Future veteran U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Donald Taylor inspects a brake line on his tablet. Photo: Dept of Defense
The International Franchise Association released its 2014 Veterans in Franchising progress report for this Veterans Day. After launching its Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) program in January 2011, as part of its VetFran Program, the organization set the lofty goal of 80,000 veterans by 2014.
A shuttered Cold Stone Creamery franchise. Photo/bmm
WASHINGTON – New research shows that the turnover rate for franchise outlets in the United States over the last four years from the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013 is 122 percent, with more leaving than opening. The good news for the industry is that franchise outlets have grown at a pace just shy of one percent a year since 2010, according to disclosure filings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the franchisee community marches forward in 2014 in its quest for state legislation, it may be wise to once again review the direction and tactics the franchisor community is taking to defeat such bills.
NEW YORK - One of the fastest growing electronic cigarette companies in the country weighed its options of going with a franchise business model or an independent distributorship. In terms of dollars and risks, the latter won hands down.
Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.
Dunkin' Donuts has opened its first full expression locations on the West Coast—in Modesto and Santa Monica, California. They offer beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, along with comfortable restaurant seating and free Wi-Fi.
An announcement last month by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, Richard F. Griffin Jr., stating that McDonald’s USA can be named as a “joint employer” in complaints filed by workers protesting low wages has sparked mixed reviews.
California franchisees are speaking up in online and radio commercials, asking for support of Senate Bill 610, which affords better protection to franchisees. The bill will soon be brought up for a vote in California's state assembly.