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.
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."
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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The Department of Labor has withdrawn guidance related to joint-employer relationships, but the definition of an "employer" at the federal level remains vague, writes attorney Monte Grix.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.