Author: John Francis

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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I’m The Lucky One: A Tribute to My Parents

My mother, Flo Francis, passed away last month in December 2021 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was a wonderful woman who did a lot with her life - and who experienced a tremendous amount of success in her 85 years.

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3 Stories of Being a Franchise Dad

John Francis on Dec 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM Franchise Consulting

I’m a lucky dad of two great daughters, who growing up, have had a front-row seat to much of my work in the franchise industry. As children do, they absorb a lot, so they really “got” some of the key concepts around franchising and business ownership and management early - we even turned some of it into a game!

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How to Create a Succession Plan for Your Business

Do you have a succession plan in place for your business?

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Introducing ZorForum: A New Tool for Franchisors

John Francis on Oct 26, 2021 7:12:51 AM Franchisors

When I was a franchisor, there were few things as valuable to me as the executive business owner peer group I belonged to - I was a member for more than 25 years! I found the group to be both really valuable and fun, as it gave me the opportunity to share ideas, problem solve and find support among like-minded professionals. It made such a big difference in my career and many of those people are good friends today. 

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3 Ways to Add Value to Your Board

Are you getting the most from your Board?

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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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