"The Master value is trust. There are no relationships that can survive for very long without it."

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What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector’s Successful Approach to Hiring Veterans

on January 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

A tax incentive to help veterans start their own businesses would provide a powerful boost for veterans who are ready to start a new career, and who are likely to hire fellow veterans I had the honor to be invited to speak to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veteran Affairs today, addressing the […]

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Peter Holt Taking the Helm of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie

on December 31st, 2012 Leave a Comment

I will remain as chairman and will devote more energy to veterans and franchise financing efforts   Today is my last day as president and CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, two great brands that I have helped grow over the past five years. Chief Operating Officer Peter Holt, a longtime friend and colleague […]

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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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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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Q&A: Social Media Lessons For Business From Co-Authors of The Tasti D-Lite Way

on August 14th, 2012 Leave a Comment

New book shows how famed New York City business made social media part of its growth strategy   Tasti D-Lite’s delicious low-calorie desserts have drawn a cult following in New York City since the company started in 1987. Its raving fans include celebrities and directors who have given it starring roles on episodes of Sex […]

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