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Why Effective Leaders are Always Great Step-Takers

The effective leader solves problems by using a step-by-step approach

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Why Your Resident Loudmouth Is A Big Asset

The person who is sometimes considered the outspoken and rebellious employee can make a contribution to the group if properly managed.

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Teaching Children How to Be Entrepreneurs

Learn why young children are being taught about entrepreneurship

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DLA Piper Presents Top Franchise Law Cases of 2013

See the list of DLA Piper's top franchise law cases for 2013

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How to Improve the Franchisee Selection Process

THere are several ways franchisors can improve their choice of franchisees

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Buying a Franchise? Request a Test Run

Before finalizing a franchise transaction consider working at a franchise location for a few days

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Don Knauss of Clorox, on Putting Your Followers First

Practical insight into why a leading CEO puts his employees first

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Evaluating a Franchise Start-up

Individuals need to be cautious when evaluating a new franchise opportunity

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How Women Leaders Have Transformed Management

Learn why more women are becoming the important leaders of major U.S. companies

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Important Tips for Franchisee Validations

Evaluating a franchise opportunity? Here is some insight into how to measure the feedback from existing and former franchisees.

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President's OT Action and McDonald's Lawsuit are Anti-Franchise Actions

Two recent events can add to the costs that franchises incur in operating their business

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10 Things Franchisees Should Know About Competitors

Franchisors and franchisees need to know their competitors

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Five Items for Franchisors Going International

Franchisors that have an interest in going international need to analyze their qualifications, capabilities and commitment to exporting their franchise. Here are 5 key items that need to be considered:   1.     Have a strong franchise brand. It's important to have...

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Lisa Falzone of Revel Systems on the Thrill of Entrepreneurship

An interesting interview by Adam Bryant of the New York Times

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Franchise Candidates Need to Review the Operations Manual

Franchise candidates need to include a review of the operations manual as part of their due diligence process. Using a franchise attorney to review both the operations manual and franchise agreement is important.

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The Future of Franchising

A timely piece from QSR deals with the shift in franchise strategy by some restaurant chains

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Pennsylvania Responsible Franchise Practices Bill

New pro-franchisee legislation is introduced in Pennsylvania but will it pass?

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Franchisees Should Get Feedback From Customers

Franchisees should be in a position to know what their customers are thinking about their business on a regular basis. There are very few customers that provide either positive or negative comments unsolicitated.

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Big Pizza Chains Use Web Ordering To Slice Out Bigger Market Share

Learn how some pizza chains are increasing sales by using online ordering

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A Great Team Mate is a Great Listener

In this New York Times interview, learn from a leading CEO why great listening skills result in great team mates.

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Where Franchisors Can Find Objective and Effective Advice

Franchisors need to have a source of competent and objective advice. The best way to fulfill this need is to have a board of directors or advisory board.

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Christy Wyatt of Good Technology, on Minding the Details

This interview from the New York Times Corner Office Series provides advice for franchisors

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National Restaurant Association Reports Sate by State Industry Statistics

Here is a very useful resource from the National Restaurant Association that shows state by state statistics and predictions on the restaurant industry for 2014.

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Pro Franchisee Legislation Faces Some Tough Opposition

Efforts on the part of some groups to implement pro franchisee legislation in certain states faces significant obstacles.

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Domino's Settles Delivery Driver Suit for $1.3 Million

A lawsuit by Domino's delivery drivers has been settled for over a million dollars.

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Latest Franchise Industry News

The latest franchise industry news

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Franchise Industry News

Here is the latest franchise industry news

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7 Characteristics of Successful Franchisees By Lesley D'Arcy

This article by Lesley D'Arcy presents seven important traits of successful franchisees

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Purchasing a Start-Up Franchise

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a start-up franchise

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What Franchisees Should Know About Their Competitors

Its important for franchisors and franchisees to have certain information about their competitors

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Franchisors Going International Should Answer These Five Questions

Franchisors need to answer certain questions before deciding to go international

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Tips For Franchisees to Motivate Their Employees

Here are some tips on how franchisees can motivate their employees

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Franchise Year in Review: 2013

Read Mike Sheehan's Franchise Year in Review: 2013

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Pro Franchisee Legislation in Massachusetts Includes Key Provisions

Read about the Massachusetts Fair Franchising Act which if enacted would provide more rights to franchisees

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Missouri Pizza Delivery Drivers Sue Franchisee Alleging Unfair Pay

The largest Pizza Hut franchisee is being sued for minimum wage violations by it's delivery drivers.

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Key Questions Every CEO Should Ask Their Team

Here are some questions a CEO should be asking their team on a regular basis

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What Quiznos Needs To Do To Save Itself

Steve McKee offers four things that franchisor Quiznos needs to do if it wants to save itself

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Dispute Persists Over Tip Jar at Dunkin' Donuts

The Controversy over who shares in the tip jar has included Dunkin' Donuts employees in Massachusetts, which is promoting legislation to resolve the problem.

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Staymobile™ Emerges as Trailblazer in the Cell Phone Repair Industry with new Franchise Launche

Staymobile is launching a new franchise that will repair smartphones and tablets on site

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What You Need to Know to Become an Angel Investor

Learn why it easier to invest in new start-up ventures

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Small-Business Owners Need to Step Aside

Some small business owners get overwhelmed and should turn over the reins to someone else. This article explains when and how much responsibility should be delegated.

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Tips on Building a Franchising Empire

From the Wall Street Journal tips on how to build a larger franchise network. Article is based upon interviews with franchisees.

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Mindreading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

A very good article that provides tips on gaining feedback from employees on a regular basis

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Small-Business Delay Is Latest Blow for Health Law

A recent decision regarding Obama Care has important implications for franchisees.

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Inside a Twitter Robot Factory

Learn how why some Twitter results are inflated and not revealing the real facts.

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5 REASONS LEADERS MUST DIAL-DOWN THE EMERGENCY SETTING

Some examples of why leaders should avoid invoking an emergency alert to their subordinates.

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The Three Habits of Highly Effective Demotivators by Sally Helgensen

Learn about three things that will demotivate employees

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Lynn Good of Duke Energy, on Effective Leaders

A CEO opines on effective leaders

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