If you're the owner of a franchise business, you have a built-in network.
I'm not referring to your computer network...I'm referring to your network of fellow franchisees.
When you were doing your franchise research, were you able to befriend any of the franchisees that you called and/or visited?
If so, have you called them?
Or, are you being stubborn-and trying to figure everything out all by yourself?
And, if you belong to a large franchise organization, it's easy to get a hold of fellow franchisees when you're running into problems...especially when you're new.
Read this post over at FranchWire for some great tips on how to use your franchise network.