Category: Franchising

Unusual Verdict: Jackson Hewitt Liable for Franchisee’s Actions

Posted by: Nick Leiber on February 16

This is a post by guest blogger Janet Sparks. It is cross-posted on Blue MauMau. Last Wednesday a jury found that franchisor Jackson Hewitt Tax Services (JTX) must pay a…

Fight Escalates Between Super 8 Franchise Owners and Their Franchisor

Posted by: Nick Leiber on January 19

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. It is cross-posted on Blue MauMau. There’s a war stirring among…

Franchisees Sue KFC to Keep National Marketing Control

Posted by: Nick Leiber on January 15

This is a post by guest blogger Janet Sparks. It is cross-posted on Blue MauMau. The KFC National Council and Advertising Cooperative, Inc. (NCAC) filed a lawsuit last week against…

Why So Few Franchise Chains Offer Health Insurance

Posted by: Nick Leiber on November 06

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. About as many franchise systems offer group health insurance coverage to…

Avis Franchisee Awarded $16 Million in Damages

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 21

This is a post by guest blogger Janet Sparks. It is cross-posted on Blue MauMau. After seven years of legal wrangling with conglomerate Cendant Corporation, a jury has awarded Robert…

Why Most Franchising Firms Aren’t Targeting New College Grads

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 16

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. “There’s a youth movement brewing in the franchising world,” a recent…

Attorneys Criticize Dunkin’ Donuts’ Litigious Behavior

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 08

This is a post by guest blogger Janet Sparks. Following Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners’ (DDIFO) twentieth annual meeting in September, president Jim Coen issued a letter to members stating…

7-Eleven Store Owners Ask Congress to Reduce Credit Card Fees

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 05

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. 7-Eleven franchise owners stormed Washington on Sept. 30 to deliver 15,000…

7-Eleven Franchisees Get a Taste of Japan

Posted by: Nick Leiber on October 02

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. Domo, the brown lump that is the mascot of Japan’s giant…

How Much Does a Franchise Earn on Average?

Posted by: Nick Leiber on September 11

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski. Although experts say that it is critical for franchise investors to understand average earnings for any outlet in a franchise system,…

Franchises Among Top Seven Overrated Investments

Posted by: Nick Leiber on September 04

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. Fall is when many franchising firms crank up the volume to…

Franchise Owners Join Fight Against Mandatory Arbitration

Posted by: Nick Leiber on August 11

This is a post by guest blogger Janet Sparks. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is considering potential changes to its Commercial Arbitration Rules and has put out a notice asking…

Cousin Vinny’s Expensive Franchise Lesson

Posted by: Nick Leiber on August 06

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. Poor, dear Cousin Vinny, aka Anthony “Vinny” Agnello of New York…

Are Discounts and Freebies Doing Franchise Owners More Harm Than Good?

Posted by: Nick Leiber on August 04

This is a post by guest blogger Don Sniegowski, the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. McDonald’s just wrapped up its weeks-long campaign of offering free mocha…

The Problems Franchisees Face with Conglomerate Franchisors

Posted by: Nick Leiber on July 24

BusinessWeek’s SmallBiz team is introducing two new guest bloggers today. Don Sniegowski, who wrote the post below, is the founding editor of the daily franchise news site BlueMauMau. (Watch this…

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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