Small Fish At the Franchise Expo in Melbourne
We attended the Melbourne Franchising Expo this weekend and a good time was had by all, except Jon who soldiered on through flu (with the help of proper Codral). We met lots of decent people, some potential new coaches with whom we are now in discussion, some potential new coaching clients (for our yet-to-be recruited Melbourne coaches………) and we even began discussions with some Franchisors who bought into the idea that it would be a good idea for their franchisees to have a business coach. These discussions will take time to bear fruit but we even imagine that some of the franchisors will include some business coaching in their franchise fees.
Jim’s Group (Australia’s largest Franchise operation with more than 3000 franchisees) commented that they’ve noticed that those of their group who have a business coach do better than those who don’t.
Jon managed to give a keynote seminar (3 times) on the necessity for a strategy even if you buy a franchise. The audiences certainly took some value away from them – there was lots of note-taking and nodding going on.
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