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Trust in Your Franchise Business: Why You Can’t Leave it to Chance

John Francis on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Trust: It takes years to build and seconds to lose.

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Did You Attend IFA 2021?

The annual IFA convention just came to a close. What an event! #IFA2021

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Onboarding New Talent? Here are 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

John Francis on Feb 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

People matter - we know that. Nothing has been more obvious in my career than the fact that people make all the difference.

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4 Signs You’re Ready to Franchise Your Business

John Francis on Jan 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

You’ve started a single-unit business and it’s going really well. You have a good team, the business is easy to manage and you feel like you have the secret sauce to branch out and start expanding into additional locations as a franchise system.

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The Importance of Building a Strong Franchise Culture

John Francis on Dec 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

A good franchise model is built on some obvious things: a repeatable business model, valuable brand, solid business economics and the quality of your training and marketing. These are tangible things that can be measured - you KNOW if they exist, or not.

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The Collective Horsepower of Franchising: How We Supported Our Own During COVID

John Francis on Nov 24, 2020 7:27:40 AM Franchisees, Franchisors

What a year it’s been.

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Top 3 Ways Franchisors Fail

John Francis on Nov 10, 2020 12:22:00 PM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

A few weeks ago we discussed a few of the top ways that franchisees can fail - most of which come down to not staying connected and following the franchise model. Today, we’re going to dive into a few of the key ways that franchisors can fail and hurt the future success of their business, as well as their franchisees.

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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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How I Was Able to Take a Location Away From a Big National Brand (and What You Can Learn From it)

John Francis on Sep 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

If you’re a franchisor or multi-unit operator, you’ll want to check out the new article I wrote for LeaseCake. It’s a cautionary tale about what can happen when a busy franchise organization doesn’t have the systems and tools in place to manage their locations effectively - and the important details that can slip through the cracks.

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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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