Meet Terrence Lewis

Meet Terrence Lewis

Meet Terrence Lewis

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What was your first job & what did you learn from it?
My first job was a Paper Boy for the Oakland Tribune at age 13. Being a Paper Boy was a 365 day a year responsibility. During the summers, it was difficult to leave my friends and the fun we were having, to return home to fold, bag and deliver the papers every day. It was also difficult getting up early in the morning on weekends to deliver the Papers knowing that my family and friends were sound asleep. I also had to collect payment from my customers monthly and pay my bill from the Tribune. Looking back on my Paper Boy days, I realize what valuable lessons I learned at a young age including: reliability, punctuality, sacrifice, financial responsibility, perseverance, etc.

What motivates you professionally?
One motivating factor for me professionally is striking the sometimes-difficult balance of maximizing stakeholder value for the franchisor while also representing the interest of the Prospective Franchisee. It is important to me that all franchisees to whom I grant Franchise License Agreements, are successful and represent the brand to the highest level.

What should every potential franchisee evaluate when choosing a franchisor?
A prospective franchisee should conduct thorough due diligence on a franchisor and it's business. A few key areas to evaluate would be: Unit economics, advertising effectiveness, franchisee/franchisor relationship, growth opportunity, existing franchisee testimony, nature of any litigation, etc.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
As a kid, my best friend and his brothers used to ride Bulls/Steer in rodeos. One summer, my friend asked me if I wanted to see what it was like to be on the back of an angry Brahma Bull. I accepted and long story short, I was only able to stay on the Bull for a few seconds before hitting the ground hard. I don't recall being more scarred of anything since, than I was mounting that Bull.

What is the most important message you want to convey to prospective franchisees?
I want prospective franchisees to know that I will be an honest and trustworthy Consultant. I would also convey that in the end, we will make a decision regarding their candidacy that will be in our mutual best interest.

What do you like most about your current role?
Today was only my third day at Circle K and I can already tell that the opportunity here is vast. I am looking forward to making a strong contribution.

What skills are essential to become a successful franchisee?
The list is long but to list a few: a clear understanding of the elements of customer service, excellent financial management, excellent team building and leadership, etc.

What is your favorite book?
The Bible. Also enjoy Biographies

If you had to pick another profession, what would it be?
I would probably be a high school or college basketball coach

What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who strengthens me".

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