Sylvan Franchise Blog

Nick Powills

Nick Powills, CFE, is the founder of No Limit Agency, which he started in 2008 after four years at Fishman Public Relations. While Nick serves as the lead on strategy, he still maintains a very strong relationship with the national media. He has booked Undercover Boss, Fox & Friends, TODAY, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

Recent Posts

How Failing Leads to Success

Posted by Nick Powills on Jun 25, 2015

Michael Jordan once said, "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

Read More

What Should you Value More in a Hire? Skill or a Cultural Fit?

Posted by Nick Powills on Feb 25, 2015

After seven years of business as
No Limit Agency’s founder and Chief Brand Strategist, I recently looked around the room at my staff and reflected on how far we’ve come.
Read More

Why I am Starting to Keep a Business Diary

Posted by Nick Powills on Jan 29, 2015

This winter, I felt like my emotions were all over the place. So I got to thinking. As a business owner, maybe this could be something worth tracking to see how my mood is affected by the time of the year and the happenings in the business (and my life in general).

Read More

People Lead to Profits

Posted by Nick Powills on Nov 7, 2014

Now that I have been in business for nearly seven years, I am convinced that companies both grow and fall fast. Getting rich quickly doesn’t exist. And if you somehow make fast capital, your background and experiences put you in a place to make sure you don’t blow it and you can properly feed that money back into your company.

Read More

Why Franchising Is Easier Than Starting a Business

Posted by Nick Powills on Sep 11, 2014

I recently asked a major multi-unit franchisee, who also happens to be a single brand franchisor, why he decided to add yet another brand to his portfolio as a franchisee as opposed to starting another franchise as the franchisor. His answer? It was simply simpler.

Read More

When Buying a Franchise, Don’t Settle For Average

Posted by Nick Powills on Aug 5, 2014

Sylvan has asked Nick Powills, CFE, and founder of No Limit Agency to contribute to our Sylvan Franchise Blog by sharing his experience as a business owner and franchise industry expert.  

In today’s franchising world, brands share Item 19 (the earnings claim) to help influence and inform your decision to become a franchise owner. These numbers are quite often the average -– a number that dictates the average unit volume that the stores within that set perform. What this number doesn’t tell you is how well you will perform. Performance is much more than average unit volume, it is more about your desire to be the greatest.
Read More