The 2013 Guide to Today’s Top Franchises takes a close look at the data compiled as part of Franchise Business Review's annual franchisee satisfaction awards. We explore what trends we're seeing in 2013, what concepts and franchise models are most popular, what’s involved from an investment and financing standpoint, and how franchisee satisfaction has fared in the past year.
FirstLight HomeCare, a national network of franchises that provides in-home non-medical care to seniors and adults, is rapidly expanding into the west coast with four new franchises now open or slated to open in Arizona, Colorado and California. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company now has more than 60 locations and a presence in 24 states around the country.
Second annual franchise giveaway contest for military veterans launches Memorial Day: Back by popular demand, CruiseOne®, the nation’s largest home-based and military-friendly franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, is calling up from the reserves and into action former members of the U.S. military to join its ranks as a travel business owner.
Franchise Business Review wants to know what stage you're at in finding the right franchise for you: still in the research phase, having conversations, opening your first location soon... FBR encourages you, no matter the stage, to answer this simple question - where are you in your franchise search? (Click here to share)
Posted by shiela bigg on 01:16:51 AM on August 26, 2011
Job growth in the U.S. has not been recovering very quickly. Unemployed individuals are turning to alternative employment options. Independent contractors are being employed more and more often to fill jobs that employees used to do. Understanding the difference between independent contractor and employee could have huge tax consequences. Article source: Making the distinction; employee vs independent contractorIRS. From a legal standpoint, whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee has tax ramifications. The Internal Revenue Service has guidelines that are intended to clarify the difference, partly to avoid confusion and partly to guard against illegal practices such as listing employees as independents.
Posted by shiela bigg on 01:14:19 AM on August 26, 2011
For individuals, the differences in working as an employee and working as an independent contractor mostly involve paperwork and personal responsibility. When you are an employee, the employer is responsible for paying part of your payroll taxes. An employer also has more say about work hours, work process and is responsible for providing the tools to get a job done. An independent contractor is responsible for paying all of their employment taxes and has more individual control over their work process.