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Should I Franchise my Business? Some guidelines

on August 26th, 2013 Leave a Comment

7 guidelines to help you determine whether franchising is right for your business Ambitious business owners who are eager to grow often ask me for a key piece of advice: “Should I franchise my business?” Thirty years of leading franchise organizations, as well as my experience as chairman of the International Franchise Association, has afforded […]

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What is the Secret of Happiness?

on July 5th, 2013 Leave a Comment

When Greg Reid asked me to write an article on the secret of happiness I was intrigued.  Like Greg, as a writer and wordsmith I am always thinking about descriptions, explanations and understandings of human nature and the way you and I navigate our time on earth.  Happiness it appears is a topic that is […]

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A Business Veteran’s Calling: Mentor Others to Open Eyes to Opportunity

on April 18th, 2013 Leave a Comment

As a faith-based man, I feel that one of the best ways I can honor God is to strive to open up others’ hearts and minds to the bounty and blessings that are possible in the world. The world that God laid before us is a gift of unimaginable value. As a business leader, I […]

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Why Every Company Should Have a Board of Directors

on March 20th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Tap into the collective wisdom of trusted advisors to help your company grow, whether it’s big or small One of the most invigorating things about the business world is the opportunity to surround yourself with smart, driven, creative people — the kinds of people willing to throw immense energy into delivering new products and services […]

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Reflections On a National Tragedy

on January 4th, 2013 Leave a Comment

Sandy Hook shooting is a sign of a culture in need of loving repair     What is there to say in the face of the unspeakable horror that visited Sandy Hook Elementary School? A lot of fingers have been pointed, and blame has being assigned: Gun-control laws should be stricter … the mentally ill […]

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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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