http://www.bluemaumau.org/reailpagenewssummary en IslandTime Treasures Brings Funshine to the Motor City http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong>IslandTime Treasures Opens Another Michigan Location</strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_brings_funshine_motor_city#comments Buying a franchise press release retail small business business opportunity Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:16:20 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 14415 at http://www.bluemaumau.org IslandTime Treasures Converts to a Nationwide Dealer Program http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><strong><em>America&rsquo;s most unique child business opportunity package is now just $2,995 and available worldwide.</em></strong></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_converts_nationwide_dealer_program#comments Buying a franchise franchising press release retail small business Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:20:28 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 14346 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Squeezing More Profit per Square Foot from Restaurant and Retail Locations http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Key to a restaurant&#39;s profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated &mdash; and expensive &mdash; level. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/squeezing_more_profit_square_foot_restaurant_and_retail_locations#comments food manage retail Chipotle efficiency less optimize restaurant retail small space square footage Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:22:49 +0000 BMM Staff 14204 at http://www.bluemaumau.org RadioShack Loses CFO as It Grapples with Solvency http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="RadioShack in New York" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/15080474668_db419dd8f0_c.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 383px;" /> <div class="caption">A RadioShack in New York. photo/ps</div> </div> <p>Troubled RadioShack Corporation announced on Monday that its new chief financial officer John Feray had left the firm on Friday for &quot;personal reasons&quot; and that Holly F. Etlin would replace him. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack_patches_cfo_loss_during_solvency_crisis#comments retail Circuit City electronics retailer shops Hurricane Electronics RadioShack dealer Ultimate Electronics Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:56:16 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14128 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Stocks Soar for Four Car-Part Suppliers; Two Franchised http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Four auto parts supply companies showed up on Edgar Investment Management&rsquo;s top list of stocks that have tripled in the past five years, naming two franchised companies, Advanced Auto Parts and O&rsquo;Reilly Automotive. LKQ and AutoZone operate under company-owned locations.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/stocks_soar_four_carpart_suppliers_two_franchised#comments retail Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:41:50 +0000 Janet Sparks 13983 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Franchisees Claim 7-Eleven Seizing Stores for Bogus Reasons http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchisees_claim_7eleven_seizing_stores_bogus_reasons <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/7-Eleven Arrests of Store Owners_6.jpg"><img alt="7-Eleven Arrests of Store Owners" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/7-Eleven%20Arrests%20of%20Store%20Owners_thumb_2-330x265.jpg" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: none; border-color: -moz-use-text-color; display: inline; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right; width: 330px; height: 265px;" title="7-Eleven Arrests of Store Owners" width="330" height="265" /></a>Franchisees in Riverside, California are claiming that 7-Eleven is using &ldquo;storm trooper interrogation and isolation tactics&rdquo; to strip them of their 20-year-old store, using bogus charges.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchisees_claim_7eleven_seizing_stores_bogus_reasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchisees_claim_7eleven_seizing_stores_bogus_reasons#comments retail 7-Eleven convenience store chain crime Seven and I Holdings Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:55:24 +0000 Janet Sparks 13967 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Are you booked in a hacker-friendly hotel? http://www.bluemaumau.org/are_you_booked_hackerfriendly_hotel <!-- google_ad_section_start --><!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/are_you_booked_hackerfriendly_hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/are_you_booked_hackerfriendly_hotel#comments advice food franchising hotel Legal judgment & dispute resolution op-ed retail service Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:31:29 +0000 PrivacyAtlas 13965 at http://www.bluemaumau.org The UPS Store Franchise System Is Massive Fraud, Say Former Franchisees http://www.bluemaumau.org/ups_franchise_system_massive_fraud_say_former_franchisees <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="The UPS Store in Manhattan, New Franchise Owner" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NrrRGMlLTKA/Uf7UjKjXvFI/AAAAAAAB6Yc/uoRB1BbDgRk/w872-h424-no/NYTUPSS.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /></p> <div class="caption">The UPS Store in New York City. photo/ps</div> </div> <p>The recent collapse of The UPS Store network in Manhattan caused much discussion. Now a stunning federal lawsuit alleges that fraud is at the very <em><strong>basis </strong></em>of the franchise system viability: an existential threat to the UPS brand itself.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/ups_franchise_system_massive_fraud_say_former_franchisees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/ups_franchise_system_massive_fraud_say_former_franchisees#comments Legal judgment & dispute resolution retail fraud Mail Boxes Etc termination UPS Store Sun, 11 May 2014 19:43:43 +0000 Paul Steinberg 13884 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Great Article On Marketing Grand Openings http://www.bluemaumau.org/great_article_marketing_grand_openings <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>This article deals with a topic which is not often discussed with about Grand Openings . .the budget!</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/great_article_marketing_grand_openings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/great_article_marketing_grand_openings#comments retail Fri, 09 May 2014 18:07:36 +0000 Marc Prosser 13879 at http://www.bluemaumau.org 7-Eleven Warns Franchisee after Criticizing Company in Press http://www.bluemaumau.org/7eleven_warns_franchisee_after_criticizing_company_press <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/2013-11-16%2011_54_44%5B13%5D.jpg"><img align="right" alt="2013-11-16 11.54.44_thumb[21]" border="0" height="330" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/2013-11-16%2011_54_44_thumb%5B21%5D_9ec1728a-2758-4265-8976-436540cf931a.jpg" style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; margin-left: 0px; border-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="2013-11-16 11.54.44_thumb[21]" width="330" /></a>Franchisee Hashim Syed, owner of a 7-Eleven franchise in Chicago for the past 25 years, learned the hard way not to criticize his franchisor in the press.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/7eleven_warns_franchisee_after_criticizing_company_press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/7eleven_warns_franchisee_after_criticizing_company_press#comments retail 7-Eleven policies fast food low wages franchisee employment issues Seven & I Holding Tue, 06 May 2014 21:31:46 +0000 Janet Sparks 13865 at http://www.bluemaumau.org