Check out these franchise and small business stories for April, 2017. Franchise News Representatives Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, and Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas just wrote an interesting op-ed. It concerns the NLRB Joint-Employer Rule. All current and prospective franchise business owners should read it. NLRB Article If you're looking to become the owner of a franchise, you'll probably run across franchise brokers/franchise consultants. (They are the same. "Consultant"