Tom Norwell

About Tom Norwell

Tom is a Senior Executive with broad and international experience in general management, operations, offshore sourcing, merchandising, market development, brand management, restructuring, information technology, franchising, as well as decentralized logistics. His experiences give him the ability to employ flexibility and creativity gained through 24+ years working internationally and domestically.

The Introduction of Retail Brands into the local Minefield

It’s all good and fine to assume that if a Retail concept works in one market it will work in another. Unfortunately that’s not always the case.  Just ask The Sport Authority, Hickory Farms, Krispy Kreme, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, or Marks & Spencer. While all have been wildly successful in their home markets they [...]

By |February 23rd, 2012|Franchising, News|0 Comments

The Dreams (or nightmares) of Franchisors….Herding Cats?!?

By Tom Norwell, February 17, 2012 There is a time that a Franchisor inevitably ask themselves why some of their Franchisees bought the franchise in the first place.  The answer usually lies in how the relationship is initially handled by the Franchisor.  Usually a Franchisee comes into a system with good intentions; to leverage the [...]

By |February 14th, 2012|Franchising, Management|0 Comments

Concordia’s Molson International Case Competition

By Tom Norwell, January 31, 2012 Thanks to Christiane Garcia and Boardroom Metrics, this month I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a Judge in Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business International Case Competition. Initially, I had no idea what a “Case Competition” was but quickly came to realize the magnitude of [...]

By |January 31st, 2012|Hiring, Innovation, Training|0 Comments

What Matters when Selling or Transferring Ownership of your Business

Tom Norwell has been an executive leader in business for over 25 years both in Canada and Australia. Tom became a Boardroom Metrics Accomplished Executive in September of 2010. ~~~***~~~ What Matters when YOU’RE looking at selling or transferring ownership of your business? EVERYTHING MATTERS! OPERATIONAL matters is the tenure of your staff, most notable [...]

By |April 18th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Boomer Entrepreneurs

Tom Norwell has been a leader in the Retail and Franchising industries for over 25 years both in Canada and Australia. Tom became a Boardroom Metrics Accomplished Executive in September of 2010. IS THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS ERODING SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAPPEN TO BE BORN BETWEEN 1946 AND 1964? Think about this; There are [...]

By |March 14th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Franchising from a Sustainable and Transferable perspective

By Tom Norwell The Three fundamental principles that Franchisor/Franchisee's need to do to ensure that their cash flows are solid.

By |January 28th, 2011|News|0 Comments

How to Choose the Right Franchisee. Top Three Franchisor Considerations

Tom Norwell has been a leader in the Retail and Franchising industries for over 25 years both in Canada and Australia. Tom became a Boardroom Metrics Accomplished Executive in September of 2010. Choosing the right franchisee is never an exact science. These three considerations can help you make the right choice. 1. Follow your Core [...]

By |December 14th, 2010|Marketing|0 Comments

What to Consider When Buying a Franchise

Tom Norwell has been a leader in the Retail and Franchising industries for over 25 years both in Canada and Australia. Tom became a Boardroom Metrics Accomplished Executive in September of 2010. This is Tom’s second post on franchising. His first post and advice for franshisors can be found here. It should go without saying but [...]

By |November 17th, 2010|Marketing|0 Comments