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Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.

Why Leeza Gibbons Just Bought a Senior Care Franchise

The former talk show host turned to senior care franchising after caring for her mother following her Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising

As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur.

Georgia Dealerships Attack Tesla's Direct Sales Model

Georgia is the latest state to attack the electric car company for selling cars directly to customers instead of through auto dealerships.

Franchise or New Venture? That Depends on You.

Here are some quick gut checks and questions to ask yourself to determine what path you should embark on.

Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location

After two decades in the custom closet business, Truman Jepson converted his small business into a franchised location of Closets by Design.

Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising

After 55 years operating in the pharmaceutical business in Mexico, Medix decided to enter the American market as a Medifast franchisee.

Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.

Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court.

Franchise Players: 'Marketing Is Still My Biggest Challenge'

Ramona Streit became a home care franchisee eight years ago. Here's how she made her decision and what she has learned along the way.

Franchise Players: From Making Minimum Wage to Running the Show

When she was 16, Dulce Luevano was making $5.15 working at CiCi's Pizza. Now, she owns her own shop.

Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops.

A Barbecue-Cleaning Franchise Gets Fired Up

Grill-cleaning can make for a grate opportunity for franchisees.

Franchise Players: A Pet Care Franchisee Changed Her Life at 21

As a 21-year-old business novice, Lauren Morenz found meaning in her job as a Fetch! Pet Care franchisee.

Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he’s spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.

Franchise Players: How I Found Love at a Carpet Cleaning Convention

For this franchisee, franchising allowed her to serve others – and find the love of her life.

A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds

Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.

In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct

The California Supreme Court ruled that Domino's could not be held liable as an employer in an employee's sexual harassment case.

Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model

In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors.

Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations

Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England.

In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada

It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet.

Franchise Players: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise

After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up.

Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons, Move to Canada

Burger King and Tim Hortons announced on Monday that they are discussion a merger, with Burger King corporate potentially moving to Canada.

Buying a Franchise? When You Need to Worry About Location.

A look at the common fears of aspiring franchisees when it comes to choosing their franchise location.

11 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Boost Franchise Development

LinkedIn, where employers and job seekers find each other, is just as good for people seeking entrepreneurial opportunity.

Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?

The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
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