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NLRB: McDonald’ Should be Held Liable for Unfair Labor Practices of Franchisees

The National Labor Relations Board released a major decision on July 29th, one that could have far reaching ramifications throughout the franchising world. Specifically, the NLRB has decided that the corporation of McDonald’s should be considered a joint employer with its franchisees, and held liable for certain unfair labor practices within its franchised locations. Such ... NLRB: McDonald’ Should be Held Liable for Unfair Labor Practices of Franchisees...Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted July 31, 2014

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NLRB: McDonald’ Should be Held Liable for Unfair Labor Practices of Franchisees

The National Labor Relations Board released a major decision on July 29th, one that could have far reaching ramifications throughout the franchising world. Specifically, the NLRB has decided that the corporation of McDonald’s should be considered a joint employer with its franchisees, and held liable for certain unfair labor practices within its franchised locations. Such NLRB: McDonald’ Should be Held Liable for Unfair Labor Practices of Franchisees

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By Eric Bell | Posted July 31, 2014

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Can I Trust a Franchisor’s Financial Performance Representations (Item 19 of the FDD, Part 2)

Understanding Item 19, Part 2: The 4 Types of Item 19’s In our previous review of Item 19, we provided a general guide to items found within a company’s Item 19 Financial Performance Representation (formerly known as an Earnings Claim; also known as Article 19).  In part 2, we review how these Financial Performance Representations Can I Trust a Franchisor’s Financial Performance Representations (Item 19 of the FDD, Part 2)

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By Rick Bisio | Posted May 12, 2014

Cinnabon’s Recipe For Expansion: Licensing and Co-Branding

Cinnabon has long been thought of as the snack for travelers running through airports and shoppers strolling through malls. What started as a single bakery in Seattle’s Sea Tac Mall in 1985 has grown into a company with 1,200 brick-and-mortar locations in 54 countries. But the chain’s biggest consumer business today is licensing and co-branding Cinnabon’s Recipe For Expansion: Licensing and Co-Branding

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By Ben Baggett | Posted March 24, 2014

Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams

There certainly is a lot of buildup to the Olympics each time they roll around, but it certainly is worth it the Olympics never disappoint. There is still a purity to the games that is lost in many of the professional sports. If you’re like me, you might find yourself thinking what could have been. Olympic Dreams

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By Upside Group Franchise Co | Posted February 14, 2014

What Are 3 Important Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur?

Meet Rocco Fiorentino Recently, Benetrends’ President and CEO Rocco Fiorentino was featured on a panel of experts for "Empowering Entrepreneurs" put out by Media Planet. Fiorentino joined the Benetrends board of directors in 2009, with more than 25 years of franchising experience. Shortly after, in late 2012, he was appointed CEO. For those unaware, Benetrends What Are 3 Important Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur?

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By Ben Baggett | Posted November 8, 2013

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Apple’s Operating System… For FREE!?

Awesome news coming out of Apple yesterday regarding pricing for desktop operating systems: Amid a slew of incremental improvements to its iPad tablets and MacBook laptops, Apple today announced some landmark news about its oldest surviving operating system: It will not charge for the latest big upgrade, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks… What’s the driver Apple’s Operating System… For FREE!?

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By Rex White | Posted October 23, 2013

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Work at Work, Says HP’s Meg Whitman

The debate rages on. Imagine two employee scenarios. In the first, a guy gets up at 6:30. Showered and shaved, he gets all up in his professional outfit and faces rush hour. Forty-five minutes later, our man pulls into a spot and rushes to get to his desk. Scenario number two: Joe Q. Public isn’t Work at Work, Says HP’s Meg Whitman

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By Farrah Kennedy | Posted October 10, 2013

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