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How to Attend the Franchise Expo South February 6-8, in Houston

How to Attend the Franchise Expo South February 6-8, in Houston If you want to own your own business, attend the International Franchise Expo at the Reliant Center in Houston, February 6-8. It will be a worthwhile investment. But, only

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The Tannerisms’ Happy New Year Franchising Wish List

The Tannerisms’ Happy New Year Franchising Wish List I’m not much into New Year’s resolutions. They’re more fun and fantasy like, “I resolve again this year to put the seat down,” than serious change-your-life convictions. For franchising, resolutions are a

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Franchise Times in the Nick of Time

Franchise Times in the Nick of Time Have you seen the November/December “holiday” issue of the franchise industry’s premier publication—Franchise Times? My friend Nancy Weingartner, Executive Editor, put together what I believe is the definitive primer on who Aaron’s is

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The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

The Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame I recently attended the induction ceremony of the 2013 class into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame held at President Jimmy Carter’s library—The Carter Center—in Atlanta, GA. This year’s inductees included Oprah Winfrey; Bernie Marcus, co-founder

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Are you doing everything you can to put Veterans to work?

Are you doing everything you can to put Veterans to work? I’m asking everyone that question, particularly today, because it’s Veterans Day. Nearly 2.6 million servicemen and women have or are serving in the Middle East and around the world.

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Making a Business Decision Isn’t Without Emotion

One of my hard and fast Tannerisms is #17—Don’t make an emotional decision. Make a business decision. But, that’s not to say your emotions are somehow in check when you’re investigating a franchise; that would be impossible, it’s just that

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What’s the right work-life balance when owning a franchise?

What’s the right work-life balance when owning a franchise? When I first meet with franchise candidates, I ask them why they want to go into business for themselves. The answers range from being their own boss and taking control of

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When to Walk Away

You need to work. You’re in a hurry to make money. You’re running in circles trying to reach a decision. You’re leaning to one franchise concept because it’s a familiar name, you like the people, and franchise owners say they’re

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Does the franchisor NEED or WANT you?

It’s the age-old question we ask ourselves everyday from the mundane—What strength paper towel should I buy? or What vegetable brand should I serve for dinner?—to our most important decisions—What car should I purchase? or Do I go back into

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TANNERISM #11—If it were easy, everyone would do it.

TANNERISM #11—If it were easy, everyone would do it. I don’t have sympathy for people who get into franchising and fail because they think someone else is going to do the work for them. You’ll be given training, systems, support

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