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  • Chik fil A Franchise Quiz: Which State Will Now Be Flooded With New Chik fil A Restaurants?

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    The Franchise King®
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news, you know the answer to this new franchise quiz. Wait: You haven’t heard about what’s going on in one of our Midwestern states? Keep reading.   Governor Mike Spence Signs New Law The Indiana Governor signed a law last week that allows…gives permission-to any individual or corporation to cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party. Me thinks the CEO of Chik fil A, a fast food franchise corporation known for it’s far-right and very Christian political leanings, is one happy camper. His…
  • Franchiseless in Seattle?

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    Rush Nigut
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I had to share an excellent blog post on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory? by Shannon McCarthy of the ZorBlog. My tongue-in-cheek title unfortunately rings some truth. If you read Shannon’s post you will see that the Seattle mayor and city council members are, shall we say, less than welcoming to franchisors and franchisees alike. The issue is that most local franchise businesses are your small, local, mom-and-pop operation. They’re a small business much like the local business down the street. The thought of paying $15.00 minimum wage to…
  • The Equinox (1769)

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    Stanley Turkel
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Known in various times as the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, Vanderlip's Hotel, The Taconic, The Orvis Hotel, and Equinox House, Equinox today stands as a symbol of the history and lifestyle of New England over the past two centuries. read more
  • Fort Lauderdale-based Anago Cleaning Systems Endows Nova Southeastern University With Scholarship

    Franchise News Wire by Franchising.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Anago Cleaning Systems announced the recent endowment of a yearly scholarship for deserving students enrolled in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Franchises Being Funny: A Look at April Fools’ Pranks Pulled by 3 Franchises

    Franchise Blog - Your Guide to Franchising
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    While April Fools' pranks can be a risky proposition for businesses, some franchises have pulled one on the public at-large. Here's a look at 3 of the most well-known franchise April Fools' pranks.
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  • Chik fil A Franchise Quiz: Which State Will Now Be Flooded With New Chik fil A Restaurants?

    The Franchise King®
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news, you know the answer to this new franchise quiz. Wait: You haven’t heard about what’s going on in one of our Midwestern states? Keep reading.   Governor Mike Spence Signs New Law The Indiana Governor signed a law last week that allows…gives permission-to any individual or corporation to cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party. Me thinks the CEO of Chik fil A, a fast food franchise corporation known for it’s far-right and very Christian political leanings, is one happy camper. His…
  • Why Should Quiznos Franchisees Trust The New CEO?

    The Franchise King®
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Why? Why the heck should Quiznos franchisees trust the new CEO…or anyone at Quiznos corporate office? Can you come up with a reason? Oh. You haven’t been following the Quiznos saga? For starters, there used to be (in 2007) 5,000+ Quiznos stores. Now, there may be 1,000.   The Quiznos Franchise Saga Warning: What you’re about to read will make you feel like you just got punched in the head. “I was a guy with a net worth in 2006 of over $500k, perfect credit, a good job in the medical field, a good passive income from some rental property. I lived on my 80+ acres farm…
  • Exposed! Why This Franchisee Went Out Of Business

    The Franchise King®
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    It wasn’t his fault. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought the franchise he chose was the right fit. He believed in franchising as a business model. He was 100% comfortable (using) systems. So, what happened? Why did this franchisee go out of business? Why did he have to close his doors? Keep reading.   This Franchisee This franchisee is now a friend of mine, although we don’t see each other in-person an awful lot. I’m not comfortable using his name-for two reasons: 1. He doesn’t know (yet) about this franchise blog post 2. He didn’t give me…
  • Finding The Support You Need To Become a Successful Business Owner

    The Franchise King®
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    (Sponsored post) Many Americans dream of discovering newfound personal and financial independence by opening their own business, however a lack of experience and an uncertain economic environment can make it difficult for many of these aspiring entrepreneurs to successfully achieve this. In an effort to maintain long-term success over the course of a new career as an entrepreneur, many have chosen the affordable and accessible entrepreneurial alternative – franchise ownership. The franchise system is a unique segment of the business world that offers first-time owners a trusted brand name…
  • 5 Stupid Reasons For NOT Using A Franchise Lawyer When Buying A Franchise

    The Franchise King®
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    When you’re buying a franchise, you can either: A. Use the best resources available to help you lower your risk B. Try figuring it all out on your own There is no “C.”       Franchise Resources There are all sorts of resources available for today’s prospective franchise owners. It’s stupid not to use them. Some of them are free…some are not. Some are great. Some are average at best…even weak. With all the choices out there today-because of the internet, you do have to be careful. Don’t choose just any resource. Tip: Before…
 
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  • Franchiseless in Seattle?

    Rush Nigut
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I had to share an excellent blog post on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory? by Shannon McCarthy of the ZorBlog. My tongue-in-cheek title unfortunately rings some truth. If you read Shannon’s post you will see that the Seattle mayor and city council members are, shall we say, less than welcoming to franchisors and franchisees alike. The issue is that most local franchise businesses are your small, local, mom-and-pop operation. They’re a small business much like the local business down the street. The thought of paying $15.00 minimum wage to…
  • BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync

    Rush Nigut
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    If you are fresh off your spring break and looking for a great networking event I recommend attending the BIZ Luncheon this Wednesday, March 25th at the Ruan II Building, 601 Locust, Conference Room 101 in Downtown Des Moines. Casey will share the tale of his leap from the corporate world with Microsoft to the start-up of his new business, AgriSync. It will be sure to be a great event! For more information click here.
  • Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm

    Rush Nigut
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Brick Gentry Law Firm is pleased to announce that three distinguished agricultural attorneys have joined the law firm effective February 2, 2015. Those attorneys include (click for bios): Eldon McAfee Erin Herbold-Swalwell Julia Vyskocil All three bring a breadth of experience particularly in Ag law including trials and business work.  We are very excited to have them on board with our firm!
  • Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning

    Rush Nigut
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    All too often business owners neglect succession planning. In fact, according to a recent Inc Magazine article and Deloitte survey on the topic, 90 percent of business leaders recognize the success of their company depends on effective leadership succession but only 13 percent are confident about the succession plans they have made. And those are business leaders who have actually MADE succession plans. I’d venture to guess, based upon my experience, that the majority business owners have no real succession plan in place. It may be hard to think of your business without you. After all,…
  • 20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    Rush Nigut
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance products specifically designed for franchisors and franchisees to limit their risk against lawsuits. You can learn more at Franchiseperils.com. (I am not endorsing the product as I have not investigated it but I did find it interesting that someone is now designing insurance products specifically for franchises). Also, funding for franchises as discussed…
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  • The Equinox (1769)

    Stanley Turkel
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Known in various times as the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, Vanderlip's Hotel, The Taconic, The Orvis Hotel, and Equinox House, Equinox today stands as a symbol of the history and lifestyle of New England over the past two centuries. read more
  • NLRB Launches New Focus on Employee Handbook Provisions

    Mark Fijman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has taken an aggressive “bigfoot” approach against many commonly utilized employee handbook policies.  The NLRB’s justification for filing complaints against employers was that overbroad language in employee handbooks purportedly violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  read more
  • The IFA Delivers the Wrong Message In Seattle

    Jim Coen
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    No matter how the IFA chooses to represent themselves with the public face of franchisees, 99% of the revenue the IFA generates is from franchisors and suppliers that provide products and services to franchisors. These are the wrong constituency to be making the case on behalf of franchisees in Seattle. read more
  • America’s Least Engaging Brands, 2015

    Robert Passikoff
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    This past January, Brand Keys announced the top brands that 36,605 US consumers found to be most emotionally engaging. That meant consumers saw those brands as best meeting their very high expectations. read more
  • Two Franchise Cases to Watch Right Now

    Harold Kestenbaum
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    How are franchises defined? Are they small businesses, or are they a part of a large company? It’s one question that is at the heart of two legal cases involving the franchise system this month. And the results could have a big impact on all kinds of franchises. read more
 
 
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  • John Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies at age 75

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    John Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies at age 75GettyCynthia Lennon, who was married to the Beatle for six years, passed away this week after a 'short but brave' battle with cancer.Son Julian's response to the lossMore entertainment newsChris Messina to direct a filmKeith Urban on tough criticism
  • Kayaker has a dangerous close encounter

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Kayaker has a dangerous close encounterShutterstockA kayaker in Norway was paddling along when he came across something peeking out of the water.Giant creature just feet awayMore to seeBob Barker returns to game showKurt Russell pranks his mom
  • Democratic senator charged for corruption

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Democratic senator charged for corruptionAPA federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Sen. Bob Menendez on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. Alleged misuse of power on blastMore headlinesLufthansa execs visit crash siteMcDonald's to raise workers pay
  • Aurora shooter's mom makes sad confession

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Aurora shooter's mom makes sad confessionAPWith her son's trial looming, Arlene Holmes has penned a new book in which she reveals the troubling thoughts that have consumed her.Prayer she says daily More to readNation rallies for Air Force cadetMan searches for kidney for wife
  • Fatal fire erupts on oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Fatal fire erupts on oil rig in the Gulf of MexicoAPTerrified workers fled into the sea Wednesday after a massive ball of flames erupted on an oil platform.Natural event that caused the blazeMore in the newsMegachurch founder takes illSaudi Arabia gambles in Yemen
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  • A Business Revolution is Coming (And You Need to Save the Date)!

    FranNet
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    What if one event brought together some of the franchise industry’s leading executives and paired them with one of the most influential entrepreneurs of this generation? You would set the stage for one of business’s best shows – the EntrepreneuRevolution: Now! On Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m., FranNet is partnering with Express Employment Professionals […]
  • Local Sponsorships Drive Your Business

    FranNet
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    This week’s blog is going to delve a little deeper into the franchise journey, as we explore using local sponsorships to drive business opportunities. The aim, of course, is to provide some key advice and angles for getting your franchise noticed and utilized by new customers. Sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes. Conceivably, a […]
  • Continue Your Education as a Business Owner

    FranNet
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    This week’s blog is going to delve into territory reserved for existing franchisees who desire a continuing education for the small business owner. We feel it is also important to maintain and nurture your franchise after you’ve set up a successful business. There are many types of entrepreneurs who would deem themselves fit to run […]
  • The Top Six Things That Might Kill Your Franchise

    FranNet
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    As we get settled into the new year, everyone has either cast aside their resolutions already (we hope not), are still sticking with them, or are still trying to get them set.  If you’re the latter, we’d like to help you add some resolutions to your new business search.  FranNet presents the top six things […]
  • Do I Need a Blog? Yes, You Need a Blog.

    FranNet
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    This week’s blog covers a topic we at FranNet feel very dearly about. It’s a question really. Do I need a blog? Yes, you need a blog. And you’re reading this on our very own example. See the logic? Moreover, you’re reading about the logic—and that’s exactly the point. Blogs are a form of communication […]
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  • Seminar: “How to Franchise your Business” – April 15th, in Brooklyn, USA

    Franchise Strategist
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    "How to Franchise your Business" - April 15th, in Brooklyn, USA Learn from a franchise attorney, a CPA, a franchise consultant and a successful franchiser with over 100 years of combined experience helping companies franchise. This seminar is filled with valuable tips, best practices and strategies that you can use to navigate the world of franchising, which is a business unlike any other.
  • How to Keep the Sales You Worked Hard to Get

    Franchise Strategist
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    How to Keep the Sales You Worked Hard to Get, A new client signed up with me. We set up our first appointment, which was over two weeks away. Of course I got her credit card information and sent her a client agreement. That afternoon I wrote her a note and put it in a package with a copy of my book. Two days later I came home to the following message., Carrie Greene, Sales, small business, opportunities, money, marketing, Home based business, franchising, Franchise Opportunities, Entrepreneur, Business Plan, Business Model, business, accounting, twitter
  • The Only 31 Things Standing Between You And Your Dreams

    Franchise Strategist
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
    The Only 31 Things Standing Between You And Your Dreams You can accomplish anything you set your mind to, provided you overcome these barriers first. Many people I speak with each day allow these ridiculous items to prevent them from live the life they imagine.
  • Two Franchise Cases to Watch Right Now

    Franchise Strategist
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Two Franchise Cases to Watch Right Now The franchise industry is concerned that the cases could end up requiring all franchisors to oversee how franchisees manage employees; thus changing the franchise system. But this issue is so divisive there are those in the franchise industry who expect no change at all. franchise, labor, NLRB, employees, HR, litigation, McDonald's
  • Incredible Home Based Travel Business. Earn Money and Enjoy the Perks

    BizMan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    InteleTravel- an incredible business opportunity to earn extra money and travel perks . When I first heard of InteleTravel, I thought to myself, great another home based business that requires loads of work and little return but as I learned about the opportunity, I quickly began to realize that I have been putting money in […]
 
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  • Franchise Costs: Detailed Estimates of Monster Tree Service Franchise Costs (2015 FDD)

    Franchise Chatter
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Detailed Estimates of Monster Tree Service Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Monster Tree Service’s 2015 Franchise Disclosure Document1.  Initial Franchise Fee:  $39,995The Initial Franchise Fee is for a territory of 250,000 population. Additional contiguous territory can be purchased in 10,000 population increments at a cost of 16.8 cents per person.2.  Your Training Expenses:  $500 to $2,000The cost of the Initial Management Training Program for up to 2 people is included in the Initial Franchise Fee.The chart estimates the costs for transportation,…
  • FDD Talk: Our Latest Views on Liquid Nutrition’s Average Transaction Ticket and Gross Sales Per Selling Square Foot (2014 FDD)

    Franchise Chatter
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Highlights of Liquid Nutrition’s Item 19 Financial Performance Representations (2014 FDD) – Part 2 of 3The Representative Stores in Tables A to D have been open and operating for 12 months as of December 31, 2011; 24 months as of December 31, 2012; and 36 months as of December 31, 2013. As such, since you will be operating a start-up store, you should not expect to achieve the same Gross Sales as listed above.These figures represent averages, and Liquid Nutrition does not claim or expect that you can or will expect to achieve the same Gross Sales as shown below.Liquid Nutrition…
  • In the Shadow of Subway: The Quiznos Menu

    Sherman Morrison
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    This Franchise Chatter guide on the Quiznos menu was written by Sherman Morrison.Founded in 1981 by Jimmy Lambatos, Quiznos quickly grew into a major sandwich chain specializing in toasted submarine sandwiches. Lambatos sold the company in 1991 to father-son team Richard and Rick Schaden when there were just 18 locations. The Schadens took the company public in 1994, which resulted in plenty of funding for expansion, which is exactly what they did, although they decided to turn it back into a private company in 2001.At the peak of its success in 2007, there were more than 5,000 Quiznos…
  • Franchise Costs: Detailed Estimates of Pirtek Franchise Costs (2014 FDD)

    Franchise Chatter
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Detailed Estimates of Pirtek Franchise Costs Based on Item 7 (Estimated Initial Investment) of Pirtek’s 2014 Franchise Disclosure DocumentThe franchise offered is for the right to own and operate a Pirtek hose service center business which will consist of the sale, custom assembly, and installation of industrial and hydraulic hoses, fixed tube assemblies, fittings and related components, and other distinct products and services.The following are the estimated minimum requirements for beginning operations for a Pirtek Business. The estimated minimum requirements will vary depending on…
  • FDD Talk: Our Latest Views on Liquid Nutrition’s Average Annual Sales and Comparable Sales Growth (2014 FDD)

    Franchise Chatter
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Highlights of Liquid Nutrition’s Item 19 Financial Performance Representations (2014 FDD) – Part 1 of 3The franchise offered is for the establishment and operation of a nutritional food, smoothie, juice, vitamins, and supplement store combining a health food bar offering functional beverages such as nutritional and meal replacement smoothies, juices, other nutritional drinks, and healthy on-the-go food items, with a health supplement and vitamin retail business.Tables A to D of this Item set forth certain historical operating information for all 5 franchised Liquid Nutrition…
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  • The Best Reason To Buy A Franchise: The Job Security Myth

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    31 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Question: What is the best reason to buy a franchise? Answer: The job security myth You know where I’m going with this, right?   The Job Security Myth Job security…having it, can be is a wonderful thing. The best.  You know what you’re earning every couple of weeks. And, you may even have benefits like healthcare, pension and if you’re really lucky, profit-sharing. And, benefits are great to have. Until you don’t.  It can be great to have a job. Until you don’t. Job security is an illusion. You do realize that, right?   A Short Story About Job…
  • Panera Bread Locations Going All 1984

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    20 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Panera Bread-with locations all across the U.S. is going all 1984. 1984? Yes. 1984. As in the book. “Big Brother is Watching You.” ― George Orwell, 1984 Big Brother? Yes: Big Freaking Brother. I’ll explain.   Watching This, from Foodbeast: “In an effort to improve accuracy and customer service at the quick-service chain, Panera Bread has plans to set up cameras in its kitchens and record its employees putting together meals. The videos will be monitored by managers and executives to see if meals are being properly prepared by Panera Bread standards. Seems like an…
  • Franchise Fact: Accountants Play A Critical Role In Franchising

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    9 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Most of today’s prospective franchise owners understand the critical role a competent franchise attorney can play. If you’re not one of those…if you don’t feel you understand just how important it is to have a good franchise attorney in your corner, read this. But, what about hiring an accountant? How important is that?   Franchise Fact: Accountants Play A Critical Role In Franchising The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) on the cover page, must tell (in writing) prospective franchisees the following: “If possible, show your contract and this information to an…
  • 7 Accounting Tactics Every Franchise Needs

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    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    (This is a guest post from GLG Accounting featuring 7 accounting tactics for franchise businesses.) The world of franchising is like a rollercoaster, but we’re not talking about the kind of rollercoaster that you don’t want to ride again. We’re talking about one that’s so fun you can’t get enough of it. Of course you have to play your cards right, which is what cloud accounting helps you do. I know, you’ve heard so much about the cloud by now you probably don’t want to hear anymore. But this isn’t your “run of the mill” article about cloud accounting. Nope, it’s about…
  • 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises Announced

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    23 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    My strategic partner-Franchise Direct, has outdone themselves again. They’ve just released their 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises rankings, and it’s quite detailed. There’s nothing like it in the franchise space.   Franchise Direct Global 100 Criteria The Top 100 Global Franchises are chosen from thousands of franchisors that have invested in international expansion strategies and have been ranked using what the team at Franchise Direct feels is an objective and measurable way. This is nothing new, though. Franchise Direct produces the best and most objective franchise…
 
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  • BREAKING: Court Denies IFA's Request to Enjoin Seattle's Discriminatory Minimum Wage Law

    Matt Kreutzer
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    This just in: a federal court in Seattle has denied the International Franchise Association's request to enjoin the portions of Seattle's minimum wage law that discriminate against franchisees. The IFA "asked the court to enjoin the city from treating franchisees as large, national companies rather than the small, locally-owned businesses that they are." I've talked about Seattle's discriminatory minimum wage law a number of times on this blog. Wile I don't oppose a minimum wage increase, the increase should be fair and should apply evenly…
  • Are Minimum Wage Laws that Discriminate Against Franchises "Industry-Specific" for the Purposes of Item 1?

    Matt Kreutzer
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The top stories in the franchise world continue to be about efforts by the cities of Seattle, Chicago, and others in raising the minimum wage with laws that discriminate against small business owners who own franchises. For the full story, see some of my previous blog posts on the issue. These laws are a serious concern for franchisees and franchisors alike.  In brief, these laws (which are written substantially the same way in the different cities that have adopted them) require small businesses to raise the minimum wage of their workers from the current level to $15 an hour.
  • IFA's Third Annual Franchising Day in California is March 11

    Matt Kreutzer
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The International Franchise Association's (IFA) third annual California "Franchising Day" is set for March 11, 2015. The goal of Franchising Day is to inform California legislators about some of the key issues affecting the franchise industry. This year, the IFA's Franchising Day will "feature meetings with legislators and staff, allowing members of the franchise community to meet directly with lawmakers to discuss the benefits of franchising in California, as well as the legislative issues facing their businesses." One of the key legislative issues facing…
  • IFA Announces Effort to Fight Attacks on Franchise Model

    Matt Kreutzer
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    2014 was a challenging year for franchising. While franchising growth was strong (with growth through franchising outpacing growth in the economy overall), new labor-driven attacks targeted the franchise model with a vigor and force unseen in the long history of the industry. These attacks, driven by unions like the Service Industry Employees Union, seek to drive new membership and increase dues through unionizing employees of specific franchise brands. In 2014, these initiatives largely took two forms:  Drives to increase the minimum wage in specific jurisdictions. These laws target…
  • BREAKING: NLRB Files Complaints Against McDonald's, Franchisees Naming them "Joint Employers"

    Matt Kreutzer
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    The National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel announced today that it has issued 13 consolidated complaints against franchisor McDonald's USA, LLC and McDonald's franchisees naming them "joint employers." The announcement follows the July opinion issued by NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin informing McDonald's and certain of its franchisees of numerous charges filed against them for interfering with worker protests and strikes demanding higher wages, and warning McDonald's that it could be…
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  • 3 Chances in March for Franchise Expos

    Natalia Rex
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    If you’re in the Cincinnati, Philadelphia, or Richmond area, here are three great opportunities to learn about being your own boss in the commercial cleaning industry: http://www.franchiseshowinfo.com/ and http://www.civilianjobs.com/ Offers to sell Coverall franchises made by prospectus only. See the Franchise Disclosure Document for details. Event #1 What: The Franchise & Own Your Own Business Show When: March 21-22 Where: Philadelphia Meet Coverall: Booth #211 Info: http://www.franchiseshowinfo.com/philadelphia/visitor/free-admission Event #2 What: The Franchise & Own Your Own…
  • 3 Ways to Fund Your Franchised Business

    Natalia Rex
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Did you get your W2 yet? If you’re anxiously waiting to file your taxes to use that cash for something good, we’ve got 3 very good ideas of what you can do with that refund. What did you spend it on in the past? A survey found that 30% of Americans plan to pay a debt, 28% will save it and 26% will use it for monthly bills. How about using it to start your own business? Sounds great, doesn’t it? And, it’s doable. Here are 3 ways you can fund your franchised business, starting with your tax refund. Tax Return - Start off this year on the right foot by taking that money and thinking…
  • Why Veterans Lead in Small Business Ownership

    Natalia Rex
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    What do you picture when you think of veterans? When we picture veterans, independent franchised business owners comes to mind. Why? Did you know that veterans employ nearly 6 million workers and account for one of 10 small businesses in the US? As a whole, veteran small business owners are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. When becoming a small-business owner, you rely on discipline and leadership to operate a business. And, a military background provides experience with structured environments and process-oriented methods – two important skills that can help you in…
  • Spotlight: 2 Hot Cities for Small Businesses

    Natalia Rex
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Every city has its perks and unique cultural landscape that can help you achieve your personal or career aspirations. But what if you want to see what’s out there, where to go and what to expect? Here’s some data on 2 of the hottest cities for small businesses and why. Chicago According to a recent study, Chicago is a good place to work for a small business. It ranked 24th among 100 other cities in the United States. Additionally Chicago was rated 2nd among those cities for net increase in small-business jobs (51,652). As number 3 in Forbes Top Ten States for Female Entrepreneurs, the…
  • Long Island’s Own Metro Cleaning Solutions Honored by IFA as Franchisees of the Year

    Coverall
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Coverall franchised business owners Adam Schoenfeld and Sebastian Pica of Long Island-based Metro Cleaning Solutions, Inc. were honored by the International Franchising Association (IFA) as Franchisees of the Year at the 15th Annual IFA Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The event honored the outstanding efforts of the determined duo. Pay them a visit to congratulate Adam and Sebastian! Below: Former rockers turned franchisees of the year hit the stage again to accept this prestigious award... Related articles Keep on Rockin' in the "Clean" World with Coverall The post Long…
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  • The Best Kept Secret in Franchise Success

    cyphers
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    When you’re looking for the perfect franchise to get your entrepreneurial dreams started, there are a few key things to look for. Most people know that they need to find a franchise with a solid business model, with plenty of room for growth and support for the corporate team once you buy into the business. But one important factor that very few people consider is the type of owner network they might be a part of if they buy a franchise. You always want to have corporate support for your franchise. Both up front, to help get you and your team trained and ready to run your own business and…
  • Northern Virginia Franchise Owner Story: Henry Torres

    cyphers
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    At JumpBunch we don’t have one set type of Franchise owner. Our franchisees come from all sorts of backgrounds and have different talents, experiences, and skill levels. The beauty of the system is that they can bring their unique perspective to a proven business model and create their own successful business. Take for example, JumpBunch’s youngest franchise owner, Henry Torres. Henry started out as a JumpBunch Coach, he’s always loved worked with kids and seeing the way their eyes light up on JumpBunch day. After four years of being a coach Henry wanted more, so at the age of 21 he…
  • JumpBunch Ranks in Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Rating For the 10th Year

    cyphers
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    We’re proud to announce that JumpBunch has earned a spot in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Rating for the 10th Year in a row. JumpBunch CEO Tom Bunchman said, “We are so proud to have earned our place in the Top 50. Having ranked for ten years in a row is a big accomplishment for our team as it speaks to the positive work we’re doing to support our franchise owners. It’s also a testament to how happy our franchisees are with all aspects of their business.” Complete franchise satisfaction report available at…
  • JumpBunch® Earns Ranking on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

    cyphers
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    We’re proud to announce JumpBunch it has earned a ranking of 324 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 list. To calculate its rankings, Entrepreneur Magazine invites franchisors to participate and carefully vets objective financial, system size and growth data for each franchise group. Final rankings are based on franchise performance from July 2012 through July 2014. Entrepreneurs want to invest in a successful brand; one well-received in the marketplace and that has a strong potential for financial success. Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking gives potential…
  • 3 Franchise Industries to Watch in 2015

    cyphers
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    As we begin the New Year, we look forward to franchise industry growth and success in 2015. We enjoyed growth in the last year both with JumpBunch and with the franchising industry as a whole. If you are considering a franchise business in 2015 it is important to look at industry trends to see if the company you’re interested in will be a lucrative investment for you. As we move into 2015 here are the top 3 franchise industries to watch out for. via http://www.prevention.com 1. Health & Fitness: As always, health & fitness is a rapidly growing industry. The Franchise Business Review…
 
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  • How Google+ Puts the Local in Local Business Marketing

    Jacco de Bruijn
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    If you haven’t yet claimed or created your Google+ Local business page, you may be missing out on a lot of potential business. Uniquely situated to give Yelp a serious run for the money — if not drive them into obsolescence, Google+ Local combines a local business listing directory with a customer review platform with […]
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    Yoseob Lee
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    Experts From Pete’s Chimney & Gutter Company Work With Online Marketing Experts To Get New Customers And Reviews Signpost works with thousands of small and medium sized local businesses across the country that each have their own story. We will share them here on our blog. This post reviews the story of Pete’s Chimney & […]
  • 3 Critical Roles Public Relations Support Plays in Franchisee Satisfaction [Guest Post]

    Guest Author
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the age of online reviews, your franchise brand may only be a few clicks away from unprecedented disaster or an outstanding upward trajectory. To this point, it’s not only customer experiences that can make or break your franchise brand – it’s how franchisees develop trust and confidence in the business. Franchisees are often investing […]
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    Jacco de Bruijn
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Founded in 2004, Yelp has grown steadily over the past decade into a formidable marketing powerhouse whose customer reviews can literally make or break a business.  With over 139 million unique monthly visitors and 86,000 active business accounts in the U.S. alone, it’s no wonder local business owners are anxious to cultivate positive reviews on […]
  • The Franchise King Creates the Ultimate Gathering Place for Potential Franchise Owners

    Pamela Jacobson
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Potential franchisees looking for trustworthy information on the ins and outs of buying and running a franchise now have a place to gather and pick each other’s brains.  Self-proclaimed Franchise King Joel Libava has created a new group on LinkedIn specifically designed for would-be franchisees. Titled the How To Buy A Franchise Group, membership is […]
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