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A photo on Twitter showed a T-shirt with the phrase: “2020. Would not recommend.” Underneath were the four stars associated with a movie rating, with only one star colored in. That’s a

Franchise Times is reporting on the generosity of business owners throughout the pandemic, from restaurant franchises donating food to healthcare and front-line workers to franchisees getting creative as they find ways to thank those providing essential services in their communities. Here we…

Tony Mattiacio got his start at Ziebart by washing cars after high school in Syracuse, New York. The owners started to notice his drive and willingness to pick up extra shifts, and soon enough Tony was learning jobs in other departments such as detailing, rust protection and undercoating.

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The owners of F45, a fitness concept with more than 2,000 franchises sold in more than 50 countries, was planning a traditional initial public offering earlier this year when COVID scuttled the idea.

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If bankruptcy is a tool to help financially distressed firms, as finance experts routinely say, then small businesses for the first time can use it.

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Ted Lee signed his master franchise agreement for Vietnam in late 2019, expecting to open his first 9Round gym in Ho Chi Minh City by early 2020. As of mid-July, however, Lee was still stuck in South Korea, where he’d been living for several months because Vietnam’s COVID-19 related travel r…

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One not so surprising effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the intense pressure on mall retail. Social distancing and malls just don’t mesh, as is plain to see from the traffic data.

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