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McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Might Make America's Egg Shortage Worse

Read how McDonald's new marketing plan could cost non-customers money

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Selling a Business by Bob House

Learn how a little preparation can result in a higher sales price for a business

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Former Subway Franchisee Reported Jared Fogle to Subway

Learn how a former Subway franchisee reports that she alerted Subway management about the antics of Jared Fogle.

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Subway's Growth Era Fades as New Competitors Hobble Expansion

Read about the lack of growth by Subway, the giant franchisor.

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Franchisee Keeps Case in Home Court Despite Forum Selection Clause

Franchisee prevails in venue case

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New York State $15 Fast Food Minimum Wage Faces Challenge

A $15 minimum wage for fast workers in New York State is being challenged by the NY State Senate.

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Wall Street Journal Article on Subway Validates FranchiseGrade Top 500

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on the recent struggles of the Subway franchise system

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LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learn how to correct communication mistakes that are made by leaders and managers

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A Minimum-Wage Bungle in New York: WSJ Editorial

Read an opinion piece by IFA CEO Steve Caldeira on the NY $15 minimum wage.

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Western Companies Look Hard at China as Growth Slows

Franchisors considering a move into China should be aware of the recent slowdown in the Chinese economy.

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Why the Franchise Industry Can't Solve the U.S. Wage Problem

The reasons why increasing the minimum wage in the fast food sector won't solve the fundamental problem of whats wrong with the economy and jobs

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Pizza Hut Franchisees Launch Class Action over Pizza Price War

A recent class action lawsuit has been filed against Yum Brands by its Australian Franchisees.

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What You Should Know About P&G's Next CEO, David Taylor

A great article about the new CEO of Proctor and Gamble

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The Attributes of Successful Franchise Systems

Here are some key differences between winning franchise systems and the rest of the franchises.

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Fallout from Minimum Wage Increase in New York

The latest regarding the $15 minimum wage in New York City and State.

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Costs from Regulations Pile up, Hurt Small Business Profits

Read how increased regulations are increasing small business costs

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THE COMPLETE LIST OF TOXIC BEHAVIORS THAT POISON TEAMS

Learn how easy it is to poison relationships between a leader and their team

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Franchising a Business? Begin with a Feasibility Study

Learn why franchising a business should include a feasibility study

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Meet the Woman who Rescued Build-A-Bear Workshop

Read how the CEO of Build-A-Bear turned the company profitable

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McDonald's Franchisees Say Recent Management Moves Yet to Bear Fruit

Learn what some McDonald's franchisees have to same about the performance of the giant franchise company

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3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams' Creativity

Learn about the 3 ways a leader can stifle creativity from subordinates

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McDonald's, KFC Look to Get Faster in China by Adding Digital Pay Option

Franchise giants McDonalds and KFC are planning to add digital ordering and payment in China

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How To Cut Through All Those E-mails, Meetings and Noisy Coworkers to Get Things Done

Learn how to increase employee productivity by eliminating major distractions

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In Some Metro Areas, Jobs Recovery Still Out of Reach

As the jobless rate dips some smaller metro areas lag behind

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If you're Investing in a Franchise Don't Forget the ROI

Its important for a prospective franchisee to calculate an estimated ROI before investing in a franchise. Here's why

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'Shut Up' and 5 Other Tips for Effectively Handling Customer Complaints

Here are 5 tips for dealing with customer complaints

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Nilson Report: Merchants' Card Processing Fees Continue to Rise

With Credit Card processing fees due to rise franchisees will have some margin loss

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New York IFE Had Strong International Presence and Other Notes

See some comments regarding last weeks IFE in New York

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Small Firms Aim to Raise Capital More Easily

The Jobs Act can help small businesses including franchisors raise capital more easily

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How Ford CEO Turned a Broken Company into a Success

Learn how the CEO of Ford turned the company around

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As Minimum Wages Rise, Smaller Firms Get Squeezed

Learn how small businesses including franchisees have to face the challenge of rising wages

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How In Search of Excellence can Apply to Franchisors

Learn how franchisors can take some lessons from a business book first published in 1982

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McDonald's Franchisees Becoming Disenchanted

This article from the Wall street journal describes unhappy McDonald's franchisees

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The Chronically Unhappy Employee

Tips on how to deal with the unhappy employee

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McDonald's Plans to Stop Disclosing Monthly Sales Figures

Franchisor McDonald's will no longer report monthly sales and other changes in the works

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Fast-Food Franchises Get Creative When They Go Abroad

Learn what fast food franchises are doing to adapt to foreign markets

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5 Ways to Help a Decision Maker Decide

Hee are 5 tips that can decision makers

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There are Three Times A Franchisor Should Say No!

There are 3 situations that require when a franchisor should say no

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Easy to Follow: 10 Things Great Leaders Know and Do

10 Tips for anyone who manages people

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Memo Finding That Franchisor Is Not Joint Employer

A recent ruling by the NLRB General Counsel just might help franchising

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GOP Senators Ambush NLRB

The NLRB got a grilling from some Republican senators during a budget hearing

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Unhealthy Franchise Systems Threaten Franchising

Dealing with unhealthy franchise systems could be a positive step in forestalling efforts to unionize the franchise industry.

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McDonald's to Speed Refranchising, Cut Costs

Learn how McDonald's plans to cut $300 million in costs.

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Many Units Sold, Far Fewer Open for Many

Learn how some franchisors sell more franchises than those opened

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Why Revenue Growth is the CEO's Job

The CEO should be more active in leading his team towards increased revenues

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Ransomware a Growing Threat to Small Business

Learn how Cybercriminals are going after small businesses

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7-Eleven Franchisee Gets 7 Years for Worker Exploitation

Read about a 7-Eleven Franchisee sentenced to 7 years in prison

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Québec Court Upholds Ruling of Québec Superior Court Against Dunkin

A Canadian Dunkin' franchisor faces a penalty of approximately $10 million

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