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A little extra effort, makes the difference

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Featured Articles|

As the title says- a little extra effort, makes the difference. This statement first came to me from the Penticton Knights. They were a junior hockey club playing in the old BCJHL that used this as their slogan for a few years. In fact, I still have a sticker on my skates from back in [...]

Values have to be Verbs – Simon Sinek

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Featured Articles|

For those of you who follow me or this blog, you know how much I love Simon Sinek and his insights. In this quick clip he talks about Verbs being used in measurable goals. Keep it simple! That is how I approach franchising and therefore how we approach franchising at JFG. Values have to be [...]

Joey’s Forcing Staff into Muu Muu’s

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Joey's Restaurants announced a new uniform policy this week forcing staff at their Joey's Urban locations to wear Muu Muu's while at work. Ensuring that there is no confusion between the Calgary based chain and a similarly named chain from Vancouver. At Urban, we are all about happy feet and no skin! Check out the [...]

Franchise Advice – What to look for in a franchise

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Blog Feed|

I have written on this topic many times with varying degrees of specific content. This time it is about trust in the franchise system. Not necessarily trust in the business model or trust in the brand although those are also of the utmost importance. Rather, today it is about trust in the Franchisor itself, trust [...]

Hospitality in Franchising is just SMARTICLE.

By | 2017-05-24T10:53:26+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Blog Feed|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSMTbF3ZYzY   Yes, Smarticle is a word, another Urban Dictionary find! woot woot! Actually, Smarticle was made famous by Homer Simpson and the irony within is fantastic. Ironic because Homer is a very simple man and the idea of Joy or a.k.a. smarticle is also just so very simple. I recently spoke in one of [...]

ALL IN!

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog Feed|

I have a friend who uses this motto, literally religiously. So when I saw a posting about being ALL IN on Linkedin I thought it would be appropriate to use my friend Michael Chiasson as my inspiration for today's blog. Check out his amazing story here All Access Ministries. Franchising to franchisors is about consistency [...]

Longevity & Joe Fortes – It’s all in the people

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Blog Feed|

This article from the Georgia Straight, Joe Fortes Golden Plates Winner's Circle - Georgia Straight, came into my Inbox today forwarded from a colleague. He thought I'd enjoy it given my families involvement in Joe Fortes. Reading this short blurb literally brought a tear to my eye as a flood of memories about this Vancouver institution [...]

Attitude

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Blog Feed|

I preface this blog posting this week by saying that I am going to steal a few tidbits from my mentors and from an item/posting I saw on LinkedIn today. All too often our attitudes get in the way of our success. There are many, many reasons are attitudes change our mindsets but I believe [...]

Accountability

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Blog Feed|

In the world of franchising, accountability seems to be used as a catch phrase these days for franchisee's. However, accountability in franchising is a two way street. Both the Franchisee (or in our case Franchise Partners) and the Franchisor need to be accountable to each other. When a franchisee buys into a brand and opens [...]