Emerging Stronger from COVID with Text Recruiting and Workstream.us

Desmond Lim is the co-founder and CEO of Workstream.us. A former restaurant operator and the first in his family to immigrate to the United State and attend college. A graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Desmond has helped hundreds of franchisees from Dunkin’ and other major brands with HR issues, recruiting, technology and software. When…

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COVID Relief Caught in the Crosshairs

It’s beginning to look like we’ll have to wait until the Georgia runoff elections are over and decided until we see any further movement on a new COVID relief bill out of Congress. Although momentum seemed to be building over the past week or so, control of the US Senate may be getting “in the…

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Starbucks

A couple of days ago, Starbucks was upbeat hosting its 2020 Investor Day, at which the company announced that it will be rolling out an oat milk platform in 2021. At the same time, CEO Kevin Johnson also reported that US comp sales are currently negative low mid-single digits and that they’ve softened further in…

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Franchisee Transactions with Advantage Wealth Solutions: What your CPA Doesn’t Know (or Isn’t Telling You)!

 This presentation covers investment and tax strategies that may allow more of your capital work for you. Content will include reviewing events that might trigger personal and/or corporate tax liabilities, current tax policy and non-product specific solutions meant to mitigate those taxes. Kyle Kadish, the President of Advantage Wealth Solutions, conducts this program along…

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Coffee Sector Poised for Rebound

While the coronavirus pandemic has changed many things in our daily lives, it has not had much of a jolt on coffee consumption. In fact, our collective thirst for coffee is only expected to grow next year. For Dunkin’ franchisees, that is just the kind of reassurance they need after a uniquely challenging year and…

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Still Learning After all These Years

Steve Catalano applies lessons learned over three decades in the Dunkin’ system After 30 years in the business, it’s safe to say that Steve Catalano knows a thing or two about donuts and Dunkin’. He started baking donuts at a Mister Donut owned by his father, Frank Catalano, at night while attending Westfield State University,…

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COVID-19 Lawsuits on the Rise: 5 Steps To Minimize the Risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought small business numerous challenges. We can now add another to the list: Employees filing increasing numbers of COVID-19 related lawsuits. In fact, according to the Fisher Phillips Employment Litigation Tracker, as of November 1, COVID-19 related lawsuits have been filed against 950 employers. The highest number of lawsuits were filed…

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Upcoming Wednesday Webinars

As the end of 2020 (thankfully) is rapidly approaching, DDIFO continues to bring you timely and valuable information with our Wednesday Webinar Series. We have 2 more events scheduled before we kick this year to the curb and gladly welcome in 2021. You can register now for these final two webinars right on the DDIFO…

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Improving Retention, Recruitment and Employee Wellness Through On-Demand Pay with Tapcheck

 The pandemic has forced you and other businesses across the United States to try and quickly adapt to the “new normal.” While layoffs and safety protocols were the initial concerns, the “new normal” presents different challenges in employee recruitment, retention and employee financial wellness. Alex Abid, Customer Success Manager for Tapcheck, Inc. will present…

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Workforce Systems and Operation Done Easy with UKG

There’s an easier way to manage your workforce with HR, payroll and timekeeping solutions all in one unified paperless system. Join us for this presentation to hear from Wyclif Kpanou, Director of Business Operations for Westside Donut Ventures LLC, as he discusses how streamlining operations in his workforce increased efficiency and mobility, all while saving…

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