Boston's to expand chain in Rochester - Restaurant Funding Group

"Boston Pizza has incredible brand recognition in Canada and with planned expansion to Rochester, we are working to spread that brand identity across the border to the U.S.," said Al Davis, vice president of development and franchise sales in a......

PizzaRev Signs Five Franchise Agreement - Restaurant Funding Group

In Washington, D.C., former managing director of international development for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., Mo Sawda, will bring PizzaRev to Northern Virginia and D.C. Sawda previously managed his own development company and also held upper management positions with Burger King......

Who Else Wants to Close More Deals? - Marketing

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Imagine this: you have just persuaded your company's top 500 prospects to join a real-life networking group that your company owns. This group meets weekly, and discusses business topics in a very engaged way. To stack things in your......

Hundreds Now are Making More Sales - Small Attitude Adjustment Required - Operations

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Over the years, we've all heard claims that having a positive attitude will help you become successful. Although I've always been a strong believer of this statement, I had never seen or heard any data backing it up. That is,......

If You Don't Protect Your Trade Secrets Now, You Will Hate Yourself Later - Legal

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In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of injunctive relief in state and federal courts in response to employees who have misappropriated confidential information and trade secrets, who have solicited clients and employees, or who......

Your Ex-Employees Want to Bankrupt You & Your Franchisor - Operations

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The Department of Labor is keen on inflicting heavy penalties on franchise brands for their collective failure to pay fair wages. "Under Solis, the amount of back pay Labor collected for workers in wage and hour enforcement actions rose to......

How Many of Your Fans on FaceBook do You Really Reach? - Marketing

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6 months ago I met with the Head of Digital at a major movie studio. He was recounting a meeting with Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook in which he explained that they didn't need Facebook advertising. They had already built such......

Should Your New Ad Agency Re-Invent Your Franchise Sales Process? - Marketing

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Ad agency review time is always an adventure and a great deal of fun. It happens at most companies at 18 month intervals and sometimes the incumbent agency retains the account and sometimes not. The decision to change ad......

Five Problems with Onboarding Your New Hires - Which Ones Do You Want to Overcome? - Operations

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Employee retention can be impacted by a number of different organizational forces, which start the moment the employee steps in the door to interview for the job. One of the most important things to remember is that first impressions can......

Can You Write a Press Release? - Marketing

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"We can write our own press releases. Why would we pay someone to do it?" At Ripley PR, we understand why this question is asked, especially with many C-level executives and business owners trying to watch their bottom line. Here's......

You Don't Have to Re-Do your Website to Gain More Sales - Marketing

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Recently a potential client asked "How much for your company to re-do my website?" A question so simple carried with it such ambiguity. Before determining the answer we had to know specifics. Starting with history, we asked when was the......

5 Essential & Strategic Elements for Managing Your Reputation - Operations

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Reputation marketing isn't something to be improvised. I always encourage my clients to take the offensive when it comes to their reputation. Most companies have an area or two where they operate in the crisis management mode and can......

6 Warnings Signals of a Nervous Franchisee Prospect - Legal

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A franchisee who sued his franchisor for fraud learned the hard way why it's important to read the Franchise Disclosure Document, cover to cover, before buying a franchise. A California franchisee of Big O Tires sued the company in......

Legal & Strategic Considerations in Confronting System-Wide Changes - Legal

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Franchisee association leaders confront potential system wide disputes in many key areas such as: 1. Involuntary change to the brand, concept, or products; 2. Merger or consolidation issues; 3. Franchise agreement issues - interpretation of terms, or changes to......

When Celebrity Speakers Fail to Deliver - My Association Resources

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A few months ago, I was a guest speaker for ABWA. My presentation was Speak Powerfully Sell More: Speak Your Way to More Business. One woman in the audience asked a question about how to handle a celebrity who......

A Simple Way of Getting Your Customers to Come Back for More - Operations

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It's no secret that the restaurant sector is a very competitive segment of the service industry to survive in for full-service restaurant concepts. Most restaurants struggle to make it past the first, second, and third years of business; the U.S.......

How to Do Site Selection Using Advance Mapping Techniques - Operations

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Have you ever wondered just what goes into figuring out where to locate a restaurant? Certainly there are hungry people everywhere, so why is one site better than another? That question is one that Dave O'Brien, real estate manager at......

10 Tips Which Solve Your Most Pressing Content Marketing Problem - Marketing

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What to write, what to write, what to write. Think, think, think. Nothing, nothing, nothing. We've all been there. Complete brain freeze. The only problem? You need, need, need to get this blog article out. You've already pushed it to......

See How Easily You can Be an Authority -Use this Tried and True Method - Marketing

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LinkedIn is widely known as the professional social network. So, it would make sense for people to assume that it is largely for B2B companies. While it is true that LinkedIn is one of the most beneficial social networks......

The Savvy Franchise Buyer Secrets for Investment Success - Franchise Info Consulting

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Smart and savvy franchise buyers almost always ask for your Franchise Disclosure Document - FDD at the outset when they contact their target franchisors. Or they get the FDD from another source before inquiring directly to a franchisor. There are......

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