Opportunities abound for continuing franchisee education.
There’s no rest for the wicked, and there’s definitely no rest for the successful.
Franchise owners need to perpetually build and maintain their momentum, and part of that comes through continuing education.
Here are five pointers for staying at the top of your game:
- If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree, consider getting one via night school or online classes. The thought of the extra workload may make you choke, but educational credentials increase your value and representation. You can also check out noncredit courses available at area community colleges or universities. Again, it’s all about adding value to
- Take advantage of any educational or training sessions made available by your franchisor. Tint World® franchisee life begins with an intensive three-week course at the Boca Raton, Florida headquarters, but don’t stop there – you’re literally just getting started. Attend every industry conference you can, and make sure you attend the annual Tint World® You might be amazed at what you can learn from your fellow franchisors, many of whom took the same risks and face the same challenges.
- Beyond conferences, Tint World® offers franchisees ongoing support that includes online training; regional workshops; research and development support; online learning; certification; specialized training sessions and supplier support programs. We will never stop teaching if you never stop learning.
- Embrace your competitors and learn what kind of continuing education their corporate offices offer. Then pursue the same training and courses.
- Read up on your industry and best business practices, or maybe biographies of business people you admire. Keep a book in your car so you can knock out a few pages while eating lunch or another piece of infrequent downtime. You can also get books on CD or via streamed devices. Here’s a list of famous franchise titles that are considered must-reads in the industry.
One more thing: Good leaders will share their knowledge with their employees. Let your best and brightest attend some conferences or workshops with their bosses. Learning is contagious, and learning is important to your business and personal growth.
You just may learn something.