Franchise Trade Missions have always been dominated by men, so perhaps it’s a bit ironic that the latest mission heading to macho Mexico is sporting a record number of women development officers.
They call Rita Goldberg the "British bulldog" for a reason: She persisted for three years to convince L.A. Fitness to allowed her Florida-based British Swim School back into their clubs.
Glenn Cybulski loves to feed family and friends, but the founder of Persona Neapolitan Pizza has his limits, he told Franchise Times
The Ice Bucket Challenge, to fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is technically over, but the disease is not.
Aziz Hashim and his wife, Farahnaz, are trying to bolster franchising education by endowing a faculty position in franchise entrepreneurship at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
The final push starts Monday, Sept. 22, in a month-long fundraising campaign organized by Chronic Tacos, to benefit No Kid Hungry.
World Gym led the international fitness center charge into Pakistan in July, opening its first unit in the capital, Islamabad.
Certified Turnaround Professional Gene Baldwin will receive the 2014 Best Small Company Transaction Award.
Amidst a ground swell of employers who grumble about health care costs and minimum wage hikes, one restaurant owner put his money where his mouth was.
An activist investor is pushing Darden Restaurants to franchise casual dining brands Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. The investor, Starboard Value, believes doing so will improve the company's growth and profitability.
John Leonesio, the man who started Massage Envy then turned his attention to The Joint, is now working to bring enviable eyelashes to women via a young franchise called Amazing Lash Studio.
The Florida stockbroker turned Pinkberry franchisee is getting personal in his claims against the frozen-yogurt franchisor, naming the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, and the CEO of Pinkberry, Ron Graves, in a lawsuit.
Convincing employees to be as passionate as the owner about their brand is a challenge, and Tim Lightner, a Two Men and a Truck franchisee in Wisconsin, explained how he does it--through the data.
When your last name is Olsen, rather than the more common Olson, you're used to a lot of misspellings, and that's the case for Great Clips' CEO, whose problems extend to her first name, too.
Two of the more unusual franchises the Franchise Trade Mission encountered at the Franchise Asia Expo in the Philippines in July were VIBES and Well Family Clinics.
Franchising embraced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and although the videos on Facebook of various franchise executives dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads didn’t have the page views as the celebrities, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Governor Chris Christie, there were no shortage of franchise challenges.
SB 610, known as the California Fair Franchising act, passed the California Senate last week by a 23-9 vote, and now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown seeking a signature.
MikLin Enterprises, which owns 10 Jimmy John's stores in the Minneapolis area, wronged its employees' union-organizing rights when firing six people who protested their lack of sick leave, according to an NLRB ruling.
Steve Schwanz, managing director of Franchise Capital Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm focusing on restaurants, recently received the Jim Hall Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
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