Franchisors: The Parents Are Not Okay

September 30, 2020

Working parents are essentially juggling being the teacher, principal, custodian and lunch lady – in addition to their full-time jobs. Franchisors may not be able to alleviate the anxiety working parents are experiencing as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on schedules and child care responsibilities, but here’s what they can do to support them.

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3 Reasons You Should Attend the 2020 MOD Conference

September 15, 2020

Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review, is part of this year’s planning task force and the emcee for the Operations program at the IFA’s Marketing, Operations & Development (MOD) Virtual Conference. She talked recently about the highlights of the event and what franchisors will take away.

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Virtual Franchise Event Round Up

September 9, 2020

Now that we know most of us won’t be back together until 2021, how do we stay sharp and find new ideas and connections in franchising? If you’re looking for something that goes above and beyond just a web conference, these are some virtual events worth checking out.

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Franchise Culture in 2020 Is Different – Like Everything Else

August 27, 2020

While some franchise brands were able to continue to thrive through the events of 2020, many have had to lay off or furlough employees and/or had franchisees whose businesses didn’t survive – all of which can also take a toll on franchise culture. It’s more important now than ever before to assess your company culture and take steps to fix the parts that are broken. These 12 steps can help you get started

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Franchisor Spotlight: Pinch A Penny

August 7, 2020

Michelle Rowan, president & COO of FBR, recently sat down with Michael Arrowsmith, Chief Development Officer of Pinch A Penny, a pool retail, service and repair franchise, to talk about their culture, what candidates are looking for when researching potential franchise investments, the recession, growth outlook, and training and support for franchisees.

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