10 Management Lessons from 7-Eleven and Undercover Boss

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00April 14th, 2014|Blog Feed|

With our upcoming episode on Be the Boss Canada airing May 1st, we thought we would share some management lessons fromour favorite episode of  it's sister show Undercover Boss. (Pay close attention to #7) As the largest convenience store chain in the world, we think of 7-Eleven as those bright little stores with drinks and snacks, not [...]

Emotional Intelligence

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00April 10th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Emotional Intelligence Developing strong "people skills" Emotional intelligence is a key part of success! We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we're in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it [...]

Franchise Advice – Purchasing Power

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00March 31st, 2014|Blog Feed|

Purchasing Power. Does the franchisor use the collective buying power of the total system to get discounts on supplies and inventory beyond what an independent operator could achieve? This factor is one of the biggest advantages of joining a well-run franchise systemand should offset much of the upfront fees associated with being a franchisee. Make sure [...]

The Urban Decker – Joey’s Food Truck

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Coming Soon! To Western Canada with its launch at the 2014 Calgary Stampede. We took an original 1965 Leyland Atlantean, British Double Decker Bus and converted it into the craziest food truck around. We've been busy outfitting the bus with the latest in commercial kitchen equipment to serve up our Famous Fish & Chips, #epicfishtacos, [...]

PRIDE.

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Our motivation at Joey's Franchise Group, with a little inspiration from Simon Sinek. P – Passion’s R – Required I – IN D – Delivering E – Excellence 1. Take an unconventional perspective 2. Keep it Simple 3. Share 4. Silver line IT 5. Make long term progress The goal is not necessarily to fix [...]

The Success Indicator

2020-05-05T15:23:25-06:00March 17th, 2014|Blog Feed|

People measure success in different ways. Potential franchisees measure it in vastly different ways. For the last few years I have been using this simple categorized system by Mary Ellen Tribby (attached picture). I use these indicators in the picture from each side to ask open ended questions that will show me which side of [...]

7 Reasons I’ll Turn Down a Job After Interviewing With You

2020-05-05T15:23:26-06:00March 12th, 2014|Blog Feed|

This article is great and it also translates to a potential Franchisee interviewing Franchisors or vice versa....... Enjoy. RACHEL DOTSON | March 5, 2013 | Interviewing is an art-form for both the job seeker and the hiring manager. A simple mistake by either party can raise enough doubt to leave the other looking elsewhere. After [...]

Trust your instincts

2020-05-05T15:23:26-06:00March 10th, 2014|Blog Feed|

When you buy a business franchise of any sort you are entering into a business partnership, in which your relationship with the franchisor (or 'principle'), and their people, will be absolutely crucial to your success. You must be able to trust and work with the franchisor and the franchise company's staff - especially the directors [...]

Choose your Passion and make franchising Fun.

2020-05-05T15:23:26-06:00March 3rd, 2014|Blog Feed|

Buying a franchise that you will enjoy is the most important factor of all. Most businesses - all types of business, not just franchises - succeed when the owner truly enjoys the products and/or services that the business supplies. If you really enjoy and are interested in the products and services, and the customers and [...]

Are you cut out to be a franchisee?

2020-05-05T15:23:26-06:00February 27th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Before buying a franchise, ten important questions need to be carefully and thoughtfully answered: 1. Are you ready to take on the responsibilities of starting and running your own business? 2. Does your family accept your choice and are they ready to support you? 3. Do you like the activity you are considering enough to make [...]