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  • How Franchise Businesses Help Deliver Holiday Happiness This Season

    The Franchise King®
    The Franchise King®
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    (Sponsored Post) The holiday season is an exciting time for households and businesses across the country. As friends and families gear up for seasonal gifting, decorating, entertaining and more – franchises and local businesses throughout your community are gearing up as well to keep up with the surging demand that comes in over the next few months. Manufacturers, retailers, couriers, and other important industries go into overdrive to ensure your holiday gift giving experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible. Here’s a look at some of the many ways franchise owners and holiday…
  • Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Rush on Business
    Rush Nigut
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start. (Unfortunately the article is only available in the member’s section of the site). The article has a breakdown of the first 10 cases in the program according to the article: Damages over $200,000 included 8 cases Injunctive or declaratory relief was sought in 5 cases. And involved the following criteria: Technology licensing agreement – 1 case Internal…
  • Brand Engagement Trends for 2015

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    Robert Passikoff
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    When it comes to trends and the future, there are three kinds of marketers. Those who let it happen. Those who make it happen. And those who wonder what happened! read more
  • Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Ranks in the Top 200 of Entrepreneurs Franchise 500

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    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) has made its second consecutive placement in Entrepreneur magazine’s 36
  • Carl's Jr. Brings Iconic, Big And Juicy California-style Burgers To Japan

    Franchise News Wire by Franchising.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Global fast food chain Carl's Jr.(R) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mitsuuroko Group Holdings Co., Ltd. to be the exclusive franchise developer to launch its famous, premium-quality burgers in Japan. Under the terms of the...
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  • How Franchise Businesses Help Deliver Holiday Happiness This Season

    The Franchise King®
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    (Sponsored Post) The holiday season is an exciting time for households and businesses across the country. As friends and families gear up for seasonal gifting, decorating, entertaining and more – franchises and local businesses throughout your community are gearing up as well to keep up with the surging demand that comes in over the next few months. Manufacturers, retailers, couriers, and other important industries go into overdrive to ensure your holiday gift giving experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible. Here’s a look at some of the many ways franchise owners and holiday…
  • Cuba: President Obama Just Opened The Door To Franchising In Cuba

    The Franchise King®
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    (Photo – Pete Souza) President Obama, in one fell swoop, just opened the door to normalized relations between two countries that have been at odds with each other for 5 long decades. The One Fell Swoop Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor that has been held by the Cuban government for the last 5 years, was freed today. His release, part of a historic deal with Cuba, will pave the way for a major overhaul of U.S. – Cuban relations. According to a story filed by CNN, “President Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to…
  • Franchise Ownership: The Pros And Cons

    The Franchise King®
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
    The decision to become the owner of a franchise is a big one. Franchise ownership can be very, very rewarding. It can also be not very, very rewarding. The franchise business model is a powerful one. But, it’s not perfect. That’s why I suggest you ignore some of the more common sayings in franchising. Like these: “You’re buying a ‘business in a box’ when you buy a franchise.” Or “Everything is all set-up for you. You just have to follow the system.” Or “Franchisors provide all the support you’ll need to be successful.” Or “Buying a franchise is less riskier than…
  • The Duke, The Duchess And The Franchise King®: A Reunion

    The Franchise King®
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I had to wait a lot longer than I thought I would. I know that The Duke and The Duchess are busy people. But, I am too. Keep going…   Royalty I know that The Duke and The Duchess are Royalty. But, so am I. I know that The Duchess is pregnant-so she’s especially tired these days. But still. I really needed to jet up to NYC to see them. After all, they’re family. Dukes, Duchesses, Kings, Princes, Princesses, Queens-there just aren’t that many of us around anymore. That’s why it’s so darn important for us to get together when we’re on the same…
  • This Could Put Waiters And Waitresses On The Unemployment Line

    The Franchise King®
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Please don’t pass this blog post onto any family members or friends that wait tables for a living. You’ll only succeed  in depressing them. Big time. As a mater of fact, if you do  pass this blog post onto the waiters and waitresses in your life, they’ll probably decide to never wait on you again. Please don’t do it.   The Scenario It’s Friday night, and your kid is back from college for winter break. She likes-and misses, Panera Bread. The girl needs some soup and a muffin. Heck, she’ll eat anything Panera serves after 4 months of college, and the…
 
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    Rush on Business

  • Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Rush Nigut
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start. (Unfortunately the article is only available in the member’s section of the site). The article has a breakdown of the first 10 cases in the program according to the article: Damages over $200,000 included 8 cases Injunctive or declaratory relief was sought in 5 cases. And involved the following criteria: Technology licensing agreement – 1 case Internal…
  • My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    Rush Nigut
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized as a business lawyer and it is fun to see the excitement new business owners have for their mission! Best of luck to these entrepreneurs!    
  • Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Business

    Rush Nigut
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest engaging is a knowledgeable accountant. And I could not agree more. In fact, I get worried when a client tells me they are not working with an accountant. Two other professionals I strongly suggest seeking out: A business insurance professional. Notice I said “business” insurance professional. All insurance agents are not created equal and over the…
  • Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scams

    Rush Nigut
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract is misleading and deceptive and the fine print actually attempts to lock the client in to paying $99.00 per month for a two-year period all, payable one year in advance. The client has since received numerous bills and threatening letters from this organization apparently headquartered in Dubai despite numerous attempts to resolve the situation. My…
  • Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brands

    Rush Nigut
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Beach at a considerable 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the article. The franchising industry and its model of business does a wonderful job of marketing itself. I hear all the time from prospective franchisees about wanting to be a part of a “system” that helps them with the sales and marketing and a business that has processes in place. Unfortunately all too often the supposed “system”…
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  • Brand Engagement Trends for 2015

    Robert Passikoff
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    When it comes to trends and the future, there are three kinds of marketers. Those who let it happen. Those who make it happen. And those who wonder what happened! read more
  • Hotel History: Liberty Hotel in Boston

    Stanley Turkel
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    The luxurious 298-room Liberty Hotel is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection. Its creation from a prison is one of the most creative and unusual conversions of our time. read more
  • Exclusive Territory: How It Affects Franchises

    Mario Herman
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Have you ever wondered why you never see a franchise business within a certain mileage of another business from the same franchisor? read more
  • Franchisee Tenants … Beware of Landlords with 13-Inch Rulers!

    Dale Willerton
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Measure twice so you only pay once. That is to say, some landlords are over-charging franchisee tenants for more square footage than the tenant actually has. Are you paying too much? read more
  • Rising from Volcanic Ashes to Dunkin' Donuts

    Kevin R. McCarthy
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    As a Dunkin’ Donuts executive for over 19 years I was fortunate to witness and participate in the growth of an iconic American business. During this period, Dunkin’ Donuts grew from a few hundred shops to many thousands spread throughout the world. read more
 
 
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  • Terrifying kid rescue caught on camera

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    Terrifying kid rescue caught on cameraThe BlazeWhen a knife-wielding stranger snatched a 2-year-old away from her mom, a man stepped up to help -- and it was all captured on film.9 other amazing kid rescuesMore from Mom.me20 hilarious sign failsUnbelievable news of 2014
  • Cincinnati head coach suffers severe injury

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    Cincinnati head coach suffers severe injuryAPIt has been reported that Mick Cronin, who coaches basketball at the University of Cincinnati, has an aneurysm.Doctor's reports on his conditionIn other sports newsDodgers end payroll streakVonn wins major championship
  • Cuban president sends blunt message to US

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    Cuban president sends blunt message to USGettyRaul Castro made it clear Saturday that the recent detente between the U.S. and Cuba will have a limited impact at best. Disheartening comment he madeMore headlinesHow Obama closed out 2014Hyperloop might not be far off
  • What 'Farrah hair' did away with

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    What 'Farrah hair' did away withAlamyWhen you think of Farah Fawcett, you think of her hair -- and she's not the only star that changed they way we all style our locks.Look Demi Moore spearheadedMore from Mom.meBabies who are too bundled upKid's outrageous playrooms
  • Assassination of NYPD officers exposes big rift

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    Assassination of NYPD officers exposes big riftGettyA harsh new internal memo sent to NYC police reveals that some in the force believe Mayor Bill de Blasio has blood on his hands. Accusations mayor is brewing hateMore to readVideo shows cop punching teenChicago mayor's son mugged
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  • Top 7 Most Popular Posts from First-half of 2014

    Paul Segreto
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Below are links to seven of the most popular posts on FranchisEssentials from the first half of 2014. Which post was your favorite? Which do you find most useful? CEOs & Social Media – There’s Still a Disconnect for Some As a forward-thinking, open minded executive, how can you embrace social media in all of its glory to enhance your brand perception and be more effective in your leadership role? This article provides some practical advice to make you look great. Are You Confused by Franchise Terminology? Ironic how franchising is the replicating of a system with focus on…
  • Entrepreneur vs. Businessperson: Is there a Difference?

    Paul Segreto
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    This year the hit ABC reality television show Shark Tank aired its 100th episode, making it the highest rated show on Friday night. Shark Tank, now in its sixth season, is amongst the top most watched reality shows on television. The shows panel usually consists of it’s recurring millionaire and billionaire venture capitalists: Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban. If you haven’t already seen the show, the way it works is that these venture capitalists are presented with new ideas, inventions and services from new businesses that…
  • What is the True Definition of, “Entrepreneur?”

    Paul Segreto
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Entrepreneurs are from all walks of life. They have varying degrees of skill and education. Some take more risks than others, but risk is there, nonetheless. Of course, there are many, many other characteristics and traits, and many combinations thereof. So, really, what is an “entrepreneur?” What does it truly mean? Are there varying degrees of being an entrepreneur – different classes, different levels? These were the questions I recently asked in the LinkedIn Franchise Executives Group. Below are some of the insights and perspective from franchise professionals that…
  • Paul Segreto joins Manalto Advisory Board

    Paul Segreto
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I am extremely honored to have been asked to join Manalto Inc. Advisory Board. Thank you Anthony Owen and Megan Owen for your confidence in my experience within franchising and social media and how I will be able to use the same in helping Manalto achive its goals and objectives in franchising. In my opinion, Manalto is a definite leader in social media management solutions and I’m certain franchise systems of all sizes will greatly benefit by utilizing Manalto software. Yes, I’m happy to be on board! Manalto Inc. Appoints Social Media and Franchising Expert Paul Segreto joins…
  • Special Thanksgiving Thoughts for My Franchise Friends!

    Paul Segreto
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    To my franchise friends, As a chill fills the air and the first snow covers parts of the U.S., I am reminded of everyone and everything in my business life for which I am so grateful. I would like to take a moment to stop and thank all the people who make a difference in my business life. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many great people within and around the franchise community and I truly consider each and every person involved in franchising an extension of my family. I have been blessed to be considered successful in this great, great thing we call franchising. But…
 
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  • Location, location, location!

    FranNet
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Let’s say that you’re well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur by this point. You have made the decision to go into franchising because you like the idea of being your own boss, contributing to your own bottom line and experiencing a limitless future. You’ve done your due diligence and selected a carefully […]
  • Tweeting Your Franchise to Prominence

    FranNet
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The phenomenon of social media continues to creep into our daily lives. Whether you’re looking at a business advertisement, a television show or your favorite website, the social media widget is omniscient. By this time, everyone is quite used to seeing website addresses as part of the conversation. For instance, if you watch Dateline NBC, […]
  • When Marketing Your Franchise, Think Outside Your Walls!

    FranNet
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    One of the great ways to market your business is through webinars. Here are some helpful hints on conducting your webinar.
  • Obamacare’s Effect on Business: Educate Yourself

    FranNet
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Since the discussion commenced on our government overhauling the health care system in this country a few years ago, there have been fewer hot-button issues so loudly debated as the Affordable Care Act. Quickly dubbed “Obamacare,” the sweeping law enacted has had—and will continue to have—far reaching effects on our society as a whole. While […]
  • Recent Trends in Franchising

    FranNet
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or […]
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  • 3 End-of-Year Marketing Tips for Franchise Marketers

    Franchise Strategist
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:52 pm
    3 End-of-Year Marketing Tips for Franchise Marketers You cannot manage what you cannot measure. Franchisors need to diligently track all spending, lead flow, and sales funnel activity. Then, once this tracking has been in place for at least six months, begin rotating out the bottom 10% to 20% of your media on a quarterly basis. franchise goals,marketing, sales funnel activity
  • WHY PERFORM ROYALTY AUDITS?

    Franchise Strategist
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    WHY PERFORM ROYALTY AUDITS Accurate royalty and marketing payments not only benefit you as the franchiser, they also benefit all of your individual franchise owners - assuring dollars for marketing and promotional programs are shared fairly by all franchisees cash flow, fees, franchise, colletion, taxes, audits, royalty,
  • If You Aren’t Pissing Someone Off You’re Doing Something Wrong

    Franchise Strategist
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    If You Aren’t Pissing Someone Off You’re Doing Something Wrong Maybe you’d prefer everyone rally around your thinking or you just really don’t care for confrontation, but I think that’s the wrong approach. As a matter of fact, I believe if you don’t have passion about what you do, if you don’t piss off a few people some of the time, then you’re diluting what you do until it’s just more noise. If You Aren’t Pissing Someone Off You’re Doing Something Wrong, thought lead, teamwork, coaching, strategy session, business, franchise, twitter, facebook, money, entrepreneur
  • Buying a Business – The Basics

    Franchise Strategist
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Buying a Business - The Basics The decision – the first step is deciding to buy a business. Once you have made this decision and you are definite and firm about the fact that you are definitely buying a business, the process has started. Willard Michlin,buy a business, economic climate , business manager, brokers,For Sale by Owner, financial records,Negotiate,Profit and loss statements, business tax returns,Escrow,asset sale,Real Estate Broker, Accountant
  • How to Convince Your Employees About Change?

    Franchise Strategist
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    How to Convince Your Employees About Change? The fear of security and removal from comfort zone is so strong that the humungous benefits of an outstanding technology dwarfs in comparison. Organizations struggle to manage the employee discontent in the initial few months of such huge changes. HR, Change, Employee benefits, staffing, money
 
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  • What The Experts Aren’t Saying About Marketing And How It Affects You

    bestfranchise
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    For something to be recognized but for everyone to be knowledgeable about a specific product, occasion or scenario, advertising and marketing is important. It educates a mass audience in a straightforward and often economical ways and also provides different returns for the marketer. There are many forms of advertising and marketing available all which are effective however some types have the capability to get to larger masses than other kinds. Of the many forms available radio advertising and marketing, tv advertising and marketing adverts in papers but journals as well as the circulation…
  • What You Can Do About Marketing Starting In The Next 10 Minutes

    bestfranchise
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Net has actually changed the method business is done today. The additional you understand the online marketing approaches but advertising devices, the better the possibilities are that you will certainly do well. There are lots of business plans and also strategies that if used correctly could generate you bigger earnings. Allow us have a look at the various online marketing methods. Blogging: Blogging constructs a deep as well as is an interactive means of marketing your online business. Depending upon your creativity the results can be quite overwhelming. It is a solid method of creating…
  • 5 Simple Tactics For Marketing Uncovered

    bestfranchise
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Executive search ends up being really challenging if you aren?t in contact with the right consulting but recruiting firm. Simply make sure to hire the solutions of the best company which is experienced in providing such services for ages. Look for the previous profiles, be selective and also keep your options open inside as well as on the surface, both. The Challenging Exec Search: If you are searching for beginning policemans it might be frustrating on the market to locate resources that are fresh and are gifted. On the various other hand searching for experienced experts is not easy, as…
  • A Simple Trick For Marketing Revealed

    bestfranchise
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Web online marketers have possessed video promo for many years. A a great deal of web online marketers are utilizing video clip to be a promo device for merchandise. We will certainly be examining a couple of ideas that will certainly assist you improve the perks you can receive from on-line video clip advertising and marketing. At the time you fire a video clip for the promotion take in the produce given that it is necessary. You wouldn’t like your video’s quality to transform off to be plain. You are trying to find if for instance the video cost nothing to your leads, the…
  • TOP Consulting STL Franchise

    bestfranchise
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    Owning a franchise of TOP Consulting STL isn’t easy. It takes an eye for leadership and management. In fact, not a lot of people can actually handle the immense amount of responsibility that it takes to run a franchise at all. Here are some tips. Although people frequently associate business leadership with large businesses, small businesses require potent leaders also. At TOP Consulting STL, this is prevalent. If you are a business owner, you should realize that it’s your job to supply leadership and a career path, even if you only have a limited number of employees. TOP…
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  • 5 ways to be a better business leader today

    Rebecca Jung
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Part of being a business owner is being a leader.  While leadership comes easy to some, to others it can be difficult. Here are five ways you can improve as a leader today: 1.Take an interest in your employees. You need to be involved with your employees. If they have a problem, you need to work with them to find a solution. You hired talent, now you need to nurture that talent in your employees. Ways to improve work and life for your employees should remain top of mind. Colin Powell may have said it best, “The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped…
  • The Grounds Guys® welcome new franchisees in 3rd quarter

    Rebecca Jung
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    As a four-year-old franchise in the U.S, The Grounds Guys is breaking the mold when it comes to franchising. After large growth last quarter, The Grounds Guys continue to grow in the third quarter of 2014. The third quarter spans from July to September of 2014. “We are pleased with our continued growth this quarter,” Chris Elmore, President of The Grounds Guys, said. “As a company we love helping people achieve their goals of business ownership, and we are honored to welcome these new franchisees to The Grounds Guys’ family.” Year to date The Grounds Guy have added 35 new franchise…
  • Military Times: Mr. Appliance® in Top 20 Best Franchises for Veterans

    Rebecca Jung
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
     Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Franchises is an editorially independent news project that evaluates…
  • Military Times: The Grounds Guys® among top 10 Best Franchises for Veterans

    Rebecca Jung
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
     Military Times magazine recently announced its Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 rankings. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success. “As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Franchises is an editorially independent news project that…
  • The Dwyer Group® Brands Are Top Innovative Franchises

    Rebecca Jung
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Entrepreneur Magazine recently listed The Dwyer Group as one of their  Top Innovative Franchises. The Dwyer Group, the parent company for seven home service brands, was recognized on the list for a program initiated by Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chairman of The Dwyer Group. “It is an honor to be listed among the top innovative franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine,” Heather McLeod, Director of Franchise Sales Marketing at The Dwyer Group, said. “We are dedicated to helping people achieve their personal and professional goals in the service industry through franchising.” Entrepreneur’s…
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  • Business Insurance: Franchise Owners Need It

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    (Guest Post) Whether you’re thinking of buying a franchise, or you’ve owned a franchisee for years – business insurance may not be the first thing at the forefront of your mind. There may be many differences between a franchise and a more ‘traditional ’ business structure, but franchisees need to ensure they have the proper insurance in place, just like any other business owner. But which policies are relevant to a franchise, and which can you leave out? Well, much of that is variable, and can depend entirely on your business individual circumstances. The policies you require…
  • Franchisors Should Not Become Lenders

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Attention Franchisors! Please don’t change what you’re doing. Don’t change what you’re good at. Don’t become lenders. Please. Franchise Buyers: If you’re looking to buy a franchise, and the franchise concept you’re interested in offers their own financing…. You should need to ask why. Call me paranoid, but why, (even if credit is tight) would a franchisor want to get into the lending game? Franchisors have a hard enough time keeping up with the ever-changing franchise laws in all 50 states. Why would they want to try to keep up with lending…
  • Life Happens: Selling Your Franchise Business

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    (Guest Post From Gary Stehle, Franchise Resale Advisors LLC.) A few years ago I was sitting in a new member class at a church I had just joined.  The lead pastor stood up to address the new members in the room.  It’s pertinent to mention this church was experiencing tremendous growth over the past 5+ years.  There were over 100 new members in the room at the time.  I’m not sure what I was expecting him to say, but I definitely was not expecting to hear what I heard.   What He Said After he welcomed us as new members, he said something to the effect of “one of our main goals…
  • 5 Franchising Tips From The Australians

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Franchising isn’t just a North America thing. The franchise business model is global in scope, with good reason. Franchising rocks! The well-known business model is one of the best around-if not the best. In Australia it’s a huge industry.   The Australian Franchising Industry According to The Franchising Australia 2014 report, there are currently 1160 business format franchise concepts operating in Australia. The sector employs approximately 460,000 people and has an estimated total sales volume of $144 billion. That’s a lot of money changing hands. FYI: The United…
  • Are You Ready For A Franchise Business?

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Are you? Are you ready to fall in line? Are you ready to follow lots of rules and lots of specific operating instructions? If so, read on. If not, either look for a better job, or come up with a business idea of your own. Because being a franchise owner is not for rule-breakers.  Owning a franchise isn’t for “idea people” either. Seriously: Do you have an idea for a business? Fantastic! Go after it. Start it. May the force be with you! ブーン。 posted by (C)kitsune6go     Are You Ready For A Franchise Business? Franchise businesses are attractive for a variety…
 
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  • 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…
  • Entrepreneur Magazine Releases its Top 500 Franchises List for 2015

    Matt Kreutzer
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    It's that time of year -- time for making lists! Of course, my personal favorite end-of-year lists are the ones featuring the best and worst movies of the year (I will release mine in a few weeks), but my second-favorite lists are the "top franchise" charts. The granddaddy of the "top franchise" charts is, of course, Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, which was released this week. The methodology for selecting the Franchise 500 is an objective one, which is posted directly on the site. It's always interesting to watch the…
  • Franchising Infographic

    Matt Kreutzer
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    The website GreatBusinessSchools.org just published this infographic, entitled "Foray into Franchising." Although I don't necessarily agree with all of the opinions in the infographic, I think it's interesting and very informative so I thought I would share it here. To see the infographic, click here. It's a big one, so I am linking to it instead of reposting.
  • NLRB General Counsel Explains his Anti-Franchise McDonald's Opinion

    Matt Kreutzer
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    The National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Richard Griffin, recently spoke to a group of law students at West Virginia University's College of Law. During the discussion, which was recorded and is available here, Mr. Griffin offered the students some insight into his decision determining that McDonald's USA, LLC is a "joint employer" of its franchisees' employees. Mr. Griffin's view is that the standard that has long been applied by the NLRB to evaluate employment in the franchise relationship context is wrong because it does not focus heavily enough…
  • Report from 2014 Intellectual Property Law Conference at UNLV

    Matt Kreutzer
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at the annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas's William S. Boyd School of Law and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. My topic was an "Overview of Franchise Law," and the course materials that I prepared are available here. I had fun speaking to the group -- comprised mostly of intellectual property attorneys, law professors, and law students -- and had a number of excellent questions from the audience. A review of the conference is…
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