You can’t manage when you don’t measure.

Think back to the very beginning of your franchise search when you first clicked on that franchise ad.  You probably asked yourself this single crucial question.  How do I find the best franchise company for me? Fact is that for most people sifting through the...

Market Disrupters

You know those things that just catch your eye. You see or hear about them and they just have something different that seems so smart. I was traveling home from a business meeting and reading about Blake Mycoskie the founder of Tom’s shoes. For those who have not...

Groundhog Day !!!

I have been a movie guy ever since I was with Blockbuster Video back in their early days. Isn’t it funny how movies inspire us, make us think, make us laugh, make us cry, and make us relate to things that are happening in our daily lives. I was speaking with Ray last...

The Ride of Your Life

The Ride Of Your Life During college I was hired over the summer to work in an amusement park. This job was hard to get and you did not get to choose your assignment. You guessed it my assignment was to work on the Blue Streak, the largest roller coaster in this park....

Why did the chicken cross the road

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD ??? JOHN KERRY: We will trust the chicken to tell us whether it crossed the road or not. DONALD TRUMP: We will build a big wall to keep illegal chickens from crossing the road. We will have a door for legal chickens. CHRIS...

Young Guns Sequel Part 2

In my last email I described some of the exciting new models that are transforming service businesses in franchising. This week I wanted to cover 3 retail service business models that are currently showing great growth trends. Retail concepts are different from the...

Young Guns (sequel)

Thanks to your overwhelming response to my recent email on the success of the “Young Guns” of franchising.  Many of you have emailed me and asked me to send you examples so I thought that I would send out this followup. So lets look at a couple of industries that may...

Young Guns Dominate

If you are a golf enthusiast like I am you are probably in awe of the young talent that is dominating the golf world.  The Tiger and Phils of golf have been replaced by new names like Jason and Jordan.  It is exciting to watch the next chapter of golf unfold in a very...

How to Get Paid for your Passion

Subject: How to Get Paid for your Passion Where will you add the greatest value?  Doing work that you’re good at, but you loathe or are quickly bored with, is not a path to lifetime fulfilment. Too often we undervalue our strengths, skills and the expertise that we...

What Makes You Alive

You know those innate talents you possess that people gasp in awe over and you don’t get why they find them so hard? Maybe you… See patterns and opportunities amidst complexity…or Are creative and naturally able to think outside the box…or Are brilliant...