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FranchiseU! Podcast

By |2022-05-25T12:57:40+00:00May 25th, 2022|FBR In the News|

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.

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Bragging Rights

By |2022-05-13T13:28:47+00:00May 13th, 2022|FBR In the News|

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.

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Nurse Next Door Exec: ‘There Has Never Been More Interest in Home Care Franchising’

By |2021-07-08T15:36:41+00:00July 8th, 2021|FBR In the News|

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. 

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5 Ways to Engage Franchisees and Drive Profitability During the Pandemic

By |2021-02-05T14:37:29+00:00February 5th, 2021|FBR In the News|

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.

How to Develop and Conduct Employee Surveys

By |2020-11-10T19:52:58+00:00October 16th, 2020|FBR In the News|

With the upheaval of the pandemic in the workplace, it's become more important than ever to measure employee engagement and organizational culture. But if you're going to do it, it's important to do it right. Business News Daily talked with Eric Stites for tips on how to make the most of employee engagement surveys.

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Women Flock to Franchising

By |2021-05-26T19:19:57+00:00December 2nd, 2019|FBR In the News|

THe number of women in the franchise industry is soaring. As of May, women own or co-own 35% of the franchise outlets in the U.S.—around 265,000—according to Franchise Business Review's research.

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Beware the Talent Drain

By |2021-05-26T20:04:31+00:00July 11th, 2019|FBR In the News|

In today’s ‘employees market’, the talent drain is a very real risk to franchises. Many franchisors and franchisees are struggling with recruiting and retention, trying to balance the need for competitive compensation and benefits, with rising costs in many other areas of the business.

Got Satisfaction?

By |2021-05-26T20:18:49+00:00April 26th, 2019|FBR In the News|

In the March edition of Franchising World Magazine, Franchise Business Review CEO Eric Stites analyzes the key findings of the [email protected] study and the risks that franchisors may be facing when it comes to attracting and retaining top employees.

Keys to Expanding Your Franchise

By |2021-05-27T13:39:31+00:00April 12th, 2019|FBR In the News|

Think it may be time to expand your franchise? Thinking of adding locations, but not sure if it's attainable? Boss Magazine's latest article describes the safest and most effective ways to grow your franchise. Franchise Business Review CEO Eric Stites and others weigh in on the most appropriate time for expansion, as well as other useful tips for growing franchises.

How to Start a Franchise in 11 Steps

By |2021-05-27T13:51:53+00:00February 20th, 2019|FBR In the News|

Starting a franchise can be a daunting and difficult task and many who set out on the journey run into the same, or at least similar, hurdles. This easy 11 step process helps new franchisees avoid these common problems to make their endeavors as successful as possible.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dad said he could go to Harvard or have a McDonald’s franchise

By |2021-05-27T13:52:34+00:00February 11th, 2019|FBR In the News|

Mark Zuckerberg was given an early ultimatum growing up - either go to Harvard, or franchise a McDonald's restaurant. This article describes the decision he eventually made and shows the ins and outs of beginning a franchising opportunity and how his life would have differed had he chosen the Golden Arches instead of the Crimson.

What I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Franchise

By |2021-05-27T14:06:36+00:00February 1st, 2019|FBR In the News|

CEO and Managing Director of Franchise Business Review, Eric Stites, elaborates on the less well-known struggles of purchasing and maintaining a franchise. Eric provides franchisees with many resources to allow a better understanding of potential future hurdles so that risks may be mitigated.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Named to Top Franchise List for Owner Satisfaction

By |2021-05-27T14:08:02+00:00February 1st, 2019|FBR In the News|

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has been named to Franchise Business Review's "Top 200 Best Franchises" list for its fourth consecutive year. Bill Scavone, President and COO of the company, weighs in on what the honor means to the company and Weichert's continued dedication to providing a top-notch partnership with its franchisees.

101 Side Business Ideas

By |2021-05-27T14:12:55+00:00January 10th, 2019|FBR In the News|

Whatever your reasons, starting your own business doesn’t mean you have to retire early from your full-time gig. In fact, it could mean the opposite — your business idea might need some time to prove itself before you can afford to leave your job.

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Vets in Franchises

By |2020-11-10T19:57:27+00:00January 2nd, 2018|FBR In the News|

FBR's CEO Eric Stites talks with Justin M. Nassiri of Beyond the Uniform about some of the companies that are doing the right things to attract veterans to franchising.

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Home Care Makes Low-Cost Franchise List

By |2020-11-10T20:00:46+00:00June 21st, 2017|FBR In the News|

Home care has quickly become known as a top franchise in recent years. With a relatively low cost to entry in the private duty market, some franchises are also gaining recognition as top low-cost franchise businesses, according to the Franchise Business Review.

By |2020-11-10T20:00:28+00:00January 9th, 2017|FBR In the News|

Town Money Saver, a franchise system headquartered in Lucas, recently was recognized as a top franchise opportunity in the United States, according to a national franchise market research firm.

One Veteran’s Path from Service to Franchise Success

By |2020-11-10T20:00:19+00:00December 5th, 2016|FBR In the News|

When Ray Omar ended his six-year service as a Special Forces communications officer for the U.S. Army in 2006, he moved to Maryland and began a consulting gig with the government. Meanwhile, he couldn’t help but notice that his new city looked nothing like his hometown of Queens, New York. One detail in particular: Where were the Dunkin’ Donuts?

Social Geek Radio

By |2020-11-10T20:00:12+00:00November 18th, 2016|FBR In the News|

Social Geek Radio interviews Franchise Business Review's founder and CEO Eric Stites about where the idea for FBR started and how it continues to provide transparency to the franchise industry and help franchisors drive better results.

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By |2020-11-10T20:01:42+00:00August 16th, 2016|FBR In the News|

The companies that took top marks, particularly those that consistently receive such honors, should serve as a blueprint for young companies hoping to lay a strong franchise foundation...