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What I Learned From Working at a Manicure Table

John Francis on Jan 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM Franchise Consulting, Franchising Help

What do you remember most about your first job?

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The Importance of Building a Strong Franchise Culture

John Francis on Dec 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

A good franchise model is built on some obvious things: a repeatable business model, valuable brand, solid business economics and the quality of your training and marketing. These are tangible things that can be measured - you KNOW if they exist, or not.

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Why Franchising Picks Up When the Economy Slows Down

John Francis on Dec 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisees

The freedom of owning a business and having more control over your economic future - it’s an appealing and ambitious thought for many people. 

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The Collective Horsepower of Franchising: How We Supported Our Own During COVID

John Francis on Nov 24, 2020 7:27:40 AM Franchisees, Franchisors

What a year it’s been.

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Top 3 Ways Franchisors Fail

John Francis on Nov 10, 2020 12:22:00 PM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

A few weeks ago we discussed a few of the top ways that franchisees can fail - most of which come down to not staying connected and following the franchise model. Today, we’re going to dive into a few of the key ways that franchisors can fail and hurt the future success of their business, as well as their franchisees.

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Top 3 Ways Franchisees Fail

John Francis on Oct 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM Franchisees, Franchising Help

When it comes to starting a new business, purchasing a franchise is just about the safest investment you can make. These organizations are built on a proven system and brand that has been improved and refined over time to produce the best results - for both the franchisor and franchisees. Franchising has many advantages over independent start-ups, however nothing is easy or guaranteed! There is still a lot of hard work that goes into running a franchise business - as well as steps that must be followed if you’re going to get the best results.

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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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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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