A Q&A With LED Source Founder and CEO About Streamlining Time Eating Tasks - Marketing

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Wellington, Florida based LED Source is considered one of the top innovators in franchising. (See Entrepreneur Magazine October 2015 issue) Not only is the company a franchisor itself, but many of its customers are also franchise chains looking for......

Is Your Franchise System's Supply Chain Bullet Proof? - Operations

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Chipotle depends on a more complex supply chain for its 1,900 outlets that includes scores of small, independent farmers. That can lead to ingredient shortages and questions about food safety. Chipotle is fresh -- and suddenly, that's a problem.......

Marketing to Your Franchisees is Just as Important as Marketing to Your Customers - Marketing

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Beyond excellent franchisee growth in 2015, Cincinnati-based Window Genie was also lauded by a number of business journals throughout the year. Inc. Magazine recognized Window Genie as one of the fastest-growing businesses in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, in addition......

Do You Recognize these 3 Lies about Franchise Sales? - Marketing

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Plenty of expert franchise people will disagree with this article. Between you and me - they will be spectacularly wrong too. If you take exception you can dispute my thoughts on this in the comment section and we'll talk......

Franchisor Standards - A Strategic Analysis Problem - Operations

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"Made in China" can kill. in 2007, it killed Zhang Shuhong. Zhang's company was Lee Der Industrial. "Lee Der had been an important vendor for Mattel. ... Everything began to unravel, however, after Mattel discovered lead on toys based......

Selling Franchises Illegally Personally Costly for Franchisor Founders - News

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How can a really sweet deal turn into a really bad nightmare? That is perhaps what two franchise founders are saying to each other about now. Michael and Kathy Butler (collectively the "Butlers") are seasoned public relations folks. Michael......

It's a Shame For You Not to Make Good Money with a Franchise - When You Can Do it So Easily - News

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More often than not, I get phone calls like this from prospective franchisees. (If you want you can skip directly to my free advice at the bottom.) Prospect: Mr. Solomon, I am looking at a franchise to buy and......

Have Lunch with Robert Cresanti, President & CEO of the IFA and Learn What Will Happen in 2016 for Franchising - News

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For the past five years I've had the privilege of being the President of the Capital Area Franchise Association (CAFA). For CAFA's January 2015 lunch & learn program schedule we were honored to hear from Robert Cresanti, then Executive......

The misery of being a franchisee. My recent discoveries. - Operations

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I'm not a franchisee, I'm a business mentor, that specializes in growing my clients companies by understanding the rational, emotional and subconscious needs of their ideal customers then creating the perfect products and services for these ideal customers.... So,......

The Lazy Man's Way To Selling Your Business - Operations

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The show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch investors for capital, has some great business lessons . . . 1) If you get what you ask for, take it. Mark Cuban offered one entrepreneur exactly what he requested. The entrepreneur......

The Law for Franchisee Associations - How they are Formed - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

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Societies are generally groups of like-minded people who form a voluntary association for a particular purpose. Societies can be are created for many reasons: a charitable purpose, fostering a sporting or cultural endeavour, or provide a framework for religious......

Who Else Wants a Better New Year? - Operations

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Stuff happens! Often, human resources professionals encounter the unexpected. When employees bring surprises, priorities get rearranged, if not completely usurped. Still, having a plan helps everything stay on target and go much more smoothly. The new year is the......

When The Franchise Deal Goes Bad - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

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Whatever the nature of any agreement, it is a device to obtain expected value. The parties have usually anticipated the ranges of that value over the life of the agreement. These are goals. They are not achieved realities. They......

How You Can Make this Holiday Different for Your Co-Workers - Operations

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It's that time of year again. Everyone's busy, stressed out and short of time. It can be easy to forget to thank folks. It shouldn't be. However, sadly, it is. We can usually remember to thank our customers. And we......

Is McDonald's Built to Win? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

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Few in the franchising world doubt that McDonald's is a world-class organization. Hallam Movius and Lawrence Susskind hold out the mouth-watering proposition that McDonald's is a world-class negotiation organization. And, they offer up their recipe for turning your franchise......

What Do You Think is the Real Difference between a Troubled and Triumphant Company? - Operations

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In this article and in a few of the articles to follow we are going to explore the differences between small businesses that are troubled and small businesses that are triumphant. While there are a lot of differences between......

5 Inbound Marketing Ideas Franchise Owners Can Use - Marketing

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Guy Kawasaki is quoted as saying, "If you have more money than brains, you should focus on outbound marketing. If you have more brains than money, you should focus on inbound marketing." It often seems many large, traditional companies......

The Increasing Threat of ADA Lawsuits Against Franchised Businesses - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is most frequently cited in reference to the employer-employee relationship; however, Title III of the ADA contains accessibility requirements for public buildings and facilities, including regulations related to signage, parking spaces, curbs, height......

Happy Thanksgiving - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

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You are a young cartoon writer, starting your career after returning from World War II. You don't know it, but you are going to gross over 1 billion dollars from your cartoons, during the next 1/2 century. You start off......

Personality Assessment for Franchisees - An Expert Panel Discussion - Operations

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Ulf Muller (Interim Management & Consulting in FM | Create Self-Employment Opportunities) Which are the most effective personality assessment tools for Franchisees? Any suggestions? Joe Caruso You may want to start with this article - "Uncovering The Secret History Of......


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