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...]

What’s the WORST Thing You Can Say to Your Franchisees

We all have said it at some point. Many of us have even used the phrase frequently. And, if you have not said it, you definitely have heard it. In most cases, it comes from the purest of intentions. The bottom line is that we want franchisees to … [Read more...]

Neuroscience Explains Franchise Success

Nowadays in almost every mainstream magazine there is an article about the brain. The new found popularity of neuroscience is helping us learn and explain how and why we do the things we do. New brain paradigms are transforming the way we see … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Is Creating a National Quality Brand for the Long Haul

           Felix Mirando, founder and CEO of ARCpoint Labs, is rapidly building a quality national brand with a lot of passion while guiding his franchisees towards success. “We are here for the long haul. We want to grow, but we don’t want to … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Is About Aligning Value Systems

Faisal Nazir is the founder and CEO of EES Consulting (Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting). He was only 17 years old when he made the conscious choice to leave the UK for the entrepreneur’s dreamland of the United States. Faisal has … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Requires Having a Competitive Spirit in your DNA

Twenty years of growing a successful franchise brand is something to celebrate, and this is exactly what Rik Nonelle, CEO and founder of Window Genie, is doing in 2014. Passion, focus, integrity, and a highly competitive spirit have led Rik to 20 … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Is Found in the Art of Being Picky

Joel Libava, a.k.a. The Franchise King®, has dedicated his life to assisting people find the right franchise opportunity and to helping franchisors grow their companies. “In the end, franchise success is all about franchisors and franchisees … [Read more...]