The president concentrated on “middle-class economics” in his State of the Union address last week. That’s ironic given how his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is threatening one of the country’s main paths to the middle class – the franchise system.
As the owner of Camp Bow Wow, I understand the power of the franchise model firsthand. Widowed and broke in my late 20s, I had a simple business idea: a day care for dogs. The idea took off, but it was soon clear that I would neither have the funds nor the time to expand it on a significant scale.