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News and stories about managing, leading and operating a franchise

An App to Make Life Easier

Todoist is an app with good reviews that is designed to make the user more efficient in managing their tasks, both business and professional.

Dairy Queen Franchisees to Use SpellBrite LED Signs

SpellBrite's click-together characters for an LED sign
Photo from video on SpellBrite's website.

CHICAGO—iLight announced today that fast food chain Dairy Queen has approved its illuminated signage system for use by the quick service restaurant chain's 4,500 U.S. franchises. Last month franchisor Ace Hardware, a cooperative owned and led by its franchisees, approved iLight signs for use in its franchised stores.

Comparison of State Tax Climates

Every business owner and, especially, about-to-be business owner needs to be aware of what the tax climate in his or her state is and how it affects their bottom line.

UberRush Provides Restaurant, Business Delivery Services

Many restaurant and other business owners have thought about offering delivery, but decided against it for time, logistics infrastructure and cost considerations.

Stressed Franchisees Struggling with McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

While McDonald's says that all-day breakfast is the number one request from customers, a survey of franchisees shows making that a reality is an ongoing frustrating struggle. 

Why Trump's Tax Plan Is Better for My Small Business than Bush's

A small business owner who is also a CPA compares Donald Trump's tax plan and Jeb Bush's.

Domino's $1,300 Bank Deposit Gets Misdelivered to Customer

It was a bad day for the Berkeley, California, Domino's Pizza shop manager—the delivery man who was to take the restaurant's $1,300 in cash to the bank lost it en route.  

Indiegogo's CEO: Six Tips on Conducting a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Indiegogo, the crowdfunding platform, debuted in 2008 and to date has raised half a billion dollars. Just about any entrepreneur can get their cash-raising campaign on Indiegogo, but results vary.

The Four Top Productivity Skills We Learned at Google

The team that ran online photo editor Picnik spent two years at Google, from 2010 to 2012.

Most Small Business Owners Uninformed, Unprepared, or Both on Looming October 1 Change in Credit Cards

 As of October 1, 2015, businesses that don't have chip reading technology for processing credit and debit cards will be liable for any fraud stemming from such transactions.