Ask the Experts: Leading your employees

By Piyush Patel Q: What tips do you have for franchisees to hire the right employees? A: In the traditional business world, hiring the right employee has centred only on finding someone with a certain set of skills. While this focus can help fill short-term needs, in some cases it...
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Ask the Experts: Meeting the franchisor’s team

By Lori Karpman Q: Under what circumstances does a prospective franchisee typically meet the franchisor’s team for the first time? A: Most likely, your first point of contact will be the franchisor’s sales representative, either in person at a trade show or on the phone after contacting the franchisor for...
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Managing your work-life balance

By Gary Prenevost The term ‘work-life balance’ first popped up in U.K. parlance in the late 1970s. Since then, the concept has continued to generate attention and optimism, by suggesting that the goal of finding a balance between one’s work and one’s lifestyle is attainable.
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How do franchisors make money?

By Allan D.J. Dick Franchising is one way of many by which a business can expand. The key ingredient the business must have before its founder can consider expanding it through franchising is what someone else would want to license for use in the operation of an independently owned business.
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