Every book starts with chapter one. In chapter one the setting is set, the main character is introduced and the plot begins. The excitement from the very first chapter should propel you into chapter two and so forth. By the time you’re in chapter 20, for example, you have more characters introduced, multiple settings and a thickened plot. By Don Clayton
Striving for perfection is good but waiting to proceed until perfection is achieved is unnecessary. Sue Derene, FranServe Affiliate and Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) puts it this way: “There’s no perfect time to go into business for yourself, but starting the process is progress!” By Don Clayton
I recently launched Season 12 of Social Geek Radio and thought perhaps it was time to update the podcast’s theme song. We had been using a Bach classical piece for the piano in an attempt to go a bit highbrow after using some real funky classic rock beats for the first few years. By Jack Monson
Family businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities. Families have distinctive traits that are essential to building a business, and family members take a lot of pride in their business. Family enterprises are built with a sense of purpose, and going on the journey with someone you trust adds to the appeal. By Rose Mango
Franchise Business Radio: Listen and learn from Bob Lewis, President & CEO of Closet & Storage Concepts / More Space Place and Adam Biedenbender, who recently joined the company and brings a tremendous amount of franchise-industry experience and real-estate knowledge.
Franchise Dictionary Magazine (FDM) closes each year with their 100 Game Changers issue and a few words from Robert Cresanti, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA). There is no better source on all things franchise than Cresanti and the IFA. By Rose Mango
This year’s edition of Game Changers affirms that franchising is a robust thoroughfare to business ownership. Franchising has grown substantially because of new opportunities in various categories. Home-based businesses have taken 2020 by storm and don’t show signs of stopping anytime soon.
Springboard Reboot Virtual Event for Emerging & (Re)Emerging Franchisors. Broadcasting LIVE / September 21-23, 2020 / Free Registration. It’s time to get some much-needed face-to-face (or, screen-to-screen) with each other by attending the Springboard REBOOT Virtual Event. No social distancing is required in this virtual event. It’s face-to-face virtually, which is so needed today. By Rose Mango
Franchising is no longer a man’s world. As of 2019, women own or co-own over 35% of the franchise outlets in the U.S. – around 265,000 – according to the Franchise Business Review research firm. And in some industries, such as interior decorating, they far outnumber their male counterparts. A June 2018 Forbes article reported that back in 1995, the proportion of women-owned franchises was less than ten percent. By Sherri Wehner