Why the franchising industry needs training more than ever, and how to deliver it.

By Matt Bingham

The franchising industry has been completely transformed over the decades. One of the most famous examples is the metamorphosis of McDonald’s: Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s in 1955 in Des Plaines, Ill., and now the franchise is a multibillion-dollar business with thousands of stores in more than 100 countries, with a large percentage of those stores owned by individual franchisees. Today the franchising community as a whole accounts for more than $800 billion in annual sales and makes up more than 40 percent of all retail sales in North America.

Remote Monitoring

How a franchise operator enhanced security through innovative cloud-based technology.

By Lisa Ciappetta

Securing franchise businesses with multiple locations can be challenging. A cloud-based integrated security system can secure each location and serve as a management tool allowing business owners to administer and monitor their operations from anywhere, at any time.

Tax reform

A changing landscape: What upcoming tax law changes could mean for franchise owners.

By Cramer Soebbing

Since President Trump took office, there has been speculation in the franchisee community about the country’s future tax laws and the laws’ effects on their businesses. Now that the president and the House have seemingly moved on from their attempts to overhaul our nation’s healthcare law, tax reform appears to be the next item on the administration’s agenda.


Engage with employees even before you hire them to lay the groundwork for fruitful relationships.

By Darren Findley and Kim Shepherd

Employee engagement is a widely accepted best practice, but a lot of companies are missing a great opportunity by starting engagement programs during or even after onboarding new employees. The recruitment experience influences engagement, and a deliberate approach will help ensure the experience lays the groundwork for a long, mutually beneficial relationship between employer and employee.

Personal branding

Pitch perfect: How thinking like a news reporter will get media coverage for you and your franchise.

By Bill Corbett Jr.

What’s the secret to getting the media to cover and report positive stories about you and your franchise? The answer is simple: Think like a reporter or editor. By understanding what these professionals need, you will then be able to craft effective pitches and obtain the coverage you desire.

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