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Spring clean your franchise

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 9 September 2010
Spring clean your franchise

Well spring is now upon us and isn't it just a beautiful time of the year?

I don't know about you, but I find that at this time of the year I get a bit of spring fever!

So I use this extra burst of energy for spring cleaning my business.

Maybe you could do the same? So what could that entail?

  • Throwing out those D grade clients the ones who don't pay and who don't appreciate your time and effort.
  • Reviewing a strategy for "improving or removing" underperforming and negative franchisees.
  • Getting a new business image! Take an objective look at your branding. Is the font tired and outdated? Are the colours uninspiring? Is the brand professional? Would potential franchisees be impressed with your brand?
  • Update your recruitment strategy and bring it in line with 2010 technology.
  • Declutter the work space. It's amazing how much junk we all accumulate in our offices. Get rid of it you'll feel great.
  • Clean and detail working vehicles and environments.
  • Rid yourself of staff who are a negative drain on the business but be sure to consult an HR/IR expert before you do.
  • Put flowers into the office it's incredible how uplifting flowers can be in an environment.
  • Have the air-conditioning serviced it won't be long before you're turning that knob from hot air to cool!
  • Run a spring themed group meeting with franchisees and share these tips with them. Allow them to rid their winter cobwebs and vent a bit to encourage a new start.
  • Many businesses experience a surge in business prior to Christmas, so use this time to prepare for the onslaught. Plan ahead.
  • Buy yourself some new summer clothes (well I am a female so of course I think that way) but all you men out there will look fresh and spring like in a new season outfit too!

So then, when you've had your spring clean you'll be ready for a new bout of new business and A grade franchisees and clients.

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Carolyn DuftonAuthor: Carolyn Dufton
About: Carolyn Dufton Dip. Bus (Franchising) heads the team as the owner and manager of franchisingplus. Carolyn has a wealth of small business experience, and many years of hands on franchising experience.
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