Can someone explain to a non-American what being a 'registered Democrat' or 'registered Republican' voter means? Who do you register with, why would you want to and what does it mean in practice? Is it in any way connected with being registered to vote, full stop? I've been trying to work this out through context for many years, but I am defeated.
The Rock is a Bond movie. Galaxy Quest is a Star Trek movie. What other movies 'fit' into series, but not on purpose?
How can my sister start her new specialty retail food business? [more inside]
P&C agents and adjusters: are you marketed to by restoration companies (water, smoke, mold, and so on)? Is it helpful or annoying, and do you make referrals? [more inside]
Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
I have a baseball hat that was recently given to me by my brother on his trip through Wisconsin. It is a Milwaukee Brewers Cooperstown Franchise hat which has a "1989" stamped on the back. I have no idea the significance of the 1989 year and the Brewers. I have conducted some rough Google searches, but I couldn't find anything definitive. Anyone have any info? Thanks.
I need my memory jogged on movie series where the sequel film takes place in the "real world" and the original was a movie. (Spoilery examples inside) [more inside]
I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable? This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited. [more inside]
[Technical Fiction Franchise Publishing Filter]: What are the necessary steps in getting a intellectually rigorous book based on a combination of contemporary topics and a franchised universe published? [more inside]
How long would it take to become profitable with a fast food franchise? [more inside]
Is there a place online where I can purchase the signs found inside a Jimmy John's franchise? [more inside]
How does Baskin-Robbins stay in business? [more inside]
What video game franchises in the current generation would be good to pick up for the first time? [more inside]
I have a product idea for a regional restaurant franchise that I think would do really well. How do I go about making my dream of untold wealth a reality? [more inside]
Franchisee activism question: I am a franchisee of a fairly large painting/home-repair franchise network. The franchisor has put together plans for generating additional income (a new line of business) but in return wants all franchisees to sign a contract addendum that in effect cancels our current exclusive territories. [more inside]
I work part time for a coffee franchise. About a month ago a rumor started that we would no longer be getting tips. We found out the the rumor was true. Sucks for us but the reasons why are not clear and I don't know what to tell my customers when they ask why they can not leave tips. [more inside]
Would you share any experience or advice as Jugo Juice franchisee? [more inside]
Help us find bad movie franchises! [more inside]
I want to design a human system (like a small business) and then bootstrap/instantiate it. At the moment, I'm not focusing on psychology but more on franchise-esque/"operations manual" type considerations. [more inside]
How does one find a non-shady franchise consultant? [more inside]
What is the profitability of a small restaurant? [more inside]
I am looking to form a partnership, Company A, with someone to buy a franchise. A couple of points to note are: This type of franchise only exists in order to each partner to do business (i.e. do deals) within the franchise territory. [more inside]
how do I find local cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels while on a roadtrip? [more inside]
What books and websites should a non-business-major read to learn about the legal and practical aspects of starting a small business partnership in the US (MD, to be exact)? [more inside]
Why does one of the biggest coffee franchise across Canada will only accept cash as a payment method ? I understand that banks charge a fee per transaction but I would assume profits from sales could justify such a commodity but Tim Hortons seem the think otherwise. maybe someone could explain why such a decision is still viable in 2006.
What are some really good franchise opportunities for somebody looking to start a business? Any tips about what to look for and what to be sure to avoid? [more inside]
A couple of people I work with and myself were having a debate on how big the Star Wars franchise is financially? With Lucasfilms being private they never release revenue. Does anyone know how many dollars of Star Wars videogames and toys are sold each year?
Franchise-owning MeFites: How did you get started? How did you pick the franchise? How much capital did you have? Most importantly: Would you do it again? [more inside]