September 2010

Not Your Mom's Tupperware Party

Comox Valley Record: Stella and Dot Independent Stylists, Deanne McRae and Elizabeth Yap-Chung have joined the newest wave of social selling — facilitating boutique jewelry ‘trunk show’ events for busy, fashionable women who want to shop and visit with friends at the same time. In a previous lifetime, McRae and Yap-Chung were the original owners

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The Counter-View: Blockbuster Australia Replies

Sydney Morning Herald: Michael Baker’s column yesterday “A Blockbuster’s grand finale” has caused considerable angst among the Australian Blockbuster franchisee community and may have also misled both your readers and our customers. He talks about the bankruptcy which has befallen Blockbuster in the US and poses the question: “Is Blockbuster in Australia in similar peril?”

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RimTyme Franchisee Opens Third Store

Modern Tire Dealer: RimTyme franchisee David Deignan recently opened his third custom wheels and tires store in Georgia. The new store, in Columbus, joins RimTyme locations Macon and Warner Robins. Through its lease-to-own platform, RimTyme offers customers flexible, credit-free options to obtain custom wheels and tires without a long-term obligation. “At RimTyme, everyone is pre-approved

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Profitability In A Broad Base

Sydney Morning Herald: Savvy franchisees are increasingly operating not just multiple outlets of the same franchise but multiple franchise brands. The benefits are manifold. Not only does the multi-brand franchise strategy give owners more leverage with shopping centre management, it also generates economies of scale and gives franchis Mark Maumill is one franchise owner who

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Dunkin’ Runs On Owners

Boston Herald: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., which has had a contentious past with franchise owners, says it’s now focused on strengthening those relationships. If a company with 1,000 corporate-owned stores wants to cut the price of its $2 bottled water, it simply goes ahead and makes the change, according to CEO Nigel Travis. But for a

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BrightStar Franchising Names Chuck Bailey President BrightStar Franchising, LLC, a full-service healthcare staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients, announces Chuck Bailey as President. Bailey, who has held various positions with the company since 2006, takes over the responsibility of maintaining and accelerating the

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