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A Competitor Is Copying You. Now What?

Your business is off and running on your innovative idea. Then your secret dread springs to life: you see that someone else loves your business and has none-too-subtly copied it.

The Toxic Employee, Lost Cause or Fixable Problem?

Very few people would gamble their health and safety by exposing themselves every day to a toxic waste dump full of poisonous and corrosive chemicals. However, on a daily basis, many employees and managers face the workplace equivalent in dealing with toxic employees.

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.