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Franchise Owners Should Stay Committed to Their Dreams

on August 2nd, 2012 Leave a Comment

Dreamers have built this country on a foundation of hard work and hope What separates extremely successful people from others who muddle through life? Plenty of smart, hard-working individuals seem to stumble and fall while others soar. What makes the difference? Every accomplishment starts with a dream, and dreams are realized when people have the […]

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It’s Time to Reconsider the Way Franchises Operate

on July 27th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Future requires radical transparency, back-and-forth with customers There has been a great deal of angst since October of 2008 about the state of business in general and specifically in the world of business format franchising.  Clearly, with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the near collapse of the world financial structure that resulted in the […]

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What Makes People Leave a Franchise Organization?

on July 24th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Franchise agreements are like marriage — a wonderful thing if you choose wisely Nothing in life is guaranteed, and while franchising has proven to be a dynamic business model — creating hundreds of thousands of businesses and millions of jobs — the fact is, not everyone will succeed. That’s why it’s so important to research […]

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Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie Waive Fees to Say ‘Thank You’ to Veterans, Applaud Other Efforts to Help

on July 13th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Waiver saves $30,000 in startup costs, and comes amid other efforts to help Marines are trained to leave no man behind, and I’ve made it a mission my entire career to help fellow veterans build better lives. I was chairman of the International Franchise Association in 2002 when we worked with the Veterans Administration to […]

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Why Franchise Owners Are the Real Heroes of the American Economy

on July 5th, 2012 Leave a Comment

When hard-working risk takers bet on themselves, entire communities winThe American dream is strong in the franchise industry. Consider the story of Aslam Khan. Khan came to the United States from Pakistan in 1986 with a desire to escape the poverty of his youth. He arrived with very little money, and started out as a […]

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Fathers’ love, leaders’ caring undergird happiness and success

on June 13th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Guidance, attentiveness, discipline make success possible in life and franchising Life is a constant journey of self-improvement and refinement. That’s true for people and for business. As people learn, knowledge and wisdom breed success. Nobody is born wise. Fortunately, our parents, mentors and teachers can guide us down the path toward successful and happy lives. […]

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