Sports Give Athletes Franchising Playbook

As the clock ticks down, when the last points have been scored and the cheers have gone silent, many professional athletes are left wondering what comes next. For more and more athletes, the somewhat surprising answer is franchising. In increasing numbers, athletes are hanging up their uniforms in exchange for a partnership with leading chains,…

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Flawed Thinking Behind the Fight for $15

I was glad to see that most of our Dunkin’ franchise owners made it through another round of “Fight for 15” protests a few weeks ago. We have seen quite the orchestration over the past year by SEIU and their activist friends. Of course, protests are nothing new in our democracy, nor is the willingness…

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What’s Brewing: SEIU, Joint Employer, Healthcare, Fair Franchising

There’s trouble brewing out there for Dunkin’ and other quick service franchise owners as we head deeper into 2015. Labor unions are leading the pack of politicians, activists and regulators taking aim at your businesses. Beyond the expensive new rules and mandates that raise your costs of doing business, unions are aggressively looking for opportunities…

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Former Cake Maker Gets Hands-on as a Dunkin’ Franchise Owner

Years before franchising entered Patty Babb’s mind, she started her mornings saying, “It’s time to make the donuts.” “I owned a mom and pop ice cream shop, and I’d say this to my daughter who was about 6 years old at the time because she’d come with me to my store and help me make ice…

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The Captive Insurance Program Opportunity

Most corporate buyers of insurance have heard the terms “Captive Insurance” or “Captive Insurance Program.” However many business owners, including Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, may have differing levels of understanding of this concept. The goal of this article is to help all Dunkin’ franchisees gain clarity on the subject of captive insurance programs and provide basic…

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Making Sense of Healthcare Law Requirements

March 23rd marked five-years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law and it has already had a significant impact on how employers offer health insurance coverage to employees. Employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are known as Applicable Large Employers (ALE) and are subject to the…

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