5 Tips to Make the Most of the IFA Convention

January 16, 2019

The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Convention is THE franchising event of the year. FBR’s President, Michelle Rowan, share a few tips she’s picked up over the years for making the most of your time there – no matter if you’re a seasoned veteran or first time attendee.

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12 Days of Holiday Reading to Get You Motivated and Inspired

December 20, 2018

It’s the season of giving, and while a partridge in a pear tree would be nice, we thought a list of our 12 favorite books would be a tad more practical. The team at FBR compiled this list of the most inspiring and motivating books they’ve read this year so we could share them with you.

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Forget the Stuff and Give a Gift that Matters

December 19, 2018

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season AND help inspire others to take the leap to realizing their potential as successful business owners? Consider donating to one of these entrepreneurial nonprofits.

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Takeaways from the 2018 Star Awards

December 5, 2018

Each year, Franchise Update invites franchise brands to compete in the Star Awards, which recognize franchising’s top sales teams at the annual Franchise Leadership and Development Conference. Find out which of the winning brands excelled in franchisee satisfaction and what the research revealed.

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[FREE PLANNING TOOL] Research Supplier Checklist

November 8, 2018

This handy checklist is a free tool to help you compare the services and benefits of survey providers – either internal or third-party – to make sure you’re getting the most for your investment of time and money.

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6 Simple Things You Can Do to Build Employee Engagement

October 11, 2018

To retain your top employees – and attract the best new employees – leaders and managers need to set the expectation that meeting the needs of staff, developing their potential, and creating a environment that emphasizes passion and teamwork is of the utmost priority. Fortunately, it’s not hard! These six simple ideas can help you show your employees you care, and increase their enthusiasm and engagement.

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What Makes a Positive Organizational Culture?

October 5, 2018

Everyone’s talking about organizational culture these days, but it can be squishy topic – hard to define and even harder to shape. To help understand what makes for a positive culture, we asked 10 franchise leaders at top-performing franchise companies how they would describe their brand’s culture. See what they told us.

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6 Easy Communication Tips for Keeping Franchisee Relationships On Track

October 2, 2018

While customer service is a mainstay within any business – and especially franchising – so is communications. And like customer service, excelling at communications is often nothing more than getting back to the basics. Learn six basic tips for ensuring effective franchisee communications that lead to stronger franchisee relationships.

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