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Graceful Exit: Selling Your Franchise or Business

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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."

Women in Business Q&A: Karralea List, Christmas Decor, The Decor Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

After years and years working for a hotel casino firm, Karralea List decided it was time to make a change and get back control of her life. After pondering her next career move while cutting the lawn, it came to her - a lawn care business.

Learn This Boomer's 6 Franchise Business Success Lessons

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When commercial pilot Paul Harris finally folded up his wings after decades working for the airline industry, he overcame his fears of starting a small business by acquiring a franchise, and taking advantage of the support and guidance he needed in order to be successful.

Time for a Truce on Voting

Scott Arceneaux | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Scott Arceneaux

If playing politics with the franchise is an unfortunate part of our past, it should be abhorrent to our modern democracy. At the start of a new presidential cycle, one without an incumbent, it is time to call a truce on voting.

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

Women in Business Q&A: April Valusek, multi-unit franchisee, Wayback Burgers

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

April Valusek, multi-unit franchisee of Wayback Burgers, recognized as one of the most aggressive and ambitious better burger brands in the United States, has always had a particular liking to the restaurant industry.

Bootcamp Barry's Not So Scary

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 01.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Michelle Blair Wilker

How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.

Women in Business: Elyse Causey, School of Rock franchise

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

26-year-old Elyse Causey took her father's CEO and CFO business advice to pursue her passion for helping kids.

Time Warner Cable's Advertised $89.99 Triple Play: Now $190.77. What the F@$#X$!?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.

Protect Your Franchise from the Same Fate as McDonald's

Bob Steinberger | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Bob Steinberger

The National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling labeling McDonald's as a joint employer of their franchisees struck a current of fear into most franchisors. In many ways, the ruling was an attempt to redefine the role of the franchise in employee disputes.

One Rockin' Woman Who Does It All

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs.

Labor Board Threatens an American Tradition

Job Creators Network | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

By Bernie Marcus Mr. Marcus is co-founder and former CEO of The Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network, a business advocacy organization....

A Leaf Fan's Reaction to Being Named Worst Sports Franchise in North America

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

First of all... any Leaf fan will tell you... haters gonna hate. Being scoffed at, criticized, mocked, poked, prodded and scrutinized is a daily occurrence for a Leaf fan.

Women in Business: Q&A With Cathleen Stewart, VP of Marketing for Batteries Plus Bulbs

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Cathleen Stewart is the Vice President of Marketing for Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb f...

Women in Business Q&A: Emily Howard, Unishippers franchise owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Emily Howard started her career at 18 years old as a Front End Manager for a grocery store from 2005 to 2007. Next, she became an Office Manager for a...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Big Fight In California | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Delivering a blow to McDonald's and other fast-food chain owners, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would expand the rights...

Job Seekers and Franchise Options

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Vasilis Georgiou

As a professional, I spend my time advising executives and management professionals as to the best way to delve into their own entrepreneurial endeavors.

Women in Business Q&A: Sanden Andrews, Smoothie King franchisee

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Prior to becoming a Smoothie King franchisee in 2006, Sanden was an escrow officer in California. When the economy started to struggle, California was...

Women in Business Q&A: Tammy Bingham, Brain Balance

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tammy and Bo Bingham had spent four years and thousands and thousands of dollars trying to help their sons overcome various behavioral and social chal...

Leveraging Trade Shows for Franchise Development

John Rampton | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Franchise development is often one of the most unique challenges that any emerging franchise business faces. Identifying qualified individuals to represent your brand and have the funding at their disposal is what separates a truly successful franchise development team from others.

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Jackson, Director of Franchise Development, Hungry Howie's

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer Jackson has been involved with Hungry Howie's Pizza since age 10, helping out at stores and at the corporate office during summer vacations. ...

The Calculated Entrepreneur

Heather Rosen | Posted 09.27.2014 | DC
Heather Rosen

Every day I meet people who dream about starting their own business, but wonder if they have what it takes. Some have been in corporate jobs for year...

Women in Business Q&A: Glory Gallucci, Franchisee, Any Lab Test Now

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

After receiving an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and an MBA from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Glory Gallucci worked in various busi...

Women in Business Q&A: Jamie Lynn, COO of CrowdFranchise

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I believe my life experiences have taught me to be a well-rounded leader. My job as a...