What is preventing Tim Hortons in Canada from becoming a “down-and-dirty CCAA“?

January 30, 2015

Radical re-allocations of wealth require a conducive environment.

PatrickGibbons

Patrick Gibbons: “We want to grow together. My measurement of success will be how many millionaire franchisees there are out there.”

Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, CCAA, Industry Canada

Case: Country Style

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God I am soooo sick of franchisee families’ pathetically, neverendingly bleating about injustice.

June 30, 2013

Moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity.

Mcluhan thug

The latest pathetic example is the entirely predictable Lick’s “fiasco”.

Please: give me a break. Like it hasn’t been  happening for 30, 40 years with the full knowledge of the legal, banking and political communities. Take a look at WikiFranchise.org to hear those inconvenient life stories.

Sure when you lose big-time it hurts. but where were the tears for the thousands of others that went before you?

My experience is that the real reason many franchisees are upset about not being on the power end of the relationship. They got stuck with the shit end of the stick before they could stick the next guy.

And this may sound harsh, but they will double-cross anyone that offers help in good faith.

Drop the scales from your eyes and grow up.

I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it. Marshall McLuhan.


A Yogabellies franchisee gushes: “A yoga franchise gave me a business and the freedom to enjoy my family.”

June 10, 2013

United Kingdom franchise advertisements frequently assume all their potential “partners” are morons.

Yogabellies

That Suzanne Goddard, a franchisee for Yogabellies, is shilling for her franchisor is a sure sign of a FranWhack to any of the jaded bastards in Austalia, the US or Canada.

But still franchise salespeople continue to churn the business renters and pap.

The Problem:

I never felt like I was fully committed to my job and definitely felt unbelievably guilty that I wasn’t being the parent I wanted to be. Until one day, after much soul searching, I decided there must be another way and I turned to the internet in search of something, anything, that I could do from home, working more flexibly.

A franchise as the out-of-the-blue Solution? For the seller, maybe:

It was at this point I stumbled across a franchised network called Yogabellies, which was offering teacher training in peri-natal yoga classes, baby massage and birth education.

A few phone calls later, I was satisfied that a franchise was the way to go. I was a little apprehensive about investing the required funds towards training and setting up my business. However, Yogabellies’s approach allowed me to set up affordable payment plans towards the training, as well as being able to start with one course or qualification at a time. It also allowed me to train while still working full-time, paying for my training before I left employment.

Peri-natal yoga classes as a profitable franchise concept over a 10 to 20 year timeframe?

My oh my oh my…


Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

June 10, 2013

Failure

Purple Buddha Project


The franchisee is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends.

April 28, 2013

Being sold out is the rule not the exception in all legal, consulting and association representation.

norm chomsky

Quote:

The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.

Norm Chomsky 1928 –


Men will grow accustomed to the idea that they have always been in subjection

February 28, 2012

[Men] soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings

Quote:

Custom becomes the first reason for voluntary servitude. Men are like handsome race horses who first bite the bit and later like it, and rearing under the saddle a while soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings. Similarly men will grow accustomed to the idea that they have always been in subjection, that their fathers lived in the same way; they will think they are obliged to suffer this evil, and will persuade themselves by example and imitation of others, finally, investing those who order them around with proprietary rights, based on the idea that it has always been that way.

The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Etienne de La Boétie 1530 -1563


Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

February 24, 2012

Exaggerated sensitivity: I’ve met that in myself and a few franchisees over 14 years.

Quotes:

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

My difficulties belong to me!

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

Alfred Adler 1870-1937


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