Franchise Interviews Part I: On Being Competitive…

Franchise Interviews Part I: On Being Competitive…

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part II: Successful Franchisees Check their Ego

Franchise Interviews Part II: Successful Franchisees Check their Ego

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part III: Successful Franchisees Use Heart, Intellect & Gut

Franchise Interviews Part III: Successful Franchisees Use Heart, Intellect & Gut

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part IV: The 3 Pillars of Franchisee Success

Franchise Interviews Part IV: The 3 Pillars of Franchisee Success

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran-trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interview Part V: Break the Average Franchisee Life Cycle

Franchise Interview Part V: Break the Average Franchisee Life Cycle

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran-trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part VI: Timing a Successful Exit

Franchise Interviews Part VI: Timing a Successful Exit

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part VII: Simply Following the Ops Manuel is Not Enough

Franchise Interviews Part VII: Simply Following the Ops Manuel is Not Enough

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Franchise Interviews Part VIII: Why Franchisors Hire Christy Wilson Delk

Franchise Interviews Part VIII: Why Franchisors Hire Christy Wilson Delk

Preface Marti McDermmot is a business professor at Kaplan University and hosts a weekly podcast focusing on Franchising and Entrepreneurship. You can find our full interview on his website here: www.FranchiseInterviews.com Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for over nine years we have been interviewing the fran–trepreneur. We…

Set Yourself Up for a Good Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship

Set Yourself Up for a Good Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship

The franchisee-franchisor relationship is complex, and lots of analogies get thrown around in attempts to simplify it. Some say it’s like a parent-child relationship, others that it’s like a marriage. While there are certainly reasons these are applicable, there are just as many—if not more—reasons that they’re not. When you become a franchisee, you enter…

Entrepreneurs Are Not Super Heroes – Four Myths Debunked

Entrepreneurs Are Not Super Heroes – Four Myths Debunked

A funny thing happened when I started teaching Business Entrepreneurship at Rollins College this fall. My little franchising, entrepreneurial, small business, risk-taking world was shattered. Shattered because I thought we were special; maybe not Richard Branson or Bill Gates special, but special enough.  Heck, I risked a pretty big chunk of change to buy a…

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