Carl Schirtzer is a franchise industry expert who provides business development, knowledge management, top-line revenue and operations consulting services to franchises. Leader of Schirtzer & Company, he has more than 20 years of experience in revitalizing a variety of businesses. In this week’s blog, Schirtzer shares his insights about franchise challenges and technology solutions and discusses what attracts franchisees to his organization.
October 26, 2016
October 19, 2016
FranTech, a conference that focuses on all things digital marketing and technology in the franchise industry, is right around the corner. If you’re trying to keep your brand on top of trends and techniques in franchise marketing, this is the place to be. The conference provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn from like-minded peers and experienced, C-level speakers.
October 12, 2016
When technology advances, our professional lives become easier. Processes and assignments that could once only be done manually are now automated. CRMs keep you up-to-date with your clients, business intelligence platforms assist you in making the most educated decisions, accounting solutions help manage your finances and much more.
October 05, 2016
As a business owner, how easy is it for you to access your company information? Are you among the many who are still managing their data from numerous spreadsheets scattered across your organization? Businesses in all industries constantly struggle to keep their data organized and easily accessible. Don’t let your organization fall into that trap. Educate yourself on software solutions that can help.
September 27, 2016
The 2016 FLDC (Franchise Leadership & Development Conference) is quickly approaching, and Naranga could not be more ready!
FLDC is an exclusive conference event specifically designed for presidents, CEOs and franchise sales and development executives, and is being held at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta this Wednesday through Friday. Naranga has attended in previous years and has found this conference to be a truly exciting and educational experience. There are ample opportunities for hands-on learning in addition to great networking sessions throughout the event.
September 21, 2016
Sammy Aldeeb is the CEO and founder of Urban Bricks Pizza Company. The emerging franchise, (and Naranga customer), has four locations, with 15 in development, including Texas, Miami and Toronto. As this brand continues to grow domestically and internationally, Aldeeb shares his first-hand insights regarding challenges, concerns, improved efficiencies, technology, sales and more within the franchise industry.
September 14, 2016
Recent studies have shown that communication is today’s most important skill - something we already believed even without seeing data to support it. Effective communication shapes all essential relationships. To grow a business, it’s not enough to come up with a great strategy; you also need to work hard to communicate it clearly.
September 07, 2016
The Franchise Benchmark Report aggregates data from hundreds of brands to provide reports highlighting key industry trends. It includes information that helps franchisors maintain a competitive edge in finding, qualifying, and signing new franchisees.
The Franchise Benchmark report provides useful insights, such as:
- Top 20 Franchise Portals to find potential prospects
- Top 10 Franchise Portals focusing on high liquidity prospects
- Most popular states for franchise expansion
- Top 10 cities to focus on franchise growth
August 31, 2016
As your business grows, you’ll encounter challenges that weren’t on your radar before. How you respond to them will create the foundation for ongoing change and growth as you continue to expand your brand. The decisions you make in the early stages of your franchise are critical to its future.
August 24, 2016
Running your business is already full of tough decisions – hiring the right employees, choosing the best vendors, finding the prime location and much more.
It’s even more challenging to run a franchise organization without proper franchise operations software in place. The goal of a franchise operations software solution is to balance integrity across the organization, acting as one source of truth to manage the needs and growth of your brand. One decision that should not be difficult to make is choosing the best solution to seamlessly manage your business.