When the National Labor Relations Board decided to consider McDonald’s a joint employer of all workers within the franchise, fears spread like wildfire. This ruling meant that any McDonald’s employee was considered jointly employed with the McDonald’s franchisor, even though individual franchisees hired the employees. So if a problem came up like injustice in the hiring or firing department, complaints could go all the way up to the top.
As a franchisor, it's always in your best interest to provide your franchisees with resources to help build the business. The tricky part about franchising is keeping everything -- from bookkeeping to social media to customer service -- the same across all locations.
Being that we’re in the industry, we’d like to clear up a common misconception about franchises: they are not just sub shops and McDonald’s! One of the many great things about franchising is that it spans virtually every industry. From personal services to retail to business-to-business, you’ll find a franchise in any field you are interested in working in.
While franchising has increasingly become popular and successful in the US, Dubai is currently the hotspot if you’re looking into buying a franchise. According to Franchise Times, The United Arab Emirates have great government programs that encourage small business ownership as well as existing local companies to franchise.
Are you looking for a business opportunity but aren’t sure what to do? You could try joining a startup or create your own business, but have you ever considered buying a franchise? Franchise opportunities exist worldwide and span all types of industries.