Reopening: It’s more than royalty flow

It really is true that we are all in this together, but we won’t all travel the same path. Those brands who know who they are, deeply understand their financial model and have core values to guide decisions will fare better. Take the time now to shore up your foundation then build. Life will be different, but that can be good, too.

Put Your Mask on First

Everyone who has ever flown has heard this in every pre-flight announcement, “If you are traveling with someone who needs help with their mask, put yours on first.”  If you don’t have the strength to go on, you can’t help others.  That was never more applicable than in today’s situation. For many of you, this is the […]

After the Storm: Disaster Relief

The storms have passed and the damage has been done and your franchisees must be up and running as soon as possible.  How do you prepare for the next crisis and interruption to your royalty revenue stream? Our webinar, After the Storm, addresses all these issues that are franchisors are facing today. Franchising is vulnerable […]

NLRB Decision- Practical Advice For Franchisors

There has been a lot of buzz and speculation surrounding the administrative ruling from the NLRB’s general counsel and the pending NLRB decision.  Listen in to a conversation with Lee Plave of Plave Koch, Shelley Spandorf of Davis Wright Tremaine and Deb Evans of Franchise Foundry for great, straightforward talk about the ruling, what it […]

Franchise Culture

It’s not WHAT you do, it’s WHY you do it that inspires franchisees and customers.

Defending Your Brand

Some thoughts on branding – it’s history and relevance today. Let’s have a discussion on your views on branding. Leave your comments here.

Christmas In July – The Art of Giving to Your Franchisees

There is nothing like exchanging presents.  Here are a few ideas on giving knowledge and tools to your franchisees to boost brand value.  

Setting Franchise Fees – Without a Dart Board

What was in the air yesterday?  Two people called to discuss converting their business to the franchise model (which, considering my business, is not unusual) and both wanted to offer very low franchise fees.  That’s discouraging because I don’t think they are doing the research necessary to be a really good, sustainable franchisor. Let’s look […]

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 […]

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 […]

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