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New data from ADP shows that franchise businesses added more than 18,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in February. Restaurants and businesses like hotels and motels added the most franchise jobs during the last month.
New data from BoeFly and 1851 Franchise shows that franchise business owners are having a much easier time securing financing for the businesses than was the case following the Great Recession in 2008.
The International Franchise Association is looking to get a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. It wants a ruling overturned that would force many franchise businesses to increase the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 per hour by 2018.
Franchise businesses continue to contribute to economic growth. New numbers from ADP and Moody's Analytics show franchises creating 20,000 new jobs in January.
Does Seattle's proposed minimum wage hike adversely hurt franchise businesses more than others? Not necessarily. Having a plan to combat the wage hike to maintain profits probably makes the better prepared than an independent business.
Franchise owners who are enlisted in one of the armed services or who face being enlisted to active duty away from their business may not be able to get a refund on your initial franchise fee.
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The head of the International Franchise Association is pleading with Congress to support a measure that would halt an NLRB ruling that he says is "a radical change to the National Labor Relations Act’s (NLRA) joint employer standard."
The Coalition to Save Local Businesses is seeking to reverse an NLRB ruling recently that will redefine the term "joint employer" and if it fails, could have devastating effects on franchise employers.
Entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise business should know that "healthier" franchise companies often charge higher up-front fees while those scuffling more have lower fees.