2017-10-05

Orlando Sentinel: Franchisees, Let us manage our companies without answering to franchiser

By Azin Saju | I am a Central Florida entrepreneur and a franchisee in the hotel business based in Ocala. When we hire, we invest in talent by paying a wage in addition to improving the employee’s skill set with online training. While the franchise business model gives us the national recognition of a brand and reduces some risk in starting our own business, we make localized decisions on promotions, scheduling and wages.

2017-10-05

The Fresno Bee: Help small businesses understand the rules of the game

By Ali Nekumanesh |

2017-10-05

Scottsdale Independent: Local business owners question the future under shifting joint employer rule

By Becky Renner | I always knew that there would be a certain amount of risk and uncertainty when I opened my business 5 1/2 years ago. But I never imagined that government rules and regulations would actively create confusion.

2017-10-05

BlackNews.com: Franchising Can Expand and Deepen Opportunity in Minority Communities

By Rep. Bobby Rush (IL) and Howard James |Good news just in from the U.S. Census Bureau – minority incomes are up. In fact, African-American and Hispanic households saw more than double the median income growth of their white counterparts from 2015 through 2016, according to a newly released report on income and poverty.

2017-10-05

Southern Christian Leadership Conference: Support H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act

Dear Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: