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The Greene Turtle Makes A Quick Move Up The Ranks In The 2011 Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Fast-Growing Casual Dining/Sports Bar Chain Jumps To #339 And Sets Sights On Even Greater Expansion In The Coming Year

De-Humanizing Customers

Have you ever heard of people feeling they were treated differently as customers because they were elderly, female, Australian or whatever?  In reality it isn’t so often that they are treated differently as much as it is that they were treated indifferently. They were simply just not a good fit for the operator’s preferences in customers.

Autocratic Totalitarianism or Team Building

Here are several aspects of two opposites in management styles that do not just apply in Australia. There are a number of other styles and those too are well worth understanding but for this exercise consider the autocratic totalitarian [AT] and the team builder [TB].

FRO 2010 - Bangalore comes with great retail opportunity for investors in South India.

Bangalore, 15th September, 2010: Franchise India hosts the 32nd edition of India’s biggest Multicity expo and conference which will involve over 5000 business investors and top 35 ind

Hawaii Bakery Sweet on Franchising

Leonard’s Bakery, an icon in Hawaii, has accidentally stumbled into franchising and seems to like it.

Finding Total vs Immediate Risk in the FDD

Even the IFA has asked its membership to stop saying that franchises have a better success rate than independent start ups.

More Money Now, Less Later

When franchisee candidates come calling, I have always tried to determine whether a candidate was more interested in developing a business to extract as much money as possible while they were operating it, or more interested in re-investing profits back into their business.