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Franchisees Sue CEO Shelly Sun, BrightStar over Alleged Broken Promises

Shelly Sun before and after being in costume for Undercover Boss
Pictured before and after assuming a disguise, CEO Shelly Sun is known to the public for her appearance in the tv show Undercover Boss. Photos from BrightStar Care

PHOENIX – Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, has been in the limelight in recent years for her many accomplishments in franchising.

RE/MAX Rings NYSE Bell

Re/Max officers and board members ring the opening bell to the NYSE on Nov 12
photo by Re/Max

DENVER—Executives of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX), the world's largest franchisor of real estate brokerage franchises, celebrated the company's October initial public offering today.

Roots of Franchising Shaped from a Hair Salon Chain

Gary Robins, who owns 41 Supercuts salons through Philadelphia and Delaware, speaks to National Public Radio about owning franchises and why he thought owning haircut shops made sense.

Real Estate Franchisor Re/Max Goes Public

NEW YORK—Shares of Re/Max Holdings, Inc. on Wednesday were publicly trading for the first time on Wednesday under the ticker symbol "RMAX". The Denver-based firm is considered the country's largest franchisor of real estate brokerage services.

Avis Franchisee Receives $19 Million Award…with Glitch

Rent-a-car
Sister rent-a-car companies rub shoulders with each other at Louisville International Airport. photo/bmm

ANCHORAGE – Franchisee Robert C. Halcro has now been paid his $19.2 million award, a result from his agonizing 10-year litigation against the Goliath car rental company.

New Labor Rules Increase Pay for Home Care Workers. Could Impact Franchise Sector

Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974 but in 2015 nearly 2 million home health care workers who help the elderly and disabled will be eligible to be paid federal minimum wage and OT. There are over 4,500 home care franchises in the United States.

Dish Network's Dying Interest in Blockbuster

Entrance to Blockbuster
photo/bmm

After Dish Network bought out of bankruptcy Blockbuster Video for a net purchase price of $234 million in 2011, part of its strategy was to jump into the wireless business. It envisioned selling smartphones and wireless service at the video rental retail stores.

Giant Real Estate Brokerage Re/Max Files for IPO

Re/Max at Park Place, NYC
photo/bmm

DENVER—Re/MAX, one of the world's largest real estate brokerage franchisors, announced yesterday that it has publicly filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of stock. The timing of the IPO has not yet been determined.

Gold’s Gym Looks for Next Superman CEO

Superman statue at the San Diego Comic Con
Superman statue at San Diego Comic Con. photo/Gage Skidmore

Since 2006, Gold's Gym has had just about one CEO for every calendar year – six. Gold's is currently searching for their next.

NBC Looks at AAMCO: Franchise Nightmare?

Washington's News4 I-Team investigates a mess of a situation at auto repair chain AAMCO, where they show that some franchise owners say they're now stuck in a financial nightmare.