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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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Is This For Real? YES, Now What?

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

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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Board Compensation

John Francis on Nov 20, 2019 1:06:58 PM Advisory Boards, Board of Directors

I just had a call this morning with one of the boards I serve on, and we covered a ton of stuff in 90 minutes. And as we wrapped up the call, I asked...

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Go Minis Speaking Opportunity

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From Despair to Hope

John Francis on Sep 24, 2019 9:00:58 AM Franchise Planning, Franchising Help

A Few Warning Signs That You (And Your Business) May Be In Despair, And What To Do About It....

“I am much more hopeful as an owner for my own business.” 

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Takeaways from the Faegre Franchise Summit 2019

Last month people from all over the country gathered at what is considered by many to be their favorite franchise conference. The Faegre Franchise Summit, which hosts many high-performing franchisors and franchisees and sponsor supplier companies, was recently held in Minneapolis. Brian Schnell, lawyer at the firm Faegre Baker Daniels, organizes and leads this program and does a great job. He is willing to go so far above and beyond that he literally does a headstand (really), just to impress the people there and to demonstrate how far they're willing to go to make an impression! That’s commitment! This year’s Summit again lined up a number of important and impactful panel discussions and great networking opportunities. Here are some of the highlights to share….

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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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