Want to Achieve Long-Term Results? It Starts With Three Simple Words

John Francis on Mar 6, 2017 9:25:17 PM Franchise Planning, Advisory Boards

Responsibility. Authority. Accountability.

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The Decision to “Unboard”: When and How to Do it

John Francis on Oct 23, 2016 7:00:11 PM Advisory Boards, Board of Directors

From disaster planning to maintaining accountability, there are a number of great reasons why every serious (franchise) company should have a board. But sometimes, despite the best intentions of a company, the board simply isn’t creating the value for the organization that it expects. Whether it’s a lack of time on behalf of the business owner, or irreconcilable differences among its members, there may be only one option that makes sense for everyone involved. It’s an option I like to call “unboarding.”

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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 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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