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U.K. Productivity Gap Vs. Other Major Economies Continues to Widen

The U.K. has a productivity gap compared to the large Group of Seven countries

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Why Women Are Better Managers Than Men

Find out why women are better managers than men

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Domino's Falls the Right Way, but FedEx Fails to Deliver

Here are two decisions that impact franchising

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How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time

Learn how to be be more efficient with your time

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Franchisors Need to Manage Their Brokers

How to manage franchise brokers

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How a Lack of Transparency Can Destroy a Team

Learn why leaders should share information and not keep it from their team

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Good News for Home Care Franchises

The Labor Department has announced that it will delay implementing new minimum wage increases for home care workers for 6 months

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Bosses Face Affordable Care Act Deadline

Learn how small business owners are dealing with the upcoming implementation of Obama Care

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Franchise Bill

Jerry Brown, Governor of California, has vetoed a franchise bill that would have provided franchisees in California more rights.

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Compassion - A Cornerstone In Today's Leadership

Learn about the four principles of leadership

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Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors

Here are four qualities that great mentors have

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Susan Story of American Water: A Job Description Is Just the Start

Learn how CEO Susan Story developed and utilizes an effective leadership style.

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Susan Story of American Water in Corner Office Series

Read this interview with Susan Story CEO of American Water

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THE RIGHT WAY TO EXPAND INTERNATIONALLY

How to determine whether master franchising is the best approach for international expansion

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The Basics of Seller Financing

Whether you're a buyer or seller its important to know about seller financing

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How to give your boss negative feedback (and not get fired)

Here is some advice on how to give your boss negative feedback

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U.S. Fast-Food Workers Protest for Higher Wages

Fast food workers continued their push for a higher minimum wage and organizing rights.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg: 'Do good -- just don't do too good'

Tips from leading CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg

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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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