What's New in Credit Card Security? - Operations

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Come October 1, 2015 there are big changes coming to the payment industry. The US is the last major market that is still using the old swipe and sign cards. The familiar card technology is blamed for the fact......

Is Working at Your Business Sucking the Life out From You? Are You a Zombie? - Operations

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There are a number of movies and television shows today that deal with the issues of zombies, or the undead. While this is, of course, fantasy,there are unfortunately a large number of companies that operate daily in a zombie-like state.......

Will You Use iBeacon? - Marketing

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Less than two years have passed since Apple first launched iBeacons in 254 stores across the country. In the past two years, retailers have used iBeacons to find out who is shopping at their stores and to reach out......

Bach to Rock Signs Six-School Franchise Agreement to Expand Across the Mid-Atlantic -- BETHESDA, Md., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Restaurant Funding Group


McAlister's Deli Signs Three Development Agreements in Georgia and Florida - Restaurant Funding Group


Mediation and "Bad Faith" Bargaining = Stalling - Franchise Law, Disputes & Compliance.

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I remember, during my mediation training, asking for a clear definition of "bargaining in bad faith" and being disappointed not to receive one. Having now myself done a little research I can understand why the concept is so hard......

Best Practices: Franchisor Employer Liability and SBA Eligibility - Franchise Law, Disputes & Compliance.

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Franchisors often resist franchisee requests for loosening controls in order to make the franchisee's loan eligible for SBA financing. Thanks to several recent Court decisions, a franchisor's case for maintaining certain kinds of control over the franchisee just got......

Is Area Development the Right Marketing Tactic for Your System? - News

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Yes it IS marketing. When you bring your product, service, goods, what have you, to a market, how you distribute them is key. It's been a long time since a client told me they wish to sell "one franchise......

Are You Prepared to be a Subfranchisor? - Franchise Law, Disputes & Compliance.

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On September 16, 2014, the Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) issued a Multi-Unit Commentary to provide guidance in addressing certain disclosure requirements in 3 different types of multi-unit franchising structures.......

What Stays in Vegas is a Lost Asset - My Association Resources

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The Las Vegas "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" meme has become well known and is used to attract visitors and curiosity seekers. It may work for the Las Vegas CVB, but just the opposite is true of......

Do You Make This Mistake with Your Business Videos on Your Website? - Marketing

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I have talked about User Generated Content(UGC) videos and touched on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) videos that got a few of my colleagues discussing the pros and cons. Of course a lot of us would be happy if everyone who needed......

Analytics that Make You Rich - Marketing

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Your website sells products, gives timely information, provides help, shows locations, answers frequently asked questions, gives information about the company, establishes your bloggers as thought leaders, and then load quickly. It has to do many of these things and so......

The Halal Guys Plan for 200-Plus Franchise Units - Restaurant News - QSR magazine - Restaurant Funding Group


Where is Your Perfect Franchise Candidate Hiding? - Operations

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On a recent sales process audit of a medium to large format full service franchise concept, we spent time with one of their new franchisees. The concept is less complicated than a TGI Friday's but more challenging than a......

Are the Lead-Gen Franchise Portals Really Dead? - Operations

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I've read some posts on various industry portals that state that SEO is a better alternative to find franchise prospects than the franchise search engine portals (all well known to those in the industry). Lets take a close look......

The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise - News

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After The Franchise Expo. What Now? So after attending the franchise expo, what do you have? A lot of questions, in spite of a bag full of literature that you carried home. You can't possibly process all the information......

Young Chefs Academy Franchise Sees 2015 as a Year of Growth - News

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Young Chefs® Academy, a premier children's cooking school franchise company ("YCA" or "the Company"), today announced significant restructuring measures during the most prolific periods of innovation since its inception. These key organizational changes were implemented to optimally position the......

10 Myths about SBA Franchise Loans & What You Need to Know - Operations

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1. Myth: Banks are not making new business loans. Reality: Banks are more selective in making a new loan or renewing a loan. Banks are risk adverse and thus the borrower must be better prepared to answer the questions......

9 Ways to Deal with Difficult Employees - Operations

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"When dealing with people, remember, you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion" ~ Dale Carnegie "A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that......

Early Active Intervention - Franchise Law, Disputes & Compliance.

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Mediation is often touted as the panacea for dispute resolution. It's not, and it suffers a bit from idol worship. I'm a mediation evangelist myself, but it's just a tool and it has many limits. The goal for dispute......

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