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El Pollo Loco Franchisee Tackles Transgender Mission

Michaela Mendelsohn, an El Pollo Loco multi-unit franchise owner, is the founder of the California Transgender Workplace Project (CTWP), which seeks a more inclusive and friendly working environment for transsexuals.

Franchise Owner Gives Former Convicts Another Chance

Former inmates who are determined not to fall back into their old criminal lifestyle are finding a new way of life at Applebee's through Apple-Metro, the franchisee of 36 Applebee’s and 2 Pizza Studios in the New York metro area.

Are You Overpaying for Credit Card Processing?

Many business owners don't understand their credit card processing statements. A little time taken to understand them and to make some inquiries among other providers for better deals could save them some serious money.

The Importance of the Board of Directors

While franchisees don't usually have a board of directors, their publicly traded franchisor surely does and the vendors or other companies they deal with may.

How to Remove Your Business from Pokémon Go

While many businesses find being a Pokemon Go location a boon to profits, others find it to be a nuisance. If you would like to get your business removed as a Gym or PokéStop, here are the steps to take:

Wendy’s Reports Credit Card Breach Is Much Bigger but Attack Hits Only Franchises

DUBLIN, Ohio—The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) reported yesterday that the number of restaurants that was hacked for customer debit and credit card information is much greater than the 300 that it first described back in February.

EB-5 Visa Program Funds Miami Airport Hotel

Developers find that EB-5 funding often carries lower interest rates than regular financing.

Want to Be More Productive? Stand Up!

A study has found that production increases dramatically when workers stand at their desks rather than sit.

Franchise and Multi-Location Company Strategies to Cope with Online Reviews

Once Amazon introduced its online book reviews by readers, which others found exceptionally helpful, it wasn't too many years before there were Yelp, Google, and other review sources, which are likewise relied on by many in arriving at a decision on where to spend their money.

To Hire Quality Millennials, Give Them What They Want

Business owners often struggle with hiring and keeping good workers. To bring quality millennials, who are roughly between the ages of 19 and 36, into your business you need to know what they want from a job, says Dr. Ernie Post, who works