Truly great franchise sales and development teams are hard to find... and can be even harder to create. For franchise sales executives, attracting the right mix of people, passion, and experience, along with creating a positive culture and providing the right mix of recognition and reward, it's a delicate balance. Achieving that balance means the difference between a marginal brand and a great one
In the previous issue, I presented observations about defects I perceived in the U.S.'s system of franchise sales regulation. The essence of my position was that having duplicative regulation at the federal and state levels adds significant costs to the regulatory system--with little improvement in the regulatory environment.
Rupert M. Barkoff
How are technological changes affecting how you recruit, and how are the latest tools changing how your development department does its job?
In a recent conversation with a franchisor, a comment was made that the area representative (AR) franchise expansion model is costly to implement and difficult to manage. When I asked a few questions seeking more specific details, I found that perceptions do not always reflect reality
Social network talk is often smothered with how many fans, friends, and followers you have. But what about helping your franchisees increase foot traffic to their businesses?
Franchisee validation can make or break your franchise sales. Pow! Just like that and a once-supercharged prospect can deflate to nothing in 24 hours, bailing out of your process instantly. Validation is the most influential stage in the selling process. What franchise owners say means far more than what corporate sales execs tell them. Franchise operators are "doing it," and it's their experiences that count foremost to cautious buyers.