Diary of a Franchisee — The Mistakes: Losing Sight of My WHYs (Entry #4)

There are always reasons behind our choices and actions. Sometimes I’m aware of my motivations, sometimes I’m not, and sometimes I choose the “wrong” ones, or simply lose sight of the right ones. Ignoring my WHY has been quite dangerous. My WHY is … [Read more...]

Diary of a Franchisee — The Mistakes: Lack of Self-Acceptance and Commitment (Entry #3)

You’ve heard it before: “Mistakes are learning opportunities.” Yes, they are.  But that doesn’t make them less painful or embarrassing– especially when you believe that you’re not allowed to make any. Assuming that I shouldn’t make any mistakes … [Read more...]

Diary of a Franchisee — Wrong Questions = Wrong Answers (Entry #2)

I’ve always been a trainer regardless of the role I’ve played. As such, I’ve believed that there are no stupid questions. While this may be true, the way we pose questions can lead us to the wrong answers. During the last 12 months, my questions have … [Read more...]

Diary of a Franchisee — A Year Ago (Entry #1)

I have been in the world of franchising for almost 30 years. I’ve worn many hats at the franchisor level; and, as a consultant, I have worked with hundreds of companies seeking to expand and franchise. But, I had never worn the hat of … [Read more...]

Franchise Success: An Unwavering Passion for What You Do and for Sharing It

For Michael Terespolsky, CEO and Co-Founder of Col'Cacchio pizzeria of South Africa, franchise success is about having an unwavering passion and love for what you do and for sharing it with others. Col'Cacchio pizzeria opened its first location in … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Is Having a Friend in High Places

Kathy Hill is a successful business woman who in 2002 founded Tax Tiger, a tax representation firm. I met Kathy when she decided to franchise her business five years ago; her incredibly strong faith was obvious from our first conversation. Kathy … [Read more...]