Predictive

With predictive scheduling taking hold across the country,

here is how to come into compliance overnight.

By Derek Jones

Thus far, 2018 has lived up to its promises; however, it has also been fraught with changes. One trend sweeping the nation is that of predictive scheduling adoptions. Dozens of states and municipalities are ushering in new legislation that requires strict scheduling laws for hourly workers. In sectors including retail, restaurant, fast food and hospitality, this means that workers receive schedules in advance and are better able to plan work/life balance.

Franchise Trends

Why your restaurant brand should add plant-based items to the menu.

By Heather Ripley, Knighthouse Media contributor

It’s everywhere, right? Vegan this, plant-based that. If you remember, just a few years ago, gluten-free was the catch-phrase. And since then, gluten-free options are offered in pretty much every restaurant and fast-food franchise. Whether it is a choice or a medical necessity, going gluten-free has become a national pastime. 

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In growth mode: The International Franchise Expo sparks a conversation

about franchise trends worth watching. 

By Bill Corbett Jr. 

With close to 800,000 franchise locations in operation in the United States, it is clear the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Along with the number of operating franchises, the number of franchisors and the diversity of their offerings continue to expand into new sectors. To get a clear picture on current trends, it is critical to find out from the experts what they are observing today and where they see the industry going in the years to come. 

Cybersecurity

Your franchise could be breached and you might not even know it. What can you do about it?

By Saylor Frase

In just the last 25 years, the security landscape has changed drastically, and it continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Today, hackers are part of a billion-dollar-plus industry designed to make money. Their motives have changed over the years, so has their modus operandi. 

Email marketing

How email marketing can help multi-unit franchises improve communication with customers.

By Nora Snoddy

Managing multi-location franchises comes with a unique set of challenges. Franchise leaders must address the individual needs of their locations, yet maintain a cohesive brand image across all of them. They must empower their franchisees, but at the same time ensure they’re providing a consistent experience for customers. 

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