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A majority of small business owners said they tried hiring in February but many struggled to find qualified applicants, report says.

 

Don’t leave your business up to fate, take control and put strategies in place to ensure the future you envision.

 

Restaurant industry multi-unit operator diversifies by signing three-unit deal to bring Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops to Fresno.

 

IFA Economic Outlook Report says with significant government assistance, nearly all of the economic damage created by the Covid-19 pandemic could be erased in 2021.

 

AE Restaurant Group, a Schlotzsky’s multi-unit franchisee, signs agreement to open 60 hoots wings locations in Texas markets over next six years.

 

Quiznos readying a new restaurant prototype while launching a full rebranding initiative.

 

Scooter's Coffee multi-unit operator purchases 13 corporate stores and will build 26 new units in the Oklahoma City market.

 

New report from Small Business Roundtable and Facebook offers insight into small business challenges from Covid-19 to finding employees.

 

National Restaurant Association says the 'Raise the Wage Act' would lead to increased prices, job losses, and higher use of labor-reducing technology.

 

The importance of succession planning for the family business; preparing to keep it in the family or sell to the right buyer.

 

Two franchisees, one with 3 restaurant brands, the other with 3 Amazing Lash Studios open and 5 more in development, tell how Covid has changed their business

 

One of El Pollo Loco’s largest operators agrees to open 3 more locations in Southern California.

 

Report finds a third of small business owners facing a ‘cash crunch’ even though PPP funding is still available.

 

7 multi-unit operators discuss their growth (or non-growth) plans for 2021

 

Blaze Pizza multi-unit operator signs agreement to open 20 Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in Central California.

 

Report Uncovers Pandemic Fatigue Among Restaurant Customers with Dwindling Concern for Safety Protocols.

 

2021’s Mega 99 list ranks the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee by unit count, including their brands

 

Long-time multi-unit QDOBA operator opens doors on 15th location.

 

30-year-old Wasif Saddique, who learned the ropes growing up in his uncle’s restaurants, now operates two Wayback Burgers and is gunning for more

 

Mile High Chicken LLC, a multi-unit franchisee with Slim Chickens, has opened its newest restaurant in Utah.

 

Yonas Hagos arrived in the U.S. after spending his childhood in a refugee camp in Sudan. Today he operates 27 franchised units – with more on the way.

 

Sajib Singha goes big, growing his 5 food brands across small-town Texas, with plans for 8 more in 2021

 

Mega operator Northern Management Group acquires 14 Dunkin’ stores in $44 million deal.

 

Robby Basati rises from delivery driver to franchisee and area development agent for Mountain Mike’s Pizza

 

Lynn Ann Zazzali’s passion for education and children led her from public school teacher to a top franchisee at The Learning Experience

 

Luis San Miguel, with 3 brands, is looking forward to 2021 and advancing toward his goal of 100 units 

 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop multi-unit operators expand their North Carolina territory again with the opening of their third location.

 

National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report provides insight into the restaurant space and its path to recovery in the coming year.

 

The crystal ball for selling and buying franchises in 2021 is cloudy. We asked multi-unit operators and M&A pros what they see ahead.

 

Multi-Brand Operator adding units again in the Southeast with newest Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux location.

 

6 common problems managers face when terminating employees - and the antidotes to avoid doing it.

 

Planet Fitness franchisee National Fitness Partners grows by acquiring 16 more clubs in Ohio and Pennsylvania markets.

 

Study finds 80% of small business owners say they need PPP funding now, while 58% say expedited vaccine distribution is even more crucial.

 

Change is a part of every presidential administration and should also be factored into succession planning.

 

National Federation of Independent Business study finds small business optimism dropping again.

 

5 tips for adapting your retail operations to give consumers what they want in today’s pandemic world

 

If your property is “vacant” or “unoccupied” because of Covid, does your insurance still cover you?

 

Batteries Plus CEO Scott Williams tells how the brand shifted to serve its customers and keep its franchisees going during the pandemic

 

How the leadership 'Impact Trait' can help make you a leader who brings influence and effectiveness.

 

Golden Chick creates modular restaurant design that is cost effective and reduces the building process time and cost.

 

Six steps that will help create an exceptional service culture at your business.

 

Prospect Capital Restaurants partners with private equity firm Corlex Capital to acquire 10 Wingstops and sign a 13-store development deal with the restaurant chain.

 

Area developers set to bring 15 additional MassageLuXe locations to Florida markets.

 

The SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopens for borrowers this week.

 

Neighborly acquires Precision Door Service for its fifth acquisition during 2020, now giving the franchisor 28 brands and more than 4,500 franchises

 

Avoiding 8 common mistakes owners make when selling their business.

 

Iowa couple join the ranks of multi-unit operators by opening their second Scooter’s Coffee location.

 

DBMC Restaurants signs on to develop 30 MOD Pizza locations throughout Southeastern markets.

 

Technomic report offers key findings on the current state of technology use in restaurants.

 

5 tips for small businesses to improve or keep their momentum going in 2021.


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