Part 1: Give me your feedback, are you excited about Instagram bringing a visual element to the program?
Part 2: Will you send a question through Instagram?
01:49 – What is your point of view about your company's franchise when you can not be sure if others care about the brand in the same way?
03:59 – What are your #HustleHacks practices when it comes to diet, sleep, and your daily routine? How to maintain energy and intellectual capacity as you hurry nonstop
06:02 – I'm growing my business and looking to include partners for the content. What is the best way to recruit them? Money / exposure promise?
09:35 – I feel as if online courses usurp traditional education in a big way. Do you see this happening? And is there any money to make?
10:53 – As an artist I find it difficult to apply a lot of the business advice that there is. How would I advise artists, craftsmen, and manufacturers like myself who never fit into any corporate mold?
If you are building a consumer facing business such as a restaurant, for example, a franchise is a great thing to do. But, something to ask is – are you trying to franchise your name? Many people have tried to franchise me. If I. As in Garyvee. I had so many pitches when "Crush It" came out in 2010. People wanted to build courses that they were going to teach, but it would channel me. That was something I did not feel comfortable with because I did not feel like I was being represented. I would not want to franchise that route.
So if you're asking me about the franchise, I'll say no. Having other people representing "you", to scale your "brand" as a franchise, simply does not make any sense anymore. With YouTube and all other forms of social media available, you simply do not need it.
BUT let's say you are franchising your restaurant or retail business. If that is the case, I am comfortable saying: go for it. You can make sure your brand is guaranteed with lots of rules, lots of legal jargon and an intense workout. What you need to do to scale that, do it. It may be difficult, but it will be worth keeping the core values of your business intact.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal, best selling author, self-taught wine expert and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at
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