The Franchise Lifecycle: What Stage of Growth are You In?

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Does Your Organization’s Culture Have a Shelf Life?


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5 Growth Benefits For The Franchisee

John Francis on Jun 11, 2017 2:00:07 PM Franchise Planning, Franchisees

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Spend Your Time Not Your Money: How to Get More Value From Your Franchisor

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Fixing the Flat: How to Enhance the Performance of Your Franchise

John Francis on Mar 26, 2017 4:00:36 AM Franchisees, Franchisors, Franchising Help

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The Importance of Planning in a Franchise Environment

If your planning strategy mirrors many franchise organizations, you probably completed the majority of your annual planning before the year even began - hopefully with enough detail and accountability to ensure it’s implemented effectively. And while much of the planning I’m involved in through my Board work is at the franchisor level, it’s just as important for smaller franchisees to plan, too. In fact, the yearly planning process can provide a unique opportunity for franchisees and franchisors to collaborate and create a planning process together. When I was with Cost Cutters and City Looks, for example, we included a support team from the corporate office that would sit down with the owners and review their business information. Together, they’d review each unit to find out the following:

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An Attitude of Gratitude

John Francis on Dec 19, 2016 11:07:36 PM Franchisees, Franchising Help

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Creating a Plan for Profit

John Francis on Nov 21, 2016 1:18:36 PM Franchise Planning, Franchisees


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Economic Darwinism in Franchising

John Francis on Sep 26, 2016 7:39:33 PM Franchisees

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Developing the Multi-Unit Franchisee Mindset

John Francis on Jul 25, 2016 7:47:09 PM Franchise Planning, Franchisees

For many franchisees, the definition of success isn’t simply to grow a thriving single unit business:  it’s to grow and expand into additional units, as well. And while it may seem like a natural progression for many franchise owners, it does require a mindset shift in order to execute successfully. It’s a topic I’m excited to share with the Painting With a Twist team at their annual conference later this month. This will be my second time attending the event, and I’m once again looking forward to sharing in their enthusiasm and growth.

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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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