My Competitors In Franchising Are Driving Me Cray-Cray

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(Image courtesy of BitStrips) They are. Big time. Seriously. The things I've been feeling have been going on for a while. I just haven't wanted to share them with you. Until now. That's because I can't take it anymore!    My Competitors In Franchising Are Driving Me Cray-Cray The reasons why they're driving me crazy probably aren't what you think. The reasons they're ... Read More

Franchise Ownership: Are You Having Second Thoughts?

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So.... You've been learning about what it takes to own a franchise business. You've purchased books on franchise ownership. You've read blog posts on franchising. You're receiving email newsletters on franchising and small business. You're taking advantage of some of the free franchise advice that's occasionally being offered. You're applying for a franchise loan with an ... Read More

Happening Now: National Veterans Small Business Week

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November 3-7 is National Veteran's Small Business Week. Veteran-owned small businesses make a huge impact on our economy. There are probably several veteran-owned businesses in your own just aren't aware of them. Yet.   Happening Now: National Veterans Small Business Week   President Obama just reached out to our veterans in celebration of National Veterans ... Read More

Times Square Gets A Build-A-Bear Workshop® Pop-Up Shop

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The foot traffic in Times Square is legendary. Imagine having a store there. Imagine the revenue! Times Square is one of the most sought-after commercial real estate locations in the world. I'm not going to even bother looking up the per square-foot prices. Just figure they're out of this world. Thought: How could you possibly lose if you owned a retail store in the heart of Times ... Read More

Franchise Opportunities: How Important Is Territory In The Scheme Of Things?

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You've found a great (hopefully) franchise opportunity. You've talked to at least a dozen current franchisees. You’re starting to get excited about “the possibilities.” You haven’t been derailed by friends and family. You've discussed some potential territories with your franchise sales rep. And, by doing that, you’re starting to realize how important territory is in the scheme of ... Read More

McDonald’s Is Moving Too McSlow For Its Franchisees

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What's the deal with McDonald's? It's embarrassing. Why is this fast food empire having so many problems? Why is it taking forever to fix them? Let's dig in.   What Joe Told Me Joe Stokar, the guy I credit for teaching me basic and even some advanced selling skills years ago, once told me this: "Don't be an 'I told you so' kind of guy." As the the new car sales manager, Joe's ... Read More

Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them?


Are you a franchise owner? If so, should you worry about cyber attacks? The answer: Yes. Should you lose sleep over the possibility of a cyber attack on your franchise business? The answer: No.   Cyber Attacks: Should Franchise Owners Worry About Them? Cyber attacks are ugly. They have the potential to wipe out a lot of data, and can really hurt your business. And, they ... Read More