Published September 21, 2011
It’s no secret that good franchisee relations lead to franchisee satisfaction, which leads to generally strong businesses. Satisfied and engaged franchisees work harder, promote the brand better to customers and other franchisee candidates, and ultimately make more money for franchisors and themselves.
Every year, Franchise Business Review surveys thousands of franchisees from hundreds of franchise brands to determine the top franchises when it comes to franchisee satisfaction. Leadership—specifically communication from leadership—is an area that often receives the lowest score in that survey—even among the best companies. Poor communication from the top can result in breakdowns in franchisee relations, disrupting productivity and affecting the bottom line.
Here, six leaders from some of the top-performing brands—including Brian Petranick, president and COO of Right at Home; Tony Avila, CEO of Voodoo BBQ and Grill; Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs; Heidi Ganahl, CEO of Camp Bow Wow; Mike Good, CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty; and Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings—share what they’re doing to ensure good top-down communication and, ultimately, strong franchisee relations.
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