The FranConnect Blog

The latest insights and perspectives for the franchising community. 

Franchising wasn't ready for COVID-19. Will you be ready for the recovery?

There’s no doubt that we are facing unprecedented times. While quarantine seems like “the new normal”, the fact is that we will be back to business much sooner than we realize, and we need to be ready. Now’s the time to prepare to rebuild after the storm.

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Helpful COVID-19 Resources for Franchisors

The CARES Act passed into law March 27th includes $350 Billion allocated to low-interest and in some cases, forgivable, loans for small businesses. The loans are intended to cover payroll, benefits, leases, mortgage interest, rent and utilities. For many franchise businesses, this is a critical lifeline intended to help them navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

There is a lot to understand about the package - it’s 880 pages long -- and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the depth of it. But some of the best minds in the world of Franchising are working hard to make it easy to digest. So, we decided to round up some of the best resources to help get up to speed 

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FranConnect Support For Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At FranConnect we are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the franchise community. As a company we have implemented remote work policies across our offices. This was a smooth transition because we already use cloud and remote-work technologies for key processes, operations, development and support. Our team is energized and adapting well to this environment. Communications between FranConnect team members and our customers will not be interrupted or affected.

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Built to Scale: A Blueprint for Emerging Franchise Brand Success

Emerging-growth franchise brands with less-than-100 locations need affordable, scalable tools to focus on expansion, unit level economics, and improve efficiency.

Most emerging franchise brands face similar business challenges. Their teams may be short staffed, with lean budgets, and little time to stop everything to troubleshoot issues or learn about new technology. Time is money; their needs extend to labor-saving technology and more efficient ways to manage their growing locations.

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