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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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Get in on a ground-floor franchise opportunity

Get in on a ground-floor opportunity Oh, boy! I can be a part of something new. It’ll be hot—everybody will want in. I can help them grow. If these thoughts have crossed your mind as you evaluate franchises, STOP. You’re

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How big is the Pentagon?

How big is the Pentagon? I visited the Pentagon last week meeting with top brass to advance the International Franchise Association’s VetFran initiative and to talk up my Tannerisms presentations on military bases to transitioning vets. We’re doing a lot

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The 4th of July—The Birth of the American Dream

The 4th of July—The Birth of the American Dream Today we celebrate our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It’s a day to honor our Founding Fathers for their

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TRUST is an Essential Building Block of Successful Franchise Businesses

TRUST is an Essential Building Block of Successful Franchise Businesses I recently wrote an article for Franchise Update magazine titled, “What are You About? Values are Your Foundation.” The purpose of writing the article was to ask franchise leaders if

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Attend the International Franchise EXPO

Attend the International Franchise EXPO Are you attending the International Franchise Expo this week, June 20-22, at the Javits Center in New York City? If you want to own you own business, this is the biggest franchise show in the

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You’re not buying a job; you’re creating a lifestyle

You’re not buying a job; you’re creating a lifestyle That’s my Tannerism #12. Over the years I have counseled hundreds of out-of-work individuals who lost their jobs and viewed franchising as a way to buy themselves back into the jobs’

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Are you running in place?

Are you running in place? Last month we exhibited at the National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. We exhibited several years ago and I promised myself we wouldn’t do it again. We were clustered with other franchisors

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