Robert Lillegard

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Next to attracting good franchisees in the first place, training them correctly can be the difference between success and failure. But how do you build an effective field staff/consultant team? Here's how our franchisors develop powerful support teams.

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A strategic partner helped My Salon Suites escape from a funding problem. At Young Chefs Academy, too, an investor made the difference. But at Vitality Bowls, they bootstrap all the way. Read on to learn the methods behind their money moves.

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Franchise development is a bit like dating—good franchisors can take their pick of weak candidates, but what they want is a strong fit for the brand. What can an up-and-coming ‘zor do to woo the ‘zee of their dreams?

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How do you draft a franchise agreement that fits the needs of your growing brand and train your salespeople not to make mistakes when selling it? The three bold entrepreneurs we're following in this column all year have different strategies.

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Behind every freelance writer lurks another career option. We originally wrote a longer story on Robert Lillegard's bakery experience for our sister publication, Foodservice News, but thought Franchise Times readers would enjoy this family business profile, too.

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How to build a bigger and more profitable franchise? It's a new year, so we're introducing three new companies to follow throughout 2016: Suite Management Franchising, Young Chefs Academy and Vitality Bowls.

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Fast-casual restaurants are still new-ish, but they've been around long enough to develop some trends of their own. Our writer decided to analyze six items and declare their hotness—or notness.

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