At first glance Franchising and WordPress seem to be in two different worlds. They have more overlap that you’d first think. WordPress gets me excited! 18 months ago I started participating in WordCamps, reading WordPress blogs and owning a WordPress Plugin development shop. Yet, I wasn’t schooled in development or tech administration; I originally got to know about WordPress in 2007 through Franchising. More specifically, by representing Franchisors like The UPS Store, Massage Envy, Ace Hardware, CertaPro Painters, and Budget Blinds as their Integrated Marketing Agency. Leave WordPress to Make it Better I appreciate and agree with the point of view that Roy Sivan recently shared at WordCamp Los Angeles in 2015. You can watch the whole video below: In short, he shared that developers should take breaks from the WordPress community, learn other coding languages, and then return to benefit the WordPress Way of getting things done. In addition to codebases, it’s important that our community of developers, site admins, freelancers and marketing agencies move through business associations, too. One industry you might consider learning more about and participating in is franchising. So what
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