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 [...]

Joey’s Franchise Group in the press!

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Blog Feed|

It was an honor to be chosen this year to be featured in not one but two Business Magazines to talk about our experience and our brands in franchising. We are very proud of the brands we have established and believe that our success is a direct correlation to our franchise partners. We have a [...]

How we all should do business – The John Scott Story

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Blog Feed|

A Guy Like Me JAN 28 2016 JOHN SCOTT ALL-STAR / NHL “Hey, John, can we talk for a second?” I guess I should have known. But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming. I’m in the weight room, hanging out with the guys, when my GM asks me to take a walk. I’ve been [...]

Entrepreneur – The best franchise advice you’ll get.

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Blog Feed|

When you are looking into a franchisor the best thing to look at is the success of their partners and how they interact with them. Franchise systems are made to be simple, understandable and certainly, repeatable! I am sharing a great article by Jeff Elgin in Entrepreneur Magazine that dictates everything you should do when [...]