Entrepreneur – The best franchise advice you’ll get.

2020-05-05T15:23:04-06:00November 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Four Way Test

2020-05-05T15:23:26-06:00February 19th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Everyone has heard of it, everyone has thought of it, but does everyone use it or at least the principals it is derived from? The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions: Of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it [...]

Financing for Franchises

2020-05-05T15:23:46-06:00February 11th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Did you know that most financial institutions have franchise financing programs and that typically your best  chance of success and best rate is usually with your current institution. When researching your financing options, start with your local bank that your already hold accounts with. They will be able do give your the best terms and [...]

Success in the restaurant business…

2020-05-05T15:23:46-06:00February 7th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Success in the restaurant business can be elusive. What's more, success means different things to different people. Some operators want to just make a living. Others have loftier goals - maximization of market share, achievement of targeted return on investment and so on. Regardless of one's definition of success, the basics in the restaurant industry [...]

Hospitality…..

2020-05-05T15:23:46-06:00February 6th, 2014|Blog Feed|

Ultimately, hospitality is your competitive edge. Don't confuse that with providing good service -- you can give good service and still have people leave feeling un-cared for. True hospitality doesn't come from what you DO, it is a result of how you ARE. This creates a training dilemma. How do you help people learn to [...]

Ambition in Franchising

2020-05-05T15:23:47-06:00January 31st, 2014|Blog Feed|

When searching for a franchise. Look at the leader. What's the story behind the franchise? What drove the concept to become what it is? Who is at the healm and what is that person like? Strong, established franchise systems, have great stories behind them. They have leaders who built the system from their passion for [...]