Franchising Really Does Give Back

“I wondered why somebody didn’t do something.  Then I realized, I am somebody.”  author unknown. For the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of volunteering with a local charity at Christmas time.  Share Our Selves is a social services organization that, among its many great works, does Adopt-A-Family every year. This year, we […]

The Trip You Had

How was your #IFA2014 experience?  Was it exactly what you expected?  How to integrate change into your franchise system while staying true to your vision.

This Thanksgiving be grateful for the welfare state.

It is Thanksgiving and a time of reflection.  We pause to appreciate the bounty in our lives and express our gratitude.  It is my favorite holiday.  But this year, it is important to re-examine the history of the holiday and what it meant then and now. The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of welfare.  And […]

Dealmakers’ Summit & Sound Franchising Combine For Success

Last week was historic for franchising: Dealmakers’ Summit was launched.  I was privileged to be a part of it and to learn. Dealmakers’ Summit is the brainchild of Susan Black-Beth, COO of Super Wash Car Washes, and it was designed to match equity funds with franchise systems looking to expand, improve or sell.  As an […]

Balancing Vacations and Franchisees

“ Summer time and the livin’ is easy…” Oh, Ira Gershwin knew of what he spoke!  It is summer and the sun, warm breezes, clear skies and long days call a siren’s song to us all.  Office staff is peeling off for vacation and well-deserved rest. But what about your franchisees?  Does the business model […]

Women, Leadership and Franchising

Women in business – that used to be a radical phrase and when I say “used to be” I am referring to my teens.  Now, women are ubiquitous in Western businesses.  Some, like Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, have gone on to great notoriety and made the leap from business to politics and back again.  […]

A Shoe-shopping Love/Hate Story

Men will never understand our love affair with shoes, so most women have given up explaining it – including me.  But this is a story about shoe-shopping love. I ordered shoes from Zappos for the first time on Tuesday.  I hate to shop (there is a gene broken somewhere in my DNA string), but shopping […]

Reflections on Labor Day

It’s Friday and the last national holiday of the summer is to be celebrated.  How many of us will enjoy a three day weekend?  That is one of the many contributions to the workplace that we are celebrating this weekend.  It’s more than sun, beer and BBQ – it’s about labor. How many of you […]

Southern CA FBNs offer a panel of the pros. Three opportunities to hear them.

Marketing is not a field of dreams, but if you market your concept right, they will come. Come to one of three great Franchise Business Network meetings to learn from the best: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Brand. Speakers are: Carol Skinner of Juice It Up!, Amy Boone Thompson, COO of Stroller Strides, Allison Heinright […]

A brave new world – for consumer marketing

Being brave is hard and being brave in hard times is the mark of a leader.  Tomorrow the brave leaders in consumer marketing for franchise brands will gather in San Francisco at Franchise Update Media Group’s first Consumer Marketing Conference.  They have gathered the best in marketing strategies for retail and service brands to discuss […]

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