Though they may seem few and far between, there are stories of success and new beginnings in this year when the unthinkable has become the new reality. Count the saga of Norm and Kathy Golm among those happy-ending stories. The Versailles couple – Norm is 56 and Kathy is 58 – recently became franchise owners with Floor Coverings International, visiting customers’ homes in a Mobile Flooring Showroom stocked with thousands of flooring samples from top manufacturers.
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As we enter the final few months of 2020, a year marked with economic challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several important deadlines are approaching as the calendar flips from 2020 to 2021.
An abundance of news continues to roll out from Washington regarding the battle to determine the best steps going forward. It is important for business owners to be nimble, ensuring they understand which programs are currently on the books, which deadlines have passed, and what legislation may come.
During difficult times, it is heartwarming to see how people respond to adversity by serving others. As we all struggle to deal with the many challenges faced due to COVID-19 this year, I am proud of the franchisees with AdvantaClean who have worked selflessly to help protect their communities.
AdvantaClean is a national franchise that specializes in indoor air quality, mold remediation and water damage restoration. Shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak, the company added building sanitizing and disinfection to its portfolio of services.
Registration Now Open for Free Virtual Event Featuring Conversations with Industry Trailblazers and Dynamic Leaders in Business
Franchise-focused growth equity firm Franworth® and Thryv, Inc. the provider of Thryv software, the fully integrated, end-to-end client experience platform for small businesses, announced today registration is now open for the REACH Mentoring and Leadership Event, taking place on October 21 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm EST.
CD One Price Cleaners, a high volume dry cleaner in the Chicagoland area, is always looking for ways to invest in the communities they serve, and that desire only grew during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with their franchisees, they knew that they wanted to help as many people as they could, especially healthcare workers and first responders. They were able to offer all healthcare workers and first responders 20 lbs of free wash and fold laundry each week through the initial shutdown phases.
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Small Business Jobs Index Increases Slightly Driven by Gains in the Northeast and the Construction Industry
The report by Paychex and IHS Markit showed a 0.06 percent uptick in national job growth
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At the start of the pandemic, when businesses were shutting down to comply with forced closures and the country was grappling with the spread of COVID-19, small business franchise owners stepped up to support the needs of their local communities. Clarke Williams, proud owner of a Jimmy John’s franchise located in the heart of Washington, D.C., was heartened by the quick response from local officials and vowed to offer his support.