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What Election Results Mean to the Franchise Industry

on November 9th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Four concerns for small business after the election America spoke Tuesday night. Roughly half the country thrilled at the president’s re-election, and roughly the same number found themselves disappointed. For franchising and small businesses that continue to face uncertainty on tax rates and deal with an accelerated Obamacare implementation, nothing has changed. Many Americans believe […]

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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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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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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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