What Makes a Great Franchise?
What Makes a Great Franchise? Last week a lady considering franchise ownership asked an interesting question.  ‘What makes a great franchise and how will I know it when I see one?’ Wow, what a question.  That is the type of question that doctoral thesis are written on.  One hundred pa...
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Advice From Tom Shay
Advice From Tom Shay Last week I had the distinct honor to hear Tom Shay, CEO of Right Management, Florida/Caribbean speak on the topic of job transition and career management.  What an interesting discussion.  Mr. Shay has held this position for 31 years and during his tenure Mr. Shay has seen ex...
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What Do You Want?
What Do You Want? Hard to imagine it is already November.  Thanksgiving is around the corner, the holidays, then 2011 before you know it.   Are you ready? Life is a funny thing.  It is something that happens to you when you are not looking.  Before you know it the years have gone by, the kids&h...
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How To Build Entrepreneurial Children
How To Build Entrepreneurial Children Most of you know that I feel strongly about setting a positive, independent example for our children.  This month I would like to discuss why. A little history.  Growing up I had a father who owned his own business.  At the dinner table we discussed staffing ...
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Lessons Learned?
Lessons Learned? Recently I received an email from an international reader whom we will call ‘Bob’. Bob shared with me the fact that he is very upset with his franchisor. In Bob’s email he stated that the franchisors ‘system is no good’, ‘the franchisees are unhap...
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The Franchisee Playbook
The Franchisee Playbook Earlier this month I was working on The Franchisee Playbook and realized that the Preface to the workbook really connects to the 4th of July. It reminds us of a few things that are truly important. Here is a first peak into The Franchisee Playbook. “The United States is...
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Alma and Victor – E2 Visa Applicants
Victor and Alma – E2 Visa Applicants Victor and Alma were looking for Fast Food Franchises.  Although it is not required, after several calls they decided to fly across the country in order to meet in person.  We built a vision that included more than simply a business for E2 Visa.  The mat...
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Aaron – Seasoned Entrepreneur
Aaron – Seasoned Entrepreneur Aaron has an impressive background as a D1 Football player, founder of an educational institution and philanthropist extraordinaire.  Aaron attacks everything he does with exceptional energy, focus and determination.  Aaron has been in business several years, he...
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Shelley – New to Ownership
Shelley – New to Ownership With a successful career in talent recruiting, Shelley was new to business ownership.  She did not have a parent, sibling or mentor to use as a business ownership role model.  As a result, we began the process learning about what it means to be a business owner.  ...
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Joe – Retain Job
Joe – Retain Job Joe is a project manager with a young family.  He has a friend who has built a successful multi-unit franchise system.  As a result, Joe understood what it means to build assets that create controllable income streams.  With a young family Joe was focused on finding a franc...
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