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3 hours ago
The Impact of Private Equity on the Franchise Industry
The capital infusion private equity brings to the franchise industry is an exciting way to grow for many brands, so long as they’re willing to open themselves up to outside influence. The relationship between franchising and private equity is a complex one that only continues to pick up steam...
10 hours ago
Pepsi Celebrated 40 Years In North Macedonia
Prilep Brewery and PepsiCo have invested over $50 million in North Macedonia in the past 40 years. According to PepsiCo representatives, the small market of less than 2 million people has one of the best ratios of Pepsi sales compared to Coca-Cola.
Jun 20, 2019
Why The Private Sector Must Help Refugees
The mammoth task of integrating refugees is currently largely undertaken by the public sector. It's long past time for the private sector to do it's part, if not for moral reasons then because helping refugees can help companies themselves.
Jun 18, 2019
The World's Best Corporate Websites 2019: What Makes Them Effective
Bowen Craggs & Co., a corporate communications research and consultancy, has, since 2007, ranked the effectiveness of the websites of the world’s largest corporations. This week it published its annual list of the best corporate websites—a top 30 narrowed down from a universe of 200 sites.
Jun 17, 2019
Who Should Pay For A 'Eat-And-Run'?
Allegations that a waiter had to foot part of a restaurant bill when a table "ate-and-ran" caused a stir on Twitter, with questions being asked about the legalities of such a policy and in which circumstances employers can deduct money from workers' pay.
May 31, 2019
How Tough Can It Be To Start A Cannabis Franchise?
Franchising a retail shop is a straightforward endeavor. But what if the product it sells is illegal to some degree? A Colorado-based firm is franchising a cannabis dispensary concept and dealing with the complexities of selling a controlled substance.
May 25, 2019
It's Good To Talk: Mental Health And Franchising
As it is reported that nearly one half entrepreneurs will experience at least one form of mental health condition during their lifetime, should franchisors give consideration to how they identify and support franchisees with mental health difficulties within their franchise network?
May 21, 2019
IFE 2019: A Crash Course
Emerging franchisors and prospective franchisees alike should prepare for the industry’s biggest event, the International Franchise Expo. This conference runs May 30-June 1, 2019 facilitating information sharing and conversation among candidates and brands seeking their next business opportunity.
May 16, 2019
TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe Explains How Leaders Spend Their Day
What does it take to go from the owner of a new business to the CEO of a global corporation? Phil Shawe is the CEO of TransPerfect, a translation service based in New York City. Shawe set up the company with a former business partner while attending business school in New York City 27 years ago.
May 15, 2019
Hispanics Owe Trump Nothing
Trump's administration can brag all it wants about Hispanics' historic low unemployment rate. Yet, Hispanics have not recovered from the 2008 financial crisis and recession. Trump's policies are hurting the vast majority of the 59 million US Hispanics who remain the fastest growing group in America.
Apr 29, 2019
The Value Of Establishing A Franchise Advisory Council
Emerging franchise brands often ask, when is the right time to establish a Franchise Advisory Council? They also want to know who should be on the FAC? and how to make sure it’s a mutually beneficial arrangement? These questions and more are answered in this month's article. Read more...