I came across a new article today about successful business people written by a very successful entrepreneur, Nigel Botteril, who is the guy who started thebestof. I thought I'd share it here as it is dead right. Being a franchisee of thebestof I get to see directly how some of the franchisees do so well and prosper while others don't make it. Ultimately thebestof is a fantastic, unique business concept with great support from head office, but without the drive and determination by a franchisee aimed in the good direction along with a balanced commercial understanding of the opportunity, it will result in a fraction of its potential. I've seen it in a couple of clients of mine as well, both franchises - Mailboxes Etc and Minuteman Press, where the local franchisees have taken it beyond the basic franchise and made it completely their own. Here's the article for you to enjoy:
The following was written by Nigel Botteril, serial entrepreneur:
"In our franchise network, as in the wider economy, some people are struggling and failing whilst others around them flourish and thrive. Same business, same time – so why the difference?
In my experience there are three reasons why:
It ain’t rocket science – but it isn't that common to find either. A productive and profitable personal philosophy , a sound, organised, system of selling and a trustworthy support network. This stuff doesn’t happen by accident or luck. Successful people work (hard) at developing these assets. They strategically assemble them, add to them and nurture them.
How are you doing?"
For more info on Nigel Botteril see the following site: http://nigelbotterill.com/
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Hello, my name is Anna and I love everything 'Bath'. I hope you enjoy reading all the blogs here on thebestof Bath (we do have some really great guest bloggers). Please do get in touch if you would like...