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What Your Franchise Can Do to Protect Employees and Customers From the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


By Amy Jackson, CBSE, and Gina Signor, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services 

With growing concern about the spreading coronavirus, it’s important to know how to keep your franchise locations’ workplaces clean. The virus spreads through droplets in coughs and sneezes of infected people, by touching contaminated surfaces and by person-to-person contact.

Top Tips for Telecommuting


The best ways to maintain your professional workspace and routine while working from home.

By Mary Hanula, IFA

With the recent COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic causing many to work from home, people must find the balance they were able to create of personal v. professional that was already instilled at their office. Here’s how to create the workspace, routine and effective work ethic you need while working from home.

How Franchisors Can Support Franchisees During the Coronavirus


In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, it is essential that franchises strengthen their front lines.

By Lauren Moorman, 1851 Franchise

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has shuttered businesses across the globe and sent the world economy into a tailspin continues to spread, those in the franchise industry — particularly foodservice franchisors — are bracing for substantial losses. 

Discovery Days Go Digital As Franchises Cope With Coronavirus


Franchises find human connections with online distance.

By Tim Arpin, Scooter's Coffee

As the country continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from “business as usual” for many businesses. This has proven especially true of franchises and businesses operating in the service and hospitality industries. Thankfully, one company is using technology to restore a sense of routine for both franchisees and customers.

Business Leaders Need to Show Courage During These Difficult Times


The ultimate question... to lean back, or lean in?

By Sam Caucci, 1Huddle

Over the last week I have had two types of conversations with two kinds of CEOs across franchising. The first is one deciding to just cut costs, cut hours, cut payroll and cut back. The second is one deciding to push through, be creative, keep their people safe and find a way forward.

Four Tips to Unite Your Franchise System


Insight into how franchisors should bring their systems together during this critical time.

By Jania Bailey, FranNet

The last month has impacted families and businesses in nearly every category — and the future remains uncertain. Because the franchise business model inherently spreads a brand’s footprint across the United States, as well as globally, many franchise brands have been impacted by the fallout of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic nationwide.