Stan Friedman, President FRM Solutions, a twenty seven year franchising veteran. Stan has been recognized as “outside the box” thinker with a passion for franchising and building the business case for diversity through franchising. In fact, in recognition of his work in diversity, Friedman proudly accepted the International Franchise Association’s Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award […]
Franchise Capital Exchange 2015 closes with a record number of one-on-one meetings! Now it is time to think about 2016. What are the plans for growth? Are new initiatives part of the strategy? Are you looking for a financial partner?
There is nothing like exchanging presents. Here are a few ideas on giving knowledge and tools to your franchisees to boost brand value.
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 […]
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 […]
Let’s face it: no one reads Manuals except the writing staff. And why would your franchisees do that when you are there to answer the questions and explain the long, boring written parts? That is – until now. Besides, they had two weeks of training – they know what they are doing. Right. Before we […]
Boo! It’s almost time for Halloween and here in California, it’s more of a holiday for adults than children. For one night we don costumes and masks and show … the “real” us? Or is it the darker shadow of our selves, as posited by Carl Jung? Who cares! We are we have fun, create […]
Traditionally, when companies expanded into other nations, they would hand over all the manuals and documentation in English text and pretty much say “good luck.” Locals would be left to their own means, frequently translating the highly specialized materials themselves. This was dangerous to franchises because there was no verification in place. Was the translation […]