Are you managing franchisees or herding cats?

Managing Your Franchisees I Just met with a franchisor who raised a very common complaint. He said that when dealing with his franchisees it always seems like he’s herding cats. He said that none of the franchisees are willing to follow...

Are you in franchise territory?

Are you in franchise territory?

Once you begin expanding your business by using investors you must be careful that you're not crossing the border into franchise territory. The definition of a franchise is an authorization by a company to a third party enabling them to carry out specified commercial...

Mazimizing Franchisee’s Personal Strengths

Mazimizing Franchisee’s Personal Strengths

Most people focus on overcoming their weaknesses.  But shouldn't we focus on maximizing our personal strengths?  An introvert will probably never become a successful salesperson.  Conversely, an extrovert probably wouldn't enjoy a desk job surrounded by four walls. ...

Franchise Consultant: Do I need one when developing my franchise system?

Franchise Consultant: Do I need one when developing my franchise system?

Franchise consultants help expand and promote the success of your business. This means that a consultant’s role takes a number of forms depending on the state of the business. In general, a franchise consultant aids in the development and growth of a franchise system...

Franchise Consultant: Do I need one when developing my franchise system?

Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business

Are you thinking of franchising your business? Your business is your baby and it is growing.  You've decided that franchising your business is the best approach to expanding your brand, but you're not sure how to get there and what you need.  So how can you find...

Franchise Your Business: Building Key Processes

Franchise Your Business: Building Key Processes

What Are Key Processes and How Do They Relate to a Franchise Business? When you franchise your business, the power comes in the creation of repeatable processes that are replicated in the same manner across the franchise system.  When we speak of Key Processes we...

Why Franchise?

Why Franchise?

Franchise or Organic Growth? Colonel Sanders said this, "I could see it wasn't going to be easy. I couldn't give a franchise to any old greasy spoon. And I knew the chicken had to be cooked the way I told them to cook it if it was going to be as popular as it could...

What are the costs in franchising my business?

What are the costs in franchising my business?

Costs in Franchising Understanding the costs in franchising is an important step in evaluating the right path when selecting a franchise development team.  There are many phases when it comes to franchise development and no two companies are the same.  Some offer only...

How to Franchise Your Business: Begin by Passing the Baton

How to Franchise Your Business: Begin by Passing the Baton

Since its inception, you have been involved in the day-to-day management and marketing of your business.  It's your baby and we understand. Building a franchise system is no walk in the park.  There are many hours involved meeting with your franchise consultant,...

How to Franchise Your Business: Trademark your Brand

How to Franchise Your Business: Trademark your Brand

The most important aspect of growing your business nationwide is trademarking your name.  If you are currently operating a successful brand locally as opposed to nationally, other businesses may be able to establish themselves in a different area of the country using...