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.
Reading GE CMO Beth Comstock’s HBR blog, Innovation Is Marketing’s Job, Too, some of Dr. Seuss’ advice that ran through my mind. Paraphrased, the good Doctor said, “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to innovate, but you have to know how.”