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In all the hundreds and probably thousands of communications that end up in my inbox, facebook page and twitter feed, it takes a lot to make me take notice, let alone be interested. So when this email message turned up a few days ago, I was surprised to find that something made me read on, I think it was the direct message from the sender and his extremely bold claim.


“I just spent the past 5 hours putting it together and truly believe that the message it contains has the power to shape every remaining day of your life”.


I followed the link in the email and read this post by Gary Ryan Blair. It boils down to the important statement for anyone who wants to achieve big, bold and successful dreams…“Take action now”. The difference, though, is his insight into why we miss out and his solutions to make sure we never miss out. To me, it makes sense and really hit the spot.


I meet people dreaming of opening their own business every week. Nearly all of them have had that ambition for more than a year and most have been planning it for many. Some have decided to buy a franchise and some have opened their own independent business. Sadly, the majority are still thinking and dreaming about it; could there be something in Gary Ryan Blair’s post that will inspire them to actually make it happen in 2017.


Maybe I can help you. If you are still dreaming about opening your own business, come and talk to me about your ambitions, let’s see if I and the ROOMS® team can help you achieve them in 2017.

By Gary Winter

My love affair with the property and financial services industry started when I left university knowing only that I wanted to run my own business but as yet not knowing what business. It was the early 80’s and with property booming it seemed the logical step to be part of the Mortgage and Property success story.

My first flirtation with franchising was in 1989 when I developed a network of mortgage brokers supporting Estate Agents throughout the UK between 1988 and 1992. This just so happened to also be my first time in starting and running my own business.

Fast forward 20 years, having run successful Financial Services, Property Investment and Estate Agency businesses, developed the largest buy-to-let mortgage franchise in the UK , being hit by the credit crunch, I became Sales Director of one the largest lettings agent franchises.

During my years at this lettings franchise I re-engineered the business to become a full estate agency, implementing the required state of the art I.T. and digital marketing system making it ready for listing. With more that 185 offices and £40 million turnover it listed early 2014.

Now I’ve turned my attention to developing franchise networks with companies that due to their innovative models are fast growing and highly profitable. A recipe for success for all people that join them as franchise owners