An Attitude of Gratitude

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

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Improve Your Performance as a Franchisee? Pick Five!

Improve Your Performance as a Franchisee? Pick Five!

When I was an area developer and franchisee in various brands, I developed a simple engagement strategy that allowed me to accelerate my learning curve, develop lasting relationships and achieve my full potential as an owner.  And all it took was one phone call a week! Sounds easy - and it is!

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The Currency of Time

John Francis on May 30, 2016 7:37:46 PM Franchise Planning, Franchising Help

Time can be spent or time can be invested – a lot like money in our economy. By investing time, I’m not necessarily talking about being busy. Rather, what I’m talking about is investing your time valuably in your behavior or a specific activity. Becoming less busy and more valuable - that’s the goal.

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How an Area Representative Can Be the “Sweet Spot” in Franchising

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The Benefits of Having a Board: Real Stories of Value

John Francis on Sep 21, 2015 7:38:31 AM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help

Many entrepreneurs fear the idea of forming a board because they don’t know what to expect.  What they aren’t realizing, however, is that boards can provide value in ways you might not imagine.  In an earlier piece, I discussed eight benefits of having a board – many of which are common sense, easy to understand points.  This month, we’re delving into some potentially unexpected benefits based on my first-hand experiences as a board member.  Although the outcomes to each of the following situations were positive, the stories would have ended differently had there not been a board in place to help the business owners succeed.

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Why Your Organization Needs an Advisory Board

John Francis on Mar 24, 2015 9:13:15 AM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help

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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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