Cooler temperatures across the country are the signal for green industry members that it is time to gear up their business planning efforts. Spring-Green franchise owners know that the off-season is the perfect time to focus on what lies ahead for their businesses. During the upcoming fall and winter months, most franchise owners will travel to Spring-Green’s corporate headquarters in Plainfield, Illinois, to meet with leadership and their business consultant. These one-on-one and group sessions take place over two days, and they give franchise owners the opportunity not only to review 2015, but also to plan for 2016 and beyond.
Day one of the business planning meetings is all about establishing how you are going to grow your franchise in the months and years ahead. To prepare for day one, create a list of short- and long-term goals in advance of your sessions. Also, think about your franchise business’ particular strengths and weaknesses, as well as any opportunities for improvement or potential threats to your business. Finally be sure you have up-to-date numbers for all your expenses—from loan balances to projected marketing costs to payroll.
Spring-Green encourages all franchise owners to take advantage of the off-season to develop and work on their own business and marketing planning through these sessions offered at headquarters. The communication and support they provide has been a tremendous boon to franchise owners who have attended the planning events in the past. Coming soon, we will share what you can expect on day two!
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