Technology

Technology is a critical part of any business today, and franchising is no exception. From back office management to digital and online marketing to POS systems, menu boards, and employee scheduling, technology is involved in all aspects of modern business. Many franchise brands are technology-based, from computer repair to cybersecurity to delivery businesses. Learn how today’s top franchisors, working with leading solution providers, are using technology to build their brands.

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    HigherMe was founded by a former multi-unit franchisee to optimize the hiring process. Our technology ensures you're hiring better quality candidates, reduces turnover and saves time and money.
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Franchising follows opportunities. Opportunities are created by economic and demographic changes.
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Social media marketing news you can use. This week: 1) How to write a marketing budget your CFO will love; 2) 3 franchisees tell how to get buy-in on tech upgrades; 3) survey of 2,000 QSR and fast casual customers reveals delivery preferences; 4) Q&A with former Yum Brand CEO David Novak; and 5) consumer marketing technology news.
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Have you tried a cross-branded loyalty program yet?
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Breadsmith's marketing manager outlines plans for using social media for local marketing in 2018
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In previous columns I've written about relying too heavily on technology if it places a barrier between the customer experience and your brand--and of the need for policies that empower employees to have genuine, flexible interactions with each customer.
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Online data from Millennials makes target marketing easier
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Too much time on our "devices" is costing us a lot in creativity, customer service, and so much more.
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Over the past few years, technological advancements have been growing at an accelerated rate. We've seen a shift from a desktop-dominated web to a mobile-dominated web.
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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.
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The chip card (EMV) deadline passed in October 2015. Yet according to industry accounts, fewer than 50 percent of retail and restaurant outlets were set up by the end of December 2016 to accept cards this way.
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A new president will bring a need for reassessing your business operations. The opportunities and threats of the past are likely much different than what they are going to be in the next three to five years. Be prepared for how these can have a direct impact on your internal strengths and weaknesses.
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Choosing the best social media platform or channel to reach your target audience can be challenging, as both the technologies and your customers continue to evolve.
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Technology can reduce operating costs, streamline operations, build customer loyalty, enhance quality, and create more personalized experiences for customers.
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Time and speed of service are critical to the customer experience. Everyone in the organization has to understand how valuable time is to the customer.
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SMS can be a powerful tool for building the customer relationship. Targeted messages, exclusive deals, and helpful reminders via smartphone can all help improve customer satisfaction and create loyal fans.
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