 2 Years.
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  • 2,912
Creating a Leadership Style and Legacy That Encourages and Empowers Employees and Leads Your Business to a Brighter Future.
  • Kendall Rawls
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After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse.
  • Sara Wykes
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Bloomin' Brands' largest franchisee, Cerca Trova, expands with refranchising acquisition of 45 Outback Steakhouse locations out west.
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New consumer survey finds decline in consumers dining out and highlights restaurant industry challenges and opportunities in technology, delivery and labor costs, and growth.
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  • 2,467
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One of the economic truths for the U.S. economy is that we have recessions, and the next one is coming. Maybe not in the next month or even the next year, but it is coming.
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Cousins Subs is expanding through an ongoing rebranding and growth initiative. The company has just announced three new multi-unit deals in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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A new Franchise Business Review franchisee satisfaction report highlights what today's typical multi-unit franchisee looks like.
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"If you always do what you've always done..." You know the ending to this old saw, and when it comes to your company's financial results it is absolutely true.
  • By Rod Bristol
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Consolidation arguably has been one of the largest and most important trends in the franchise sector in the past few years, and it's not hard to see why.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
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La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
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Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
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We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • By Jocelyn Mangan
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Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
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Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
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  • 27,038
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The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
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Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
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CFA Day Forum will feature pro-business Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as keynote speaker. The event will also offer franchisees the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and meet with representatives.
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Uncertainty is the bane of business. Although the regulatory environment of the past few years seemed bent on attacking the franchise business model, the early drama and politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Going international? So are we! This past December, Franchise Update Media co-produced its first conference in Europe, partnering with the Best Franchisee of the World.
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Politics, federal law, and franchisee assets. There are several significant steps that can be taken to help reduce estate taxes.
  • By Hugh Roberts
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Texas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.
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If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • By Helen Bond
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Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
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