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How America's Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013

An outstanding piece from the Wall Street Journal that shows how manufacturing jobs have decreased and the health care abd service sectors have risen in prominence

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Being a Humblebrag Isn't the Answer

Jane Purdue explains the meaning of humblebrag

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The Common Pattern to Procrastination

Shane Parrish discusses the subject of procrastination, a trait that most people have.

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The NLRB and SEIU - A Joint Enterprise Against Franchising - Why franchisees and franchisors are not joint employers

Michael Seid has written a highly descriptive article on the franchise joint employer strategy being employed by organized labor and the NLRB.

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Sifting Through the Anxiety, Concern and Reaction from the NLRB McDonalds Ruling

On the heels of the recent NLRB ruling ruling McDonald's as a joint employer there has been a great of concern on the part of the franchise industry

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Does your behavior encourage happiness?

According to Duane Dike a happy employee is a productive employee

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Franchisor Revenues From Franchisee Purchases

Franchisor revenues from franchisee purchases

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6 REASONS YOUR TEAM YEARNS FOR AUTHENTICITY

Six reasons why your subordinates wants you to be yourself

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HOW THE "BRING A SOLUTION" RULE BACKFIRES

Learn why the "bring a solution" rule can be flawed

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The Deal Builders Report: Negative People

This article from the Deal Builders Report offers some suggestions for dealing with "negative people."

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Franchisors: Are you Guilty of Giving a Lagniappe?

In their zeal to sell franchises some franchisors attempt to add value to their basic franchise program. This is a mistake

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" Franchise Stats of the Week" from FranchiseGrade

See the breakdown of company owned locations operated by franchisors

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Small Businesses Are Finding Bank Loans Easier to Come By

Learn about a strategy a small business partnership used to obtain a bank loan

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Battle over Seattle's $15 minimum wage turns to boycotts

Businesses who oppose the $15 minimum wage in Seattle now face a boycott by a group in favor of the new law

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Workers Say McDonald's Fired Them for Union Activity. Traditional Franchise Model Threatened

A complaint by McDonald's franchisee employees filed with the NLRB could threaten the traditional franchise franchisor relationship

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New York City Inspectors will Cut Small Businesses a Break

New York City has moved to cut fines on small businesses which includes franchisees.

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The More Franchising Changes the More it Stays the Same

Read about five franchise practices that are as important today as they were many years ago

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Five Reasons Why a Franchisor Should Have a Company Owned Location

Although over a third of franchisors report having no corporate locations it makes sense for franchisors to have a minimum of at least one corporate location.

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The 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes

Here are the seven most common mistakes people make when negotiating

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Seattle Businesses Work to Have Minimum Wage on Voter Referendum

A coalition of Seattle business owners are moving towards a voter referendum that challenges the proposed $15 minimum wage

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Franchisees Can't Afford That $13 Minimum Wage

The latest to jump on the minimum wage bandwagon is the city of Chicago

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FranchiseGrade Stats of the Week

FranciseGrade Stats of the week. Franchise Investment

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Where Older Entrepreneurs Can Find Help

As more older Americans seek their own business, franchising should play a role in this quest.

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Franchisors Should Follow the Right Path to Brand Recognition

Brand recognition is an important requirement for a successful franchise system and franchisors need to position their franchisees in clusters in order to reach that objective.

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Massachusetts Raises Ante on Escalating State Minimum Wages

More news on increasing the minimum wage, this time from Massachusetts

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All the Working World Is a Stage

From the New York Times Corner Office Series an interview with a Broadway production manager who opines on leadership

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Second set of Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's, Charging it Misled Them

Papa Murphy's sued by another group of franchisees

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The International Franchise Expo in NYC a Recap

Read my recap of the recent International Franchise Expo in NYC.

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The Philosophy of Just Say Yes

Bernard L. Schwartz, the former chairman and C.E.O. of the Loral Corporation.describes his leadership philosophy in this New York times interview

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7 WAYS QUIET LEADERS GET THE MOST FROM TALKERS

A very unique blog describes the difference between the quiet leader and the talkative leader

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Entrepreneurs Hate Rules but Can't Avoid Them

Learn how small companies must often introduce rules and regulations into their business as they start to grow

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Home Based Franchise Opportunities Continue to Grow

Some interesting stats on the continuing growth of home based franchise opportunities

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What Business Owners Can Learn from the Carlyle Group's "One Carlyle"

This article describes how The Carlyle Group has created a positive corporate culture by following a simple tenant.

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What Business Owners Can Learn from the Carlyle Group's "One Carlyle"

This article describes how The Carlyle Group has created a positive corporate culture by following a simple tenant.

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The New America

Home based businesses continue to gain in popularity and include the franchise industry

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Lessons from an Award-Winning leader: 7 ways to Improve Workplace Morale and Employee Engagement

Here are 7 ways to improve workplace morale

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Should Meetings be Fun?

Learn why business meetings don't always have to be serious

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Gina Centrello, on Teamwork as Its Own Energy Source

An interesting interview between Adam Bryant of the NY Times Corner Office series and Gina Centrello, President of Random House

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8 Ways to Develop Better Common Sense

Here are 8 tips for improving common sense

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Why You Hate Work

Learn why so many white collar workers dislike their job. This New York Times articles provides some interesting survey results

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The Endless Quest for Leadership By Naphtali Hoff

An article that defines leadership written by Naphtali Hoff

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Chicago Aldermen Propose Hiking Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

On the heels of efforts to hike the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour some Chicago Aldermen have followed suit.

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Minimum wage debate: 'I own Subway stores, not the entire chain'

Based upon events in Seattle regarding increasing the minimum wage, the franchise industry needs to do a better job educating the public.

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9 WAYS TO GET STUFF OFF YOUR PLATE

Learn how to delegate effectively

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Two Major Restaurant Chain Acquisitions Announced

Two major restaurant acquisitions were announced this past week

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The End Of 'Macho'? Survey Identifies 'Feminine' Leadership Communication As The Way Of The Future

A recent survey indicated that woman leaders rated higher than their male counterparts. Learn why?

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Signs of a Suburban Comeback

Read about the population shift in the United States that has implications for franchising

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Implications for Franchising as Women are Starting Small Businesses at Rapid Rate

Woman are opening new businesses at a red hot rate according to the U.S.Census Bureau

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