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Are You Making One of these Franchisee Mistakes?

John Francis on Aug 6, 2020 5:38:09 AM

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?

John Francis on Jul 28, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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

John Francis on Jul 14, 2020 7:36:02 PM Finance, franchise business
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

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 Business

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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Is This For Real? YES, Now What?

John Francis on Mar 25, 2020 1:59:56 PM Business

With the unexpected Covid 19 CoronaVirus outbreak, so much has changed over the past few weeks for everyone, including the franchise industry. Even though people and businesses were unprepared, we’ve seen a tremendous response on what can be done...

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Update from the IFA 2020 Convention

John Francis on Feb 19, 2020 1:29:28 PM Conventions, Boards

Just back from the IFA 2020 Convention in Orlando, what a blast! Attendance was at an all-time high for being at a non-Las Vegas location. Every year, it just keeps getting bigger and better, providing three plus solid days of top notch networking and learning opportunities for everyone, this year was no exception. 

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FranConnect Influencer Day

Just recently, I had the opportunity to be an “influencer” in franchising at the first ever FranConnect Influencer Discovery Day that took place back on December 18th and 19th. And I want to thank Keith Gerson, the President of FranConnect, for the invitation. This was my first time participating as an “influencer”, and I did not know what to expect - it was worthwhile, quite interesting, even educational and a lot of fun!

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Speaking at the IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference Was Fun!

 

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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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