Rapid demographic change and population growth are compelling franchise organizations to view diversity and inclusion as a way of life. By Grant Benson, CFE Diversity and inclusion are timely topics in franchising, and certainly within the foodservice industry, which is one of the most
Failure to consider the impact of legal and regulatory issues in granting international franchises could lead to various problems, incuding program failure. By Carl Zwisler, CFE A franchisor is only as successful as the individual. What does it take to succeed in international franchising?
Are your target countries ready for foreign concepts? New survey says “Yes!” By Edith Wiseman and Peter Schwarzer Franchising has been growing worldwide. Global markets are receptive to the business model. Even more impressively, entrepreneurs worldwide are ready to start a franchise business, regardless
Keeping employees inter-connected can lead to more productivity, engagement and creativity. By Reid Travis One challenge that many businesses face is developing a thriving and energetic company culture. This challenge is often amplified when part of the staff travels often or some employees work
Data security breaches and FTC enforcement powers could ignite a “giant cauldron of litigation.” By Peter R. Taffae Many franchisors still believe that only Fortune 500 companies are susceptible to cyber hacking, even though the National Cyber Security Alliance reported 20 percent of companies
International franchisors can overcome the challenges of bringing brands to the U.S. with help of established, experienced professionals. By Michael Seid, CFE Franchisors looking for growth through international expansion are faced with having to choose where to put their resources — financial, human and
Ignoring cyber-security risks and avoiding protective steps could put your franchise system in peril. By Bruce Schaeffer and Henry Chan In May 2014, a former multiple-unit Subway franchisee pleaded guilty to a scheme involving gift cards and tampering with Subway’s computerized cash registers. Shahin
Only businesses that don’t have to worry about sales taxes are those that have no sales. By Shane Ratigan Most of us understand the basic machinations of sales tax compliance from our experiences as retail consumers. Frankly, from most consumers’ point of view, sales