Steve Nelson over at Evergreen Small Business has written an interesting blog post analyzing the positives of a franchise model such as Liberty Tax's. Even if you consider your business to be the complete opposite of a franchise model, there's plenty to be learned from franchises about how to...
- design products for maximum profit;
- document and implement best practices, and;
- leverage big data to best allocate resources.
I particularly like the bit about how Liberty Tax offers a free tax course — from which they recruit the best students to work for Liberty Tax! Absolutely brilliant.
Read the article here: Lessons from Liberty Tax Service, Part 1