For a brand to be effective, everyone has to be on the same page, support the brand and act as one. By Evan Hackel, CFE Compliance issues in a franchise system tend to have a snowball effect — it can start with something fairly
Creating a culture of transparency. By Eric Stites, CFE Having a strong culture of transparency is critical for the long-term success of your franchisees and your system as a whole. Franchisees can easily get distracted as their business grows, which will ultimately stall their growth.
The industry is just beginning to truly understand their significance. By Jack Pearce, CFE What is Trending? During the International Franchise Association’s recent annual convention in New Orleans, there were four key “takeaways” identified by the attendees: franchisee engagement, franchise support, social media and
Due diligence calls for serious attention to concept economics, leadership, product offering and the franchise disclosure document. By John C. Draper II Here are some first steps I’ve used in developing my businesses that will help experienced franchisees and multi-unit franchisees to choose the best
There are many educational sessions, programs, guides and articles that have been developed over the years by leaders within the franchise community. By Barbara Moran-Goodrich, CFE The relationship between the franchisor and franchisees within a system is greater than any normal business relationship you
Learn how to ace media interviews on the showroom floor. By Sonia Perrone The 11th annual West Coast Franchise Expo, scheduled Oct. 23-25 at the Anaheim, California Convention Center, will be the largest Western region industry event of the year, uniting qualified prospective franchise owners
It takes leadership to succeed in a franchise business. By Kraig Baker McDonald’s is very proud of the partnerships and commitments we have made in the veterans’ community. McDonald’s USA and the restaurant owner/operators are proud to be a part of the White House’s Joining
The risks and costs are great. By Len MacPhee The risk of a data breach is a major issue for retail businesses. The instances of breach by hackers and others, such as former employees, are prevalent and on the rise. And the direct and indirect