Anytime Fitness gets license to franchise in China | Jamba Juice franchisee acquires company-owned locations | Be mentally tougher by ignoring these 7 thoughts
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June 23, 2017
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Anytime Fitness gets license to franchise in China
Anytime Fitness, which wants to have more than 400 locations in Asia by 2020, has received a license to franchise in China. Currently, Anytime Fitness has seven locations in China, along with 20 signed franchising agreements.
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Jamba Juice franchisee acquires company-owned locations
Jamba Juice franchisee acquires company-owned locations
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SuSu Hospitality Group has bought 13 company-owned Jamba Juice locations and has formed a development agreement for 10 more. Jamba Juice has been working to reduce its portfolio of company-owned locations in recent years, and President and CEO Dave Pace said that "the asset-light transition is substantially complete."
Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (6/21) 
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20 Franchise Brands You Could Buy and Open in 2017
Even though we're almost halfway through the year, it's still possible to change your life through franchising. These 20 brands steer clear of barriers to make opening your business possible before 2017 comes to a close. Learn More
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Best Practices and Business Leadership
Be mentally tougher by ignoring these 7 thoughts
Mental toughness means thinking of challenges as opportunities to overcome, writes LaRae Quy, who lists seven ways of thinking to get away from. Don't pretend pain or negativity can be avoided, or that emotions can't surface, and don't pretend you're nothing but a victim, she writes.
SmartBrief/Leadership (6/21) 
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What makes for a good story?
A good story can inspire and illustrate in just a few words or examples, writes David Grossman, who offers a short table of what defines good storytelling.
LeaderCommunicator Blog (6/19) 
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The innovation Building Winning Franchise Operations
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Trend Watch
Why health care franchises are expanding
The growth of health care franchises is a sustainable business trend driven in part by the rising number of senior citizens across the US, writes Rick Grossmann. These franchises help bring entrepreneurs, clinicians and doctors together and give them the opportunity to compete with large players in the industry.
Entrepreneur online (6/22) 
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Franchisees: Personnel management may be harder than expected
Learning to hire employees and manage staff is a key challenge for a new business owner, according to franchisees who participated in a recent panel session held at the International Franchise Expo. "If you have a great staff, you're golden," said Louise McKeown, who runs two Camp Bow Wow units.
FastCasual (6/20) 
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News from IFA
Nominate your Franchisee of the Year by Aug. 14
Your system has outstanding franchisees. Help IFA recognize them, especially for working with the Franchise Action Network, by nominating candidates for the 2017 Franchisee of the Year Awards! The awards are presented during the FAN Annual Meeting in September. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 14. Submit your nomination today!
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Strengthen your network at GRLC 2017
The Global Restaurant Leadership Conference brings together top restaurant industry leaders from around the world. The event takes place Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Dubai. Read more in an overview of the event. If you or executives from your team would like to attend GRLC 2017 as IFA's guest with the $5,000 registration fee waived, email Josh Merin with the names, titles and emails of the executives that would like to participate.
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Policy and Finance Update
Senate GOP releases plan to replace ACA
Senate GOP releases plan to replace ACA
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Senate Republicans have unveiled their version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Among other things, the bill would repeal ACA taxes and eliminate the individual and employer mandates.
The Hill (6/22) 
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How withdrawal of joint-employer guidance affects franchises
The Department of Labor has withdrawn guidance related to joint-employer relationships, but the definition of an "employer" at the federal level remains vague, writes attorney Monte Grix. Franchisors and franchisees should structure agreements to clarify "in word and deed, that franchisors do not and will not exercise control over the employees of the franchisee," Grix writes.
QSR online (6/22) 
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