National Conference in Atlantic City: Why it Matters

It’s been called “The World’s Playground,” “Queen of the Resorts,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Monopoly City.” Atlantic City, the iconic seaside resort and undisputed gaming capital of the east coast, is world famous for its magnificent boardwalk, glitzy casinos and storied entertainers that headline this national showplace. But “AC” is indeed “Always Turned On” in other…

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The Boardwalk: A Fabled History and a World-Class Destination

Greetings from Atlantic City!” It’s said that one of the first picture postcards in America was a color view of this fabled seaside resort. In those days, sending a missive from Atlantic City was an enviable coup that boasted of cavorting in the sand, strolling the magnificent boardwalk, and even watching diving horses or human…

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New DCP Chief focused on franchisee profitability

Scott Carter likes to drive. When he was 12 – a time when most kids dream of getting behind the wheel of a race car – Carter was already flying airplanes, following his father’s hobby. But, Carter never considered a career as an airline pilot; he got into supply chain management instead, taking a job…

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Conference Keynote Speaker: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor

Kim Guadagno is not just the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor in the state of New Jersey; she is also the first lieutenant governor since the Colonial Era. Originally from Iowa, Guadagno earned a reputation as a corruption fighter during her years as a United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Director…

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DDIFO National Conference Agenda

Monday, September 16, 2013 • 3:00–4:30 PM National Conference Opens and Meeting of the DDIFO Roundtable • 4:30–6:00 PM Opening Welcome Reception at Mia, Caesar’s Atlantic City – open bar & hors d’oeuvres • Evening Open Tuesday, September 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors, Palladium Ballroom • 8:30–9:30 AM Opening general session • 9:30–11:00 AM “Conversation with Dunkin’ Franchisee Stars!” •…

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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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