Category: Franchise Training


I’m not one to let grass grow under my feet! When I set my goals and objectives, I work hard to accomplish them.

According to my DISC profile I am a high “D” and high “I”.  “Direct, results-oriented, strong-willed, outgoing, enthusiastic and optimistic”… no arguments there!

Monday, March 5th started a new career path for me. Deb Evans Consulting, LLC will incorporate the skills I have developed in franchising and social media.

Authors Deb Evans and Joe Mathews

I spent my first week in business with Joe Mathews, Franchise Performance Group. We diligently worked on our new book “Developing Peak Performing Franchisees” and the companion training program.

Our book and program will enable franchisors to:

  • Build peak performing franchisees.
  • Maximize royalty collections.
  • Drive franchisee productivity throughout the learning curve of their business, from start up through maturity.
  • Achieve outstanding results by managing franchisees’ strengths and shortcomings.
  • Anticipate and prevent franchisees’ performance breakdowns through appropriate interventions.
  • Deliver effective training that imparts knowledge, build skills, and ramp franchisees up faster.
  • Solve problems through results-oriented consulting techniques.
  • Increase franchise sales by creating positive franchisee validation.
  • Strengthen franchisee/franchisor relationships by creating a culture of success and achievement.

Join us on Wednesday, March 14th 9am CT on BlogTalkRadio to learn more about us, our book and our training program!

Deb Evans, Karen Marshall (CE Founder) and Chuck Evans 1996

This week I’m transitioning from Deb, Computer Explorers to

Deb, Consulting Executive.

I started the week by sending new contact information to those I’ve worked with over the last several years. I quickly realized that providing new contact information without details about my future left some of my friends confused.

So what is next for DebCE?

FranCamp Planning – The first 2012 FranCamp will be held in Atlanta due to popular vote! Mark your calendar for Friday, May 4th to join us at the JW Marriott Buckhead. I am finalizing the speakers and currently looking for sponsors. My goal is to keep the registration fee as low as possible!

If you want to learn the real recipes that work in  social media in the franchise industry, from the most advanced franchisors, franchisees, consultants and experts in the field, this is a one-day conference you can’t afford to miss.

You won’t get sales pitches. You’ll walk away with a very sophisticated level of understanding about ALL of the pieces of a successful social media strategy.

Sessions will include but not limited to:

  • Social Media Gone Wrong!
  • How to Monitor and Leverage Social Platforms
  • Building the Perfect Social Media Campaign
  • Creating a Fan Community
  • Local Marketing Rules!
  • The Power in Connecting
  • Build Your Business…Build Your Brand…Build Your Legacy

Developing Peak Performing Franchisees – Next week I will travel to Nashville to work with Joe Mathews, Founder of the Franchise Performance Group. He has over 20 years experience with such national chains as Subway, Blimpies, Motophoto, and Entrepreneur’s Source.  Joe specializes in the area of franchisee recruitment, sales, and franchisee performance.  He is a regular presenter at IFA conferences and is an instructor with the ICFE (Institute of Certified Franchise Executive). Joe  is the author of two books, Street Smart Franchising with Don Debolt and Deb Percival and Meaning of Life Project.

Joe and I will train operational support teams in how to develop peak performing franchisees. We will use the five stage learning curve of franchisees and how to identify where each franchisee is in the curve. By teaching, training, consulting and coaching best practices our goal is to accelerate franchisees through the curve into peak performance.

So there you have it. That’s what next for DebCE.

Give me a call. 832-334-6664

Send me a Tweet @DebCE

Connect with me on Facebook.com/DebEvansConsulting

or listen to my weekly BlogTalkRadio show, Social Geek Radio with co-host AK Stout.

Deb Evans Consulting, LLC is now open for business! 

Hurricane Irene came and went but didn’t disturb Computer Explorers International Training. Roni Deely, a Computer Explorers franchisee since 1993 was scheduled to conduct training in Houston. Due to Hurricane Irene she didn’t board her flight out of Philadelphia. Instead she set up her office to conduct training virtually! Technology was certainly our friend from 8am – 4pm on Saturday August 27th as Irene was headed for the east coast. As Roni’s husband Bill prepared their home for the hurricane, Roni spent the entire day with Computer Explorers international students (Alan, CeCe and James) from her office using Video Skype.

Roni Deely via Video Skype

Roni walked the class through several of the Computer Explorers curriculum units. Her training session was “Train the Trainer.” She did an exceptional job providing the necessary information and confidence so they can return home and conduct the same training with their  instructors.

Watch this very short video of one of their finished products. It’s their version of Angry Birds!

Join us on Inside Computer Explorers on Wednesday 10 am Central as we talk with Alan Harrison from the UK and CeCe Qian from China about the challenges of attending an international training, virtual learning and the next steps to starting business when they return home.