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The Franchise Growth Pod

By Angela Cote Inc
The franchise business podcast created by the team at AC Inc and your resource for all things mindset, franchisee performance and profitability, leadership, marketing… pretty much everything you need to know to get to your next level of growth!
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E88: Ang & Rob Rants - Goal Setting & Big Announcement

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E05: What happened at the AC Retreat!
Jordan is back to debrief the AC Retreat! We are sharing some fun stories, unpacking some crazy flight issues, and diving into the key takeaways. Grab a glass of wine (or whiskey) and let's chat franchise growth! Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacoteinc Connect with Belle on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/belle-white Connect with Jordan on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-roberts Try an AC Roundtable: www.angelacote.com/roundtables
33:54
May 17, 2022
E04: How to Improve Your LinkedIn [RECAST]
We get asked all the time about how to improve your presence and activity on LinkedIn so today we are sharing 3 tips to improving your LinkedIn experience and how to use this platform to achieve your goals. Grab a glass of wine (or whiskey) and let's chat franchise growth! Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacoteinc Try an AC Roundtable: www.angelacote.com/roundtables
13:09
May 03, 2022
E03: Always Order Pizza (and other key takeaways from the CFA)
Did you miss the CFA Convention? JORDAN is here to share some of his key takeaways (and a story or two) from the CFA! Grab a glass of wine (or whiskey) and let's chat franchise growth! Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacoteinc Connect with Belle on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/belle-white Connect with Jordan on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-roberts Try an AC Roundtable: www.angelacote.com/roundtables
22:22
April 19, 2022
E02: Franchisee Performance & Profitability
Is performance the right word to use with your franchisees? How do you start actively coaching your franchise owners for success? Angela and Belle answer questions and discuss the power of franchisee coaching.  Grab a glass of wine (or whiskey) and let's chat franchise growth! Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacoteinc Try an AC Roundtable: www.angelacote.com/roundtables Join us at the AC Retreat: www.angelacote.com/retreat Listen to season 1 episode 95 for a conversation with Marci Kleinsasser of Handyman Connection
23:48
April 13, 2022
E01: New Season of the Franchise Growth Pod!
Season two (and an exciting rebrand) of the Franchise Growth Pod is here! Angela and Belle chat about rebranding the podcast and what's been happening in Q1 in the AC franchise community.  Grab a glass of wine (or whiskey) and let's chat franchise growth! Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacoteinc Try an AC Roundtable: www.angelacote.com/roundtables Join us at the AC Retreat: www.angelacote.com/retreat
22:55
April 04, 2022
E99: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Demystifying Metrics
This is episode NINE in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski demystify the metrics that need to be super clear to optimize performance.
09:51
March 23, 2022
E98: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Overcoming Roadblocks in Local Marketing
This is episode EIGHT in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share ideas for overcoming roadblocks in your local marketing.
09:50
March 16, 2022
E97: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Local Marketing Ideas
This is episode SEVEN in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share ideas for local marketing.
09:59
March 09, 2022
E96: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Local Marketing
This is episode SIX in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share tips and tricks for local marketing. Share this episode as a resource for your franchisees!
09:47
March 02, 2022
E95: Collaboration in Marketing - with Marci Kleinsasser
Welcome Marci Kleinsasser, VP of Marketing at Handyman Connection franchise to the podcast! Marci and Belle discuss collaboration in marketing, tips for franchise development marketing, and how to create a marketing committee.
47:43
March 01, 2022
E94: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Retaining Employees (Part Three)
This is episode FIVE in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share the last of a three-part series that highlights how to retain employees.
09:59
February 23, 2022
E93: Lessons Learned at Early Stages of Growth - with Nicole Byars
Listen as Nicole Byars talks with Angela Coté and Keith Levenson all about deciding to franchise, some tough lessons learned at early stages of growth, and what working with AC Inc looks like!
54:46
February 22, 2022
E92: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Retaining Employees (Part Two)
This is episode FOUR in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share the second of a three-part series that highlights how to retain employees.
09:56
February 16, 2022
E91: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Retaining Employees (Part One)
This is episode THREE in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share the first of a three-part series that highlights how to retain employees.
09:52
February 15, 2022
E90: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES -Hiring & Interview Tips
This is episode TWO in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share insights and strategies for hiring and interviews.
09:53
February 02, 2022
E89: Ang & Rob Rants FRANCHISEE SERIES - Attracting A-Player Employees
Welcome to the first episode in a series of Ang & Rob Rants that focus on FRANCHISEES. Angela Cote and Robert Bruski share insights and strategies for how to attract A-Player employees.
09:54
January 27, 2022
E88: Ang & Rob Rants - Goal Setting & Big Announcement
Ang & Rob Rants are BACK after a brief break, and they are sharing some updates, getting into goal setting, and sharing a big announcement!
09:54
January 25, 2022
E87: Creating Meaningful Partnerships -with Matt Lavinder
Welcome Matt Lavinder, founder and president at New Again Houses franchise to the podcast!
56:42
January 18, 2022
E86 - Customer Engagement Strategies [RECAST]
Jennifer Brannon here! I’m taking over the podcast today to share an episode all about successful customer engagement with my good friend Veronyck.
22:43
January 11, 2022
E85: Repurposing Content - with Belle White
The AC Inc Director of Marketing, Belle White, talks with Angela Coté all about repurposing content, sharing your story, and how she joined the AC team.
41:35
December 13, 2021
E84: What to do with Middle Performing Franchisees [RECAST]
This week we share a recast of our popular podcast episode where Angela Cote gives tips and tricks for how to turn middle performers into high-performing, successful franchisees.
14:12
November 11, 2021
E83: Ang & Rob Rants - Managing Mindset
This week Ang & Rob dig into the topic of mindset - specifically the difference between focusing on a positive mindset versus how to be intentional and effective in MANAGING your mindset!
09:58
November 10, 2021
E82: Ang & Rob Rants - Pressure is a Privilege
Ang & Rob do a part two debrief on their key takeaways from Jesse Itzler‘s opening keynote at the recent Franchise Leadership & Development Conference.
09:59
November 03, 2021
E81: Ang & Rob Rants - Don‘t Negotiate Your Goals
This week Ang & Rob debrief on their key takeaways from Jesse Itzler‘s opening keynote at the recent Franchise Leadership & Development Conference.
09:59
October 27, 2021
E80: Ang & Rob Rants - Should I Bring on an Investor?
Ang & Rob Rants is BACK with an episode diving into the pros and cons of bringing on a strategic investor at the micro and emerging franchise level.
09:58
October 20, 2021
E79: Ang & Rob Rants - Awards and PR
This week Ang & Rob give tips on capitalizing on awards, maximizing PR for your franchise system, and Robert does a fantastic Napoleon Dynamite impression!
09:59
September 15, 2021
E78: Ang & Rob Rants - How to Find Your Tribe
This week Ang & Rob discuss how to attract the right people to your team, brand, and business. They dive into what happened at the in-person AC Inc team brainstorm - tune in for all the details!
09:49
September 08, 2021
E77: One-on-one with Ricky Hall of NutritionHQ
Angela sits down with Ricky Hall, Founder and President of NutritionHQ to talk about franchise growth, getting strategic support, and the mindset that goes into a successful franchise system.
42:45
September 07, 2021
E76: Ang & Rob Rants - Leads from the Industry
This week Ang & Rob get into industry conferences and how to find leads in your INDUSTRY. Including tips on pitching your franchise opportunity and knowing what pain points you solve.
09:53
September 01, 2021
E75: Ang & Rob Rants LIVE - Limiting Beliefs
This week Ang & Rob come to you LIVE from Ontario. The duo tackles the factor that holds most entrepreneurs and franchisors back from achieving their dreams - limiting beliefs.
20:44
August 25, 2021
E74: Ang & Rob Rants LIVE - Operational Mistakes
This week Ang & Rob come to you LIVE from Ontario to get into the biggest operational mistake that a franchisor can make.
18:32
August 24, 2021
E73: Ang & Rob Rants - Give Me Some Praise!
This week Ang & Rob dive into praise including when and how to give constructive praise to improve your leadership, and how to integrate core values and utilize tech. Listen in to learn more!
09:52
August 04, 2021
E72: Ang & Rob Rants - The Right Fit
This week Ang & Rob talk about working with the RIGHT people and how to define your ideal client, franchisee, or team member.
09:59
July 28, 2021
E71: Ang & Rob Rants - Intro to Crypto
This week Ang & Rob get into cryptocurrency and the opportunities it opens up in the business world. Robert gives a quick intro to the topic to get us all up to speed!
09:58
July 21, 2021
E70: Ang & Rob Rants -Invoking Your Superpowers!
This week Ang & Rob discuss the secret to invoking your superpower. How to find yours, and start leveraging your skills for growth!
09:59
July 14, 2021
E69: Setting Up Zees for Success
Angela shares how to best set up your franchisees for success - specifically from the angle of a Franchise Business Coach (Field Support/Area Manager).
16:19
July 13, 2021
E68: Ang & Rob Rants - Hiring for Franchise Marketing
This week Ang & Rob dive into strategies for hiring a marketing person for a franchise system. They also discuss the gift Robert gave Angela for her birthday!
09:56
July 07, 2021
E67: Ang & Rob Rants - Succession Planning
This week Ang & Rob dive into succession planning. Angela shares some tips for setting expectations such as who should be having those conversations and how often. Listen in!
09:59
June 30, 2021
E66: Challenging Your Limiting Beliefs
Angela shares the limiting beliefs and mindset roadblocks that she often sees holding franchisors back from growth. This week Angela unpacks these roadblocks and how to challenge them to achieve growth.
12:59
June 29, 2021
E65: Ang & Rob Rants - Franchisee Performance Groups
This week Ang & Rob discuss franchisee performance groups. Have you had difficulty setting up these kinds of groups in the past? There are some key ingredients that are needed for successful performance groups and Angela and Robert dig into those details!
10:00
June 23, 2021
E64: Ang & Rob Rants - The Role of a Franchise Business Coach
This week Ang & Rob discuss the role of a Franchise Business Coach. They dig through the misconceptions around this role and clarify what exactly FBCs provide to a franchise system.
09:53
June 16, 2021
E63: Helping Franchisees Find Employees
Angela hops on the podcast to share her best tips and tricks for helping your franchisees attract and retain amazing employees.
15:05
June 15, 2021
E62: Ang & Rob Rants - Franchise Business Coach Roundtables
This week Ang & Rob discuss the FBC roundtables - what they are, the topics that are being discussed, and why finding value in these discussions is so important.
09:59
June 09, 2021
E61: Ang & Rob Rants - Beware the franchise-in-a-box
This week Ang & Rob discuss the mistake they see business owners make all too often... investing in franchise factories.
09:59
June 02, 2021
E60: Ang & Rob Rants - Creativity in Marketing
This week on the Ang & Rob Rants featured episode, Angela and Robert talk about some of the biggest takeaways from the AC Franchise Marketing Roundtables. Why talking to industry experts is essential, creativity in your marketing, and the mindset around sales.
09:59
May 26, 2021
E59: Ang & Rob Rants - Leadership 101
This week's Ang & Rob Rants is all about leadership. Listen to Franchise Growth Catalyst Angela Coté, and franchisor Robert Bruski talk about Angela's recent keynote all about leadership - especially through tough and uncertain times.
09:57
May 17, 2021
E58: Ang & Rob Rants - Staffing and Connection
This week's Ang & Rob Rants goes deeper into the issue of finding and keeping staff (listen to Episode 56 for more on this topic) and how creating connection and transparency can benefit your leadership.
09:56
May 12, 2021
E57: 3 Tips to Improve Your LinkedIn
Angela hops on the podcast this week for an "in-the-car" episode sharing her top three tips for improving LinkedIn. She gets into why LinkedIn is valuable, how to show up effectively, and a bonus tip on networking!
12:47
May 11, 2021
E56: Ang & Rob Rants - Finding and Keeping Staff
This week's Ang & Rob Rants covers the issue of finding and keeping staff. They go over the common struggles around maintaining staff, strategies for hiring, and the mindset and attitude around motivation.
09:53
May 05, 2021
E55: Ang & Rob Rants - Self Doubt in Franchising
Ang & Rob touch on a super important issue that comes up for emerging franchisors. Emerging franchisors are often keen and excited to grow their business and yet as soon as the term "franchising" comes into play they are filled with self doubt. Hear Angela's perspective from 25+ years in franchising.
09:56
April 28, 2021
E54: Why Mindset Matters for Achieving Your Goals
This week Angela defines having the "right" mindset and how to get back to your optimal mindset when you are starting to slip. We all have self doubt and there are strategies you can use to adjust and tweak your mindset to be better prepared for achieving your goals.
21:15
April 27, 2021
E53: Ang & Rob Rants - What's Up with Cold Calls
This week Ang & Rob discuss the icky feeling around cold calls and how to shift the conversation to make reaching out to potential clients a productive and positive experience. Including tips and tricks for utilizing relationships and social media!
09:57
April 21, 2021
E52: Ang & Rob Rants - Reasons vs Excuses
This week Ang & Rob dive into the distinction between reasons and excuses, why accountability matters, and how you can inspire people around you to take more ownership of their actions. Now get watching so you can start growing. No excuses!
10:00
April 14, 2021
E51: Ang & Rob Rants - What Keeps Your Franchisees Stuck?
Your franchisees have awesome ideas, so why do they keep getting stuck? This week Ang & Rob rant about what keeps us stuck and how to set yourself up to get unstuck using small, actionable steps.
09:59
April 07, 2021
E50: 3 Tips for Improving Engagement in Your Franchise Sales Process
This week Angela explains three tips for improving engagement in your franchise sales process. Have you ever struggled with losing a franchise candidate through your sales process? You are NOT alone. These tips are here to help you move your candidates forward and ensure they're a great fit.
14:22
April 06, 2021
E49: Ang & Rob Rants - Trade Show Etiquette
If you are planning to attend a trade show this year - THIS IS THE RANT FOR YOU! Trade shows can be a good decision for your business when done right - but when done wrong it can be a lot of $$$ for a limited reward. This week Angela and Robert rant about the do's and don'ts of trade shows.
10:00
March 31, 2021
E48: Customer Engagement Strategies
Jennifer Brannon here! I'm taking over the podcast today to share an episode all about successful customer engagement with my good friend Veronyck. Listen for a conversation on succeeding as a franchisee through the lens of engaging with, and creating real connection with your customers.
22:43
March 30, 2021
E47: Ang & Rob Rants - Brokers vs. Consultants
This week on Ang & Rob Rants, Angela and Robert review the key differences between consultants and brokers, and how to PROPERLY utilize these experts in your franchise lead generation.
09:59
March 24, 2021
E46: Fix My Franchisees!
The number one concern we at AC Inc. hear from our clients and community? "How do I help my franchisees perform better?" Today Angela is sharing some strategies and tips for this exact question.
12:44
March 23, 2021
E45: Ang & Rob Rants - Authenticity and Vulnerability
Angela Cote and Robert Bruski of Ctrl V Franchise discuss some buzz words that have been popping up a lot lately... Authenticity and vulnerability. They explain the definitions and how you can truly embrace these terms as a leader in your business.
09:59
March 17, 2021
E44: Brokers, Trade Shows, and Portals
Angela explains some awesome tips and tricks for optimizing franchise marketing at trade shows and relationships with brokers that came up at the recent AC Franchisor Roundtable.
19:27
March 16, 2021
E43: Ang & Rob Rants - Three Types of Mentors
This week Ang & Rob talk about mentors: The people who inspire, guide and motivate you. Robert has a theory that everyone should have three kinds of mentors and he walks us through these three categories.
10:00
March 10, 2021
E42: So You Want to Franchise Your Business - with Steven Inglefield
If you're thinking of franchising your business, this episode is a must-listen. Entrepreneur and AC Inc COO Steven Inglefield and Angela Coté talk about the early steps to franchising, what to do before investing in legal documents, and how to determine whether using the franchise model fits your goals.
33:08
March 09, 2021
E41: Ang & Rob Rants - Leave Your Ego Outside
Ang & Rob discuss Ego in this week's rant. How it can get bruised, why we all have an ego, when it gets ugly, and adjusting the way it can come out at different stages of franchising.
09:59
March 02, 2021
E40: Ang & Rob Rants - The Power in Taking Action
Join Ang & Rob this week as they DIVE into one of the AC Inc core values, Action = Growth.
10:00
February 24, 2021
E39: Franchising Differently - with Keith Levenson
Angela has a conversation with Emerging Franchise Systems Specialist, Keith Levenson of AC Inc. Keith and Angela discuss what drew Keith to the AC team and why he believes in doing franchising differently.
35:27
February 23, 2021
E38: Ang & Rob Rants - Strategies for Software Adoption
This week Ang & Rob discuss strategies for getting franchisees or team members to adopt new softwares, project management tools, or anything really!
09:59
February 17, 2021
E37: Skills for Leadership
Leadership is changing. Angela explores the skills that make excellent leaders and why soft leadership skills like compassion and empathy can improve company growth.
14:22
February 16, 2021
E36: Ang & Rob Rants - Hot Stock Tip!
Ang & Rob share their number one investment tip!
09:59
February 10, 2021
E35: Franchise Recruitment for New Franchisors
Angela digs into how the franchise recruitment process is different for emerging franchise brands than it is for more established brands. How to handle prospects, deal with doubt, and focus in on the process.
26:21
February 09, 2021
E34: Ang & Rob Rants - DNA of a Franchisor
What makes a good franchisor? Ang & Rob discuss what it takes to support franchisees, be a solid leader for a franchise system, and the personality traits that will help you in that role.
09:58
February 03, 2021
E33: Ang & Rob Rants - Assessing Core Values
Ang & Rob talk about one of Angela's FAVOURITE topics: Core Values! Where do you get them? How do you live and breathe your company values? Why we often ignore them, and so much more.
09:53
January 27, 2021
E32: Pep Talk for Emerging Franchisors
Sharing a pep talk for emerging franchisors in this week's episode. Get back to trusting your gut, stop 'shoulding' on yourself, and find people who lift you up and give great advice.
07:42
January 26, 2021
E31: Ang & Rob Rants - The Magic of Clubhouse
Have you heard of Clubhouse? In this week's Ang & Rob Rants episode Ang and Rob discuss this new app and how it may be the next biggest thing when it comes to finding your ideal franchise prospects - without costing a penny.
09:54
January 20, 2021
E30: Meet Jennifer Brannon, Franchisee & Small Business Growth Specialist
Meet the newest member of the AC Inc team: Jennifer Brannon, Franchisee & Small Business Growth Specialist. Angela asks Jennifer about her experience coaching franchisees and why she decided to join the AC Inc team!
10:58
January 19, 2021
E29: Ang & Rob Rants - Traditional vs Non-Traditional Franchising
This week Ang & Rob get into traditional vs non-traditional franchising. As well as the importance of focusing on what ACTUALLY works in your business vs thinking of all the things you 'should' be doing to become successful.
10:00
January 13, 2021
E28: Ang & Rob Talk Goal Setting
This week Ang & Rob discuss goal setting, including how to break down each big goal into deadlines and tasks. And yes - they get into time management and the mindset around goals as well! Get ready to transform your business this year by finding the goal setting that works for you.
09:50
January 07, 2021
E27: A Guide to Goal Setting
Have you ever experienced struggle when it comes to goal setting? I have. I was scared to fail and I had to overcome that fear to set goals for myself. In today's episode I am giving some tips on how to get over those hurdles and get your goals set so you can start creating exponential growth.
14:58
January 05, 2021
E26: How to STOP Overthinking
If you have ever found yourself overthinking or over-complicating your business/life, listen in to hear how I overcome my roadblocks.
13:46
December 30, 2020
E25: Ang & Rob Rants - Authenticity and Being Yourself
Tis the season for a very festive episode where Ang & Rob discuss authentic ugly Christmas sweaters, the power of being yourself, and having the courage to go against the grain.
09:53
December 22, 2020
E24: Ang & Rob Rants - The Value of Giving Back
In this week's Ang & Rob Rants episode, we discuss the power of giving back to your community, corporate charities, and how small acts can make a big difference.
09:53
December 16, 2020
E23: Creating Business Growth Using Core Values.
Are you someone who cringes when you hear the words "core values" because you think they're just fluff? Well, I have news for you. If you're a business owner or franchisor, you are probably already operating under a set of core values that you just haven't defined.
15:23
December 15, 2020
E22: Ang & Rob Rants - Outsourcing VS Insourcing
SUCH A BIG QUESTION: Outsource or insource?? Ang & Rob discuss the pros and cons of both strategies and how early to bring tasks in-house.
09:56
December 09, 2020
E21: How to Effectively Network Online
Whether you're a franchisee, franchisor, or small business owner, networking is SUPER valuable for your business. This week I am sharing a list of ideas and tips for networking online in our increasingly digital world.
28:20
December 08, 2020
E20: Ang & Rob Rants - Part Time Franchisees
In this week's Ang & Rob Rants, Robert and I chat about part-time franchisees. Including how to spot red-flags, getting proof-of-performance, and that 'founder' energy.
09:59
December 03, 2020
E17: Core Beliefs Around Franchise Company Success
There are a few CORE beliefs that the AC Inc team uses when we talk about and create franchise company success. This week I am sharing those beliefs - specifically from a franchisor perspective!
20:02
December 02, 2020
E16: **Special** Episode for Prospective Franchisees
Not sure if you're a good fit to become a franchisee? This episode is for you! I go over the key traits of a franchisee and how to discover if you're franchisee material.
21:17
November 17, 2020
E15: How I Create a Positive Daily Mindset
I believe that mindset is everything in business - so today I'm sharing the 5 daily things I do each morning to create an awesome mindset.
14:28
November 11, 2020
E14: 10 Elements of Great Field Coaching for Franchisees
This was a great topic suggestion from Bob Lang of Blue Moon Estate Sales. I did some brainstorming and I am sharing 10 things to think about when it comes to great field coaching that has the greatest impact for franchisees.
21:54
November 04, 2020
E13: Hot Topic Q&A - Part Time Franchising
Answering a few hot topics AKA some questions I've been asked recently about part-time franchising, creating infrastructure, and company growth while bootstrapping.
14:47
October 21, 2020
E12: What to do with Middle Performers
How to turn your middle performers into high-performing, successful franchisees.
14:12
October 15, 2020
E11: Exponential Growth Tip - Support vs Coaching
This week I am explaining how supporting your franchisees is different than coaching your franchisees - and how to do both!
18:57
October 06, 2020
E10: Setting Expectations with Franchise Prospects
In this episode I give you 10 topics you should cover during franchise recruitment to create a successful relationship with your franchise prospects.
22:12
October 01, 2020
E09: The Play Bigger Performance Groups
The Play Bigger Performance Groups (PBPG) are a hybrid between a collaborative franchisor roundtable and hiring a business coach. Join me as I discuss why I wanted to create these groups to solve common pain points for franchisors. Learn all about the performance groups and how collaboration and accountability are integral to playing bigger as a franchisor. Learn more here http://angelacote.com/playbigger/  
19:35
July 09, 2020
E08: Why Collaboration is Essential as a Franchisor
Franchisees tend to have frequent collaboration opportunities with other franchisees. But what about franchisors? In this episode I get super specific about collaboration. What it is, how to create more of it for your franchisees, and how to make sure that you as a franchisor are using collaboration to get ahead in your own business.    For information on my brand new Play Bigger program, click here >> http://angelacote.com/playbigger/
33:51
July 06, 2020
E07: The DNA of a Top Performing Franchisee
Not sure if your franchisee prospect has the DNA of a franchisee? I talk a lot about how important it is to properly vet your franchisee prospects to see if they will excel as a franchisee. But not everyone knows HOW to vet their prospects. While it's not an exact science, I like to start with assessing whether the prospect has the DNA that makes a franchisee a high-performer. 
30:40
May 08, 2020
E06: Leadership During a Crisis
Rockstar franchising is all about LEADERSHIP superpowers at the best of times, but this is especially true during a crisis.    What are you doing to ensure your franchisees and corporate team come out strong and ahead of the competition?  Check out my 10 tips for franchise leaders on how to inspire and empower your team to be unstoppable.
23:03
April 17, 2020
E05: Who is Responsible For Marketing, Franchisee or Franchisor?
Franchisors AND franchisees!  Did you know I am on a mission to clear the air on one of the biggest pain points for both franchisors and franchisees of both emerging AND established franchise companies?  There seems to be a lot of confusion about who is responsible for getting people “in the door” i.e. driving leads.  Listen in for my take on this topic, incorporating my perspective from my 18 years as a multi-unit franchisee and some things I learned along the way about marketing.
22:28
April 16, 2020
E04: Help Me Find More Franchisees - 4 Steps
One of the requests I get the most by franchisors is “Help me find more franchisees!”.  In this episode, I share the 4 steps you need to take RIGHT NOW if you are having trouble finding qualified franchisees.  Have a listen and let me know if you need any help with any of the steps.  In the meantime, GO BE AWESOME!
25:35
April 16, 2020
E03: Why You Shouldn‘t Franchise with Guests Candace & Dave Combs
I often find myself trying to explain to people the common challenges of franchising a business.  For this episode I couldn’t resist inviting a dynamic and authentic brother-sister duo, Candace and Dave Combs, to join me in sharing the challenges and myths they faced in the early stages of franchising their California based spa business.  For anyone thinking that franchising a business is pretty straightforward and something you just go do, this is a must-listen!
41:37
April 16, 2020
E02: Franchisee Support with Special Guest Dan Monaghan
Hey There!  Angela Coté here!  One of the things I’m MOST passionate about when it comes to franchising is getting franchisees more engaged and ultimately more profitable.  Why is this?  Because not only did I run around supporting franchisees in the field for 4 years at my family business in the late ’90’s, but I also WAS a franchisee for 18 years and I’ve lived through the ups and downs of profitability.  In this episode I share my insights about franchisee support and to give it some real umph, I brought in franchise superstar Dan Monaghan to share some of the things they do at his 6 franchise brands to foster a culture of franchisee performance and profitability.
39:18
April 16, 2020
E01: Who is Angela Coté?
Hey There!  Angela Coté here!  Here we go with Episode #1 of The Franchise Growth Catalyst podcast.  In this first ever episode I share who the heck I am, what the heck I do, and why the heck this matters.  Find out about my passions in franchising and what kind of clients I work with.  Get ready for a few ums and imperfections, I’m all about keeping it real and unpolished, baby!
31:41
April 16, 2020