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Amazon Exposé: Why Corporate Culture Matters

Jose Costa | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Jose Costa

Last week, an exposé in the New York Times depicted the terrible culture and working conditions at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Whether or not it is true, the company does have a major public relations issue on its hands.

How to Run a Successful Franchise Model

Jose Costa | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business
Jose Costa

At a time when the number of franchise businesses keeps increasing, how do you rise above and lead your own franchise business to surpass the pack?

How to Manage Executive Onboarding the Way McDonald's Brings in New Franchisees

George Bradt | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
George Bradt

If everyone treated executive onboarding the way McDonald's brings its franchisees into the fold, the failure rates for new leaders would plummet. In particular, increase your investment in the screening process, two-way qualification and onboarding executives across time, locations and media.

Should Franchisors Include Earnings Claims?

Bob Steinberger | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Bob Steinberger

Earnings claims are an optional piece in the Franchise Disclosure Document, and up until recently, most companies opted out of providing them.

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.

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....

The Essential Guide to Preparing to Franchise Your Business

Bob Steinberger | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Bob Steinberger

While franchising isn't an easy task, the truth remains that when you combine a strong business model, a well thought out and strategically planned foundation and the patience to set up your franchise properly, the end product will be life-changing.

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...

Should 2014 Be The Year You Franchise?

Anthony Lolli | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Lolli

When I look back, there's no question that franchising was right for my company. But is it right for yours?

Women in Business: Q&A with Gillian Maffeo, Director of Marketing at Wayback Burgers

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

In 2010, Gillian established the marketing department at Jake's Franchising, which at the time had 12 locations, and over three years, grew to over 80...

An Entrepreneur's Playbook: From Shining Shoes to Boston Market, the Story of George Naddaff

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

George Naddaff is nearing his 84th birthday but still thinking entrepreneurially. It is a tribute to America that George Naddaff could come from humble, new-immigrant beginnings and succeed beyond anybody's wildest dreams.

How Rebranding at an Organization Starts From Within

Jose Costa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Rebranding a company is hard. Many try, many fail -- including big-name brands with years of business experience. If your company is still operating the same way it did when it launched, it's stagnant.

Resolution: Change Job, Change Life

Heather Rosen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Heather Rosen

For people who want to be their own boss, but don't have a business model or product in mind and who don't mind following someone else's path as long as it's one that leads to prosperity, franchising can be an excellent option.

Veteran Takes Own Advice About Business Ownership

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
Heather Rosen

The franchising industry sees veterans as an opportunity. They generally are excellent matches for franchise systems, which reward adaptable, detail-oriented, diligent professionals who excel at following prescribed systems.

U.S. Franchising Picks Up, But Hurdles Remain

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Robert Penney has seen his financial future and it involves heaps of frozen yogurt. Penney and his wife, Dayna, purchased a Menchie's f...

Why Franchising Matters (and How to Get Into the International Franchise Expo This Weekend for Free)

Chris Hurn | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Franchising, as a business model, is good for the current lean economic environment, and it's great for job creation. The franchise industry provides over 20 million people with employment, and it generates more than $2 trillion in economic activity yearly.

Can Our Returning Warriors Survive in This Lousy Economy?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

If you are looking for a suitable franchise to buy, a discount alone is not a good enough reason.

Camp Bow Wow: The Accidental $40 Million Franchise

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 07.22.2011 | Small Business

With some 200 franchises spread among 40 states and Canada, Camp Bow Wow has become one of the fastest-growing pet services companies around. But the ...

Buying a Franchise: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

When it comes to starting your own business, many entrepreneurs decide they would rather not reinvent the wheel. Why build a business from scratch whe...