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

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.22.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.