Franchisees Win Major Victory On Appeal Against 7-Eleven

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated both of the previous district court decisions in favor of 7-Eleven franchisees in a consolidated appeal on February 27, sending the entire matter back to the district court. Eric H. Karp, general counsel for the National Coalition of 7-Eleven Associations made the announcement, saying that …

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Integrating Social Impact into a Franchise Brand

Francishing has been expanding past the common fast food chain for years now.  Franchises have been started in just about any business sector that has a replicable business model, especially when it comes to the service business.  The future of franchising may well include leveraging the network to address a mounting number of pressing social …

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Core building blocks of a successful Franchise opportunity

All franchise opportunities originate from a concept, which is essentially an idea, which forms a nucleus or core around which other business activities are framed. Success primarily depends on how well planned and secure this core is. Making this core as unique as possible is the most creative and innovative tasks for an entrepreneur. Theoretically, …

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3 Reasons Every Franchisee Needs Its Own Website

Franchise businesses employ over 7 million people in the U.S. At HubSpot, we speak with franchise companies with hundreds of individual franchisees in their networks, but some do not maintain individual websites for their franchisees. This is a problem, because although potential customers can find your corporate website, often these same potential customers would rather …

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How to apply Digital Transformation to your Franchise in 5 steps

Digital transformation (DT) projects often fail – we know that – but there are steps companies and their partners can take to maximize the likelihood of success. In today’s franchising world innovation and digital transformation can be a huge factor for franchise success. In a recent conversation with Rohit Kapoor, the Vice Chairman and CEO …

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Here Is Why Grit Is So Important For Entrepreneurs

University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth defined grit as a “perseverance and passion for long-term goals. There are several definitions of grit. For me, it is a growth mindset, a resilience that makes a person determined to bounce back from failures and setbacks. I talked about the growth mindset in my TEDx talk. Most of …

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How to properly deal with a consumer customer service complaint

Customer satisfaction is always our top priority.  We work closely with clients to design their project, plan for it’s execution and complete it on schedule.  But construction can be tricky and unforeseen circumstances may occur.  Typically, as you keep up communications with the client and they are involved as a virtual team member, these bumps …

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Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare for Small Businesses

Making healthcare available to your small business employees can be a daunting prospect. Procuring employee benefits can be costly and confusing to a non-expert in the field. However, it is essential to separate fact from fiction when considering providing your small business employees with the valuable gift of healthcare. Please see below four debunked commonly …

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How to properly asses the health of your subcontractor

In the construction business, it’s hard to get comfortable wearing a single hat because inevitably, things happen and you’ll be asked to provide advice on an item that isn’t in your area of expertise .  Because these requests can cover a huge swath of potential topics, wise construction leaders surround themselves with a group of …

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