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!
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.
It’s an important question for franchisees who are trying to grow a business. After all, knowing where you are going is how you plan 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?
Last month, we dove into the chaos of the COVID-19 CoronaVirus outbreak business shutdown and shared some ideas and tips to help franchise business owners. Much has happened in the past few weeks, and now I want to share ideas on taking steps to get ready for what’s next.