Johnny Franchise Blog

Planting a Tree vs. Building a Franchise Advisory Council or Peer Group: They Aren’t so Different!

I was recently asked to participate in the IFA’s Marketing, Operations & Development (MOD) Virtual Conference as a panel discussion moderator. The topic was Making Peer Groups More Effective to Support Franchisees, While Adding Long-Term Value.

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The Bottom 5 Percent: 5 Options to Give Your Struggling Franchisees

Are you afraid to talk about your failures? Most of us are - but whether in business or in life, that’s how you learn and grow!

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How I Was Able to Take a Location Away From a Big National Brand (and What You Can Learn From it)

John Francis on Sep 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

If you’re a franchisor or multi-unit operator, you’ll want to check out the new article I wrote for LeaseCake. It’s a cautionary tale about what can happen when a busy franchise organization doesn’t have the systems and tools in place to manage their locations effectively - and the important details that can slip through the cracks.

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Do You Know What’s Coming Next?

It’s an important question for franchisees who are trying to grow a business. After all, knowing where you are going is how you plan and grow!

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Are You Making One of these Franchisee Mistakes?

As a former franchisor and franchisee for multiple brands, I can tell you with certainty that franchising works - and can create great opportunities for success.

But success is never guaranteed - and there are mistakes that franchisees can make along the way that can hurt their business' growth.

In my latest FranchiseWire article, I discuss four of the most common franchisee mistakes - and how to avoid them. You can check it out here: https://franchisewire.com/resource-center/common-franchisee-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

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Are You Ready to Make the Move From Founder to CEO?

Are You Ready to Make the Move From Founder to CEO?

There is an unseen phenomenon in businesses where the Founder - who worked so hard to start and build the company - suddenly becomes a roadblock to its future success.

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Check Out My New Article in the Franchise Wire

Are franchise fees and royalties giving you sticker shock?
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One Crisis to Another: Finding Opportunity Through Chaos

John Francis on Jun 30, 2020 12:59:28 PM Franchisees, Franchisors, Franchising Help

Over the past three months, we’ve experienced a lot of challenges - wow!

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“Johnny Franchise” is growing and expanding…I can do more

I love what I do - helping people get franchising right! And I want to do more! Those of you who know me, know that I’ve been a “reluctant consultant” in franchising for years, I like my work in speaking, coaching, and serving on boards...It's time now for me to grow my work and I’m building a system to scale and be more available. I'm working to expand my reach and positive impact to more people and franchise brands. I am becoming somewhat “less reluctant”, and focusing to be more educational, practical, and valuable. I am NOT matching buyers with franchise opportunities, rather, I am Helping franchisors and franchisees reduce risks and improve results with levelheaded expertise”, that’s my new elevator pitch - what do you think?

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Get Ready for the "Restart"!

John Francis on Apr 22, 2020 9:07:50 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisees

Last month, we dove into the chaos of the COVID-19 CoronaVirus outbreak business shutdown and shared some ideas and tips to help franchise business owners. Much has happened in the past few weeks, and now I want to share ideas on taking steps to get ready for what’s next.

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About the Franchise Expert

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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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