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Archive for the ‘Franchising’ Category

What to Look for in a Franchisor

on November 5th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Trust and passion are critical to success     The world of franchising is huge. People who are looking to start their own business can choose from a myriad of business models in nearly 100 industries — everything from tax preparation to shipping to home health care to restaurants or hotels. How do you gauge […]

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The Importance of Servant Leadership to a Franchise Organization

on October 24th, 2012 Leave a Comment

How to lead a team, earn respect and grow a business One reason why I love franchising is that it’s a perfect place to operate as a servant leader — someone focused on inspiring other people and helping them realize their goals. Leaders need to be able to inspire everyone around them to work toward […]

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3 CEO Traps That You Can Escape by Having a Full Bookcase

on October 4th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Leaders must constantly broaden their perspective to stay relevant     The number-one job of any leader is to become a lifelong learner.  A leader cannot remain relevant unless he or she has something to give; without continuing growth, a leader has little new to give.  All leaders are teachers and all teachers are readers. […]

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It’s Time for Small Businesses to Stand Up and Demand Attention from Government

on September 13th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Regulation and new laws are choking businesses, which must speak out Businesses have had a tough time since the economic meltdown of 2008. We have been hit from so many different directions simultaneously and rapidly that we have focused on simple survival. In the meantime, in response to the economic crisis, the federal government has […]

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Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren: If Small Business People Are Heroes, Where is Their Support?

on August 21st, 2012 Leave a Comment

Fox News host asks why franchisees are heroes Greta Van Susteren interviewed me Monday on her Fox News show and asked a question entrepreneurs have been asking for the last few years: Why has support for small businesses seemingly dried up and why has there been so much shrill rhetoric, finger pointing, and blame casting […]

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CNBC asks: Why Are Small Business Owners Heroes?

on August 17th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Most people don’t realize how big a role franchising plays in the economy CNBC invited me to speak about the franchise industry’s impact on the economy this morning — and why small business owners, especially franchise owners, are the real heroes of the economy. Here’s an excerpt from CNBC’s report: Franchise owners and small businesses […]

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