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

- Jim Amos

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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Engage Customers By Allowing Your Franchise System’s Humanity to Show

on June 29th, 2012 Leave a Comment

Connecting with customers on an emotional level builds loyalty What kind of relationship do you have with your customers? Franchises are great at delivering excellent products and a consistent experience, but customers have a multitude of choices. So how do you earn their loyalty?  Businesses need to connect with their customers on an emotional level […]

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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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FranNet Survey Shows Why Franchises Outperform Other Small Business Owners

on June 8th, 2012 Leave a Comment

New data proves assumption that franchise businesses are more likely to succeed Franchise veterans have known for decades that small business owners are more likely to succeed within a franchise system, and for the first time in recent times, we have the numbers to prove it. FranNet, an international group of franchise consultants who match […]

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How Attitude Shapes Destiny in Business and Life

on May 31st, 2012 Leave a Comment

Having a good attitude is a process of reinforcing good habits in thought and deed In all my years in the military and the business world, I’ve learned that attitude is one of the most important things in life. It drives the actions we take and sets the foundation for success. We all know the […]

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Thoughts on Memorial Day and Honoring Our Veterans

on May 22nd, 2012 Leave a Comment

America’s greatness comes at a cost. Monday is the day to honor those who paid it. I’m a big supporter of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran initiative for veterans seeking franchise ownership. The program is an excellent and important way for franchise companies to honor veterans for their service. VetFran makes it easier for veterans […]

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