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.
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!
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/
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.
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?
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.”
Who Are You Going To Call
Last week I had an urgent call from a client who had a hot issue pop up out of nowhere... 20 minutes later we had the solution.
I was reminded, that’s one of the many benefits of having an engaged advisory board.
You don’t have to figure things out all by yourself!
When you have an engaged advisory board, you’ve got great resources to draw from, anytime.