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  • Robert Maynard

    The Mistake: Not letting go earlier. When we first became a franchise, many people were interested in becoming franchisees, which was exciting...

  • Eric Wilson

    The Mistake: Early in my career in the tech world, I was fortunate enough to move along relatively quickly in customer-facing roles, and ended up...

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    Ducker Worldwide appoints Brian Davis managing director

    Ducker formally announced that Brian Davis has joined the firm as managing director of advisory & private equity coverage. Davis will represent Ducker’s key service... Read More


  • Landy Labadie

    The Mistake: I wish I had known [at the beginning of my career] that yes, the guest is important, but your team is more important. I’ve noticed times...

  • David Schmitt

    The Mistake: Underestimating how much people don’t understand about hemp. Years ago, I was asked by the North Carolina Hemp Association to help...

  • Charles Watson

    The Mistake: When I was working with our CEO around 2012, I was the vice president of franchise development for Tropical Smoothie. This was when we...

  • Bob Elfanbaum

    The Mistake: Not having a leadership plan in place that accounted for rapid growth. Our company really started in 1999 as a dot-com when rapid growth...

  • Daniel Levitt

    The Mistake: I learned from direct experience that raising money is a very difficult thing for some entrepreneurs. They come up with an idea and go...

  • Michael Callahan

    The Mistake: Years ago, when I worked at McAfee, I launched a totally different type of advertising campaign for a new product. Instead of spreading...