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Giordano's hands-on training approach
11/25/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Saline, Mich., November 25, 2015 -  Giordano's has the best pizza in Chicago. No really, they do. Giordano's was named "Best Pizza in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine and have been serving up great pizza since 1974. Efren and Joseph Boglio, the founders and immigrant brothers, are famously known as one of the originators of the Chicago-style stuffed deep-dish pizza. Since then, Giordano's has been internationally recognized for their fresh ingredients and very friendly staff. Franchising since 2012, Giordano's currently houses 31 franchise locations and operates 25 corporate units.

How does Giordano's train its franchisees?
Giordano's franchise training is centered around hands-on teaching, learning and experience. Eric Brown, Vice President of Franchise Development commented, "Our business, the pizza business, is so detailed. We've found that hands on training is our best avenue for training."


Employee Training vs. Extended Enterprise Training
11/3/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

The following is a reprint of an article written by Latitude Learning's CEO, Jeff Walter and published in Training Magazine's Blog. The article focuses on the differences between employee training and extended enterprise training and how to understand which best fits your organization. 

Click here to read Employee Training vs. Extended Enterprise Training on the Training Magazine blog or read a reprint of the article below.


Latitude attends Detroit's 2015 Franchise Expo
11/2/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

SALINE, MICH., November 2, 2015 - Latitude, and industry leader in partner performance and home of the LearningCenter LMS, visited Detroit's Franchise Expo on October 30, 2015 in Novi, Michigan. The expo provided a platform for one-on-one exchanges with representatives from very successful franchises nationwide.

Regina Beckham and Janay Burch, both Latitude employees, had the opportunity to interview dozens of franchises on training practices offered to their franchisees. As the Franchise Industry continues to grow, training practices are becoming more of a conversation topic for potential franchise buyers. Beckham and Burch found this to be true as most interviewees were willing to speak about their training practices, with great knowledge.


Barkefellers' training practices
10/21/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Barkefellers offers family-like environment to build trust with Franchisees 

Saline, Mich., October 19, 2015 -  
Barkerfellers is an award-winning upscale pet hotel that recently opened its third corporate owned Indianapolis store location. Barkefellers is a family owned and operated business and has been franchising since 2014. This pet hotel offers four complementary businesses, and four streams of revenue, under one roof: dog and cat lodging, dog daycare, pet grooming and obedience training services. Their superior customer service, luxury amenities, clean facilities and well-trained staff makes visiting Barkefellers more of a treat, rather than a chore, for both the pet owners and the guest of honor.

How does Barkefellers train its franchisees? 
Potential franchisees start of their journey at Barkefellers' Discovery Day, where all three corporate locations are visited. Here, franchisees get the opportunity to view the three different store levels offered: 18,000, 28,000 and 38,000 square feet locations.


Franchisor's Training Challenges
10/9/2015 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Franchise training is a whole lot different than your traditional workplace training, and therefore your LMS provider should be able to accommodate for those differences. Check out the the major difference in franchise training vs traditional training. Latitude Learning can help franchisors overcoming these training challenges.

Franchisor’s have the dilemma of overcoming a variety of training challenges. Franchisee employees are NOT franchisor employees and cannot be treated as such. This makes it difficult to implement new products and practices.


Training Block: Muscle Maker Grill's training practices
10/6/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Muscle Maker Grill leverages new technology to help administer training

Saline, Mich., October 6, 2015 - Muscle Maker Grill is a fast-causal restaurant franchise that serves freshly prepared meals with its guests' health in mind. Since 1995 Muscle Maker Grill has been fulfilling its founder's, Rod Silva, goal of offering people a nutritious alternative to fast food restaurants. Muscle Maker Grill prides themselves on creating healthier versions of mainstream favorite dishes that taste great, as well as providing a friendly environment that allows guests to learn about healthy eating. Muscle Maker Grill, headquartered in Colonia, New Jersey, continues to grow with over 200 units sold and over 70 units open nationwide.

How does Muscle Maker Grill train its franchisees?
Muscle Maker Grill does not require previous restaurant experience as they will provide its franchisee with comprehensive support and training. Rod Silva explains "We spend two weeks in our corporate restaurant with the new franchisees doing online and classroom training. Then we spend two weeks in their new restaurant." 


Latitude Learning becomes a member of the International Franchise Association
10/1/2015 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Latitude, an industry leader in associate performance and the home of the LatitudeCONNECT Suiteofficially announced on Thursday that it is now a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). The IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. As a supplier member, Latitude Learning will play a vital role within the IFA, by supporting the training and efficiencies of franchisors through training, communication, measurement, incentives and consumer engagement.


Training Block: Grade Power Learning's training practices
9/22/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

GradePower Learning utilizes reporting to monitor online pre-training. 

Saline, Mich., September 22, 2015 - 
Gradepower Learning franchise is a provider of educational services and offers a unique business opportunity in the education industry. Headquartered in London, Ontario, GradePower is part of the Oxford Learning franchise system and provides programs that range from preschool reading to proprietary SAT and ACT prep. GradePower improves how children learn, rather than shooting for a better grade or test score, by combining cognitive learning strategies and academic tutoring. GradePower has been franchising since 2011 and currently has 15 franchised outlets in North America, making them the best known & most respected education franchise in Canada.

How does GradePower Learning train its franchisees?
GradePower's onboard training is broken into several components including business training - the beginning of your franchise journey that covers important topics in finance, HR, marketing, management and administration; operations training - focuses on the curriculum and guides you through the three aspects that makes GradePower different from any other education business: dynamic diagnostic assessment, cognitive training, and interactive coaching; and software training.


Extended Enterprise Training: Perfect for Every Industry
9/10/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Capterra, a leader in helping businesses find the right software, recently published a blog article by Latitude Connection content writer Janay Burch on Extended Enterprise Training. The article is geared towards franchises and the importance of an EET learning management system. Visit to view the article. For your convenience the blog article in its entirety can be read below.


Training Block: Experimac's training practices
9/8/2015 - Posted by Janay Robinson

Experimac provides ongoing training support through online education portal

Saline, Mich., September 8, 2015 - Experimac offers technology sales and services, specializing in Apple products. Experimac is the newest brand added to United Franchise Group and provides sales of pre-owned Apply computers and devices; repair of laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories, upgrades and software. Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL., Experimac is new to the franchise industry with 3 franchised outlets since 2014. Through Experimac's Apple-related expertise, they have have managed to become a one-stop location for all pre-owned Apple product needs.

How does Experimac train its franchisees?
Experimac starts newly franchisee owners off with a 4-week training program. The first two weeks are held at Experimac's corporate training facility in West Palm Beach, FL., where the franchisee will take part in one of the most extensive training programs in the franchise industry. You will be guided through the process of becoming a successful Experimac franchisee mainly through classroom training. The following two weeks include personal one-on-one training right in your store to ensure you have the technical, business and marketing expertise needed to succeed. "A marketing specialists is also sent to your store during this time to help get your name out in the community" explains Brady Lee, Regional Vice President and Brand President of Experimac. 


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