Entrpreneur Hunt 

A veteran franchisor reflects on how entrepreneurship and franchising

are a rewarding combination.

By Eileen Huntington

I’ve celebrated two momentous events in the past year. The first was the 40th anniversary of co-founding Huntington Learning Center with my husband Ray in 1977. The second was being named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association. For these events to happen in close succession is truly remarkable and humbling. It’s also prompted me to reflect on what it means to be a successful entrepreneur.

Risk Management

Taking steps to insulate the business from delivery driver risks is crucial

to the wellbeing of your franchise.

By Bill Strout

In Georgia, a jury recently awarded $11 million to a woman involved in an automobile accident with a pizza delivery person, according to Courtroom View Network. The accident occurred at night, in the rain. In California, a court awarded an 87-year-old woman with several million dollars after an 18-year-old delivery person drifted into the wrong lane and into the path of her vehicle, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The delivery driver suffered a medical condition behind the wheel and the jury felt the driver’s employer should have done more to ensure their driver could work safely with her condition.

Email Marketing

How to improve a restaurant’s brand image with email marketing.

 By Colby Cavanaugh

If you work for a large restaurant group, chances are you’re sending customers regular email updates on news such as restaurant openings, menu updates, event invitations, giveaways and so forth. However, while many restaurant groups turn to email as a marketing tool, far too few actually utilize the best practices needed to do it well and get lasting results. 

Entrepreneur 1

Master the balancing act: How entrepreneurs can leverage

the opportunities franchise organizations offer.

By Rob Basso

Is it possible for an entrepreneur to work within the framework of a franchise system? Is the desire to take risk, think outside the box and create new products or services possible when owning one or more franchises? 

The answer to these questions is yes.

Ownership Transition

Thinking of retirement? Here are some considerations for transferring ownership to the next generation.

By Cramer Soebbing

It is no secret that the American workforce is in a time of transition. Most estimates state that roughly 10,000 Americans are retiring per day. That number is largely driven by the baby boomer generation, which accounts for just under 25 percent of the American population and roughly the same percentage of the American workforce. 

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