My Perspective: The Workforce

With summer fading, you can feel everyone’s focus turn to fall. The change in season brings about a change in schedules and, if you’re business is like ours, it also changes how you think about staffing. In past years, it seemed, we could predict the day when the summer sales dip would occur. That helped…

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7-Eleven Indictments a Cautionary Tale for all Franchisees

We took great notice of the recent news coverage that several 7-Eleven franchisees were among those indicted in a far-reaching case of immigrant exploitation. According to the New York Times, franchisees “recruited more than 50 illegal immigrants and gave them identities stolen from American citizens, including children and dead people. The employees worked for 100…

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The Fifth Annual CFA Day Forum

The fifth annual CFA Day Forum, held at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. from July 9-10, was a huge success. Members of 14 associations gathered with vendors, franchise attorneys and government officials to talk about issues that affect franchisees and topics of pertinence to small business owners. During their visit to Capitol Hill, CFA attendees…

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Jera Concepts

For nearly 10 years, Jera Concepts has been providing order and production management software to the Dunkin’ Brands community with outstanding unlimited customer service that helps franchisees proactively manage their business. Jera Concept’s Supplyit Web-based platform allows franchisees to be connected to their business from any Internet-enabled device and manage their supply network in real…

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Bederson & Company

Bederson & Company has been providing accounting, financial and business advisory services to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees for decades. The firm can provide basic bookkeeping services and prepare all Dunkin’ Donuts filings, Federal and State tax filings, financial statements, and business valuations. Assistance with sales and acquisition of stores—from analyzing profitability to help obtaining financing—and generational…

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Access to Money/Cardtronics

Access to Money/Cardtronics offers a nationwide Dunkin’ Brands-approved ATM program to increase customer traffic and spending while generating additional revenue via franchisee commissions. At no cost, Access to Money/Cardtronics can provide a Dunkin’-branded ATM terminal, cash-stocking service, wireless modem to facilitate transactions and signage as well as terminal service, maintenance and repairs. Alternatively, franchisees can lease or purchase…

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Atlantic City Travel Information

Train Service:  The Septa High Speed Rail Line train (www.septa.org) runs from the Philadelphia International Airport to 30th Street Station. Estimated fare is $6.00 The Atlantic City Train Station is conveniently located adjacent to the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Train Station is serviced by New Jersey Transit. New Jersey Transit (www.njtransit.com) provides service from…

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Time to Change – And Re-engage!

I spent several days earlier this month at a convention for association professionals in Atlanta, Georgia (a city from which we recently signed up several new members).  Like most industry or professional conventions, this one featured a session on change. We are all accustomed to hearing that “Change is inevitable and we must accept it or…

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Letter from Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford

On behalf of the City of Atlantic City, it is indeed a pleasure to welcome the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO) to Atlantic City on the special occasion of their National Conference, to be held September 16-18, 2013 at Caesars Atlantic City.

At this time, I wish to take the opportunity to personally thank DDIFO for selecting Atlantic City as the destination for their National Conference.

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Foam’s Out in Brookline Shops

In anticipation of the ban on polystyrene ban that will take effect on December 1, 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Brookline, Massachusetts began using a double-walled paper cup at all 5 Brookline locations.  The Boston Globe and New England Cable News both have stories on the issue.

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