by John Francis

Are You “All Over the Board?”

Mar 18, 2019 10:00:15 PM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help


This phrase came up recently in a conversation I was having with one of my clients.  Similar to darts that keep hitting everything BUT the mark on a dartboard, what he meant was that he was feeling overwhelmed, disorganized and a little scattered.

My response?

Maybe you need your board to be all over you.”

After all, an advisory board can help franchise leaders gain control by setting some priorities, helping them focus and by bringing some accountability to the organization. Even though an advisory board only meets 3-4 times a year, and has no “vote,” they can be instrumental in helping leaders focus on their highest priorities so they know how to maximize their time and resources and achieve their goals.

  • Franchise board of Advisors

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of establishing an advisory board in the past: especially in terms of their ability to help you plan for a profitable future. If you want some more background, this is a good place to get started.

As business owners, we all have moments where we’re flying by the seat of our pants – and we also know that we’re probably not making the best decisions during these times. If you’re feeling “all over the board” right now, it might be time to start thinking about how an advisory board might provide some support (and take you from chaos to control). And if you feel like everything is running smoothly? It might be time for you to start thinking about setting up a board, too! After all, the best time to start an advisory board is before you need one - or before you wish you already had one in place.

If you’d like to discuss the benefits of an advisory board – and what the process looks like – I can help! Fill out the form below and we’ll have a no-obligation chat about your business, as well as how a board can help you take your growth plans to the next level.

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John Francis

Written by John Francis

About the Franchise Expert


John Francis is an enthusiastic, engaging, and entertaining public speaker because he speaks from experience and he speaks from the heart. Franchising is in his blood, and his parents were true pioneers in the industry, turning their family haircutting business into a 1,000-salon franchise empire. He has been a franchisee and a franchisor, and has a deep understanding of the issues both face. Book John to speak at your event, and you and your franchisees will learn how to look at your business in new, positive, and profitable ways.

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