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

- Jim Amos

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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Tasti D-Lite Celebrates 25th Birthday

on September 10th, 2012 Leave a Comment

It’s a wonderful day to be the CEO of an amazing company     Friday was officially “Tasti D-Lite Day” in New York City as Tasti D-Lite celebrated both its 25th birthday and the release of the new book I co-authored with Tasti D-Lite VP of Technology B.J. Emerson, The Tasti D-Lite Way. We gave […]

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25 Cent Tasti, New Book Among Reasons to Celebrate “Tasti D-Lite Day” on Friday

on September 4th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Tasti D-Lite’s 25th anniversary is Sept. 7, and we have a lot to celebrate I’ll be in New York City on Friday to celebrate with thousands of New Yorkers as Tasti D-Lite turns 25. We’re throwing an official birthday party at our Columbus Circle location in New York City (1841 Broadway, at 60th Street), complete […]

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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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