How To Buy A Franchise; My Interview With Dr. John Hayes

How To Buy A Franchise; My Interview With Dr. John Hayes

From Corporate America to Franchising; Why It Was (And Still Is) The Best Decision When I was in the throws of a sales career representing industry leaders, owning and operating a franchise was definitely not on my bucket-list.  As I was calling on clients, writing my sales plans and generally trying to climb the ranks,…

Hiring a Business Lawyer when Starting a Franchise or Small Business

Hiring a Business Lawyer when Starting a Franchise or Small Business

A lot of small business and franchise owners wait to hire an attorney until they’re getting sued or having some other legal difficulties. Unfortunately, by then, they’ve usually done something wrong—probably inadvertently—and will have some liability. When you decide to operate your own business, you’re assuming a lot of legal risk from a lot of…

About Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Franchisees

About Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Franchisees

Once you’re running your franchise and have employees, you’ll almost certainly need to buy workers’ compensation insurance. I say “almost certainly” because, while it’s mostly mandated, there are a few exceptions. Texas, for example. If your business is in Texas, it’s in the only state where workers’ comp is optional. Also, many states waive the…

The Franchisee’s Guide to Choosing a Point-of-Sale (POS) System

The Franchisee’s Guide to Choosing a Point-of-Sale (POS) System

Today’s point-of-sale (POS) systems are so much more than a way to take your customers’ money. Once upon a time, they were simple cash registers with compartments for bills and coins, but modern POS systems do a lot more, though they vary widely in their complexity and cost.  Depending on how advanced a systems you…

Using Background Checks for Hiring and Managing Employees

Using Background Checks for Hiring and Managing Employees

Building a high-performance team depends largely on hiring, assigning, and promoting the right employees to the right positions. Entire books have been written on identifying the perfect people, and it’s definitely more art than science. Some business owners and hiring managers have more of a knack for reading people and better gut instincts than others. …

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