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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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Are You Making One of these Franchisee Mistakes?

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/resource-center/common-franchisee-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

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Are You Ready to Make the Move From Founder to CEO?

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.

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One Crisis to Another: Finding Opportunity Through Chaos

John Francis on Jun 30, 2020 12:59:28 PM Franchisees, Franchisors, Franchising Help

Over the past three months, we’ve experienced a lot of challenges - wow!

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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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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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Who Are You Going To Call?

John Francis on Jul 23, 2019 9:02:34 AM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help

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.

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Do Your Own Homework

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Are You “All Over the Board?”

John Francis on Mar 18, 2019 10:00:15 PM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help

 

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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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