Archives for May 2013

You Better Listen To Your Mama!

Buying a Franchise? Remember, We Are Not Your Mom

I have a low tolerance for excuses.  Yes, there can be reasons why things don't always work out, but those who succeed push past those barriers.  When I talk to struggling franchisees and I hear things like; "There is no way I can hit numbers like the top guys because I got hosed by corporate on my territory," or "They just don't get it.  My area is different," or "I need more support and they refuse to help me," then I question that person's drive.  So, I ask questions like:  What are you doing to market in your area?  What do your customer service scores look like?  How Read More →

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Hurt or be Hurt- Youth Sports No Longer a Game

Coaching legend, Vince Lombardi once said winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. As much as we appreciate Coach Lombardi, i9 Sports is trying to change that way of thinking. When our children head out to play sports, the pressure to win is so intense; a troubling new national survey reveals 59% of young athletes say they expect to get hurt as part of the game. What’s even more surprising – kids polled say coaches, teammates and in some cases even their own parents have tried to make them play injured and even suggested they hurt another player.  69% of young Read More →

Former Local Customers Bring Popular Youth Sports Franchise Back to Cleveland


Pietruszka family pledges to make i9 Sports “better than ever” when it re-opens this September  Cleveland, OH (May 28, 2013)– America’s first and fastest growing youth sports franchise has re-launched in Cleveland just in time for their Read More →

i9 Sports Expands with New Franchise Location in Orange County

Robert & Dawn Hammond - Franchise Owners, Northeast Orange County, CA

i9 Sports is expanding with a new franchise location in Orange County. After successful careers in teaching and running a not-for-profit, Robert and Dawn Hammond were looking for an opportunity that would allow them to make a living while Read More →


Occasionally my wife forces me to go out and socialize.  So, I do my duty, go to the function and try my best at small talk (not my strong suit).  Inevitably I meet someone new and the conversation goes to discussing livelihoods.  The Read More →