Money-Saving, Profit-Boosting Strategies for Franchise Owners

In light of the current economic recession, Dunkin’ franchise owners are rightfully being even more vigilant about the bottom line. The DDIFO is mindful of this and wants to help its members identify ways to save money and boost profits. DDIFO Sponsor, Performance Business Solutions, LLC (PBS) and its sister company, MS Consultants, LLC offer services in areas franchisees might not be aware of that can make a significant difference in terms of reducing business expenses, particularly in the area of tax savings.

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TD Bank Opens Boston Beachhead

Tim McLaughlin writes in the Boston Business Journal that TD Bank (DDIFO Sponsor Member) is rolling out its largest U.S. initiative by opening a full-service bank center in downtown Boston, a move that will fill a big gap in its New England footprint. The new office is designed to serve commercial lending customers while establishing a beach head for TD Bank to build market share in Boston. The investment comes as the bank rebrands its entire New England operations as TD Bank.

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DDIFO Sponsors Provide Lending Options

Amid a sea of uncertainty and confusion in the financing market, not to mention the tightening of credit and lending practices, franchise owners may find themselves adrift when seeking loans and leasing programs. Thankfully, DDIFO has sponsor relationships with institutions that are actively lending and continuing to provide high-quality service and cost-effective programs.

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Fix Labor Problems in Six Months

Shawn Boyer, founder and CEO of SnagAJob.com, (DDIFO Associate Member) an hourly employment Web site, recently released a book, Help Wanted & Help Found, designed to help employers recruit hourly workers—and how to improve their business by doing so.

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Drive Thru Company Here to Help Franchise Owners

As one of the DDIFO’s original Associate Members, R.F. Technologies (RFT) is proud of its Dunkin’ Donuts franchise customer base – around 350 active customers – and appreciates the opportunity to gain exposure and develop additional Dunkin’ relationships. While RFT is headquartered in Bethalto, Illinois (across the river from St. Louis) with a Chicago Branch location in Northbrook, it works with customers nationwide. Director of National Accounts Gary Gerst serves as the contact point person for franchisees and is anxious to bring his company’s products and services to more members of the Dunkin’ franchise community.

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Taking Coupons into the Digital Era

Chris O’Malley of the Indianapolis Business Journal writes that somewhere out there, a pimply teen-ager is texting away on her phone and working up an appetite for a Brownie Batter Blizzard. Clever technology deployed by Carmel-based Tetherball LLC helps her find what she wants.

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Associate Member Spotlight: TD Banknorth

Paul Lavallee, Vice President of the Commercial Lending Division in Worcester for TD Banknorth, has joined DDIFO Associaite Member program and is thrilled to bring TD Banknorth’s valuable products and services to the DD franchise community. Lavallee serves as the contact point person for DD franchise owners.

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Affordable Video Surveillance Systems with iTech Digital

Since 1999, iTech Digital’s goal has been to provide businesses of all sizes with user-friendly, cost effective solutions for security, surveillance and asset protection. iTech Digital has established a reputation for providing quality and value to a wide variety of customers nationwide.

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