Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ban the Box? Criminal checks crucial to one, ‘vicious’ to another—a dilemma

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By Beth Ewen “That filter is a cruel, cruel taskmaster,” says Scott Griffiths, the CEO of 18/8 Fine Men’s Hair Salons. He’s talking about technology tools that screen out job applicants—the background check, the credit report and perhaps the cruelest of all, the check-off box on applications asking about criminal convictions. ...

Women and Franchising


More and more women are starting their own businesses, and many of them are becoming franchisees. While franchising is still dominated by men, women are getting a foothold in the action by either opening a franchise or becoming co-owners of franchises. Why is franchising so attractive to women? Well, one of the reasons is the sense of communi...

Hear From Our Franchisees

Jeff W

“It’s a business that you can help people but also establish a stable revenue base. It’s an on-going service you are providing and we thought we could deliver quality services to improve the quality of life for our clients.”

Jeff W
Couple cutting franchise opening ribbon

“I’ve been a public school teacher and I’ve also owned a child care center. I chose Executive Care because they really won me over. Great people and you can really see that. They really enjoy what they do and they care about helping people. I’m looking forward to a long relationship with Executive Care.”

Iris O
Michael S and team

“Executive Care is very structured, very organized, they know what they are doing with 24/7 support. If we need it, they are there so I can’t say enough about Executive Care.”

Michael S
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