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"New & Improved" Top 10 Tips For Franchisees

John Francis on Nov 15, 2022 8:30:00 AM Franchisees, Franchising Help, Blog

Whether you’re a new franchisee who just joined a brand and purchased your first unit or an established multi-unit franchisee with decades of experience, you likely always look for ways to improve your business. 

The first version of these 10 tips were written approximately seven years ago. So, what’s changed? Not much - these tips are timeless and apply to all franchisees regardless of experience! Most of these cost nothing or very little, and they’re pretty simple to implement. However, a few require a little initiative, courage, and ambition to put into practice...

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Franchise Industry Conferences - Which Should I Attend?

John Francis on Oct 11, 2022 8:30:00 AM Franchise Conferences

One of the best things that I have done to grow my franchising career is to attend industry conferences. Being able to engage with other franchise professionals, hear their insights, and offer ideas is a rewarding and fruitful way to become a better franchisor, franchisee and supplier - any franchise professional can benefit from building relationships at these events!

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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Board of Advisors

John Francis on Sep 20, 2022 7:00:00 AM Advisory Boards, Franchisors

I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of setting up a board of advisors for a business. As I mentioned last month, I believe it provides the life jacket your business needs to be successful! 

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Where is Your Franchise Organization’s Life Jacket?

John Francis on Aug 16, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Now that summer is upon us, I’ve been spending more time on boats and around the water. Here in Minnesota (as in most places), we’re required to have life preservers on board to comply with the state’s boating laws. Not only does everyone need access to a wearable life jacket of their own, but the boat must have a throwable life preserver in a location that is easy to access in an emergency. This means it can’t be tucked away in a cabinet somewhere, but must be out in the open where it can be grabbed at a moment’s notice.

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Mastermind Groups: What They Are and How They Can Help You

John Francis on Jul 19, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

When was the last time you had a problem - but you didn’t know who to talk to about it? Sometimes things come up - BIG things - that weigh heavy, but you don’t know who to turn to for advice. 

Join My ZorForum Mastermind Group

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Why an Advisory Board is Well Worth the Investment

John Francis on Jun 14, 2022 7:00:00 AM Advisory Boards

Does your franchise company have an advisory board? 

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A Simple Way to Avoid Failure as a Franchisor

John Francis on May 17, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Are you doing everything you can to avoid failure in building your franchise system? 

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The Hidden Value of Buying a Franchise

John Francis on Apr 12, 2022 5:17:00 AM Franchisees, Franchise Consulting

Has shopping for a new franchise opportunity ever given you sticker shock? Especially for owners who are new to franchising - the upfront costs associated with the investment might seem high. After all, the fees are typically much higher than what you’d pay to start your own independent business.

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How a Mastermind Group Changed My Life

John Francis on Mar 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Looking back on my decades of experience in the franchise industry, I believe there is one thing that contributed to my success more than anything else: my participation in a business owners’ mastermind group.

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Countdown to the 2022 IFA Convention (We’re Back!)

John Francis on Feb 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM Franchise Conferences

Get ready…the in-person IFA Convention is finally back!

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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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