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Franchisees, what part of running your own business did you not even think of before opening your franchise? What is it that you would want to tell a new or prospective franchisee to ahead of time to…Continue
Red Velvet yogurt with shredded coconut, gummy bears and chocolate rocks - I'd never order it, but I could. Concoctions like that bring young children (and older children... and adults) into the local Fro-Yo shops at an amazing rate. The question has moved from, "should we go out for ice cream?" to "should we go out for yogurt?" and then again to "which yogurt place should we go to?"
Every city now has its share of national franchises, local franchises and independent shops, all…Continue
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban the sale of sweetened beverages 16 oz. or larger was APPROVED today by the NYC Board of Health. This ruling (and future similar rulings across the country) could have a HUGE impact on franchisee profitability!
I'm curious to hear what Frantopia members think about this ruling? Is it the role of government to protect people who are too stupid to realize that a 32 oz. Mountain Dew from 7-11, or a Starbuck's Venti Carmel…Continue
It's a conflict that every small business has at some point, and usually at several points. When it comes to administrative functions, what do you do yourself and what do you outsource?
Chief among all considerations is, of course, cost. The superficial thought is, "If I can do this myself, I'll save money." That, however, is the evaluation that needs to be examined. How does the cost of service compare to the increase is sales and/or productivity resulting from letting a 3rd…Continue