A constant struggle I hear about in fast casual is setting pricing. Our Quick Service counterparts don't have to worry about pricing their menu items competitively! Fast casual pricing needs to be cost-competitive because of the heavy competition in the space. The...read more
One of the earliest jobs I had right out of school was working in my Dad’s auto body repair business. I was given the opportunity to buy the business at the age of 21. I worked in the business for six months before deciding I wasn’t passionate about the...read more
In my work with franchisees across brands like SUBWAY, Hungry Jack’s, Guzman y Gomez, Jamaica Blue/Muffin Break and Autobarn, I’ve got to know lots of entrepreneurs who took the plunge and bought into a franchise system. They’re ambitious but they balance that by...read more
How to Avoid the Five Most Common Bookkeeping Mistakes Franchisees Make Doing the bookkeeping for your business is never anyone’s favorite task but it is one of those things you have to take on as part of becoming a business owner. The challenge is that although it...read more
Hiring the right staff for your franchise Kim Richwol from FeedMee, and Jason Williams from SUBWAY, have developed their own unique approach to the hiring process. You can customise your hiring process to match your way of doing business. Don’t feel that you have to...read more
Paul Maskill is Business Development Director for TGA, a golf & tennis coaching franchise. TGA specializes in partnering with schools to provide after-school tennis and golf coaching for kids, as well as weekend camps & junior leagues for local tennis and golf...read more
Craig Slavin has 44 years of experience in franchising. As the founder & CEO of Franchise Central, Franchise Navigator and Franchise Architects, he specializes in helping brands make the right choice in franchisees using the principles of behavioural science....read more
Tra Williams is Chief Operations Officer for the Florida-based Lakeview Associated Enterprises, the for-profit arm that supports the work of Baptist Health Care. Lakeview are a twist on the traditional franchising model where a non-profit becomes a franchisee to...read more
David Barnett is a prolific author and he has released a new book, How to Sell My Own Business. The book is a very specific answer to the problem business owners face when they’re ready to move on. The book details the process of selling a small business. In this...read more
In this episode I take a look at the best podcasts for franchisees like you! I'm a massive fan of podcasts so I thought I'd share the best franchising podcasts plus a couple of my favorites. This episode is brought to you by ZUUS Workforce scheduling and time &...read more
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