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November 02, 2016

This year’s FranTech show was one for the books. Both days, October 26 and 27, were full of insightful sessions with key takeaways. From think tanks and roundtable discussions to featured speakers, there was rarely a moment where attendees weren’t able to hear an expert’s opinion regarding all things technology and digital marketing for franchises. With more than 100 exhibitors and many more attendees, FranTech 2016 in Austin, Texas, was an exciting event for all.

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October 26, 2016

Carl Schirtzer is a franchise industry expert who provides business development, knowledge management, top-line revenue and operations consulting services to franchises. Leader of Schirtzer & Company, he has more than 20 years of experience in revitalizing a variety of businesses. In this week’s blog, Schirtzer shares his insights about franchise challenges and technology solutions and discusses what attracts franchisees to his organization.

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October 19, 2016

FranTech, a conference that focuses on all things digital marketing and technology in the franchise industry, is right around the corner. If you’re trying to keep your brand on top of trends and techniques in franchise marketing, this is the place to be. The conference provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn from like-minded peers and experienced, C-level speakers.

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October 12, 2016

When technology advances, our professional lives become easier. Processes and assignments that could once only be done manually are now automated. CRMs keep you up-to-date with your clients, business intelligence platforms assist you in making the most educated decisions, accounting solutions help manage your finances and much more.

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October 05, 2016

As a business owner, how easy is it for you to access your company information? Are you among the many who are still managing their data from numerous spreadsheets scattered across your organization? Businesses in all industries constantly struggle to keep their data organized and easily accessible. Don’t let your organization fall into that trap. Educate yourself on software solutions that can help.

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September 27, 2016

The 2016 FLDC (Franchise Leadership & Development Conference) is quickly approaching, and Naranga could not be more ready!

FLDC is an exclusive conference event specifically designed for presidents, CEOs and franchise sales and development executives, and is being held at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta this Wednesday through Friday. Naranga has attended in previous years and has found this conference to be a truly exciting and educational experience. There are ample opportunities for hands-on learning in addition to great networking sessions throughout the event.

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September 21, 2016

Sammy Aldeeb is the CEO and founder of Urban Bricks Pizza Company. The emerging franchise, (and Naranga customer), has four locations, with 15 in development, including Texas, Miami and Toronto. As this brand continues to grow domestically and internationally, Aldeeb shares his first-hand insights regarding challenges, concerns, improved efficiencies, technology, sales and more within the franchise industry.

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September 14, 2016

Recent studies have shown that communication is today’s most important skill - something we already believed even without seeing data to support it. Effective communication shapes all essential relationships. To grow a business, it’s not enough to come up with a great strategy; you also need to work hard to communicate it clearly.

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September 07, 2016

The Franchise Benchmark Report aggregates data from hundreds of brands to provide reports highlighting key industry trends. It includes information that helps franchisors maintain a competitive edge in finding, qualifying, and signing new franchisees.

The Franchise Benchmark report provides useful insights, such as:

  • Top 20 Franchise Portals to find potential prospects
  • Top 10 Franchise Portals focusing on high liquidity prospects
  • Most popular states for franchise expansion
  • Top 10 cities to focus on franchise growth
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August 31, 2016

As your business grows, you’ll encounter challenges that weren’t on your radar before. How you respond to them will create the foundation for ongoing change and growth as you continue to expand your brand. The decisions you make in the early stages of your franchise are critical to its future.

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