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

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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...

SEO Questions Franchise Owners Need to Ask

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

Asking these questions doesn't always come to mind right away, but these are crucial if you own a franchise. Franchises are constantly growing and by nature have a lot of people working higher positions, so the managers working with you are constantly changing.

Women in Business Q&A: Mary Kennedy Thompson, President Mr Rooter Corporation

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Mary became the president of Mr. Rooter® Corporation in 2006 and was named executive vice president of The Dwyer Group® in 2014. Mary served eight...

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

How to Franchise With Integrity... and Control

Karl Wilder | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Karl Wilder

Check the integrity of your franchises. Taste the food. Engage in additional staff training if needed. Never be a negligent parent. As your family of restaurants grows, the amount of careful training and supervision needed grows as well.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

Women in Business Q&A: Natalie Ehrlich, Oxi Fresh Franchise Owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

When Natalie isn't running her seven franchises in Arizona, she's running marathons all around the world.

Women in Business: Q&A with Taffy Miltz, President of FlipFlop Dogs

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Raising their daughters, Jack and Taffy Miltz always had a house full of animals including dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, frogs, mice and the occasional...

Women in Business: Q&A with Jania Bailey, President & COO of FranNet

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jania Bailey is the President and COO of FranNet. Bailey has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and franchise industries. She worked for ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Melanie Bergeron, Chair of Two Men and a Truck

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Melanie Bergeron officially joined the family business in 1989 when she was awarded the first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Atlanta, Ga. Bergero...

Women in Business: Q&A with Lovely Mitchell and Sandi Fleming, PostNet franchise owners

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lovely Unique Mitchell, 31, and her mother Sandi Fleming, 47, both became pregnant at a young age, but that didn't stop them from pursuing their entre...

Women in Business: Q&A with Kristal Beaver, Bojangles' franchise owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kristal Beaver, owner of two Bojangles' franchises in Jasper and Canton, Ga. just outside of Atlanta, operates under the motto - "Yes is the answer, w...

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.

Women in Business: Q&A with Gail Johnson, CEO of Rainbow Station

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rainbow Station is America's premier provider of early education, school age recreation, emergency backup care and leadership development. Established...

Women in Business: Q&A with Barbara Timm-Brock, Chief Growth Officer, Sylvan Learning

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Chief Growth Officer for Sylvan Learning, Barbara Timm-Brock is responsible for operations and growth initiatives. Barbara oversees franchise system o...

Women in Business: Q&A with Marie DeNicola, CEO and Founder of Mainstream Boutique

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marie DeNicola, CEO and founder of Mainstream Boutique, turned her passion into a booming business by carving out a niche in the $50 billion clothing ...