Earlier this month Entrepreneur Magazine and Franchise Business Review released their respective lists of top franchises for veterans. Each publication based its list on various criteria and information derived from surveys focused on each company's veteran incentives, franchisor support, and franchisee satisfaction. Although I express no opinion as to the rankings in particular, I can... Continue Reading →
Countdown to Extinction: Are these the final days of the NLRB “Joint Employer” standard?
Earlier this month, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to enact the Save Local Business Act ("SLBA"), which would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act by providing a more limited definition of "joint employer" liability. If passed by the Senate, the SLBA will roll back... Continue Reading →
Exciting Opportunities Realized Through Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps
Last week I learned for the first time about the organization "Count Me In" and its #WVEC2013 small business pitch competition initiated through the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps. The program is designed specifically for women business owners who are themselves veterans or are the spouse/daughter of a veteran. Being a veteran myself, I simply had... Continue Reading →
Expanding Your Brand? Who should you include in your circle of trust?
Over the past several years, I have worked with a number of businesses looking to expand, whether through organic internal growth, franchising, joint ventures, or other avenues. I could spend days and several posts writing on the various options available and how to determine which model is best suited for your particular business (and in... Continue Reading →