3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Board of Advisors

John Francis on Sep 20, 2022 7:00:00 AM Advisory Boards, Franchisors

I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of setting up a board of advisors for a business. As I mentioned last month, I believe it provides the life jacket your business needs to be successful! 

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Why an Advisory Board is Well Worth the Investment

John Francis on Jun 14, 2022 7:00:00 AM Advisory Boards

Does your franchise company have an advisory board? 

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How to Create a Succession Plan for Your Business

Do you have a succession plan in place for your business?

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3 Ways to Add Value to Your Board

Are you getting the most from your Board?

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Back to Business: The 2021 Big Frog Conference

Recently, in May 2021, I had the pleasure of attending the 2021 Big Frog Conference in Orlando, Florida. This was my 1st in-person conference since the COVID pandemic hit in March of 2020 and it was great to get back out there again! After more than a year of being stuck online, the in-person connections with handshakes and hugs were welcome.

How to Get Franchisees Working Together and Moving Ahead

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Board Compensation

John Francis on Nov 20, 2019 1:06:58 PM Advisory Boards, Board of Directors

I just had a call this morning with one of the boards I serve on, and we covered a ton of stuff in 90 minutes. And as we wrapped up the call, I asked...

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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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Are You “All Over the Board?”

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


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A Secret Benefit of Your Board: Running Interference

John Francis on Dec 18, 2018 12:00:11 AM Advisory Boards, Board of Directors


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Are You Having a Meeting of the Bored? Or a Board Meeting?

John Francis on Nov 19, 2018 9:00:04 PM Advisory Boards, Franchising Help

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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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