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Franchising is evolving much faster than most brands can respond. But franchisees that master team, tools, and transparency will be able to adapt, build customer loyalty, and outgrow the competition.
  • By Chris Taylor
  • 11,262    6
Building a sustainable multi-generational franchise business means knowing and understanding what is important to all generations of employees who will help you meet your goals and succeed.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 10,657    5
What makes a great company culture? Free food? Extra vacation time? Flexible hours? Employers spend more than $720 million on engagement every year, yet only 30 percent of the workforce is actively engaged.
  • By Julie Moreland
  • 6,335    0
Iraq Vet Business Owner Testifies Before House Small Business Subcommittee Of Risk Due To Overreach Of NLRB.
  • 5,166    0
Wisconsin Pushes Back Against NLRB Overreach With Passage Of New Law Affirming The Separation of Franchisor and Franchisee Employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,759    0
New Census Bureau data finds franchise businesses accounted for 560,086 establishments and 10.8 million jobs in 2012.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,295    6
IFA Appeal Seattle's Minimum Wage Law All The Way To Supreme Court.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,574    2
Effective teamwork and organizational productivity are built on creating a strong culture of trust.
  • By Loyd Rawls
  • 4,945    1
This column looks into the use of employee handbooks by multi-unit franchisees, particularly those originally drafted by the franchisor or by a third party operating in a different state from the franchisee's territory.
  • By Daniel Mormino
  • 4,617    3
When it comes to hiring, BrightStar Care franchisees Maureen and Peter Moore count on more than just credentials to get the job done.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 5,630    1
New research illustrates how joint-employer ruling jeopardizes franchise businesses, risking business failure and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,638    0
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For many years, our organization struggled to create a solid, stable team. We were guilty of hiring to fill spots rather than thinking of our people as guardians of our brand.
  • By Steve Adams
  • 4,792    2
IFA says "political theater" SEIU protests over per hour wages put the future of jobs and businesses in jeopardy.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,473    0
A case study of a multi-unit franchisee who introduces culture into his operations as an intangible that gets results.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,922    0
Companies don't engage emotionally with their customers--their employees do. If you want to create a memorable company, you must fill your company with memorable people.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 3,103    1
15 franchisee associations team up with IFA to oppose Department of Labor's proposed changes to overtime regulations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,141    0
IFA is seeking a Labor Department explanation of applying a new standard of joint employer at OSHA and conspiring with unions and NLRB.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,266    0
So, you're hiring again. You have positions open and want to make sure the employees you bring in will meet your goals--or exceed them.
  • By Adam Pierno
  • 4,491    6
New bill would impact franchisees by weakening equity in their businesses, damaging brands, reducing product quality, and limiting franchisor assistance.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,636    24
IFA Calls Out the Department Of Labor On Radical New "Guidance" For Employee Classification Of Contractors.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,905    20
Arizona Files Brief In Support Of IFA Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Franchise Wage Discrimination In Seattle.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,306    0
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IFA says millions of salaried workers would lose out on key benefits such as workplace flexibility and long term advancement opportunities under new overtime regulation rule.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,362    13
IFA teams up with two restaurant associations to form coalition group dedicated to defending New York franchisees from "ill-advised" and discriminatory wage hike efforts.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,464    5
New mid-year report finds that franchise businesses continue to grow, create jobs, and outpace the rest of the U.S. economy.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,817    1
Report finds new overtime rules would bring unintended consequences such as increased costs to businesses and impact the workforce by eliminating middle management jobs.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,960    0
Pro-business reps warn New York Governor Cuomo not to discriminate against franchisees by raising minimum wage.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,499    4
Those preparing to be business successors need to understand they must win the right to be heard. Work hard, ask the appropriate questions, identify the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, and you'll be rewarded with openness and respect.
  • By Champ Rawls
  • 5,016    4
A proposed bill in California threatens more than 80,000 franchise locations that employ nearly one million workers in the state.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,053    31
When it comes to making a difference and getting things done, there is a distinct difference between those that do and those that don't. Those that do have conviction, absolute commitment, and an unwavering desire to get results.
  • By Rowdy McLean
  • 4,959    41
Leadership authority Roxi Hewertson exposes 4 myths about what makes a great leader. By changing the way you think about leadership you can change the effectiveness of your business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,765    0
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