HME Drives Accuracy & Speed of Service

With state-of-the-art drive-thru communications systems and timers alongside premium service and support, HME is a one-stop shop for improving drive-thru management and efficiency. HME has worked with Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners and Dunkin’ Brands for many years, and now, the company is a DDIFO Sponsor.

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Cost Segregation Makes Sense for Remodels

Due to the state of the economy in 2009, Dunkin’ Brands gave franchise owners a pass on their 10-year remodel obligations, but now franchise owners who were due to remodel last year or are due this year, by and large, will have to bite the bullet. So, in a still struggling economy, where can you turn for help with remodeling expenses? Cost Segregation is one answer. DDIFO members read more…..

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Drive Sales with Street Fighter Marketing

The average American is virtually bombarded by more than 2,400 commercial messages a day. With all that “noise,” how can you successfully break through and persuade consumers to spend their hard-earned money in your shops? At the March 4, 2010 DDIFO Members Meeting, Street Fighter Marketing Chief Operating Officer Marc Slutsky shared some of his company’s key strategies and explained that a good street fighter method: DDIFO Members Read More:

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Protect Your Business with Union-Proofing Practices

The U.S. has a long and complex history with labor unions. While union membership peaked at 35.5 percent of the private sector workforce nationally in 1945, as of last year, that figure stood at fewer than eight percent. That doesn’t mean, however, that the threat of union organizing is gone. DDIFO Members Read More:

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March Members Meeting Impresses, Energizes Attendees

Throughout its 20-year history, the DDIFO has always held meetings for its members, giving franchise owners the chance to get together and catch up. But as the organization has grown and evolved so have these meetings, taking on additional relevance and importance.

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Save BIG and Boost Cash Flow with Cost Segregation

With tax season upon us, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners might be interested to know about noteworthy tax-saving strategies. Enter: cost segregation which, depending largely on the scope of a franchisee’s holdings and investments, can yield upwards of $1 million in additional tax deductions. DDIFO Members Only Restricted Content.

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Massachusetts State Rep Forry Helps Promote Small Business

Considering her personal and professional background, it is no wonder that Massachusetts State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry is a true friend and champion of small business owners. From her beginnings as the daughter of Haitian immigrants through her college career and into her decade-plus career in city and state government, Rep. Forry consistently has demonstrated a passion for education, community and public service.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owner Banking on New Partnership

It’s a first for franchise owner Neal Faulkner, as well as for Dunkin’ Brands and Citizens Bank, but it may not be the last: a Citizens Bank branch and ATM has opened inside an existing Dunkin’ Donuts shop. With a heavy emphasis on customer convenience, this partnership represents innovative and ground-breaking thinking on the part of both brands and it just might prove to be a match made in heaven. Both Citizens and Dunkin’ are happy with the early results in terms of increased foot traffic and activity.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owners in Presidential Spotlight

On October 21, President Barack Obama announced important new steps his Administration is taking to support small businesses. During his speech, the President referred to a few specific small business owners, including Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Andy Cabral who was in attendance along with several International Franchise Association (IFA) members and Maria Icaza, also a Dunkin’ franchise owner. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills flanked the President during the speech, which took place at Metropolitan Archives, a small family-operated records storage company in Landover, Maryland.

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