The 8 | December 23, 2016
The 8 | December 23, 2016

Here are the eight things you need to know in franchising this week.

8. The Buzz: “Young Entrepreneurs Feature: Amy Mokris, Moziah Bridges, Lindsay Lewis, Christian Dumontet, Christian Birky, Rikita Kapadia, Michael Johnston, Kaylen Ralph and Chris Stang:” For the last three weeks of the year, 1851 is featuring stories about young entrepreneurs as they break out as leaders in their respective industries.

7. Brand of the Week: Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen shared tips on running a franchise on MSNBC, veteran franchisee Joe Kissick plans to pass the business to his son after growing with the brand for 21 years, the brand opens its 4,000th location and celebrated the Great Clips team at the brand's annual convention.

6: People Story: “Young Entrepreneurs: Lindsay Lewis of Lindsay Lewis Designs:” Entrepreneur Lindsay Lewis’ passion for metalsmithing let her to create her own jewelry company.

5. Profits Story: “PR Newswire: Roark Portfolio Company Driven Brands Acquires Texas-Based Express Lube:” Driven Brands expanded the company’s Quick Lube Division by more than 80 percent in 2016.

4: Plans Story: “CNN: Minimum Wage Going Up in 21 States, 22 Cities:” While some states are making minor increases, like an extra nickel or dime per hour, many will increase between $1 and $2 per hour.

3: Columns: “Great PR, Great Marketing, Great Digital All Begins with Great Service:” Relationships, strategy, service and results matter most to a client. At No Limit Agency, we're focused on being one inch better in each of these categories than our competitors.

2: In the Media: “Fox Business: GNC, Under Fire, Looks to Super Bowl to Win Back Customers:” After a tough year, the supplement franchise is looking to a Super Bowl ad to get them back in the game.

1: Thought of the Week: This week, The 8 offers tips for getting along with your family this holiday season.