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September 24, 2018
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Home care franchises employ retirees
Some businesses in the home care industry are filling gaps in the workforce by employing retired workers who want to make extra income. Many older caregivers have dealt with health issues of their own, and so they can relate to clients, said FirstLight Home Care CEO Jeff Bevis.
Home Health Care News (9/19) 
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Retro Fitness expands in Fla.
A Retro Fitness location is scheduled to open this fall in Citrus Park, Fla., and several more locations are planned for the Tampa area. Retro Fitness, which was founded in 2005, already has more than 150 clubs in the US.
Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (9/21) 
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Best Practices and Business Leadership
How to give feedback to sensitive employees
Overly sensitive employees may not react well to feedback that contains constructive criticism. But as with anyone else, they still need feedback, and Mark Murphy recommends a three-step approach that begins with a focus on their potential.
Forbes (9/23) 
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Are you aware of your presence?
Are you aware of your presence?
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Leaders with strong presence show support for employees through resources, coaching and appreciation, says John Baldoni in this blog post and video. "The leader supports the team, individually and collectively, by setting expectations and then following through with whatever is necessary to get the job done," he says.
SmartBrief/Leadership (9/21) 
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Trend Watch
What new revenue recognition rules mean for franchises
Franchisors will be affected by the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new revenue recognition rules, writes Sandy Shoemaker, audit partner at EKS&H. She lays out a five-step process for franchisors that includes identifying performance obligations and determining transaction prices.
Entrepreneur online (9/21) 
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Restaurants roll out Oktoberfest promotions
Many restaurants are rolling out promotions to celebrate Oktoberfest, which takes place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7. This slideshow highlights several of these promotions, including offerings from Firehouse Subs, Wienerschnitzel and Auntie Anne's.
Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (9/21) 
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News from IFA
Webinar tomorrow on FTC Franchise Rule
An important part of the franchise business model is at stake: the Franchise Disclosure Document. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure agreement. The FTC updates the rule, and the next review will be published at the end of 2018. Learn what you need to know in this IFA members-only webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Register here.
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CFE Special Sessions open for 2019
Registration is now open for the ICFE Special Sessions, which take place Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 at the start of IFA 2019 in Las Vegas. Find out more.
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IFA Member Monday
Dwyer Group will now be called Neighborly
The Dwyer Group is changing its corporate name to "Neighborly." "We have 21 brands across all the different service verticals that can serve you and your home," said Mary Thompson, the company's COO. "This name change reflects that we are bringing that friendly, consumer facing name to our corporate offices."
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Policy and Finance Update
Coalition seeks to develop standards for association health plans
The recently formed Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans said in a statement that it "intends to develop standards and principles that other organizations operating an [association health plan] should follow and will fight against fraudulent actors to ensure the AHP market evolves into a viable, successful marketplace." Sixteen organizations, including IFA, are members of the coalition.
Associations Now online (9/21) 
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Calif. governor signs bill restricting plastic straws at full-service restaurants
Calif. governor signs bill restricting plastic straws at full-service restaurants
Starting Jan. 1, 2019, full-service restaurants in California will not be allowed to provide plastic straws unless customers ask for them. The law, signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, calls for restaurants that violate the new law to receive two warnings before being fined.
Eater (9/21),  The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (9/21) 
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