Podcast: Michelle Rowan on Satisfaction and Validation

Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Franchise Today on BlogTalkRadio. Paul Segreto of Fanchise Today and Michelle Rowan of Franchise Business Review discuss the importance of franchisee Satisfaction and Validation. Michelle Rowan and Eric Stites are committed to the franchise community. Loved working with them on the Franchisee Performance Research this fall. Preliminary results[…]

Franchisor Spotlight: Pizza Factory – Free Meals for Veterans

We appreciate the contributions of our veterans and so does our client, Pizza Factory. Pizza Factory Announces Free Lunches For Veterans On Veterans Day OAKHURST, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  But this November 11, on Veterans Day, Pizza Factory, a 110-store chain of pizza restaurants,[…]

Franchisor Spotlight: Budget Blinds Partners with Homes for Our Troops

We are proud to announce this wonderful program put forth by our client, Budget Blinds. We salute our veterans and love the way the franchise community has embraced opportunity to support and honor our national heroes. Budget Blinds Partners with Homes for Our Troops to Provide Window Coverings for Specially Adapted Veteran Homes ORANGE, CALIF.[…]

Been There, Done That: Franchising Lessons from a 35-year Career in the Industry

What It’s Taught Me About Franchisees/Franchisors By John R. Wilson, Sr. The story of my introduction to franchising is pretty standard American fare. One of my first jobs was with Jack-in-the-Box while a young teenager (14 actually) in the south Chicago suburbs. I progressed rapidly through the ranks for no better reason than it seemed[…]

What is the Creative Culture (Adhocracy) in Franchising?

As the developed world shifted from the industrial age to the information age, a fourth foundational variety of organization emerged. It is an organizational form that is most responsive to the hyperturbulent, ever-accelerating conditions that increasingly typify the organizational world of the twenty-first century. With a rapidly decreasing half-life of product and service advantages, a[…]