Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Top Posts - Happy Holidays!

First, I want to wish you and your families Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays!

Next, THANK YOU for your loyal readership - since the January 2015 start of this blog, you contributed to over 6,100 views of the articles posted on this blog. I consider that a HUGE success! I hope the information was interesting and helpful.

Here are the top posts for 2015:

What is the best franchise to buy?


Franchising Marijuana - Part Two

Franchising Marijuana - Part One

Franchising Marijuana - Part Three - Trademarks

Janitorial Franchises - Is it just a Job?

Thanks again, have a great Holiday and a successful New Year - see you next year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Are You Prepared?

This post may strike some of you as off-topic for a franchise blog but after seeing Jon Hyman's post on the Ohio Employer's Law Blog last week - Are you prepared for an active shooter at your workplace? - I thought the information was important to pass along to the franchise community.

Jon's post was in reaction to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and probably the Paris attacks. Very sad on all accounts. But, the post passed on the Department of Homeland Security's Guide on How to Respond to an Active Shooter. Really? Has this truly become necessary? Unfortunately yes!

Now I do not subscribe to Ben Carson's suggestion that people should collectively charge shooters - although we may want to and while some people have the courage to do so, it seems quite unrealistic when automatic weapons are discharging rounds at lighting speed. But having a plan at a school, place of business or place of employment is a good idea.

So perhaps the Department of Homeland Security's Guide may save a few lives. Give it a read and pass along to your friends and franchise family.

Hopefully, we will not see an incident in any of our franchise businesses but it is possible, unfortunately. Be smart and be prepared!