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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
Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind
Franchise Players

Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind

Yogurtland's philosophy sold Sung Ok on the fro-yo franchise's business model.
Kate Taylor
3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector
Franchisors

3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector

These executives have what it takes to run a run a network of businesses. If you don't know about them, you will.
Gwen Moran
Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees
Franchisees

Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees

After a franchisee refused to remodel and update its point-of-sale system, Wendy's decided it was time to take action.
Kate Taylor
6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees
Franchises

6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees

As Wiz Khalifa allegedly eyes a Nando's chicken franchise, here are six other rappers who can help guide him on his foray into franchising.
Kate Taylor
Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada
Franchise Players

Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada

When David Meldrum came out of retirement to become a Checkers franchisee, he did so in an uncharted territory for the brand: Las Vegas.
Kate Taylor
Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch
Franchise 500

Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch

After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
Franchise Players

Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Jeff Emmer predicted a huge industry shift coming in the senior care industry. So, he decided to become a ComForcare franchisee himself.
Kate Taylor
Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business
Franchise Players

Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth Newlands developed many of the skills that would be essential to their future franchise well before they became Budget Blinds franchisees.
Kate Taylor
What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise
Franchise 500

What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Get answers from someone who's already done it, but make sure they're the answers you need.
Tracy Stapp Herold
The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location
Franchise Players

The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location

When Sophia Wasu entered the franchising business, she decided to take over an existing Sylvan Learning Center.
Kate Taylor