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State of Franchising 2019

The IFA’s published “outlook” for 2018 called for the addition of nearly 14,000 new franchises. In the near future, we’ll learn the actuals and get a glimpse of their 2019 “outlook”. Over the past 60 days, I’ve reviewed franchise documentation for 150...

“Action”​ — the Key Driver of Success

Being around “big idea” people can be inspiring. They see life through the lens of “opportunity”. Their big ideas may be the stuff of genius, however unleashing the potential of any big idea requires people capable of bringing them to life by taking “action”.Take a...

Working Moms Are Amazing Leaders

Spending any amount of quality time with my wife, parents, aunts, sisters, cousins and friends, all of whom understand motherhood far better than I ever will, is a "loving" reminder why motherhood is the most important role in society... period. And being a...

Discovery Day: Make The Most of It

Synopsis:  The final step in investigating a franchise system is to attend their Discovery Day (DD).  It’s a valuable, make-or-break experience.  To make the most of it, prepare well, consider it a final interview, dress for success, put any open questions...

I Like It! How Do I Know It’s Real?

How to Validate Franchise System PerformanceSynopsis: To make an informed franchise purchasing decision, and protect your interests, you need to “validate” all claims. This article provides the "what", "why", "who" and "how" to validate. In brief, be prepared,...

To Go “Independent” or “Franchise”

Deciding Whether To Go It Alone (Independent) or Join a Team (Franchise). So you've decided to start or acquire a business. Congratulations on taking the entrepreneurial leap of faith. The journey will change you for the better, regardless of outcome....