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What Does Your Headquarters Say About Your Business?

John Francis on Apr 30, 2016 2:42:46 PM Franchisors

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3 Steps to Peer Group Success

John Francis on Mar 21, 2016 10:23:07 PM Franchisees, Franchisors


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Franchising is a Team Effort

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The 2016 Big Frog Conference: How a Positive Culture Helps Them Grow

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Grateful Always Wins

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A Useful End-of-Year Budgeting Strategy

John Francis on Nov 22, 2015 11:42:53 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisees

The end of another year is upon us.  Are you ready?

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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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The 2015 FaegreBD Summit

Earlier this month I attended the FaegreBD Franchise Summit in Minneapolis. Hosted by the Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, this annual event attracted 150 professionals from 75 different franchise brands.

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The 2015 IFA Summer Board Meeting

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About the Franchise Expert


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John Francis is an enthusiastic, engaging business advisor, and an entertaining public speaker for franchise brands 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. Engage John as an advisor or 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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