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Hiring blues? Snagajob’s CEO offers 3 strategies for hiring success in a post-Covid economy


Former NBA player & broadcaster Michael Smith is finding a new career in franchising with a 30-unit deal with Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Utah


Highlights from the latest NFIB Covid-19 Small Business survey highlight ongoing struggles with supply chain and staffing.


Michigan-based multi-unit operator signs agreement to bring Dog Haus locations to his home state.


Restaurant sales and traffic numbers stumbled in August as Covid fears re-emerged, says new Black Box Intelligence report.


Kansas restaurant operator signs on with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux and will be the first to bring the brand to the state.


Texas couple preparing to open their 6th Chicken Salad Chick location in the Lone Star State.


Multi-Unit Franchising Conference returns after two-year hiatus and attracts more than 1,800 attendees.


Del Taco franchisee family expands Florida development agreement after opening first location.


Innovation Award MVP winner Bryan Frnka found a new pre-opening strategy that resulted in first month revenues 4x average


Mega Growth MVP Award winner Shirin Kanji is president of a family business that operates nearly 90 locations across 7 different brands


After 25 years in Corporate America, Bill Michaud is finding new satisfaction as a ManageMowed multi-unit franchisee in North Carolina


Differentiate yourself from the competition and create the "ultimate guest experience"


Chaac Foods, LLC signs area development agreement to add 48 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurants to its portfolio over the next five years.


Start planning for a successful holiday season now with these 9 tips.


The importance of creating boundaries for the family business by developing policies and procedures.


The IFA, along with 5 co-signer organizations, pen a joint letter to the SBA to broaden the EIDL program to aid more franchisees


3 primary options for managing Covid’s effects on exit strategies and succession planning in 2021


Multi-brand operator set to bring 7 more Edible locations to Philadelphia area.


We asked MassageLuXe Chief Growth Officer Kristen Pechacek: What changes are you planning to your social media as consumers begin shopping in person again post-Covid?


New study indicates the ongoing labor crisis in the restaurant space could be here to stay.


Zaxby’s multi-unit operator in Florida opens his newest location.


Farmer Boys increases minimum wage to $15 per hour at company-owned restaurants In California.


Three multi-unit franchisees embrace new technologies to meet customer demands in a post-Covid world


Lee Goodman transitioned from hospital administrator to a Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa franchisee and has found the security and work/life balance he wanted


Chicken Salad Chick - not a service brand! - took home this year’s Most Innovative Service Introduction Award


Ajay Saini, with a background in IT and telecom, is finding great satisfaction as a franchisee of two service brands


Non-brick-and-mortar service brands offer quicker startup, lower costs, and many are recession-proof.


4 ways to implement a ‘Service Recovery’ strategy and keep your customers happy and coming back.


How you can better plan and protect your family, business, and employees from the next wave of uncertainty.


University of Michigan study finds consumer sentiment down amid Delta variant spike.


Wendy’s mega operator signs new agreement with Taco John’s to build 50 of the QSR’s restaurants by 2026.


Leadership lessons for multi-unit operators for 2022


Multi-unit partners diversify holdings with new agreement to open 7 Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in Pennsylvania markets.


Mega Buddy's Home Furnishings franchisee expands to 75 locations by opening eight new stores in Texas and Oklahoma and acquiring nine Show Me Rent to Own locations in...


New survey by the NFIB Tax Center finds 90 percent of small business owners say federal business income tax still a financial burden for their business.


Batteries Plus multi-unit operator signs on for 10 more units with the brand, bringing his total to 16 stores in three states.


QSR multi-brand operator signs 18-unit area development agreement with Hoots Wings in the Southern California market.


Franchises are embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at an ever-increasing rate both today and for the future


Why Brittany Schmid chose a service brand franchise after reaching a crossroads in her job as a corporate trainer and sales manager


How Keith Guyton became a service brand franchisee with Christian Brothers Automotive


How you can out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.


The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association predicts 4.9% growth in 2022.


As the leader of the family business you want to minimize taxes and give the right kind of equity to all of your children


Luis Ibarguengoytia’s Chaac Foods is targeting 500 restaurants and $500 million in sales in the next 5 years


Covid has changed the rules for buying or selling franchises


5 bits of advice on how to stay positive during the pandemic – for your customers’ sake, if not your own!


Overcoming today's struggles to make the customer's journey a primary focus of all team members.


4 lessons from Re-Bath franchisees on creating their family business succession plan.


Two multi-brand franchisees sign agreements to bring new Blaze Pizza locations to Alaska and California.

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