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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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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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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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The Secret to Keeping Your Franchise Team Together for 25 Years

on July 12th, 2012 Leave a Comment

The executive team behind Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie has been together for decades The executive team at Tasti D-Lite has a combined 250 years of franchise experience. How do you hang onto a team with that much experience? You invest in them, help them grow and accept that some of them will leave. One of […]

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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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