Is your franchise unit count really small? Like less than 5? Do you have no franchisees at all and are considering franchising? This is the group for you. Topics discussed will include business model setup, unit-level economics, systems development, and more.
AC’s High-Performance Franchisor Groups
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The Play Bigger Performance Groups are $500/month with a 4 month minimum commitment. This monthly cost includes participation in mastermind sessions, accountability groups, as well as access to the insightful and industry-leading coaching provided by Angela Coté.
Who would benefit the most from the Play Bigger Groups?
If you are a franchisor who is looking to level-up your business, or if you keep attending roundtables and webinars but are not getting the actionable steps you need, or if you feel alone at the top with no one to hash out problems with, or if you have thought about a business coach but don’t have the money to invest in that just yet, this program is for you!
What should I expect to get out of joining Play Bigger?
Play Bigger was born out of a need for collaboration, accountability, and results that tend to be missing in webinars and free roundtables. Some of the direct results you can expect from joining include:
– Fast and informed problem-solving in your business thanks to a dedicated group of high-achieving franchisors who provide advice.
– Greater confidence as a business leader due to a new wealth of knowledge and business coaching from Angela Coté.
– More money and resources for the things that really matter. When you can learn from others and share resources, you stop wasting money and can allocate those funds somewhere that makes a real difference.
I’m already in a free mastermind group with a lot more franchisors. Why would I join Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups?
The intimacy of the groups (max 4 people) is a key benefit because there is more responsibility to participate and trust is built between the members. This trust translates into a camaraderie of franchisors who get to know each other’s unique challenges and ultimately begin to look out for each other in a meaningful way. The Play Bigger Performance Groups also maximize the efficiency and productivity of the sessions, as time isn’t repeatedly spent on getting the context of individual businesses.
I’m really busy, why should I make time for this?
It is critical to get outside perspectives that you might not be seeing while your head is down working in/on your business. This is an opportunity to get an outside perspective from peers who experience and solve similar challenges, and from Angela, a franchise industry expert with a proven understanding of how to grow franchise businesses.
I have a one-on-one business coach so I don’t think I need this.
This is an opportunity to build lasting relationships with neutral peers who are there to support each other. And the real fun is when you attend franchise conferences and events, as you have your own group of people to share learnings and unwind with. Meeting regularly with franchise peers in the Play Bigger Performance Group will also enable you to gain insight into the latest trends and successes in franchising that you may otherwise miss.
This is a great idea but why do I need Angela for this? I can just set up my own group.
Have you been around Angela before? Have you ever left a meeting or speaking session with Angela not feeling fired up to tackle your challenges and take over the world? Angela offers her insight into how to solve your business’s unique problems while also sharing her experience of being both a franchisor and franchisee. Furthermore, Angela has had exposure to countless franchisors and industries—this includes her extensive network, which you will gain access to! And really, do you need the added responsibility of rallying your franchisor peers regularly, lining up speakers, and facilitating productive group chats?
How often are speakers brought in to present and answer questions? And what kind of speakers should I expect?
Speakers and other industry experts will be brought in on an as-needed basis, so it will depend on the needs and requests of the group. Bringing in speakers will be determined collectively by the group and by Angela when the value is assessed to be there. Examples of potential speakers include: franchise marketing experts, franchise accountants, franchise lawyers, and established franchisors.
What is up with the quarterly happy hour?
One of Angela Coté Inc.’s company core values is: “We get more done when we’re having fun.” Having the opportunity to meet for quarterly social time will help foster closer relationships and offer the opportunity to get to know each other better. Once a year Angela brings together the Play Bigger Performance Groups for a larger happy hour.
Scientific Data Based Formation
Values Based Group Formation
Compatibility and Competency Congruency
Private, Closed Groups
Virtual Group Discussion
Curated Discussion Topics
Strong Business & Personal Relationships
Deep, Trusting Relationships
Focused Problem Solving
Online Collaboration Platform
Shared Business Resources
Access to AC Education Resources/Content
External Educational Classes
Relevant Guest Speakers
Personalized Network Introductions
Private Group-Only Text Chats
Private FB Group for Whole Network
Happy Hour Socializing
Play Bigger Recognition Badge
Access to Angela's Network
Cross Pollination of Groups
A lock of Robert Bruski's Hair
Unique, Action-Oriented Annual Retreat
Fun - With a Capital "F"
Opportunity to PLAY BIGGER in Angela's Network
- Minimum 4 month commitment
What People Are Saying
Paul Pickett - Testimonial about Angela CotéPaul Pickett of Wild Birds Unlimited provides a testimonial about working with Angela Coté
Christina Chambers - Testimonial about Angela Coté's Franchisor RoundtablesChristina Chambers of InExpress provides a testimonial about working with Angela Coté
Jonathan Thiessen - Testimonial about Angela Coté's Franchisor RoundtablesJonathan Thiessen of Home Franchise Concepts provides a testimonial about working with Angela Coté
Robert Bruski - Testimonial about Angela CotéRobert Bruski of Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade provides a testimonial about working with Angela Coté
“Having been part of Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups has elevated my expectations of myself and as a result, elevated the growth of my franchise. Being exposed to other perspectives and creative solutions used by peers has so much value because we all tend to get stuck in our own head sometimes. What stands out to me the most is that I always leave with a solution to my most challenging problems – everything from how to motivate a franchisee to do some community marketing to improving my FDD so that I prevent expensive and frustrating mistakes. It’s also awesome how we are able to tap into not only Angela’s but each others’ network and connections when needed. I highly recommend checking our Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups if you are a franchisor wanting to grow.”
“Being part of a mastermind-style group forces me to be accountable for getting out of working IN my business so I can work ON my business. Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups have helped me figure out more effective ways to find more qualified franchisees and have helped me with where to focus my energy to get the most growth. If you are not in one of Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups, you are missing out. Angela facilitates the conversation in a way where each member has an opportunity to get help with their challenges from their peers and then from her. Having insights from people who are going through the SAME challenges AND from someone with Angela’s level of expertise has been invaluable.”
“I joined Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups because I loved the idea of having support from my peers as well as Angela’s ingenious insights. What I like about Angela’s groups is that we are a group of the same 5 people who meet regularly so we are really getting to know each other, which is deepening the level of support we can give each other. Being a part of the groups has helped me come up with creative solutions to my most challenging problems, and in addition, the relationships we have established have been beyond valuable. I can reach out to this cohort, which includes Angela, in our private group chat for additional support with problem-solving beyond just the biweekly group session. The private group chat is so valuable as it keeps me moving in the right direction when I feel stuck on anything from how to handle a discouraged franchisee to how to find more franchisees within our budget. I definitely recommend franchisors of any stage should check out Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups.”
“I joined Angela’s Play Bigger Performance Groups because as a franchisor, I sometimes feel alone and wanted to be around people who understand what I am going through. Angela is so intuitive when it comes to pairing people who can learn from and support each other. As a result, not only do we help each other through roadblocks, but we have developed some real friendships. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and we have gotten to know each other’s businesses, which brings a whole new layer to the level of support from ongoing group sessions. One of the biggest shifts I have experienced as a result of participating in the group is gaining the confidence to know that the tougher times are just part of the process and that all of my contemporaries are surely fighting the same challenges. The private group chat is my go-to when I need quick answers, emotional support, or even a good laugh!”