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What Are You Afraid Of?

What's holding you back? It’s summer! This means camping trips, backyard BBQ’s, and the opportunity to make some big changes to better yours and your family’s future. But, there is always something holding you back. There’s a nagging little voice in the back of your mind that is telling you why you can’t do it, why you shouldn’t do it. Over the next few weeks I am going to focus on these reasons and give you some ammunition to help quiet that little voice once and for all! Reason #2: Fear In my first post of "What's holding you back?" I discussed competition and how some Read More →

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Happy Independence Day

"Independence is Happiness" - Susan B. Anthony Read More →

There’s Competition? So What?

Forget about the competition

What’s holding you back? It’s summer! This means camping trips, backyard BBQ’s, and the opportunity to make some big changes to better yours and your family’s future. But, there is always something holding you back. There’s a nagging Read More →

What Does Your First Impression Say About You?

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First Impressions In life and in business, first impressions make or break the deal. Call it unfair, unjust, or just plain wrong but it’s true. When you initially meet a person that first impression stays with you and molds your impression Read More →

It’s Draft Day

Draft Day

Draft Day in the Franchising World Today is Draft Day – It’s practically a National pastime, and I think to most die-hard NFL fans, it is. Twitter is all abuzz with the predictions of who’s going to which team. What round will this person Read More →

Baseball and Starting a Franchise

Babe Ruth

Striking Similarities Between Baseball and Starting a Franchise In my house, Spring starts a new season full of hope and excitement – baseball season! Growing up in Michigan I spent many sunny days at Tiger Stadium – the original Tiger Read More →

Stop Complicating Things

Coaching

Why Do We Over-complicate Things? We've heard this time and again – everything has a purpose and everything happens for a reason. Whether you’re making a life altering decision, such as buying a youth sports franchise, or something less Read More →

St. Louis hits it out of the park with i9 Sports

New Franchisee, Neil Hatchard

The city of St. Louis is no stranger to successful sports programs – the Cardinals, the Rams and now i9 Sports!  New franchisee, Neil Hatchard, is thrilled to bring the i9 Sports experience to his hometown. As a St. Louis native, Neil is Read More →

Show Me the Money

show me the money

Financing Your Franchise Business We've all seen the news, heard the radio ads, and have been bombarded by the online ads – “credit is back”! We've heard that lenders are lending again, purse straps are starting to loosen and our economy Read More →

The Golden State Holds Golden Opportunity

Why California is optimal for i9 Sports!

Why California? If you live in, or have been to, California then you already know – the Golden State loves their sports! Sports of every genre rev up the heart rate of Californians and get their blood pumping. Go to any youth sports game, Read More →