Franchise Success: It Is All in the Culture

Paul Segreto, CFE, is the CEO and President of Franchise Foundry and serves as the CEO of several of their clients’ companies. I met Paul in 2009 upon my first engagement in Social Media. From day one it was obvious that Paul was a man of honor. I … [Read more...]

Franchise Success Is All about Reaching the Franchisee’s Goals

  I was excited to have the opportunity to interview Dave Haglund, founder and CEO of Kitchen Tune-Up. In some ways he is responsible for this study on Franchise Success. I had been thinking about this project for a while, but it wasn’t until … [Read more...]

Franchise Success: a Watch and the Love of Hockey of an 8-Year-Old

Gerry W. B. Weber is a serial franchisor who started his franchise career back in the early 70’s when franchising was making its debut as the new way of expanding businesses. A franchise turn-around and start-up expert, Gerry has created, led, saved, … [Read more...]

Franchise Success is all About Family

  Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. franchised Aurelio’s Pizza by back in 1974 when franchise agreements resembled more handshakes and paper napkin exchanges than our current strict FTC guidelines dictate.  Today the company is run by his son, Joe … [Read more...]

THINK FRANCHISING IS EASY? THINK AGAIN!

Running a franchise company is not all that difficult, but it is not easy. When you franchise your business, you need to be prepared for a big change. If you tend to be a resilient kind of person, you will find it exhilarating and fun; however, if … [Read more...]

IS FRANCHISING THE BEST WAY TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS?

  You want to expand your business and you are wondering whether or not franchising is the best way to do it. To help bring some clarity into this question, I am going to simplify matters in this post. Essentially you need to keep the … [Read more...]

The New Breed of Franchise Candidates – Who Are They?

The New Career Economy® is much different than what our parents’ generation experienced. Long gone is the era of working for Corporate America for 30 or 40 years to culminate our careers with gold watches and the security of retirement plans and a … [Read more...]

How Can Franchisors and Franchisees Benefit from a Mastermind Group?

It was over 20 years ago when I first read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill., I have reread this life altering little book on many occasions, always discovering something new and relevant. One of the most influential concepts that this book … [Read more...]

5 Beliefs Successful and Unsuccessful Franchisors Hold

Our beliefs create the world we experience. I see it all the time in my own life and the life of others. Franchise success depends on numerous factors many of which I have discussed in this blog. However, one critical element to success often … [Read more...]

True or False? Most Common Franchising Myths

  Many people hold some erroneous beliefs about franchising which can mislead them and create a lot of unnecessary pain.  Myth 1:   If I franchise my business I will make tons of money. Yes, there is a good probability that franchising a … [Read more...]