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CareerBuilder.com Doesn’t Seem To Know What A Job Is

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You would think a company with the word “Career” included in their name would have access to the definition of a “job.” Evidently, they don’t. But, I do. Here it is: A paid position of regular employment. Go ahead: Google it. I have a total understanding of the word, "job." I kind of did before I even Googled it. But, I wanted to make sure. Keep reading to see ... Read More

Pat Sajak Tries Franchising. However…

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Pat Sajak, the famous host of Wheel of Fortune, is trying his hand at franchising. Great American Deals is the name of Sajak’s franchise concept, and according to their franchise website, “It’s wildly successful in Southern California’s Conejo Valley.”   Great American Deals Currently, the most-well known daily deals website is Groupon. Great American Deals looks to be similar, ... Read More

Starbucks Baristas To Get Free Online College Tuition From Starbucks

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Starbucks just raised the bar for all US employers. And when Starbucks Corporation talks, people listen.   According to Wikipedia, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world. To date, there are 23,000+ stores in 64 countries, including 12,000+ in the United States, 1,897 in China, 1,550 in Canada, 1,088 in Japan and 927 in the United Kingdom. And, that number is about ... Read More

3 Things Franchise Brokers Would Prefer To Keep Under Wraps: #2

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There are several things today’s franchise brokers would like to keep under wraps. The 3 things franchise brokers would prefer to keep under wraps that I've decided to share with you aren’t bad things. Not at all. They’re just things that you-the prospective franchise business owner should know. Isn't that why you’re here? Don’t you want to have as much information on franchising as ... Read More

What The Seattle Times Thinks About The New $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage And Franchises

The Seattle Times editorial team recently wrote about the new minimum wage law (that $15 an hour one) that just got passed in the city of Seattle. There have actually been several op-eds written by their staff about the new law. All of them are well-written and very well-thought out. This headline-and the sub-headline won me over: Editorial: Redefine franchises under Seattle’s minimum-wage ... Read More

3 Things Franchise Brokers Would Prefer To Keep Under Wraps

For over 10 years, I was a franchise broker. I played matchmaker to people who were interested in pursuing franchise opportunities…in being their own bosses. And... Most of the time, I referred to myself as a franchise “consultant.” It sounded better than franchise “broker” back then, and correct me if I’m wrong (don’t even think about it) I feel it still does today. But, make no mistake ... Read More

Franchise Q And A: How Do I Set Up My Franchise To Take Credit Cards?

(Sponsored Post) I haven’t been able to locate a franchise business in the US that only accepts cash for products or services. And, I don’t expect to. Franchise businesses are modern businesses that are fantastic at responding–and then adapting to current market conditions. For example, franchisees of gas stations were among the first to install credit card machines right at their gas ... Read More