March 22, 2019

We’re headed to Vegas, yet again! This time, for another kind of franchise convention, the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, taking place March 24th-27th, at Caesars Palace. This is their 19th annual conference and is a “must-attend” show for multi-location or multi-brand franchise owners eager to continue growing their businesses successfully. 

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February 21, 2019

It’s that time of year again, the premier event specifically for franchise professionals! This year’s annual convention will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from February 24th through the 27th.

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February 07, 2019

Mystery shoppers, or, as some call them, secret shoppers, are the subject of much anticipation and preparation by franchise location owners. They’re typically used to identify the pros and cons of an organization’s sales and customer service practices, and can be one of an organization’s greatest assets for in-depth, real-time analysis of brand consistency and the overall customer experience. If you’re not using them in your business, here’s how you can start.

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January 29, 2019

In today’s time, many brands are striving for globalization. It has quickly become the ultimate test of business success and valuation. But how can it not be? With the quick rise and eventual world domination of technology, it is easy to understand why this is the case. We are always connected.

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January 01, 2019

Start off this New Year right! Your brand is growing and so are your franchise locations. That’s great news.

At the same time, your operations are getting a little disjointed and disorganized. That’s not so great, especially when franchises thrive on quality and consistency.

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A business tip often overlooked by overworked, distracted franchisees is outsourcing their non-core operations, because often the thought of the process of outsourcing this alone seems like too much for a franchisee with a lot on their plate.

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November 29, 2018

As a franchisor, 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 franchise organization fall into that trap. Educate yourself on software solutions that can help.

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November 12, 2018

Running your business is already full of tough decisions – hiring the right employees, partnering with the best vendors, finding the best location and much more. 

It’s even more challenging to run a franchise business without proper franchise operations software in place. The goal of a franchise operations software solution is to balance integrity across the organization, functioning as the ‘one source of truth’ to manage the needs and growth of your brand. 

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October 04, 2018

Successful franchisors focus a lot of time and energy on creating the framework upon which their business is built. They put a structure and guidelines in place for sales, marketing, training, compliance and more. They know what success looks like for their brand and how to best replicate it, and they share that knowledge with their franchisees so they are positioned to achieve the same—or greater—results.

So what is the one thing we hear over and over from franchisors? They want their franchisees to “follow the process.” After all, a significant amount of R&D, time and energy has gone into creating a roadmap to success. Unfortunately, there are stumbling blocks. Franchisees get detoured by the everyday challenges of running their business. Issues large and small jockey for attention and pull focus from the bigger picture.

Technology can help franchisors and franchisees navigate in the same direction. One of technology’s biggest benefits is its ability
to standardize and simplify processes. When ticketing support is built into an automated platform, for example, it allows for seamless assistance and monitoring.

With an easy-to-use franchise management software platform, leaders are able to focus on building and growing their business, not on the minutiae of running it. There are three great examples of simple and intuitive interfaces in action.

Central Operations Software

Who doesn’t want to streamline their day-to-day operations so they can focus more resources on the things that matter most? The goal of a franchise operations software solution is to balance integrity across the organization, acting as one source of truth to manage the needs and growth of a brand and allowing leaders to develop, manage and support their complete multi-location network. Efficiently engaging and reconnecting with your team through centralized operations management is possible when you have easy access to an operations manual manager, document library, real-time chat, project and workflow manager and important event alerts. Reactive decisions can be changed into proactive ones, in real-time.

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September 19, 2018

As more and more studies are conducted, we are further convinced that communication is our society’s most important skill. Effectively speaking, teaching, explaining, disputing or contradicting are among the several key assets that communication holds. These are assets in both personal lives and business professional lives. When it comes to growing a franchise, things are no different, having a tried and true proven strategy is great – but it’s not enough. Make sure you communicate that strategy correctly to make sure all franchisees are understanding your goals for the company.

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