Franchising Business in 5 Steps

Franchising Business in 5 Steps
It is impossible to own a business and not dream of seeing it turn into a household name like McDonald’s or Burger King. You also might have considered franchising it at some point but never took the first step. Here’s a simple guide that breaks down the process for you: […]

The Business Success Cycle

Many business owners find themselves in the trap of trying to do too much and not allowing their employees to help them.  This is probably the single biggest inhibitor to growth that I have witnessed over the last eight years of coaching businesses – the failure of the owner to get out of the […]

6 Keys to a Winning Team

6 Keys to a Winning Team
Selecting the right people is just the beginning of building a successful team for your business. However, you cannot simply expect that your team alone will transform your business and take it to its next level of performance. It is equally important to have the following 6 keys to a winning […]

Business Goals: Why Start with Why?

Business Goals: Why Start with Why?
Yesterday I met with someone who was interested in business coaching. When I started to talk to her about her business and to ask her what she wanted to achieve it was clear that although she had set some business growth targets there was no real clarity behind “Why” […]

Franchise Brokers versus Franchise Consultants

Franchise Brokers versus Franchise Consultants
The most difficult decision a potential franchisee is faced with is to choose the right franchise for themselves. Considering there were 90,000 franchises reported in 2010, it gets increasingly overwhelming to filter and comb through a huge number to arrive at an appropriate brand. This is where franchise consultants and […]

The True Measure of Marketing Success

I’m often asked about the keys to successful marketing, and people are almost always surprised by my answer.  What they expect to hear is that the key is “branding” or having a “witty catch phrase”.  In reality, the answer is much simpler than all that. It’s called testing and measuring. Most people hate it. […]