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"New & Improved" Top 10 Tips For Franchisees

John Francis on Nov 15, 2022 8:30:00 AM Franchisees, Franchising Help, Blog

Whether you’re a new franchisee who just joined a brand and purchased your first unit or an established multi-unit franchisee with decades of experience, you likely always look for ways to improve your business. 

The first version of these 10 tips were written approximately seven years ago. So, what’s changed? Not much - these tips are timeless and apply to all franchisees regardless of experience! Most of these cost nothing or very little, and they’re pretty simple to implement. However, a few require a little initiative, courage, and ambition to put into practice...

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Where is Your Franchise Organization’s Life Jacket?

John Francis on Aug 16, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Now that summer is upon us, I’ve been spending more time on boats and around the water. Here in Minnesota (as in most places), we’re required to have life preservers on board to comply with the state’s boating laws. Not only does everyone need access to a wearable life jacket of their own, but the boat must have a throwable life preserver in a location that is easy to access in an emergency. This means it can’t be tucked away in a cabinet somewhere, but must be out in the open where it can be grabbed at a moment’s notice.

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Mastermind Groups: What They Are and How They Can Help You

John Francis on Jul 19, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

When was the last time you had a problem - but you didn’t know who to talk to about it? Sometimes things come up - BIG things - that weigh heavy, but you don’t know who to turn to for advice. 

Join My ZorForum Mastermind Group

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A Simple Way to Avoid Failure as a Franchisor

John Francis on May 17, 2022 7:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Are you doing everything you can to avoid failure in building your franchise system? 

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How a Mastermind Group Changed My Life

John Francis on Mar 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Looking back on my decades of experience in the franchise industry, I believe there is one thing that contributed to my success more than anything else: my participation in a business owners’ mastermind group.

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Working on Your Franchise Culture? Don't Make These 3 Mistakes

John Francis on Aug 24, 2021 7:13:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

As we’ve talked about in the past, building a positive organizational culture is critical to the success of your franchise business. And while we all know the BIG mistakes that can spell ruin for the business (obviously don’t lie, cheat or steal), there are subtler, but equally dangerous, issues that often trip up franchisors - and can make it challenging for them to build a strong and long-lasting culture in the organization.

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How to Keep Your Company Out of the Ditch

John Francis on Jun 15, 2021 10:46:58 AM Franchisees, Franchisors, Franchising Help

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s been a while - but it happens!

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Building a Successful Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship

John Francis on May 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM Franchisees, Franchisors, Franchising Help

How would you describe the relationship between you and your franchisees?

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Capture Your Franchise Culture

John Francis on Apr 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM Franchisors, Franchising Help

Culture is really important to franchising. It goes along with your organization’s values to drive behavior and impact decisions. It’s there in the communication, respect and attitude of everyone in your organization.

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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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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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