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3 Steps for Franchisees Who Want to Be Heard by Corporate
Franchisees

3 Steps for Franchisees Who Want to Be Heard by Corporate

A franchisee for over 30 years explains what to do to make the company hear your idea.
Christopher Hann
Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case
Franchisees

Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case

A California judge ruled that only Massage Envy franchisees – not the corporate franchisor – are responsible for wage violations, in contrast to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
Kate Taylor
From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee
Franchise Players

From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee

Anna Shmukler says it was fate that brought her to Instant Imprints. Here's how she became a franchisee after 30 years in the engineering field.
Kate Taylor
6 Wacky Franchises You Won't Believe Actually Exist
Franchises

6 Wacky Franchises You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Check out these six franchises with unique ideas that you'll have to read about to believe.
Franchise Players

If Your Business Isn't Evolving, It's Dying

Mike Druce has been a franchisee for Academy of Learning College for six years, but he's far from done growing.
Kate Taylor
6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015
Trends

6 Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

Sour flavors, vegetable mashups, a ramen renaissance and more extreme food trends are on tap for this year.
Kate Taylor
How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster
Franchise 500

How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster

Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.
How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity
Franchise Players

How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity

Lorrie Leary and Mike Coon could not have guessed that searching for pretzels to snack on would lead to them becoming franchisees.
Kate Taylor
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
Kate Taylor
The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever
Franchises

The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever

Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort
McDonalds

McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort

The fast-food giant is cutting 63 corporate jobs after a spectacularly difficult 2014.
Kate Taylor
Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee
Franchise Players

Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee

Joel Trost started working at Two Men and a Truck at age 19. Today, he's grown into franchisee material at the company.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015
Franchises

Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
Kate Taylor
3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success
Franchisees

3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success

In their own words, these franchisees explain how they overcame difficult situations, including personal illness and a market downturn.
Gwen Moran