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

- Jim Amos

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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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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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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