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June 7, 2013
Buying a franchise – Are You a Pleaser?

One of my favorite quotes is:  “Our weaknesses are the excesses of our strengths.”  That could not be more true than people who are pleasers by nature.  Do you struggle saying no?  Ever find yourself over-committing because you don’t want

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June 6, 2013
i9 Sports Announces New Opportunities in the Atlanta and Seattle Markets

If you’re looking for an opportunity to jump into the thriving, multi-billion dollar youth sports industry, here’s your chance! i9 Sports announces new opportunities to purchase established franchises in the Atlanta and Seattle markets. Why buy an established territory? You

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May 31, 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

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May 30, 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

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May 28, 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,

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May 8, 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

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May 7, 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

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April 24, 2013
i9 Sports Franchise Owner Steve Cox Discusses Youth Sports Franchise Opportunities

When it comes to youth sports franchise opportunities, one stands head and shoulders above the rest. i9 Sports Franchise Owner and Vice-President of Franchise Development, Steve Cox was recently interviewed at the International Franchise Association annual meeting about why the

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April 12, 2013
Why a Youth Sports Franchise Can Work Where You Live

A common misperception people who consider starting a youth sports franchise have is that they cannot compete with the existing local leagues.  The common refrain is, “You don’t understand, it’s different here.  These leagues are huge.  Everybody plays in them. 

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April 4, 2013
Will Buying a Franchise Give You Work/Life Balance?

Work/life balance is a frequent topic of conversation when I am talking to someone about buying a franchise. But what does work/life balance mean?  Is it more time with your family?  Is it the freedom to build your own schedule? 

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