Beyond PPP: New Considerations In Lending

The lending pendulum is swinging and putting extra burdens on franchisees. How can franchisors help and grow the system?

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Franchising Really Does Give Back

“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something.  Then I realized, I am somebody.”  author unknown. For the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of volunteering with a local charity at Christmas time.  Share Our Selves is a social services organization that, among its many great works, does Adopt-A-Family every year. This year, we […]

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Private Equity For Franchise Growth

After three years on the production team for Franchise Capital Exchange, FranWise® is now producing the event that matches qualified franchisors with franchise-centric private equity funds. Our founder, Mary Ann O’Connell announces some exciting changes for 2015. http://youtu.be/msTtR6AsWd4    

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NLRB Decision- Practical Advice For Franchisors

There has been a lot of buzz and speculation surrounding the administrative ruling from the NLRB’s general counsel and the pending NLRB decision.  Listen in to a conversation with Lee Plave of Plave Koch, Shelley Spandorf of Davis Wright Tremaine and Deb Evans of Franchise Foundry for great, straightforward talk about the ruling, what it […]

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Countdown to Dealmakers’ Summit

The second annual Dealmakers’ Summit is just around the corner and we are looking for a few great franchise brands to meet the best in the equity market.

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Christmas In July – The Art of Giving to Your Franchisees

There is nothing like exchanging presents.  Here are a few ideas on giving knowledge and tools to your franchisees to boost brand value.  

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Interdependence Day

By now the celebrations are over, the fireworks are spent and the memories are made. That was a celebration of independence, but now, let’s celebrate inter-dependence. Franchising is a beautifully symbiotic relationship: No one entity thrives without the others’ success. Our franchising relationships and their focus on mutual success are what drive franchising. Yes, each […]

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Southern CA FBNs offer a panel of the pros. Three opportunities to hear them.

Marketing is not a field of dreams, but if you market your concept right, they will come. Come to one of three great Franchise Business Network meetings to learn from the best: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Brand. Speakers are: Carol Skinner of Juice It Up!, Amy Boone Thompson, COO of Stroller Strides, Allison Heinright […]

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What’s In A Name?

Franchising is a curious business model: It’s all about uniformity and system, but we don’t share a common vocabulary.  Case in point – “Discovery Day.”  This is a term that means many different things within the licensing process. Discovery days are not unique to franchising.  As Geoff Seiber, CEO of FranFund (and formerly of FranChoice) […]

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Are You Talking to Me?

Last week we started on a series of blogs to help improve your writing skills.  These are specifically for writing  franchise manuals, though many can be used in all written communication. “Use your inside voice, dear.”  This is another one of Moms’ great lessons that also applies to a well-constructed manual.  In this week’s column […]

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Use networking for a better franchise system with little or no added cost

How can you use the power of networking to build a better franchise system with little or no added cost?

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Pride of Ownership Is the Key

Last night I went out to dinner with friends at a regional chain restaurant.  This Mexican restaurant offers decent food and reasonable prices making it a good choice for a mid-week get together.  But not last night. The service was very slow, the guacamole was bland and tasted like soap, we got no drink refills […]

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