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Archive: May 2013

On May 31st, 2013

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 ...

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On May 30th, 2013

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 ...

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On May 28th, 2013

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 fall sports programs, including flag football and instructional soccer. i9 Sports returns to the Cleveland area thanks to ...

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On May 8th, 2013

i9 Sports Expands with New Franchise Location in Orange County

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 giving back to the families in central and northeast Orange County, California.  They found their perfect ...

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On May 7th, 2013


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 conversation goes like this: “So, Steve what do you do for a ...

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