21 02, 2020

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back … That’s Franchise Law Right Now

2020-02-21T15:38:28+00:00February 21st, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

It not clear that laws should be made based on cases involving one franchisor, but lately it seems that McDonald’s is at the center of some important legal issues for franchising in the United States.

It not clear that laws should be made based on cases involving one franchisor, but lately it seems that McDonald’s is at the center of some important legal issues for franchising in the United States.

The looming question for franchising since the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has been the joint employer standard. For the 30 years prior to Browning-Ferris Industries, the NLRB consistently maintained that to find a joint employer relationship, two separate entities must share “direct and immediate” control over the essential terms of employment. In Browning-Ferris, the NLRB decided that a staffing […]

12 02, 2020

Richard Gill, Aflac Agent joins NEFA

2020-02-12T19:19:00+00:00February 12th, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

Richard Gill, Aflac Agent joins NEFA


We are pleased to introduce Richard Gill, a new member of NEFA.  As an independent agent representing Aflac, Richard’s goal in joining NEFA was to expand his service to the franchise community offer by offering products and services through franchisors and franchisees to benefit their employees. Aflac products, which are 100% portable, may be company sponsored or offered to the employees on a voluntary basis through payroll deduction.  These plans have increased popularity with employers looking to attract and retain high quality employees.

Aflac Products include:

1 – Accident Plan – pays when treatment is received for accidental injuries including lacerations, burns, fractures, concussions, surgeries etc….

2 – Cancer/CI – pays when insured is diagnosed, treated, hospitalized/surgery for things like cancer, heart attack, stroke, paralysis, coma…..

3 – Hospital Confinement – pays when admitted to hospital (maternity included) to help cover deductibles

4 – Life Insurance – both term and […]

26 11, 2019

Lapels Franchise Converts Two Stores in Tampa

2019-11-26T16:47:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels Dry Cleaning reports it recently converted two existing Hudson Cleaners locations in Tampa to Lapels stores.

Franchise Converts Two Stores in Tampa

City gets two new Lapels, converted from what were Hudson Cleaners

Both locations are owned and operated by franchisees, Phillip and Joy Baker of Reddington Shore. The new locations are located at 11209 N. Dale Mabry Highway and 4920 Newkirk Drive, it notes.

“We are delighted to bring the Lapels Dry Cleaning experience to Hudson Cleaners customers and more Tampa residents,” says Phillip Baker. “We use a sustainable, non-toxic method for drycleaning clothes. Subsequently, clothes feel better when you wear them and last longer.”

Prior to Lapels, Phillip was a finance executive in the healthcare industry and Joy an active real estate agent, the company relates. With a desire to step out of the corporate world and be his own boss, he searched for a franchise opportunity […]

25 11, 2019

NEFA Welcomes New Board Member

2019-11-26T13:52:24+00:00November 25th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Supporting Strategies’ Jorgensen Named to
Board of New England Franchise Association

This originally appeared on supportingstartegiesfranchise.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019

Beverly, MA – Leslie Jorgensen, founder and CEO of Supporting Strategies, has been named to the board of the New England Franchise Association (NEFA). In this role, she will help advance the organization’s mission of bringing together franchise executives, franchisees and suppliers to network and share ideas for success.

Since founding Supporting Strategies in 2004, Jorgensen has overseen the company’s impressive growth, including the introduction of a franchise model in 2013. As head of Supporting Strategies Partners, she provides coaching and guidance and ensures the successful delivery of support services to franchisees across the United States.

Jorgensen, a regular attendee at NEFA events in recent years, looks forward to making an impact through her […]

20 11, 2019

Grow with Google – Free Webinar offered by PanoSpin

2019-11-20T19:42:37+00:00November 20th, 2019|Franchise News|1 Comment

Grow with Google –
Join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Panospin 360 and Bryan Caplan, speaker for the Grow with Google partner program, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online.

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google
  • When: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Webinar ID: 1851e5c215f7
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes.
  • Dial-in Number: +1 (312) 248-9348
  • Dial-in ID: 631390#
  • Dial-in Passcode: 1743#
Bryan Caplan
13 11, 2019

Thousands of Toys Donated to Toys for Tots following Learning Express Toys’ Convention

2019-11-13T17:40:10+00:00November 13th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Following the conclusion of Learning Express Toys‘ 22nd annual Convention and Vendor Expo in New Orleans, vendors and exhibitors donated thousands of toys to the Marine Toys for Tots Program.

The event, which took place June 23 to 26, brought toy and game makers face to face with more than 100 Learning Express franchise owners to showcase new products. This year’s theme took inspiration from New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition — “Unmask Your Store’s Potential!”

Marine Toys For Tots ProgramDonations received at the close of this year’s Convention range from art kits, to infant toys, to sports equipment — all set to benefit kids in the local area.

“We are humbled and grateful to have such generous and wonderful toy vendors that are willing to donate new toys to children in […]

12 11, 2019

Planet Fitness Offers FREE Workouts for Veterans from 11/8 – 11/15

2019-11-12T18:59:53+00:00November 12th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Thanks to all who've served.

From November 8th – 15th, all veterans & active military personnel can utilize tons of equipment and our massage chairs at any club for FREE! Plus, you can even bring a friend. All you have to do is bring in any proof of military service and a photo ID. It’s our way of saying thanks.

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12 11, 2019

Toy for Tots Networking Event 12/5

2019-11-12T17:39:36+00:00November 12th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Let’s get FESTIVE, NETWORK and SHOP all in one place!

Get 20% off all toys/gifts purchased at event

We are very excited about this NEFA Social Event….This even will be held at Learning Express Toys & Play in Bedford, MA and they are graciously offering a 20% discount on all toys/gifts purchased on location (this day only).  This is the perfect time time to get your holiday shopping done or to buy a toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

Gift Baskets: We are putting together really nice gift baskets and your registration automatically gets you entered to one of these lovely baskets. If you win, your basket could make a GREAT present for someone special in your life or obivously you can enjoy the basket contents yourself.

We will be serving appetizers and there will be a cash bar!

Get ready to have some fun with your NEFA board and other franchisors, franchisees and suppliers.

$25 per […]