The Franchisee Workbook: A Step-by-step Manual for Choosing a Winning Franchise

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, 2011 - Business & Economics - 179 pages
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Celebrated author Rick Bisio has teamed up with exceptional co-author Britt Schroeter to bring to you The Franchisee Workbook. This is the follow-up to the highly successful The Educated Franchisee: The How-to Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise. Filled with necessary charts, graphs, formulas, 90+ exercises, and resources as well as helpful advice, this workbook has everything you need to become a successful franchise entrepreneur.This workbook offers practical exercises to help you: • Analyze if franchise ownership fits your skills and personality.• Identify and target best-in-class franchise systems.• Confidently approach and interview franchisees.• Discover if franchisees are making money—and how much.• Evaluate the best financing alternatives.• Obtain hidden knowledge from the Franchise Disclosure Document.• Make a confident decision as to whether the franchise is right for you.Achieve independence and gain entrepreneurial confidence—start your own business today! Every tool you need is within these pages. You just have to open the toolbox.

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In today's world of “instant experts,” Rick Bisio truly stands apart. Mr. Bisio has dedicated his life to business ownership and franchising. As an author, Mr. Bisio has written the highly acclaimed The Educated Franchisee, now in its second edition. This book has been exceptionally helpful to the thousands of people who are currently exploring franchising. The Educated Franchisee is consistently ranked as one of the bestselling franchising books in the country.As a franchise consultant, Mr. Bisio is widely recognized as one of the best, having successfully worked with thousands of individuals to help them identify the perfect franchise. Mr. Bisio guides his clients through an eye-opening process of self-discovery. Mr. Bisio's uncanny ability to identify each person's unique interests, skills, and abilities has resulted in thousands of great business decisions across a wide range of industries. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Bisio has owned both franchised and non-franchised businesses. Having owned successful businesses gives Mr. Bisio a unique, feet-on-the-street point of view. His breadth of knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur allows him to approach business ownership from a holistic point of view.As a public speaker, Mr. Bisio regularly gives presentations on the subject of franchising. He averages over thirty engagements a year. Mr. Bisio is often quoted by a number of different magazine and newspapers across the country.When choosing advisors, it is important to know whom you are dealing with. Everyone claims to be an expert. Mr. Bisio is the real thing. In addition to the above-mentioned credentials, Mr. Bisio has also held Director and Vice President positions in franchising companies. During the 1990s, Mr. Bisio was instrumental in growing the brands Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Church's Chicken, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Cinnabon® into over thirty countries.Mr. Bisio earned his undergraduate business degree from the Simon School of Business at Washington University, St. Louis. He earned his Master in Business Administration and Master in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.Britt Schroeter “Uniquely qualified.” That is the phrase that best describes Mrs. Schroeter's appropriateness for working on this workbook. She has twenty-three-plus years experience as an entrepreneur, teacher, and franchise coach. She began her franchising career in educational franchising with Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers, moving from Franchise Specialist to Executive Vice President during her tenure. Mrs. Schroeter broadened her exposure and expertise in franchising by working for Decorating Den Interiors®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Handyman®, and 1-800-DryClean®. From there, she became the Director of Franchise Development for Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc., propelling the system to the largest growth experienced in their twenty plus-year history. Growing up in a “restaurant family,” Mrs. Schroeter saw the challenges of “going it alone.” She also knows the value of a franchise first-hand, as she and her husband are franchisees for a premier service franchise. Ms. Schroeter not only “talks the talk” but she “walks the walk” every day, balancing her life between family, the family franchise, and her consulting practice. For over a decade Ms. Schroeter has been an independent franchise consultant. She offers her extensive knowledge in franchising to individuals, partnerships and investment groups across the United States. With her guidance, a prospective franchisee can confidently make this key decision based upon her shared knowledge. Ms. Schroeter knows this workbook can broaden her reach, beyond the consulting practice to help others make smart business decisions. It is her goal that this book becomes a key resource from business classrooms in Cambridge to kitchen tables in Kansas. In her spare time Ms. Schroeter promotes entrepreneurship as a guest expert for the International Franchise Association, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Magazine and on television, radio, and at speaking engagements throughout the country as a motivational speaker and content expert. Ms. Schroeter holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Management from The Johns Hopkins University. She lives in suburban Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and two fun children. AUTHOR HOME: Rick Bisio- Bradenton Beach, FL Britt Schroeter- Baltimore, Maryland

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