Dr. John Robb, a Connecticut veterinarian who believes he’s been called by God to protect the animals, has lived through the worst two years ever—he says because he refused to sell his franchise back to corporate for what he deemed a paltry offer.
Acquisitions are a priority for Dina Dwyer-Owens, the new executive chairwoman at The Dwyer Group. She’ll be looking for service brands to add to the Waco, Texas-based franchisor started by her father.
Everyone’s heard about recent credit breaches at Target. But a similar if smaller case at White Lodging, a hotel franchisee, shows no one is immune. Security experts recommend several steps for safety.
The weather’s been horrible for most this winter, but a handful of service brands might say ‘bring it on.’ That’s because tree removal, car repair, airplane de-icing and more are going gangbusters as the polar vortex reigns.