It wasn’t a question of if.
It was a question of when.
That’s because it involved the Berry’s.
I’ve yet to meet the founder of Palo Alto Software.
We’re both members of this Brain Trust.
We have numerous mutual friends.
We both write for SBA.Gov.
We have similar philosophies.
Tim Berry (the founder) and I have been interacting online and via phone for a few years now.
I love the guy. He’s good people.
He’s smart. He’s loyal. And, he’s very supportive of my mission. This one:
“I’m focused on making franchising more transparent by aggressively informing all who wish to become franchise owners that there’s definitely risk involved, and then teaching them how to lower it through articles, eBooks, published hardcover books, podcasts and advisory services. I’m out to create a brand-new generation of super-successful franchisees! At the same time, I’m gently (sometimes) encouraging franchisors to only choose the best of the best franchise candidates, thereby increasing their chances of mutual success, which in turn, will lower the failure rates in franchising.“
Tim’s Son And Tim’s Daughter
Paul Berry (Tim’s son) recently started Rebel Mouse, a social aggregation service. He’s the CEO.
Megan, Tim Berry’s daughter (one of them) is the Community Manager.
And, because they are Tim’s kids, I’m supporting them-and their new business.
What is Rebel Mouse? Why Is There A Rebel Mouse in The House?
“Rebel Mouse, does not just aggregate your content; it presents it in way that makes it easy for others to subconsciously consume. This is not only achieved by its use of the Masonry layout (now better known as the ‘Pinterest-style UI’). Rebel Mouse adds some clever UI design elements that let you easily—in less than a second—visually grok the topic of the post, see what you added social content, and differentiate this from comments, shared source material, etc.”
All About Franchises
As soon as I heard about it-a few weeks after, actually, I created an aggregation website based on blog posts and Tweets-mostly from this blog.
That was last year, and it was kind of cool.
A couple of months ago, I got invited to create a “Rebel Mouse powered” site. The timing couldn’t have been better.
Two years ago, a friend of mine suggested a domain name. I looked it up, and it was available. I purchased it, but never found the time to create a new website in my niche for it.
I had been looking for a way to aggregate the content that I create and find on a daily basis in an easy way.
That’s because for me, it’s All About Franchises, 24/7.
And so is my new Rebel Mouse Powered franchise website.
Franchise Business Content
I write 20+ articles on franchising each and every month.
2-4 posts a week for the franchise blog you’re on now
1-2 a week for this franchise blog
A monthly post for Small Business Trends
A monthly post for SBA.gov
A monthly post for Franchwire
Contact me BEFORE you buy a franchise
1-2 guest posts
In addition, I spread around useful franchise and small business articles on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Bizsugar.
I’ve told myself that it would be great if all of that information could be organized in one place…that’s all about franchises.
Now it is.
Thanks to some Berry’s.
Best of luck with Rebel Mouse, Paul and Megan.
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