Steve Bixler, a multi-unit franchisee of Great Clips Inc. salons, has stepped up to give back to his employees and community in the time of uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In myriad ways, Bixler is a testament to his franchise system and providing opportunities for giving back across his locations in Central Texas.
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Solatube International donates face shields to hospitals and NYPD.
With personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply, Solatube® International Inc., the company that changed the natural light and fresh air industry, pivoted in 4 short days to produce and donate vital face shields for frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re going to be in a pandemic, Dave Adams is the sort of person everyone would want on the front lines.
He owns and operates six American Family Care (AFC) locations in the Boston area. As a kid, he was an Eagle Scout. He is a former Marine. He also has a B.A. in history, from the College of William and Mary, and an MBA from Dartmouth College.
A strong franchise model is built to last. As is the case with all businesses, storms will come along, but they can be weathered when the organizational structure is rock-solid and everybody in the company is unified in purpose.
The importance of those vital qualities is magnified in essential businesses and how well they serve the public in challenging times, such as during this economic downturn for the nation. The value of such businesses grows when people know they can count on those services and products at a time they most need them.
Steve Griffey, the CEO of Salons by JC, a salon suite concept that empowers stylists with a business and space of their own, is giving back to his system in profound ways as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 5, 2020 President Trump signed into law several critical fixes to the forgiveness terms of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), providing much needed relief for small business borrowers. While this is good news for loan recipients, it’s important to keep in mind these five key points for maximizing PPP loan forgiveness:
1. Keep Good Records
A coalition of groups representing hundreds of thousands of employers today filed a motion to intervene in State of New York, et al, v. Scalia, a lawsuit where certain state attorneys general are seeking to overturn the U.S. Department of Labor’s newly-enacted joint employer rule.
In Bedford, TX, Phil Adkins, a franchise owner of Shipley Do-Nuts, has been devoting time and resources toward his employees during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As part of his franchise business’s relief efforts, Adkins is giving back to his employees by ensuring that they have increased paid time-off for personal or family illness.