Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.
Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.
Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.
More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.
A blockchain allows anyone with access to its electronic ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given the geographic expansion of these supply chains in recent years and the amount of data companies track.
Foodservice equipment has long required multiple distribution levels. Managing equipment information on such equipment places a heavy burden on all players in the supply chain. New technology offers options to reduce data management.