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Image Studio 360: On the Cutting Edge of the Beauty Industry

11/2/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Americans spend $75 billion on beauty services and products each year in the United States. That is a lot of haircuts, pedicures, botox treatments and eyebrow waxings. That is a lot of haircuts, pedicures, botox treatments and eyebrow waxings. The salon and hair care industry in the United States is growing rapidly at 14% per year, with a 31% job growth rate. There are currently 1.1 million Americans working in the beauty industry in some form, whether they are hairdressers, massage therapists, aestheticians, barbers or nail salon technicians.

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LMS Roadmap: Client meetings give honest feedback

10/27/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

Greetings again from Tom Merritt at Latitude. As part of our monthly series, I wanted to update you on a number of things going on here with the LatitudeLearning LMS.

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Manage User Reporting Hierarchy: Person-to-Person

10/25/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Person-to-Person reporting enables Portal Administrators to set up reporting relationships based on Username, rather than Position codes.  With Person-to-Person reporting, a user may have zero, one, or multiple managers, similar to the way many organizations are structured today. These relationships also enable managers to view training, approve course enrollments and set and manage user goals in the same way they can with for Position Code Reporting.

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71839)

10/24/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Featured Enhancement: Person-to-Person Reporting Hierarchy! Also includes targeted updates to Certification Engine code and automated messaging to improve performance.

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LatitudeLearning adds new O.E.M. Newsletter to TEA Collection

10/18/2016 - Posted by Janay Robinson

O.E.M. TEA is a newsletter about the three behaviors that differentiate high performing Original Equipment Manufacturers from low performing: Training, Engagement & Analytics. Stay abreast on the pulse of the industry and up-to-date on the latest O.E.M. news, all in one place!

O.E.M. TEA will make you more successful at your job by providing a platform to help you build a better network!

View our first edition and subscribe today to receive your monthly newsletter right to your inbox.

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Firehouse Sub's selective franchisee process leads to training program success

10/13/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

The best business models are always driven by passion, and the franchise operation of Firehouse Subs is a perfect example. What began as a simple sandwich shop started by two brothers, who were also firefighters, has become a wildly successful franchise, with 970 stores across North America. Brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen, along with their passionate and energetic team have developed a franchise model that is not only successful, but steadily growing and adding new franchisees, while utilizing their unique training and management system.

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Franchise Training Fitness: it's Crunch time

10/11/2016 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Very few of us enjoy working out. We will come up with any number of excuses to avoid it, and then just complain, because we aren’t where we would like to be with our fitness goals. It’s a vicious cycle that is very hard to break. However, there is one fitness franchise that is striving to put the fun back into fitness for everyone. Crunch Fitness is one of the largest fitness clubs in the world. They have over 160 locations worldwide, with many more clubs set to open in the near future. Craig Pepin-Donat, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for Crunch Fitness says that Crunch Fitness is best known for its group fitness classes and small group training programs, and that “Crunch has been the trend setter in group fitness for over 25 years. We adhere to the low price value model, so we make fitness affordable and fun.”

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71653)

10/6/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Read about latest updates to LMS messaging... 



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Fazoli’s Propells Training the Fast Casual Italian Concept in the Restaurant Industry

10/4/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

Fazoli’s® is an Italian fast food restaurant that began in 1988 in Lexington, Kentucky, as a multi-brand restaurant group. The original concept of the restaurant was sold to Seed Restaurant Group (SRG), Inc., two years later. SRG has been developing the concept and brand ever since. Currently, the corporation has 123 company units and 89 franchise units. Vanessa Naso, director of training at Fazoli’s, discusses the company’s franchise training program and how it has grown during her 3 years on staff. 
Fazoli’s Training Process: In order for a franchise to be successful, new hire training is essential.

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Uni K Wax Center's Uniquely Thorough Franchise Training

9/27/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Pronounced "UN EEH KAY," Uni K Wax Center offers a unique, full-body waxing service for both men and women. Their proprietary wax is an all-natural formula that's made fresh every day, specially designed to remove hair from even the most sensitive skin without irritation or pain. Uni K Wax Center began serving South Beach, Florida, in 1993, expanding to offer franchising opportunities under the name, UKW Franchising Company, LLC, in 2005. Headquartered in Aventura, Florida, the brand currently has 50 units in operation throughout Florida, New Jersey, and New York. We spoke with Noemi Grupenmager, CEO and founder of Uni K Wax, and Charlotte Russell, UKW's Chief Development Officer, to learn more about the company's franchise training practices.



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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71631)

9/26/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Read about latest updates to user management and self-registration, as well as course enrollments, course topics and reports.  

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LMS Roadmap series kick off: what we've been doing for your LMS

9/22/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

Welcome to the kickoff of our new monthly series, LMS Roadmap, by Latitude CG's senior principal, Tom Merritt. Merritt oversees our learning management system's (LMS) Research & Development department. 

This has been a year of growth for our organization and our LMS. We have updated our technology platform, enhanced the functionality of the system and embraced a direction to enhance the system for a broad spectrum of industries. Earlier this year we upgraded our technology platform to SQL Server 2014 and .NET 4.6.1. This improved system performance in some areas by approximately 50% and helped us take our first major step towards significant functionality enhancements.

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Five basic franchise questions and their answers

9/19/2016 - Posted by Staff Writer

The following article is authored by Guest Blogger, John Hayes.

From my franchise seminars, and from mail sent to me via my website, here are five of the most frequently asked basic franchise questions, and their answers.



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Latitude Learning remains in the Top 20 Most Popular LMS

9/15/2016 - Posted by Sonia Gottfried

Capterra's Most Popular LMS Software maintains Latitude Learning at a 13 rank

In a recently-released Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software infographic, Latitude Learning remains a ranking of 13. Capterra provides these rankings to help buyers make a successful buying decision. Capterra is a leading source for independent software research and information. The company maintains a directory of software vendors in more than 350 distinctive categories. Capterra compiles its annual list by evaluating a number of key factors including number of customers, total active users, customer reviews and social media presence to help buyers make an informed decision.

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The Pizza Press serves up a custom training experience

9/13/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

The Pizza Press is a restaurant enterprise headquartered in Anaheim, California that provides customers with customized pizza creations as well as old pizza classics. A unique item featured on the restaurant’s menu includes the “Publish Your Own,” which allows guests to create their own pizza from the restaurant’s full line of sauces, toppings, and crust options. Currently, there are numerous franchise opportunities available across the country.

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LMS Mobile Site - Streamlined for training on the go

9/8/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

The Latitude LMS now includes a mobile friendly view targeted primarily toward the student user. When a user accesses the LMS from a mobile device, they will see a simplified and easy-to-use interface. Mobile views are available for all portals without any extra configuration required of the Portal Administrator. We have worked to streamline the student interface and navigation to its most essential elements. Users are able to Log in, Search Courses, view Home page, My Details information, and training History.

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Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (3.0.0.71433)

9/8/2016 - Posted by Sarah Robinson

Read about updates to user management tools, message customization options, and reports.

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Franchise Source Brands International Helps Brands Get to the Next Level

9/6/2016 - Posted by Brandon May

Terry Powell is the multi-brand franchisor and founder of Franchise Source Brands International (FSBI), a network of franchises and a national leader in franchisee coaching. The company started in 1983 and began franchising in 1999, and since then it has worked with hundreds of franchise companies to help them award the right franchises to the best people. In addition, the company’s primary foundation--Entrepreneur’s Source--is currently the prime franchise and business ownership coaching organization in North America.

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Rita's Italian Ice Offers A "Cool" And Thorough Training Program

8/30/2016 - Posted by Alison Huff

Rita’s Italian Ice first opened its doors in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in 1984. As a way to supplement his household income, former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo decided to start selling Italian Ice through a porch window and named the business after his beloved wife, Rita. Since then, Rita’s Italian Ice has gone on to become one of the most well-known Italian Ice shops in the United States, with 625 units currently in operation around the world. Victoria Coia, Rita’s Franchise Development Manager, has been with Rita’s Italian Ice for 11 years and shared their franchise training practices with us.

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LMS ENHANCEMENT: Track Meeting Attendance

8/23/2016 - Posted by Latitude Learning Team

Check out our new Process Roster tool!

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