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Decorative Concrete is Latest Addition to Home Franchise Concepts

Confirming the rise of concrete’s popularity in home décor, All American Decorative Concrete is the latest acquisition for Home Franchise Concepts based in Orange, California, also the parent company of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living.
March 26, 2015, 4:20 pm

Bird's-Eye View after Appeal on Seattle's Minimum Wage Case

The International Franchise Association will appeal a federal judge’s ruling last week in the Seattle minimum wage case, in which the court denied a petition to block a portion of the ordinance the IFA and five franchisee plaintiffs deem discriminatory. At least one outside attorney thinks the judge got it wrong.
March 26, 2015, 4:01 pm

Q&A with Dan Brinton, CEO of Fractured Prune Doughnuts

In the age of technology, Fractured Prune CEO Dan Brinton has intentionally kept things simple in a fast-growing restaurant chain that allows customers to customize their own doughnuts.
March 26, 2015, 11:18 am

Q&A with David and Carlo, co-founders of Kono Pizza USA

After discovering Kono Pizza on an Italian vacation, serial entrepreneurs David Ragosa and Carlo Ruggiero immediately got to work bringing the QSR concept to the United States.
March 23, 2015, 2:47 pm

Deal with 3M to Boost Window Genie Sales, VP Believes

Window Genie is banking on a new partnership with 3M to boost sales of residential window film, an arrangement that will begin in April.
March 19, 2015, 11:32 am

Judge Rejects Bid to Block Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike

A federal judge this week denied the attempt by five franchisee plaintiffs and the International Franchise Association to block portions of Seattle’s minimum wage law, scheduled to become effective April 1. The issue isn’t the wage itself, which will increase to $15 an hour, but rather that it treats franchisees as large employers rather than small because they are part of a large franchise system.
March 19, 2015, 11:03 am

Forecasting a Springtime Pop

Although several economic indicators have softened, fundamentals remain on course for a growth spurt as summer approaches.
March 19, 2015, 9:59 am

Q&A with Dan Schneider, CEO of SIB Fixed Cost Reduction

Dan Schneider saw an opportunity to help companies reduce costs during the recession. Now his company, SIB, is in 20,000 locations throughout the United States.
March 16, 2015, 9:03 am
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