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The Obstacles We Face On November 8th

David Morris | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Six weeks to elections and counting. Americans will be voting for the entire House, a third of the Senate and the President, as well as all members of...

Women in Business Q&A: Christina Chambers, VP Franchise Development, Huddle House

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina Chambers is Vice President of Franchise Development at Huddle House, a 52-year old full-service family dining restaurant with more than 400 ...

Women in Business Q&A: Tracy King, Legacy Franchise Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Legacy Franchise Group Tracy King has over 20 years of management and marketing experience in Fortune 500, mid-size and entrepreneurial startup compa...

Improving the Mathematical Future of the United States via the Franchise Model of Mathnasium

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The universe runs on mathematical principles. Math is essential for the understanding, creation, and basic functions of life and business. Technolog...

Are You Ready to Buy a Franchise? 8 Tips to Consider

Diana Rodriguez-Zaba | Posted 05.13.2016 | Chicago
Diana Rodriguez-Zaba

After careful research and planning, I partnered with a national franchise that demonstrated a proven track record. The business model has its challenges, but it's also been very rewarding for me and my growing family of employees.

Fowler's Successful System of Coaching

Karl Romain | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Karl Romain

I've just completed my certification as a Master Trainer through Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching (FIA). In the process, I had t...

What Is the Perfect Small Business for You?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Many people want to be entrepreneurs, but often I get asked: what business should I start? Too often people desire to be in business, but have no clue...

Joe's Crab Shack in Hot Water

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 03.12.2017 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It has become en vogue for chain restaurants to decorate in a style that makes them seem more unique and less mass market. This brings up an issue tha...

5 Different Franchises for Entrepreneurs Seeking Additional Income

Lauren Bowling | Posted 03.09.2017 | Business
Lauren Bowling

What many potential franchisers may not realize is just how many different franchises there are to choose from, and choosing the right franchise opportunity can be an intensive process that can affect the future success of the franchise itself.

From Apple to Tesla, the Best Brands Always Ask 'What's Next?'

Jose Costa | Posted 01.29.2017 | Business
Jose Costa

As the markets continue to roil and fluctuate, I'm struck by the fact that anyone watching the yearlong decline in oil price or China's decade-long cu...

McDonald's Business Model Goes On Trial

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

The sight of McDonald's workers walking off the job in protest has been a public-relations nightmare for the company during the past three years. Now ...

The Franchise Forecast: Planning for the Year Ahead

Jose Costa | Posted 01.01.2017 | Business
Jose Costa

As 2015 comes to a close, it's the best time to reflect on the passing year and take a second look at established plans for 2016. Does the forecast fo...

Disney plans Descendants Sequel for 2017, Will Hold Fan Event at the Disneyland Resort This Saturday

Jim Hill | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This Disney Channel original movie -- which was built around the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains -- debuted back on July 31st and wound up being cable television's fifth highest-rated movie of all-time.

Franchise or Independent: What's Right for You?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Once you've decided that you are ready for a career as a small business owner, you'll find yourself faced with another decision to make. Do you want to operate an independent business, or a franchise?

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been f...

How A Boomer With A Conscience Is Leaving A Legacy

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

In early 2015, having left the paper industry and moved to Georgia, Jim Gehrman decided to change his destiny, and insure that legacy. He opened up his Supergreen Solutions franchise, and is discovering the entrepreneurial life in his early 50s for the first time.

Dave Jamieson

Check Out The Ridiculous Dress Code At Jimmy John's | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- If you want to work at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop, you'll need to bring a "killer work ethic" and a "rock star personality," as the ch...

Women in Business: Beth Hunter, Franchise co-owner of Real Property Management Executives, Greater Atlanta

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Beth is the co-owner of Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, part of the national Real Property Management franchise. Real Property Ma...

Women in Business: Audra de Vera, Chronic Tacos Corona

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Audra de Vera (nee Carrington) took over ownership of Chronic Tacos in Corona, CA, on April 2014. As an owner of Chronic Tacos Corona, Audra strength...

What the $15 Fight Means for the Franchise World

Bob Steinberger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Bob Steinberger

Regardless of your stance on the $15 fight sweeping across the nation, the matter is here to stay. In reality, increasing minimum wage isn't a new concept. Back in my heyday, minimum wage was $2 an hour. It has more than tripled since then.

Women in Business: Gina Pinto Williams, Liberty Tax Service franchisee

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Gina Pinto Williams is a Peruvian immigrant who owns four Liberty Tax Service franchise locations in the greater Cincinnati area. Immigrating to the U...

Women in Business: Marisa Lenci, Franchise owner, PostNet, Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marisa Lenci opened her PostNet Neighborhood Business Center franchise in August 2014. PostNet provides design, print, direct mail, website layout an...

Women in Business: Dawn Heller, Franchise owner, iDropped, Edwardsville, Penn.

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dawn Heller opened iDropped's first franchise location in Pennsylvania in November 2014. iDropped provides fast, on-site mobile device repair for the ...

Graceful Exit: Selling Your Franchise or Business

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Vasilis Georgiou

All prospective sellers should begin the exit planning process for their business way in advance, in order to maximize their business valuation. Anything short of that and you are in for a not-so-graceful transition.

Women in Business: Sandra Kessler, Good Feet Franchise

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

"They first should find a business that fits their personality, something they will be passionate about, and that passion becomes their strength and confidence to be a strong and successful business owner."