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Speaker Ryan: Overregulation is having a “Chilling Effect on Growth”

By: Nick Johns

The U.S. GDP grew just 0.5% in Q1 2016. With one year left in President Obama’s tenure as Commander-in-Chief during which the U.S. has experienced a 1.55 percent annualized average of RGDP growth, he may become the first President to never have a year of 3% GDP growth.

Speaker Ryan’s new plan, Confident America, intends to boost economic growth and social mobility for the United States through a range of policy fixes. In a recent weekly briefing, Speaker Ryan mentioned two issues which are important to franchisees: overtime and joint employer.

Stepping Up For The Franchise Owner

By: Kevin Tennant
Newsminer
http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/community_perspectives/stepping-up-for-...
04/25/2016

FAIRBANKS — A broken windshield right here in Alaska is responsible for launching my American Dream. Today, 4,000 miles away, a controversial new regulation created by Washington, D.C., bureaucrats threatens to destroy it.

Franchise Owners Fight Joint Employer Across the U.S.

By Michael Layman

In American history, no U.S. president who served a full term has left office without presiding over at least one year that met or exceeded 3.0 percent real gross domestic product (real GDP) growth. With one year left in President Obama’s tenure as Commander-in-Chief during which the U.S. has experienced a 1.55 percent annualized average of RGDP growth, he may become the first.

McDonald's Labor Case Threatens Texas Franchise Owners

By: David Hendricks
San Antonio-Express News
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/McDonald-s-labor...
03/21/2016

Matthew West can feel an ax hanging over the two San Antonio franchises he co-owns with his father.

California Franchising Day

By: Sandy Willis, Molly Maid Franchisee of Southern Silicon Valley


Last Tuesday, I drove to Sacramento from Silicon Valley to talk with California legislators about issues facing my local franchise small business. As a Molly Maid franchisee based in Southern Silicon Valley, I have a lot of pride in both my business and in franchising overall as a business model, especially since the franchise industry employs over 900,000 people in California alone.

Why I Met With My Senator In-state And Why You Should Too!

By Barbara Craigie, FASTSIGNS® Franchisee of Lewiston, ID and FAN

As a franchise small business owner, I’ve been very concerned about a number of rules and regulations coming out of the federal government. So last week, I was glad I had the chance to speak my mind while attending a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID).

Companies View Houston as Hot Franchisee Market

By Mike D. Smith
Houston Chronicle
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/Companies-view-H...
02/12/2016

Updated 10:13 pm 02/12/16

Even with the specter of low crude oil prices dragging on Houston's economy through 2016 and possibly beyond, businesses far and wide still see plenty of opportunity here.

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