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Form A Partnership

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Host Hattie Bryant says a partnership is a strategy to consider if you need to complement your own skills with something you lack. More... About informal partnerships

Turn Raw Talent Into Leadership

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Mary Frances Burleson (pictured at far right), president of Ebby Halliday Real Estate turned raw, talent into leadership with Ebby Halliday as her mentor.

Create A Franchise With Systems

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Start with a great product, and follow with well-defined training and procedures in place to develop a franchise organization.

Shift From Doing To Leading

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To grow, the founder has to let others take responsibility.  David Milly is a great leader because he respects the people he has hired and he gives them the tools they need to succeed.

Work Long Hours

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The dry cleaning business is hard. All retail requires that the doors be open to serve customers and we think a retail service business is even more complicated than selling products. The challenge, the joy of serving people and the thrill of the chase are what drive owners to work long, hard hours. As one owner told us, running a business in not for wimps and we learn from Michael Novak that capitalism depends upon people who work hard.   Homepage

Do What You Know With Whom You Know

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Host Hattie Bryant says that who you know is important when you decide to launch a business.

Stay Flexible

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Being flexible means you may have to cut your loses.

Balance Idealism With Realism

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Bob Asprey kept the founder's feet on the ground by saying, "No."

Listen To Your Mentors

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Gunars Valkirs says that they didn't start out thinking they would be a public company.

Seek Out Mentors

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Don DeBolt is President of the International Franchise Association and as a member Gary can depend upon sold support and advise from Don.