For Future Franchise Owners, Mobile Internet Is The First Step

In the mobile-first world of Internet marketing, it’s no wonder that we’re continuing to see that same trend in the franchise development arena. Below are the latest franchise-marketing results from major franchise portals, just released this week at the  Franchise Continue reading For Future Franchise Owners, Mobile Internet Is The First Step

Entrepreneurs’ Optimism Shifts into High Gear As Investment Interest in High-End Franchises Doubles

Atlanta, GA – (October 15, 2015) – A surge in high-dollar franchise investment inquiries signals growing optimism among entrepreneurs, as small-business owners and prospects look ahead to growth in the U.S. economy. Interest in franchises requiring more than $100,000 has Continue reading Entrepreneurs’ Optimism Shifts into High Gear As Investment Interest in High-End Franchises Doubles

The Future Of Franchising: Two Evolving Ideas

Two recent articles from Down Under propose some new paths for the evolution of the franchise business model. First is an analysis in the Wall Street Journal from two academics at the University of Sydney Business School. Under the headline “Why Continue reading The Future Of Franchising: Two Evolving Ideas

Franchises Add 26,000 New Jobs as U.S. Jobs and Wages Soar

U.S. franchise owners hired at an above-average pace in January while the U.S. economy outstripped expectations with 257,000 new jobs created and a gain in wage growth. The pace of hiring is one of the best economic indicators – it Continue reading Franchises Add 26,000 New Jobs as U.S. Jobs and Wages Soar

Lawsuit May Test McDonald’s ‘Joint-Employer’ Franchise Designation

A new wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by 10 former McDonald’s workers in Virginia may test last year’s efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to classify McDonald’s corporate entity as a “joint employer” responsible for its franchisee’s local operations. One former NLRB Continue reading Lawsuit May Test McDonald’s ‘Joint-Employer’ Franchise Designation