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How can my sister start her new specialty retail food business?

How can my sister start her new specialty retail food business? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Do P&C agents and adjusters love giving referrals to restoration co's?

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 - 2 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Milwaukee Brewers 1989 Significance?

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.
posted by dbirchum on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

The first one was just a movie, but this is REAL

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]
posted by arniec on Oct 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me decide how to get this job!

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]
posted by bilabial on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Maybe a complete assay structure and materialogical survey for Azerothian mining operations?

[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]
posted by Nanukthedog on Apr 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Making a Profit With a Fast Food Franchise

How long would it take to become profitable with a fast food franchise? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Aug 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for Jimmy John's Wall Art

Is there a place online where I can purchase the signs found inside a Jimmy John's franchise? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

How does Baskin-Robbins stay in business?

How does Baskin-Robbins stay in business? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Dec 24, 2009 - 22 answers

PS3 franchises with story but little backstory?

What video game franchises in the current generation would be good to pick up for the first time? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Step 4: Profit!

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]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jun 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Franchisees want to resist changes

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 2 answers

WTF is giong on?

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]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 on Feb 24, 2009 - 22 answers

To buy or not no buy.. Jugo Juice franchise?

Would you share any experience or advice as Jugo Juice franchisee? [more inside]
posted by cst on Jan 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find bad movie franchises!

Help us find bad movie franchises! [more inside]
posted by cheap paper on Dec 10, 2008 - 68 answers

People cooperating complicatedly?

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]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Wise franchise advice?

How does one find a non-shady franchise consultant? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Jul 24, 2008 - 2 answers

What's the profitability of getting into the restaurant industry?

What is the profitability of a small restaurant? [more inside]
posted by CWitt on Jun 26, 2008 - 28 answers

Cheapest partnership structure

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]
posted by thinktwice on Apr 15, 2008 - 1 answer

how do I find local cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels while on a roadtrip?

how do I find local cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels while on a roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 16, 2007 - 17 answers

IANABM (I am not a business major), but...

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]
posted by Alterscape on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Tim Hortons luddism ?

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.
posted by selfsck on Apr 4, 2006 - 32 answers

Anybody Have Good Franchise Ideas

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]
posted by willnot on Sep 8, 2005 - 13 answers

How big is the Star Wars franchise?

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?
posted by rje7 on Jan 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Franchise experience

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]
posted by striker on Jan 4, 2005 - 4 answers

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