Resources for leaders and employees of franchise brands.

8 11, 2018

[FREE PLANNING TOOL] Research Supplier Checklist

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.

11 10, 2018

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Build Employee Engagement

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.

2 10, 2018

6 Easy Communication Tips for Keeping Franchisee Relationships On Track

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.

7 09, 2018

Best Franchises to Work For?

We're surveying EVERYONE that works in the franchise industry to find out what they think of their job, team, and company. Share your experience with us and help us identify the best places to work in franchising!

4 09, 2018

5 Must-Have Resources for Emerging Franchise Brands

We’ve pulled together this list of the top 5 must-have resources for emerging brands, full of the best practices we’ve collected over a decade from franchisors who are growing their brands strategically while maintaining a system of highly satisfied (and profitable) franchisees.

29 08, 2018

Is Your Brand Being Sabotaged?

There’s so much to know and learn as a new franchisee – and so much ‘paper work’ coming down from HQ, that franchisees often get lost in a barrage of paper, rather than focusing on the big picture. That can lead to your franchisees unknowingly sabotaging your brand and their customer satisfaction. Nancy Friedman, President of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training, outlines five common phrases that can sabotage a business and how to mitigate them.

13 08, 2018

Development Drought? Tap into a New Well of Qualified Leads

Unemployment rates have dipped to some of the lowest we’ve seen in nearly two decades, which means the stream of franchise candidate leads is slowing to a trickle at the same time many brands are hoping to accelerate development to keep up with customer demand. With franchisors all competing for a limited number of candidates, development teams need to get creative to find new leads. Try some of these out-of-the-box ideas.

9 08, 2018

Operational Excellence: The Driver of Sustainable Franchise Growth

We see so many brands that grow quickly but don’t have the operations support in place to sustain it. Join us in Tampa on September 12 for the IFA's Operations Seminar, where top ranking brands in franchisee satisfaction will share techniques and insight on how to achieve grow your brand strategically through operational best practices.

27 07, 2018

Franchise Culture as a Foundation for Success

Franchise culture NEEDS to be an operational priority - starting with leadership, but really for everyone in your organization. The challenge is knowing where to start. Join FBR at the IFA Operations Seminar in Tampa this fall to learn the secrets of creating a winning culture from leading franchisors.

23 07, 2018

4 Franchise Development Budget Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Despite the seemingly endless meetings and ensuing headaches that accompany budget planning, there’s no escaping it. To make this year’s planning a little easier for you, we’ve put together the four most common budgeting mistakes that franchise marketing and development teams tend to make, along with ways to fix them.