Category Archives: Franchise Success

What is FranchisEssentials?

My name is Paul Segreto and FranchisEssentials is my personal blog.  Since 2009, my objective has been to utilize this site to share information, insight and perspective on franchising. My goal remains steadfast, to help individuals on all levels learn … Continue reading

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Change… Because Failure is not an Option

Like a ship at sea, a business should make directional changes in a long, sweeping manner. Conversely, although abrupt change in direction may create havoc, it may be deemed necessary by the captain and navigation team to avoid what may … Continue reading

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Do Transitioning Corporate Executives [Really] Make Good Franchisees?

This question was discussed on Linkedin approximately a year and a half ago, and the following is a comment from a franchise professional that I believe raises some very important additional questions about transitioning executives as franchisees.

Maybe we could ask the question another way. How have franchisors succeeded when they awarded franchises to transitioning executives? . . . Puts a little different emphasis on it. Continue reading

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The Journey Continues Here for Franchise Sales Professionals

pos·si·bil·i·ty noun; plural noun: possibilities – definition… a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives.”one possibility is to allow all to participate” – synonyms: option, alternative, choice, course of action, solution I’ve shared this definition of possibility/possibilities as I want … Continue reading

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Fear And Consequences Of Failure: A True Story Retold

I’ve been asked time and again to post the following article that I’ve written about my own personal experience as a multi-unit franchisee where I succeeded at first, only to crash and burn later on. This article has been posted on several of my blogs, and picked up by numerous other blogs and online magazines. I have received numerous comments and inquiries about the article, individuals sharing their personal experiences and requests for assistance. Although I cringe at the thought of any business failing, I admire and respect the fact that franchisees and franchisors alike know when to put their pride aside and ask for assistance, and I look forward to providing my experience and expertise to help determine a practical resolve to their problems. Continue reading

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