John Francis

The Franchise Lifecycle Expert

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Franchise

With over 25 years in the franchise industry, John Francis has worked as a franchisor, franchisee, multi-unit operator, area developer and supplier. In this time, he has experienced a wide range of successes – and challenges – that enable him to quickly connect to franchisees and relate to their unique situations. John takes time to learn about your system and your current situation, and includes customized content into the presentaiton. John’s presentations are loaded with first-hand experiences that will open the eyes of your franchisees to help them see what they don’t see and move towards a future of deliberate growth. His relaxed style, combined with a no-nonsense, “tell it like it is” approach, makes it possible for him to deliver real value while staying engaged with his audience.

Clients include:

  • Sport Clips
  • PostNet
  • Big Frog
  • Lunchbox Wax
  • Painting With A Twist
  • Office Pride

Click here for sample client list

Speaker Bio

John has a LIFETIME of experience in franchising. His exposure to franchising began when he was just a child in his family’s hair salon system, “The Barbers,” which was the 1,000-plus unit, publicly traded and international organization that franchised the brands Cost Cutters, City Looks and We Care Hair. He later joined the family business, playing a major role in the integration and merger of The Barbers into Regis Corporation in 1999.

With more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in the franchise industry, John Francis has served as a franchisee, franchisor, investor and Board Member for organizations such as Sport Clips, Cost Cutters, Inner Circle, Office Pride, Seva Beauty, Big Frog T Shirts, PostNet and the International Franchise Association.

Today, John shares his perspective and expertise as a consultant, advisor and keynote speaker to help franchise systems and professionals “see what they don’t see” and achieve their highest levels of success. You can’t tell John a franchise situation he hasn’t lived or experienced – that experience will help your system!

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Travels From: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  Fee Range: $7,500 plus travel expenses

“John is a true professional in every sense. He served as our Keynote Speaker at Seva's President's Cabinet Conference in April of 2015. Not only did our Franchise Partners remain engaged by his message throughout the meeting, but they also liked him as a person and enjoyed getting to know him throughout the day. John also collaborated with me on the event for weeks in advance. He made sure that the message he delivered aligned with our company and it's values.”
KARI COMROV-MARTINEZ, Sr. Director of Spa Operations


Program Information

In this dynamic presentation, John Francis will help your franchisees understand the lifecycle and growth stages of being a franchisee, and the wide range of techniques and resources available to them so they can maximize their business’ potential and achieve their highest levels of success.

  • John delivers a “blast of reality” to franchisees
  • Franchisees will know and better understand the choices they have, and will become more clear on how to implement them
  • Understand what it means to be a better franchisee and how to do it
  • Leverage the value of the system + brand, benefits of being a franchisee
  • Take responsibility for the success of their business as an owner
  • John offers Franchisees the perspective to see what they don’t see, including choices they make, value of the brand and franchising, and landmines they can avoid along the path to success…
  • Franchisees will see where they’ve been, and recognize where they are, and see where they can go – creating more deliberate growth
  • They’ll learn how to speed it up, do it faster, with less drama and less pain and suffering!

1. Clarity on what to do next, in any situation
2. Tools and techniques for owners to use to move forward
3. Ways to reduce anxiety and stress as they grow and mature
4. Better understanding of the value of being in a franchise system
5. Find points of leverage to break-through to the next level

This presentation is fully customizable to both the audience and challenges of the organization. This can include tailored content for area developers, mature franchisees and systems in either early-growth or fast-growth stages.

In preparation for the event, John will work closely with Franchisor Leadership to ensure the presentation is as closely aligned with the organization’s needs and goals as possible.

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Sample Client List

  • The International Franchise Association
  • Office Pride
  • Sport Clips
  • Seva Beauty
  • PostNet
  • Cost Cutters
  • Painting with a Twist
  • The Maids
  • Big Frog
  • Franchise Business REVIEW
  • Live 2B Healthy