With high-profile franchise systems making headlines for exploiting franchises with unfair and deceptive practices, how can brands that foster strong, supportive franchisor-franchisee relationships differentiate themselves? Here are five things you can do to set your brand apart.
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.
To determine this year’s list of the Best Franchises for Veterans, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of survey data from over 3,000 veteran franchise owners representing more than 300 franchise brands.
Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from over 30,000 franchisees representing more than 300 brands to identify the 100 Most Innovative Franchises of 2022.
Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of data from over 300 franchise brands, representing nearly 30,000 franchise owners, to identify the 50 Most Profitable Franchises of 2022.
FBR analyzed data from over 5,500 franchise employees to reveal key insights into job satisfaction, hybrid work and compensation in franchising.
Entrepreneur feature: In a survey by FBR, over half of franchise industry leaders admitted to never getting formal feedback from their teams. That's a giant missed opportunity for retaining talent.
What has had the biggest impact on employee engagement & retention in the franchise sector in 2022? Watch now for the detailed findings from nearly 5,500 corporate franchise employees.
Black Enterprise magazine featured the seven most diverse franchise brands from FBR's list of the Top Recession-Proof Franchises.
Kathy Gosser, Director of YUM! Center for Global Franchise Excellence, Management & Entrepreneurship, talks to FBR's Michelle Rowan in an episode of FranchiseU! about why feedback from franchisees is a gift and the power of transparency in validation.
These five key attributes will set your franchise brand above the rest and really give you something to boast about, says Scott Greenberg, author of The Wealthy Franchisee, in this article for Global Franchise Magazine.
The best franchises for women to buy, according to satisfaction survey data from over 8,000 female franchise owners across 267 brands.
Satisfaction survey data from nearly 11,000 franchise owners reveals the best low-cost franchises with an investment starting under $100K.
FBR identified the 100 franchises with the greatest opportunity to perform in a recession based on survey feedback from 32,000 franchise owners at 300+ brands.
This industry primer was created to introduce newcomers to the world of franchising, with tips and pointers to help get up to speed quickly on everything franchising.
Find out how Massage Heights, Hot Dish Advertising and Wild Birds Unlimited are using their FBR employee engagement survey data to positively impact retention and organizational culture.
Webinar: Hear from franchise leaders that have designed innovative, award-winning programs to increase employee engagement, retain top talent and build a winning franchise culture.
Pulse surveys are a fast, easy, relatively inexpensive tool to measure system performance. Learn what makes a successful pulse survey and how to implement them in your system.
[email protected] Awards recognize the franchise companies with the best culture based on direct employee feedback and ratings. Enter your company now to qualify!
What is the outlook for franchising in 2022? Read FBR's industry report based on data from over 31,000 franchise owners across 350 brands, 6,000 employees at both the corporate office and unit-level, and 200 franchise executives.
FBR surveyed nearly 30,000 franchise business owners, thousands of corporate and unit-level employees, and hundreds of franchise leaders to fully understand the current state of franchising and expectations for growth of the franchise sector in 2022.
Entrepreneur magazine calls out the four most prestigious franchise rankings—including Franchise Business Review's annual list of the Top 200 Franchises.
Franchise Business Review identified the 200 best franchises of 2022. An independent survey of 30,000 franchise owners also revealed that satisfaction is at all-time high, up 3% from pre-pandemic levels.
For many of us, New Year’s resolutions revolve around getting — or staying — healthy. But regardless of personal resolutions, for franchisors it also means building a healthier brand in 2022.
The ultimate goal of surveying your franchisees is to gain objective insights into how to improve operational performance to get better results. In order to do that you need to pull out the gold hidden inside! These 10 ideas for digging into your data will help you understand what drives your franchisees’ behaviors and beliefs, and apply metrics to improving franchisee relations.
Franchise Business Review surveyed nearly 30,000 franchise owners to find out if their businesses are meeting their financial expectations and which franchises present the most profitable opportunities for would-be franchisees. Download the free report.
Image One's Tim Conn talks about why they continue to survey their franchisees year after year, which question means the most to him, and how Image One summarizes the data highlights to help candidates understand the strengths of their system through FBR’s independent lens.
Get your free, customizable franchising calendar template to plan your content marketing strategy for the year and track key dates and franchising events.
New data from Franchise Business Review shows satisfaction among franchisees is at an all-time high, increasing 3% from pre-pandemic levels, with nearly 9 in 10 rating their franchise opportunity above average.
While employee recruitment and retention challenges are not new issues, the pandemic and its impact on the entire food industry have pushed them to the top of the list. QSR highlights how restaurant franchises are focusing on culture and soliciting employee feedback to differentiate themselves.
Top talent is getting harder to find and even harder to retain. If employee recruitment and retention are a concern for your franchise organization, this hiring guide is a must-read to make sure your hiring and retention strategies outperform other companies competing for the best employees.
Franchise Business Review reveals findings from an independent industry-wide survey benchmarking franchise employee engagement and compensation among corporate franchise professionals.
Franchise Business Review announces the Top 50 Most Profitable Franchise companies based on independent survey of franchise owners. The award winning brands were rated highest for both strong financial performance and high franchisee satisfaction.
AARP talks with experts from Franchise Business Review and FranNet about what would-be entrepreneurs need to know to successfully jump into franchising to reach their retirement goals.
FBR surveyed over 3,500 franchise owners of three or more franchise units from nearly 250 franchise brands to identify the 50 best multi-unit franchise opportunities of 2021.
Learn how Fibrenew uses their recognition as an FBR award-winner to grab the attention of candidates and, in turn, how they use that third-party validation as a powerful tool to educate candidates about what to expect.
Franchise Business Review recognizes 12 franchise companies for outstanding company culture and employee engagement with the 2021 [email protected] Awards.
AARP highlights diverse businesses that rate highly among older entrepreneurs for owner satisfaction and franchisor support based on Franchise Business Review's research.
Enter by September 30 to qualify as a Top Franchise for 2022. Any franchise brand based in the U.S. or Canada with 10 or more open and operating franchisees is eligible to enter and is invited to participate in the awards at no cost.
The pandemic has been a game-changer for restaurants, forcing everyone, including quick-service operators, to rethink everything they do. Research highlighted in this QSR Magazine article showed that brands that kept their franchisees engaged, informed, and satisfied had the best chance to succeed.
In this webinar, hosted by FranConnect, a standout panel of Franchise Operations experts share data-driven insights and best practices gleaned from a lifetime of coaching franchisors on driving franchisee performance and satisfaction, ensuring franchisee compliance and creating engagement and alignment.
Franchise Business Review is pleased to welcome franchise marketing exec Emily George to our Client Success team as a Senior Consultant. Emily is responsible for new business development, as well as ongoing client relations and account management.
In this conversation with Kitchen Solvers' Zach Nolte he explains how they use FBR’s survey to put quantifiable metrics around franchisee satisfaction, and use the survey data to show their franchisees that they are listening and making changes based on their feedback.
See the key findings and takeaways from FBR's 2021 franchisee satisfaction research into the food franchise sector based on surveys of over 10,220 franchise owners.
Each year, Franchise Business Review honors franchise owners who set exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model. This year, Franchise Business Review reviewed over 190 nominations from franchisors, and then narrowed the search by selecting 60 franchisees that achieved “Rock Star status” in franchising.
FBR announced its annual list of “Culture100” award-winners recognizing the 100 franchise brands with the best franchise cultures based on data from nearly 25,000 franchise owners, representing 224 franchise brands. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on 12 questions specifically focused on Leadership, Core Values, Do They Enjoy Being Part of the Organization, Do They Feel Valued, and Would they Recommend Their Franchise to Others.
This workbook is for franchisors who want to use peer groups as an effective tool to begin, enhance, regain, improve, or maintain franchisee engagement in order to achieve measurable results in their franchise system.
Franchise Advisory Councils are a critical business and relationship-building tool: They build franchisee loyalty and trust, increase support and buy-in to corporate initiatives, create better programs, and minimize resistance to change. This workbook is for franchisors who are considering creating an (FAC) but aren’t sure where or how to start.
Data from the 30 top-ranked food brands revealed that 88% of food franchise owners would recommend their brand to others, compared to just 54% of the franchisees surveyed who owned brands not on the list.
Home care franchise companies may be in the midst of a major growth period brought on by the COVID-19 emergency. In the past, interest in joining a home care franchise system largely stemmed from the financial opportunity it presented for entrepreneurs. The average profit for senior care franchises is $135,625 annually, according to Franchise Business Review.
Tim Courtney, VP of franchise development for PuroClean sat down with FBR to talk about the opportunity he saw when he first joined the team to capture the enthusiasm of PuroClean’s owners and turn that into an advantage on both the development and operations sides.
Learn six key strategies to effectively use your survey results to strengthen personal connections with your franchisees, build a culture of transparency, and get franchisees excited about their future with the brand.
Randy Shacka, president of Two Men and a Truck talked with FBR about how they deliver on satisfaction, trust, and values by being intentional and building strong relationships.
The travel sector took a major hit during the pandemic, but that’s not stopping Cruise Planners. Founder & CEO Michelle Fee shares how pent-up demand for travel combined with innovative support strategies are creating opportunity.
Visiting Angels Vice President David Ritterling talks with FBR about why building a system of people who love people translates into a winning business model.
With some franchise sectors struggling to hire, how can franchisors create a culture that attracts employees to their brand? These 6 tips help franchise leaders create a culture where employees want to work.
Franchise Business Review has announced the Top 100 Recession-Proof Franchises for 2021. Franchises on the list were identified based on survey feedback from over 28,000 franchise owners across 307 brands over the past 18 months.
Franchise Business Review announces the Top 50 Low-Cost Franchises for 2021. The award-winning brands were identified based on survey feedback from 17,525 franchisees across 174 brands with an investment starting under $100,000.
Co-founder and president Shannon Wilburn recalls the “a-ha” moment when she realized she was missing out on the goldmine of data in her FBR survey.
As part of our ongoing series highlighting our Top Franchises, FBR asked Pet Supplies Plus Franchise Development Specialist Christine Schultz some questions to uncover what it is that makes Pet Supplies Plus a best-in-category brand.
Franchisors often ask us how they can encourage their franchisees to participate and boost survey participation rates. We recently unearthed this 2019 video of Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, inviting his franchisees to take our survey, and we couldn’t help but share!
Dennis Maple, president and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc., explains how they use their annual FBR franchisee satisfaction survey to baseline against competitors as well as their own goals for success.
How Christian Brothers Automotive Has Changed the Way They Do Business Using Franchisee Satisfaction Data
Christian Brothers Automotive president Donnie Carr shares how their FBR survey results inform strategic planning throughout the organization from operations to development to franchisee support and franchise culture.
Download this free eBook to learn why employee engagement matters, how to measure and benchmark your team's engagement, and how to recruit & retain top franchise employees.
Most franchise companies have a crystal clear vision of where they want to go. But the mistake many franchisors make is not requiring their franchisees to have their own vision. Implementing a franchisee vision plan program is the most effective way to set expectations and align franchisees’ goals with the goals of the organization. Learn how to start putting vision plans to work in your organization with these free resources.
Making the Grade: How The Learning Experience Increased Customer Satisfaction by 42% During the Pandemic
Learn how The Learning Experience franchise system measures feedback from customers and how they were able to increase customer satisfaction dramatically during the pandemic despite the formidable challenges facing the education and child services sectors.
The call for entries for the 2021 [email protected] Awards is now open. Franchisors, franchise suppliers and franchise owners are eligible to qualify. Registration deadline is March 31, 2021.
We talk with Maddi Park of MaidPro as part of our ongoing series highlighting the 2021 Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners. Maddi discusses how they make franchisee satisfaction data an integral part of their franchise marketing strategy.
What can franchise leaders do to keep employees engaged while the workplace and workspace continue to evolve through the pandemic? Learn the four things franchise franchise organizations should be doing for their employees to increase engagement in the COVID-19 world.
Justin Bredeman, CEO of Soccer Shots, talks with FBR about why they were committed to surveying franchisees amidst the challenges of the pandemic, how they used the survey data to identify areas for improvement and measure performance, and the post-pandemic outlook.
Jeff Bevis takes a deep dive into the latest Franchise Business Review Top 200 Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report and breaks down what aspiring franchise owners need to know about franchise ratings and franchisee satisfaction.
As part of FBR’s ongoing series spotlighting 2021 Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners, FBR talked with Team Logic IT’s president Dan Shapero about strengthening franchisee relationships, adapting franchisee support during the pandemic, and how they have continued to generate demand for the brand in terms of new store sales, new store awards, and territory expansion.
In our continuing series spotlighting our 2021 Best-in-Category Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners, Payroll Vault president & CEO Sean Manning talks with Nicole Dudley, Director of Client Relations at Franchise Business Review, about the “hypertransformation” in business over the past year, as well as how they use their survey data to drive goal-setting and measure success.
FASTSIGNS' Mark Jameson talks with FBR about why franchisee satisfaction is one of the four key pillars of FASTSIGNS mission, how they use FBR’s data to bring in high quality candidates who are aligned with their culture, and how the pandemic drove rapid innovation in their business.
Driving engagement is historically challenging for most multi-location restaurant brands and COVID-19 has only exacerbated that challenge. But despite everything, there are still ways to engage franchisees in order to drive profitability. Here are five tactics that restaurant brands of all sizes — concepts like Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Firehouse Subs, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, and others — are using to help franchisees be successful.
In most companies, employees have an annual performance review. When done properly, it creates a powerful feedback loop and an opportunity for positive change. In franchising, an annual satisfaction survey offers similar benefits. If you're using on of these common excuses not to survey your franchisees on a regular basis, find out why you could be putting your system at risk.
CASE STUDY: Learn how Any Lab Test Now implemented FBR's survey to increase response rates and, in turn, used the data to improve communication and franchisee engagement.
Nicole Dudley, former Client Operations Manager, has been promoted to Director of Client Relations. In her newly expanded role, Nicole will continue to work to ensure clients’ research needs are met, as well as be responsible for helping to grow and oversee our customer service team and efforts, and support our clients and products as we grow.
Being named a 2021 Top Franchise is an objective, third-party endorsement of the franchise brands that have stepped up to provide EXCEPTIONAL support and leadership during the crises this year. Watch now to see what it means to be an FBR Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner.
What does the future hold for franchising? We asked some of the thought leaders in franchising to look into their crystal balls and reveal their predictions for 2021.
Download key takeaways from the session, Enforcing Compliance with System Standards While Maintaining Franchise Relations, at the IFA's Emerging Franchisors Virtual Conference.
The shopping season has officially commenced, and whether you’re a Black Friday warrior or more of a last-minute, better-under-pressure shopper, the buying experience can fuel your holiday excitement or suck all the joy out of the process. The same goes for franchise candidates in the validation process. Get the intel you need to make the franchise buying experience something to celebrate.
Franchisees typically tend to disengage somewhere around five years into the business. Follow these 10 tips to keep your franchisees satisfied and engaged long term, and drive growth for your system.
All franchise buyers do varying degrees of due diligence before investing in a brand. The difference is that today more and more prospective franchisees are looking at franchisee satisfaction data in addition to financial benefits, lifestyle, and the training and support they’ll receive. See what current franchisees have to say about franchisee satisfaction as a key factor in choosing a franchise.
Fifty franchise brands were named in a newly released report from Franchise Business Review identifying the top home-based business opportunities with the highest franchisee satisfaction.
As the franchising environment changes, now, more than ever, it's important to help franchisees create effective franchise business plans. This eBook equips you with everything you need to get started and provide proactive support.
An independent survey of franchise owners by Franchise Business Review identified 35 franchise companies as stand outs for both strong financial performance and high franchisee satisfaction.
Franchise Business Review’s independent survey of veteran franchise owners reveals 8 out of 10 would recommend their franchise system to others.
FBR's first-annual Culture100 list recognizes the 100 franchise brands with the best franchise culture based on ratings for leadership, mission, community, and overall franchisee satisfaction by their franchise owners.
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.